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1975 Chevy Blazer frame off restoration

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dattilio, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. dattilio

    dattilio Newbie

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    Even with my limited knowledge, I would love to tackle a full frame off restoration of my 1975 Blazer, but frankly, I do not have the time. Can anyone help to direct me to a shop I can hire out to do this for me?

    Thanks, Dave
     
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    azblazer 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    welcome to the forum...


    hope you have deep pockets... at $50 to $100 an hr, it's gonna get pricey quick...
     
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    wazzabie 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    What do you think roughly a frame off body restoration would cost? Lets assume the K5 has the typical rust.

    What would a frame on body restoration cost assume the typical rust?
     
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    I tusually costs a little bit more than whatever you have.
    Most shops will just bleed you dry and then when there is nothing left, they will rush and finish real bad.
    Unless you have an endless pit of money then yeah you can get a very good job.
    The only good restoration is a personnal job, where you take your time and do it right.
     
  6. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    add up everything you can think of including parts, labor, paint, labor, engine, labor, drivetrain, labor, body, labor, weatherstrip, interior, labor, then double it....should be close.

    Stock resto I would estimate 30K to 75K depending on what level of resto you want, what mods you want, and what labor rates are in the area.
     
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    I have about 30k in my 85 Scottsdale and I did everything but stitching the seats.

    I got atleast 350 hours in over 6 years.
     
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    Why don't ya just join up and dyi?
     
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    YA Join and start in then ask a lot of questions along the way there is such and endless amount of know how here you will be amazed. do some research first then decide what you want to do. buy some tools and have at it. then the pride you will have in it will be alot higher than hiring the work out.
     
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    I have a cheaper option for you.
    I have seen in the past month a few that were already done, and their owners need to sell and they are selling them for less than half the cost.
    I am sure you can find one done, pay a reasonable price and get it ready.:dunno:
     
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    ^^ X2. Unless your truck has some kind of sentimental value, buy a completed rig. I've seen some super nice finished rigs around here for around 10k.
     
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    X3 - take it from someone that really knows.... buy one that is already complete. You will save a ton of money and pain.

    If I could do it over again... without a doubt I would buy one already done.
     
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    Id rather build my own rig, but if you dont have the time, i agree buy one instead of wasting extra cash. When you build your own you pay for parts, not labor, you will pay twice as much easily fpr the labor of it than what the parts are worth, then end up with a rig you could maybe get a quarter of what you paid for out of it.
     
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    The tools that I dont have keep me from ever trying this kind of work. I wouod love to do this to my 98 Tahoe 2 door but it is my daily driver.
     

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