is it worth it.....

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  1. krazy-p

    krazy-p New Member

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    to do a frame up restoration, is it expensive to get a frame bead blasted and powder coated?
     
  2. synthgti

    synthgti Ride for Vengeance

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    What kind of car? I'm doing this to my Datsun.
     
  3. krazy-p

    krazy-p New Member

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    i was thinking of doin it to a 86 toyota trueno, would it be expensive?
     
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    Ergh, aren't AE86's uni-body?
     
  5. krazy-p

    krazy-p New Member

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    well i guess that would make it a little tricky to do.lol as you can see, i know nothing about cars
     
  6. ae86andkp61

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    I am in the process of starting a restoration/major upgrade to my Corolla. I am budgeting about $5000-$7500 for stripping, seam welding, installation of a comprehensive cage, and bodywork...and I will be doing some of the work myself.

    If you are really in love with the car, and the car needs it (it is rusty to the point of being structurally unsound, or in my case, the upgrade suspension/brakes/drivetrain will overstress the stock unibody) then go for it. Most street cars of this type aren't worth the expense to most people. The cost of bead-blasting or acid-dipping a car, bodywork and paint to deal with rust can get you a hell of long way into buying another version of the same car in better condition.
     

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