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barry240
01-25-2008, 03:12 AM
title says all:)

mikep
01-25-2008, 06:41 AM
I would have to scan a bunch to cover the past 30 years.

http://www.pbase.com/mperry/image/17865330.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/mperry/image/41320744.jpg

My favorite right now:

http://www.pbase.com/mperry/image/80272355.jpg

The ferrari was not cheap. The wagon was maybe $500. Rob's was top secret.

aibast
01-25-2008, 07:14 AM
http://www.hot.ee/aibast/newbumper1.jpg
My first car 1984 mazda 626 GC 2.0 carb. Got it for free with bad rust, no engine and interior.

Paint job price in USD was 136 $ - turbobricks style, cheapest everything, work done by my self.

matt b
01-25-2008, 09:50 AM
From this:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q313/mbonaime/Cars-Past%20cars/resize.jpg

To this:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q313/mbonaime/Cars-Past%20cars/b610.jpg

$300 from a shop that closed a few days after I picked up the car. If I were to do it again, I would spend more time prepping the car.

Gene_GaTech
01-25-2008, 11:39 AM
From this:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q313/mbonaime/Cars-Past%20cars/resize.jpg

To this:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q313/mbonaime/Cars-Past%20cars/b610.jpg

$300 from a shop that closed a few days after I picked up the car. If I were to do it again, I would spend more time prepping the car.

yeah but if you started when you did, then they wouldn't have finished at all:-P

smosit
01-25-2008, 11:40 AM
$800. did a lot of the prep work myself (all glass,etc removed).
<a href="http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h14/smosit/?action=view&current=ES.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h14/smosit/ES.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Gene_GaTech
01-25-2008, 11:41 AM
how much does a NICE paint job cost if you do all the prep work yourself?

242GTMD
01-25-2008, 11:42 AM
From:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/Volvokiller/Turd3upload.jpg

To:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/Volvokiller/18x8.jpg

Right around $1200. Should've done more prep.

2fast242gt
01-25-2008, 11:44 AM
i dont feel like posing pics cuz the laptop has none uploaded, many of you know my car. it was about 3,000 with shaved trim and trunk. i did the body work myself, elimintated the buttchecks and such. the car was blocked down and guide coated. then sprayed with s80 sparkle silver and two coats of clear. took three months before i was happy. i hate flaws...

edit found some links
before:
http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?d62749684d.jpg
after, i know its not a whole car view but this paint is so hard to get a good picture of and in this pic you can see the beauty for the color. it turns yellow and blue in the sun its beautyful
http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0155kd5.jpg

peacereef
01-25-2008, 12:35 PM
before: <a href="http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f53/peacereef/?action=view&current=Volvo242-1-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f53/peacereef/Volvo242-1-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

after: <a href="http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f53/peacereef/?action=view&current=DSC04639.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f53/peacereef/DSC04639.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

free. we had all the material laying around.

amargill19?
01-25-2008, 12:39 PM
can't ever do enough prep work

kyle242gt
01-25-2008, 12:44 PM
http://www.sonic.net/~kyle/znewfsm.jpg
more http://www.sonic.net/~kyle/bodypaint.html
about $4000 when it was all done, including a new windshield and front bumper. About six months and a lot of headaches too. Worth it for the long haul, though - it's been six years since it was painted and it's still perfect. I did pretty much all the dis/re assembly, except for the doors and hatch. They did all the prep and body work.
http://www.sonic.net/~kyle/temp/tdone4.jpg
$500 Maaco job, one day turnaround, I did all the prep, body work, dis/re assembly. LOTS of trim, as you can see. As with the other quickies here, I wish I did a better job prepping... kind of a rush job, and it looks like it in a few places.

The $4000 job is way nicer. It is NOT eight times nicer than the Tbird though.

amargill19?
01-25-2008, 12:47 PM
has anyone ever powdercoated body panels??

gsellstr
01-25-2008, 12:55 PM
Can't access the pic's from work, but the 140 ran $5800 including all the prep work, new windshield, jams, underside of the trunk and hood, repairs from a breakin (trunk latch area and b-pillar were both beat to crap), plus installing a new door. Took the car in on a flatbed, all glass except the windshield were gone, bumpers, lights, trim, badges and the grille. Took 6 weeks with 1 tech working on it non-stop. 3-4 years so far and it's still gorgeous! Lifetime warranty on the PPG as well.

tjts1
01-25-2008, 01:10 PM
My old sunroof was perforated by rust in a few spots so I picked up a new one at the JY and practiced on it until I perfected my method.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1044/868384398_a54e424593_b.jpg

From this
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2053/2219239598_b76e8bf4ec_o.jpg

To this
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1419/1362143827_7e8223fd67_b.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1415/1362143863_67af3fa33e_b.jpg

Its not finished. The trunk and right rear fender still need another coat and the whole car needs a final sand and polish. I just got lazy in August and decided to finish it next summer. Its not perfect but for $150 I can't complain. I had to fix a lot of dents and rust spots in the process, filled in the antenna hole (rear defroster makes a great antenna). Complete writeup here.
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=92000

kyle242gt
01-25-2008, 01:13 PM
Nice legs :oogle:

Is that the "$40 paintjob" technique? Looks good, though white is a bit of a cop out. :-P

tjts1
01-25-2008, 01:22 PM
Nice legs :oogle:

Is that the "$40 paintjob" technique? Looks good, though white is a bit of a cop out. :-P
Thanks, I shave every night!

White floats my boat and it hides a lot of the flaws in the paint. There are many!

sdturbo
01-25-2008, 01:40 PM
Im about to get my 245 painted. Im having a cheaper end of the spectrum shop actully spray it. I have used them for respraying bumpers and such which turned out fantastic but there is no prep involved in that. Those of you that say you wish you would have done more prep, what do you mean?

matt b
01-25-2008, 02:06 PM
how much does a NICE paint job cost if you do all the prep work yourself?
Depends on a lot of things. But around here (North Florida), you can get a very good shop to paint a wagon for $1,500 which includes free buffing once a year as well as a 5 year guarantee on the paint (oxidation, fading, etc...). This does not include prep or repairs, it's strictly for paint + labor.

pisco
01-25-2008, 02:13 PM
Those of you that say you wish you would have done more prep, what do you mean?

Good to know the sootwagon is getting purdy again.

There are little things like a better job taping off or small dents that you may miss when doing paint prep. Small gouges are the worst, you often don't see them until after the paint is on. I had my former 242 painted at Earl Scheib & did all the prep (bumpers off, light sanding, lights, side windows & badges removed, cleaned with a tack cloth & taped everything) none of which mattered because they royally screwed up the paint & had to paint it twice anyhow. It looked like they didn't paint the bottom half of the car. I think that car cost some idiot's insurance company $400 to paint.

I can't find any scanned pics but my 69 blazer cost $400 to paint using 2 stage PPG metallic turqouise paint. My dad & I sprayed it in an auto body class. It would have easily been a $4k job from a shop. Painting BIG cars is not so much fun.

The 164 cost me $60 to spray paint. Painting that was a blast, I was drunk as hell & it turned out very well.

matt b
01-25-2008, 02:17 PM
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q313/mbonaime/Cars-Past%20cars/693b.jpg

That shows why I wish I had done more prep work, you can see the ripples in the door. Sanding it down more and laying some primer would have fixed that issue.

242Fast
01-25-2008, 02:24 PM
around $1500?
Lessonal grey/black + metal flake(most possible)
Siekens Autoclear III at $300 per gallon
dad and i did all the sanding, primer, body work(VERY little body filler even on the huge dent in the front fender
as seen in the first pics)
a friend of my dad's shot sealer, color, and clear in a weekend in exchange for the
leftover clear + ~$200 cash

we recently painted dad's wagon in our driveway - during lovebug season,
same paint and clear (dah it's expensive) for ~1000
including a new paint gun(don't remember the cost) and a dual-action sander, i'll see if i can
find pics. it came out great - two tone blue on bottom white on top (split at the trim line)
from
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/624000-624999/624642_37_full.jpg http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/624000-624999/624642_2_full.jpg
to
http://i.pbase.com/g6/27/791927/2/85786954.0fGs4KOx.jpg
http://i.pbase.com/g6/27/791927/2/85786950.E2GIjezc.jpg
http://i.pbase.com/g6/27/791927/2/85786961.yeToNdrA.jpg

kyle242gt
01-25-2008, 02:30 PM
Those of you that say you wish you would have done more prep, what do you mean?Didn't remove old bondo, didn't seal it well enough, didn't clean up bubbles/dimples/??? in the roof, didn't do a good enough job removing rust in the lower QP, didn't spend enough time getting the midline crease straight and crisp, etc. We bought the car in primer, so it needed a quickie job to keep from rusting.

Crazychopstick
01-25-2008, 02:38 PM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a226/Crazychopstick/Volvo/OldVolvo.jpg

to

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a226/Crazychopstick/Volvo/IMG_0479.jpg

Color: Repainted 175 Redwood Metallic

Cost: $800 from local lowrider shop.

Thoughts: Wish I had my money back. :-(

EDIT: You can't tell in the "before" pic, but originally my hood, roof, and trunk were the same color as 242GTMD's "before" color. All thanks to the hot Texas sun.

sdturbo
01-25-2008, 03:12 PM
Im going to remove all the glass, bumpers, emblums, lights, handles etc. and block sand it out to hopefully find any dimples. Its going to be white so no need get crazy but cant hurt to invest a little time in getting it straight. I only really trust them to do the spray which id do myself except for the part where i don't have a place to do it.

Rust Reaper
01-25-2008, 03:21 PM
Depends on a lot of things. But around here (North Florida), you can get a very good shop to paint a wagon for $1,500 which includes free buffing once a year as well as a 5 year guarantee on the paint (oxidation, fading, etc...). This does not include prep or repairs, it's strictly for paint + labor.

Would they guarantee it if its not their prep?


I wouldnt!

mikep
01-25-2008, 03:48 PM
Someone made a good point about materials already owned. That kept the cost down on the wagon.
Moar prep pics here http://www.pbase.com/mperry/cars_and_parts&page=3

Fivehundred
01-25-2008, 03:50 PM
This was about 500 US Dollars paint, materials and labour, but the prep was mostly mine. As others have said it's all in the preparation. Applying filler over old paint is a mugs game, it will always leave islands eventually. There again those that are good don't fill big dents with filler, the dent gets panel beaten, the metal given a final shape and then you get the merest skim of of filler to get rid of minor marks.

The only real way you'll see if the final coat of primer is good enough is to apply a guide coat and block the whole lot down. You'll see imperfections where the mist coat stays behind. The top coat of paint does nothing other than add colour, it won't hide imperfections. That is why good paint jobs are expensive.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/anneke_atrium/turbobricks/rrear.jpg

Redwood Chair
01-25-2008, 03:53 PM
Doors,hood,fenders off,glass out,emblems, drip rail and all trim removed.
2 Gal.Standox base @$375 Gal,1 gal clear $350,epoxy primer sealer and build primer $200,Misc supplies tape paper ect $150,Oem windshield installed $350,new bumpers $500,NOS Lenses $300,Mirrors and locking gas cap $175,4 sticks of new beltline trim $150 with clips,[mostly NLA now]

I did over 100+ hours of prep,and disassembly/assembly.
The bodymen and painter worked 40+ hrs.
It was alot of work and the results speak for themselves.

<a href="http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/?action=view&current=71done-2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/71done-2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Front
<a href="http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/?action=view&current=71Donefrontview.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/71Donefrontview.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

matt b
01-25-2008, 04:10 PM
Would they guarantee it if its not their prep?


I wouldnt!

They do, but they inspect the car prior to the paint job, so I'm sure they've sent many people home.

amargill19?
01-25-2008, 04:29 PM
Ken,

that paint looks amazing..

Did the two people in the background of pic 1 do the spraying? haha

OldSchoolEuro
01-25-2008, 04:32 PM
Haha highly doubt it!

don hodgdon
01-25-2008, 04:45 PM
The link to the photos are in my sig.

I stripped the car, sanded most of the clearcoat until I couldn't stand it anymore and let the body shop do the rest :-P

Small amount of bodywork and rust repair (windshield corner).

They charged about $1800, IIRC.

GSWAGON
01-25-2008, 04:50 PM
Body has 240k on it, no rust on any panels. Admiral Blue (1996 Grand Sport Corvette color) Base/clear, all chrome trim blacked out, all jambs sprayed to match as well...Turned out awesome, nicer than I thought! No orange peel or waviness, looks like a much more expensive paint job. I had Mike Winslow (RWturbo's brother paint it,and do the body work) it was a bit less than 2k. But we trade parts and stuff all the time so he gave me the hook-up... I really need to take some new pics of it.

one before picture...
http://a780.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/106/l_ff8bb63a4f212b352007664c20378dcb.jpg

NOW...

http://www.pbase.com/mjtoll23/image/76365975.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/mjtoll23/image/76366216.jpg

http://photos-437.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v72/47/108/796130437/n796130437_470206_495.jpg

http://photos-437.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v72/47/108/796130437/n796130437_470207_1256.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/mjtoll23/image/76365978.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/mjtoll23/image/76366008.jpg

nedc
01-25-2008, 05:01 PM
http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/thumbs/large/1014676_1vkul/brown%20car%201.jpg (http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/view/full/1014676_1vkul)
http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/thumbs/large/1014678_dhpjj/brown%20car%203.jpg (http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/view/full/1014678_dhpjj)
Did it myself over a period of 2-3 months. Probably 4 or 500 dollars in materials and a LOT of time.

Redwood Chair
01-25-2008, 05:12 PM
Ken,

that paint looks amazing..

Did the two people in the background of pic 1 do the spraying? haha

Thanks Amar.
No Puma is the Man.
I built an 8' long 21" high bench to get him up there for the roof.
1/2 way through 12:00 at night in the closed bodyshop,eyes burning with dust,
mind numb with toxic chemicals I wondered if it was worth it.
I would say do as much as possible yourself,it will come out much better.

<a href="http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/?action=view&current=PumathePainter.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/PumathePainter.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

jfs356
01-25-2008, 05:59 PM
Nice pics from everyone, all the cars look great, love to talk paint and bodywork...which is my summer project for the 245....

oneflat83
01-25-2008, 09:27 PM
its not a "complete" paint job unless you take out the motor and tranny and do the underside of the car as well....

Brickster151
01-25-2008, 09:44 PM
These pictures don't really say much - but the car's clearcoat was haggard and there were lots of dings and scratches, not to mention 2 red doors on the other side, and when I got it painted it had a poorly spraypainted not matching silver for the flathood

http://www.pbase.com/brickster151/image/39970856.jpg

$2000 later.

http://www.pbase.com/brickster151/image/43681121.jpg

RedFridge
01-25-2008, 09:55 PM
Wish I knew of a really good body and paint guy here in Oregon.
I think Nick flipped me a number once but lost it.
Need a dent removed and a full spray.

Crazychopstick
01-25-2008, 11:01 PM
The link to the photos are in my sig.

I stripped the car, sanded most of the clearcoat until I couldn't stand it anymore and let the body shop do the rest :-P

Small amount of bodywork and rust repair (windshield corner).

They charged about $1800, IIRC.

Small amount of bondo as well? :-P

don hodgdon
01-25-2008, 11:29 PM
Small amount of bondo as well? :-P

A little bit...mostly the right front fender and passenger door where the previous owner scraped their trailer. The shop did a good job there. I was less happy with the hood, but it was the best flat hood I could find at the time. You get what you pay for. I had one estimate of over $4000 to paint the car. At some point you have to look at your finances and draw the line.

Redwood Chair
01-25-2008, 11:30 PM
its not a "complete" paint job unless you take out the motor and tranny and do the underside of the car as well....

Do you mean do the enginebay like this?

<a href="http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/?action=view&current=FalconFrontview.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/FalconFrontview.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

And the undercar like this?

<a href="http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/?action=view&current=AlfaUndercar.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/AlfaUndercar.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Working on it man.



































Btw How is your car coming?

norcal505
01-25-2008, 11:56 PM
My old sunroof was perforated by rust in a few spots so I picked up a new one at the JY and practiced on it until I perfected my method.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1044/868384398_a54e424593_b.jpg

From this
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2053/2219239598_b76e8bf4ec_o.jpg

To this
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1419/1362143827_7e8223fd67_b.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1415/1362143863_67af3fa33e_b.jpg

Its not finished. The trunk and right rear fender still need another coat and the whole car needs a final sand and polish. I just got lazy in August and decided to finish it next summer. Its not perfect but for $150 I can't complain. I had to fix a lot of dents and rust spots in the process, filled in the antenna hole (rear defroster makes a great antenna). Complete writeup here.
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=92000

Hey!!
Whats wrong with that color??!!:lol::lol:
http://a530.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/126/l_0d2f39b7ce91432c6e6505aa097c6609.jpg
thats right. i'm now a "e30-er"

Captain Bondo
01-26-2008, 02:20 AM
http://www.pbase.com/capnbondo/image/90754891/large.jpg



This was just under $1k for materials (The basecoat is actually metallic, you just can't tell- it is S-W Ultra 7000 which is a fairly expensive line, otherwise it'd have been cheaper.)

How much if you factor my labout in? Way too much.
I think I could paint a person's car for just under $2k all-in if it needed minimal bodywork.

If you are paying less than 2k you are either getting crappy paint, or doing some of the work yourself. You honestly can't get **** for under $1500 imo especially if you want metallic. Maybe with a single stage, solid color.

BrickLove
01-26-2008, 05:38 AM
Damn Ken, your wagon looks so great. Makes me want one. :drool:

<a
href="http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/?action=view&current=71done-2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/redwoodchair/71done-2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

242Fast
01-26-2008, 09:14 AM
when my dad and i were painting his car in the driveway we had some problems. we setup one of those portable carport/tarp+pole supports. the new gun was crapping out for the roof and spraying reeeally uneven. it turned out the vacuum cap in the top of the cup (gravity feed, make sure you get one of those if you're doing some spraying yourself) was getting clogged by some semi-dry paint. we fixed the cup but the roof was a wreck, very uneven.

the paint dried within 20 minutes hard - we took the DA to it, smoothed it back out, sprayed again after a quick wipe down with some Cardol Car Prep. the roof actually came out very even and straight, no waves where the previous mishap occured. the clear went on thick and easy.

to do the two tone we just taped/papered off the bottom half of the car right at the trim line straight from front to back, sprayed the color and clear for the top. i think we might have done a tiny bit of sanding on the edge made by the top color/clear and the tape edge on the trim. then we taped the top and did the bottom color/clear. i think it came out great.

so: get good products (the paint gun worked great after we discovered the clogged vacuum cap) and you'll have a ton of room for screwing up and still come out with a great looking car

BB-Q
01-26-2008, 09:58 AM
It's something I'd love to do too- if I could just find a way of making enough room in my garage...........

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/8127/buddydog001ao6.jpg

Super1800GTR
01-26-2008, 03:25 PM
No pics but: ~$400 for body repair/mods (rust, newer bumpers, filler, etc.) and $200 for paint/ related supplies. Yes I'm cheap! 90% wont be able to tell the difference between this and a more expensive repaint (obviously not counting custom colors, etc.).

vthreat
01-26-2008, 04:51 PM
Back in highschool we had a DeVilbiss paint booth in shop class. So obviously I took advantage and painted a few of my cars there. Always worked out to around $500 for materials doing base clear.

First was my jetta, my Dad slid it into a poll after a long tongue gravel truck pulled out in front of him on wet pavement leaving him nowhere to go! :grrr: Had a whole new rear quarter panel welded in and area prepped for ~$600 then scuffed the whole car and painted.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a307/vthreat/audi-vw/PA080119.jpg
can't even tell it was smashed up! :rofl:

Then I did the 242 once...rivets, metal and bondo. Hey it got me around for a year and looked respectable with the 500 dolla special.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a307/vthreat/tbricks/000_0158.jpg

Next was my former Audi S5. Was my first paint job all on my own. Only got one big run in the clear after the heat in the booth failed in the dead of winter...good thing I was almost done!
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a307/vthreat/audi-vw/PC090117.jpg

Then this past fall I sent the 242 out to a friends Dad's shop while they were slow. I'd already had new rear quarters, buttcheeks and arches welded in. He put his best guy on it for two weeks straight and after 2500 bucks we had something quite nice.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a307/vthreat/tbricks/P9170003.jpg

As mentioned before a good paint job is all in the prep work. Its not so much about the money as it is the amount of time put into it. Which can get pricey if you're not doing the work yourself! ;-)

tjts1
01-26-2008, 05:26 PM
Hey!!
Whats wrong with that color??!!:lol::lol:

Pretty from afar but far from pretty.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2195/2221764948_ebe08a83c6.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2092/2221765002_4e6ed2c4fc.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/2221765034_d46a562a7c.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2284/2221764962_c22d10c6d3.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2109/2221765062_206327b868.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2267/2220972891_3059f8c660.jpg

Vol242vo
01-26-2008, 05:54 PM
$1800...wish I put the $$$ into performance. Hence one of the many reasons I sold it. Bigger and better plans with my new 242.

From this:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/IMGA0654.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/100_1462.jpg
To...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/IMGA0770.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/100_1472.jpg
...To This:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/100_1485.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/backside.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/frontside.jpg

GSWAGON
01-26-2008, 06:15 PM
[QUOTE=Vol242vo;1600578]$1800...wish I put the $$$ into performance. Hence one of the many reasons I sold it. Bigger and better plans with my new 242.

Not sure why you didn't just add performance to a car you already spent that much time and money making that nice looking...?

Tenacious Todd
01-26-2008, 06:18 PM
I had an 72 1800E Auto car bought it from a customer after it was totaled. Bought a new 1/4 panel and rear valance and went to town did all the prep work myself and sheetmetal pulling on the Car O Liner myself and payed $385.00 :oogle:to have it painted.Pictures taken before buffing the car.

http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/33828123.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/33828124.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/33833896.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/33827963.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/33833900.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/36487708.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/36487607.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/36487570.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/36487997.jpg

Brickster151
01-26-2008, 06:19 PM
Not sure why you didn't just add performance to a car you already spent that much time and money making that nice looking...?

I can kind of understand where he is coming from. I felt like it was a mistake to make my car look nice first honestly [did'nt stop me from doing a bunch more stuff afterwards though, but in the big picture I should have waited - there's numerous marks, scratches and little dents on the 244 that have been accumlated from me moving it around everywhere, tearing it down and putting it back together]

Tenacious Todd
01-26-2008, 06:26 PM
Alright some of you may remember this car my brother(brickpilot) and I nearly came to punches on this car!! Altough I would have kciked his ASS :lol:. It started out as a small project for a customer and ended up turning into over a years worth of work. The gun was an HVLP unit purchased from Summit Racing did a WONDERFUL job. Paint cost was about $380.00 we used Utec a brand of paint that is a single stage paint and Travis did the buffing of the car. I just removed old 1/4 panel and fixed ALL the dents RUST etc.

http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/36588231.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/36587528.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/40170295.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/36587716.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/36588267.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/turbo16psi/image/36588257.jpg

aplitz
01-26-2008, 06:34 PM
I did most of the body work on my '89. I removed the buttcheaks, welded up all the trim holes, shaved the antenna, and a few other little tricks. The body shop did the final prep, and put on the new roof skin to delete the moonroof. Its a two stage finish, with the black trim stripe under the clear. I was very happy with the job the guys did, and I think the total bill was around $2200.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/242brick/car/PICT0013.jpg

Rectilinear
01-26-2008, 06:43 PM
Guy I work with paint airplanes all day, he has a shop painting cars on the side....
Did all the bodywork front to back (nothing major, rocker panel dent and dent under rear window from getting rear-ended), worked out all of the ripples and dings from over the years.... $1850 including two tone door jambs and tailgate jambs, sprayed with bed off, spray-in bedliner and lots of DuPont clear. The thing turned out looking phenomenal. I am planning on cleaning it and doing a photo shoot tomorrow so I can list it on ebay....

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4121/img0047smlbc0.jpg
It wasn't to rough to begin with.

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/7415/trkinwk122103smlsl8.jpg
Couple of weeks of prep work, by him.

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/9747/img0431smlur5.jpg
On a cloudy day before I got new tires mirrors and pinstriped it.

I was happy.

Oh, he WILL be painting my 243....

Tenacious Todd
01-26-2008, 06:45 PM
Guy I work with paint airplanes all day, he has a shop painting cars on the side....
Did all the bodywork front to back (nothing major, rocker panel dent and dent under rear window from getting rear-ended), worked out all of the ripples and dings from over the years.... $1850 including two tone door jambs and tailgate jambs, sprayed with bed off, spray-in bedliner and lots of DuPont clear. The thing turned out looking phenomenal. I am planning on cleaning it and doing a photo shoot tomorrow so I can list it on ebay....

On a cloudy day before I got new tires mirrors and pinstriped it.

I was happy.

Oh, he WILL be painting my 243....



Very nice diggin the two tone !!!

NChoy
01-26-2008, 07:06 PM
Before: Standard sapphire blue turbo color (only have pic after e-code and 850R front bumper conversion... original pics of car were taken with film camera)
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2051/dsc0016dv7.jpg

In progress:
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3295/dsc00849ye7.jpg

After: Bodywork, paint, materials, labor = about $6k. Custom mix w/high count metal flake and silver pearl + 4 coats high performance clear, hand rubbed. All doors, fenders, hood, tailgate, seals, trim, etc. off the car.
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/2828/dsc01850sm3xv.jpg

Jeh
01-26-2008, 09:36 PM
I pulled off everything that came off. bumpers trim lights ect. I left the roof trim off after the repaint. $1100 at earl shieb. That included all sandng, body work, underhood, trunk and door jambs. It helps to go when they are slow and willing to deal.

I have had the windows retinted to 15% and I am repainting the wheels black and will have new Michilens after taxes :nod:

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o173/jeheh/volvo1.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o173/jeheh/pic3-1.jpg

DurableSwedish
01-26-2008, 09:56 PM
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/anneke_atrium/turbobricks/rrear.jpg
what is that? almost looks like a newer dihatsu charade...

DaytonAE86
01-26-2008, 10:16 PM
what is that? almost looks like a newer dihatsu charade...

I'm gonna go out on a limb here, I think its a Fiat Punto.

Rectilinear
01-26-2008, 10:18 PM
Very nice diggin the two tone !!!

Thanks, it now has a small bright orange stripe separating it. Really made it pop....

derosa
01-26-2008, 11:58 PM
On the cars with the shaved antennas how do you get a decent signal?

Crazychopstick
01-27-2008, 12:41 AM
On the cars with the shaved antennas how do you get a decent signal?

For what?

tjts1
01-27-2008, 01:18 AM
On the cars with the shaved antennas how do you get a decent signal?
Hook up the antenna wire to the rear window defogger. I get better reception with the defogger than I ever did with the original antenna. Obviously I no longer have a defogger but its not like I need it. The antenna seal was shot and leaking water all over the trunk. The motor was stuck half way down. The stupid antenna and motor weighed 5lb.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2042/2222602304_a63a24ef3b_o.jpg
I epoxied an aluminum plate on the inside then bondo, sand, primer.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1424/953698355_b3b2c4b464_o.jpg

Fivehundred
01-27-2008, 06:50 AM
what is that? almost looks like a newer dihatsu charade...

It's a Fiat Cinquecento Abarth. I've stuffed in a 1242cc engine, poly bushes, bigger brakes. lowered suspension and bigger wheels. They're great fun and very frugal, it wil get 35 to the Gallon (US) without really trying. Very quick too for such a small car. Some people have turbocharged them as well, but I didn't bother.

Mr.Borrie
01-27-2008, 07:21 AM
Nice topic! i'd fooling around with the thought of repainting mine

Typhoon
01-27-2008, 07:54 AM
2K, off the gun (unbuffed).
From this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/typhoonpud/truck2.jpg


To this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/typhoonpud/AT4/Truck003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/typhoonpud/Truck001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/typhoonpud/December06004.jpg

Regards, Andrew.

aplitz
01-28-2008, 12:14 AM
On the cars with the shaved antennas how do you get a decent signal?

I installed a small powered antenna low on the rear window, and the radio sounds better than it ever did with the original one.

McLovin
01-28-2008, 12:47 AM
See Sig.:)

boostdemon
01-28-2008, 01:42 AM
Alright some of you may remember this car my brother(brickpilot) and I nearly came to punches on this car!! Altough I would have kciked his ASS :lol:. It started out as a small project for a customer and ended up turning into over a years worth of work. The gun was an HVLP unit purchased from Summit Racing did a WONDERFUL job. Paint cost was about $380.00 we used Utec a brand of paint that is a single stage paint and Travis did the buffing of the car. I just removed old 1/4 panel and fixed ALL the dents RUST etc.


got any tips for filling the roof rack holes? i've gotta do that on ambers wagon soon

Poik
01-28-2008, 02:13 AM
Hook up the antenna wire to the rear window defogger. I get better reception with the defogger than I ever did with the original antenna. Obviously I no longer have a defogger but its not like I need it.
You value the clarity of your AM/FM radio reception better than having a functional rear defroster?

Gene_GaTech
01-28-2008, 02:22 AM
my antenna in my 122 is just laid down in the engine compartment. Works great. :e-shrug:

242Fast
01-28-2008, 02:46 PM
got any tips for filling the roof rack holes? i've gotta do that on ambers wagon soon

we used some plastic "plugs" from Ace hardware on my dad's 245 wagon. we figured if we tried to weld in plugs it would most likely warp the roof and make a mess. we put the plugs in after priming, then put color and clear over them.

BDKR
01-28-2008, 03:23 PM
[QUOTE=Vol242vo;1600578]$1800...wish I put the $$$ into performance. Hence one of the many reasons I sold it. Bigger and better plans with my new 242.

Not sure why you didn't just add performance to a car you already spent that much time and money making that nice looking...?

+1 That car looked great!

Vol242vo
01-28-2008, 05:28 PM
Not sure why you didn't just add performance to a car you already spent that much time and money making that nice looking...?





+1 That car looked great!

I loved my Black 242, but it was far from what I wanted in a Volvo. I had no means of selling it until I saw the Beige 242 that I have now (which is completely rust free!). The black one had some rust that would have cost way too much to repair. Here are some pictures:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/100_3789.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/100_3790.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/100_3791.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/100_3792.jpg

I was really dumb to have thrown away $1800 in body work and paint, but at the time had no idea what I was doing. I owned it for 2 years and I learned a ton while I had it. Overall I decided to start completely over using what I know now and with a completely better 242.

GSWAGON
01-28-2008, 05:45 PM
I loved my Black 242, but it was far from what I wanted in a Volvo. I had no means of selling it until I saw the Beige 242 that I have now (which is completely rust free!). The black one had some rust that would have cost way too much to repair. Here are some pictures:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/100_3789.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/100_3790.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/100_3791.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/Vol240vo/100_3792.jpg

I was really dumb to have thrown away $1800 in body work and paint, but at the time had no idea what I was doing. I owned it for 2 years and I learned a ton while I had it. Overall I decided to start completely over using what I know now and with a completely better 242.

Ok, well seeing those pictures that makes more sense then, the thing looked pretty mint in those first pictures you posted. I can see in retrospect how you regret putting $1800 into a rustbucket when there are so many rust free 242's(or almost rust free) out there, good choice in finding one of them and swapping your parts over.

BDKR
01-28-2008, 06:25 PM
Ok, well seeing those pictures that makes more sense then, the thing looked pretty mint in those first pictures you posted. I can see in retrospect how you regret putting $1800 into a rustbucket when there are so many rust free 242's(or almost rust free) out there, good choice in finding one of them and swapping your parts over.

+1

YLD244
01-28-2008, 07:20 PM
Mine cost me $400 worth of materials for the paint job, and 2 weeks of elbow grease, 8 hours everyday.

heres a pic of the 8 year old paint now:

http://home.exetel.com.au/yld244/pics/Auburn_Shoot014.jpg

GSWAGON
01-28-2008, 07:54 PM
Mine cost me $400 worth of materials for the paint job, and 2 weeks of elbow grease, 8 hours everyday.

heres a pic of the 8 year old paint now:

http://home.exetel.com.au/yld244/pics/Auburn_Shoot014.jpg

love your car man! Yours is one of, if not, my favorite 244's on the board

Forg
01-28-2008, 11:19 PM
Hmm, looks like I've paid more'n anyone else.
Which is maybe a bit of a lesson learned, 'cos honestly I'm still not quite 100% happy with it. Needed a couple of things touched-up recently, and I'm not 100% sure the body is entirely straight; either that or the suspension is binding on one side or something.

OK, went from this (which I had towed to the panel-beater after having removed as much as possible from the interior & exterior):

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k124/originalForg/VProjDrivFront.jpg

to this:

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k124/originalForg/DSC00030.jpg

Probably about AU$9k all up (~US$5k when it started, about US$8k now), including replacement panels, lights, new mudflaps, bumpers, brackets etc.

NChoy
01-29-2008, 02:27 AM
Wish I knew of a really good body and paint guy here in Oregon.
I think Nick flipped me a number once but lost it.
Need a dent removed and a full spray.

... and ye shall receive.

Yuri: 503-452-8219

GSWAGON
01-29-2008, 02:30 AM
Hmm, looks like I've paid more'n anyone else.
Which is maybe a bit of a lesson learned, 'cos honestly I'm still not quite 100% happy with it. Needed a couple of things touched-up recently, and I'm not 100% sure the body is entirely straight; either that or the suspension is binding on one side or something.

OK, went from this (which I had towed to the panel-beater after having removed as much as possible from the interior & exterior):

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k124/originalForg/VProjDrivFront.jpg

to this:

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k124/originalForg/DSC00030.jpg

Probably about AU$9k all up (~US$5k when it started, about US$8k now), including replacement panels, lights, new mudflaps, bumpers, brackets etc.

Thats expensive indeed, but not a figure I haven't heard before for top end paint jobs...looks awesome to me though. Always loved your 240 as well, its hard to get someone to do a great job on all aspects of the prep and paint and expect to not pay a lot, unless you have a hook up...I'm glad I have a friend thats a talented body/paint guy :)