question about body work :x:

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by cedric, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    Since the garage dogs forum closed, I figured you people would be able to help me out :x:. Anyway, I need some repair work done: front bumper replacement and fender reshaping. The total estimate came out to $994 tax & labor included. They can save the fender but they have to reshape it a bit and it's labor intensive. Anyway for a new front bumper, mixing/matching paint and a little under 9 hours of labor, does that price sound right or am I getting ripped off? The place I'm going to does great work, and I was happy with their results the last time so quality is not a concern. help? :hs:
     
  2. black 3g

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    What is the year and the model of automobile?
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Fender and bumper? Around $1000 sounds right for quality work.
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    99 honda prelude. I asked around and a few people said it sounds slightly above average, but if it's good work, then that's not a bad price. does that sound about right to you guys?
     
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    Honda preludes there is a lot of them in the junk yards, I would find the same color that's in good shape and save half that and you can do it your self??
     
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    sounds good, new bumpers usually get 3 or 4 hours of of labor and probably 3 for painting the fender and another 2-3 to reshape it.
     
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    I agree with Northpac, if you can find a good fender and bumper swapping them out isn't too hard. A Chilton's manual will definitely help so you know where all the mounting points are. I put a new front clip on the Chevelle I used to have and after removing all the bolts I could see couldn't figure out why the fenders wouldn't come off-until I got under the car and saw a couple more. I'd say it took me 3 hours or so to remove the old front clip and attach and align the new one. Newer cars tend to have a lot of hidden bolts though so it might take longer on other cars.
     
  8. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    I've been searching for a while now, locating a fender and bumper in the right color in good condition is a pain in the ass. I can do the work myself, I've removed the front bumper cover numerous times and I know how to take off the fender. But the cheapest I can find a new fender and bumper painted is only slightly less than what I'd pay the body shop, plus they wouldn't be able to color match, so I figured I'd have the pros take care of it. Thanks for the help, guys. I'll let you know how it goes. :wiggle:
     

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