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Body Work Estimate Requested

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kim tate, Dec 27, 2001.

  1. kim tate

    kim tate 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone have an idea what the cost to replace both rocker panels (inner and outer) might be? I've got far too many projects going and the truck just sits!!
     
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    I paid $11.65 for the full rocker outer each. didn't bother with the inner panel. Thats at a local paint shop

    <font color=red>Let me at it I can break it</font color=red>
     
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    do you want them just replaced, or primered, seam sealed, and painted? a little more description of what you want done and you might get more prices--

    Brandy

    LOVING the new Duramax!!!
     
  4. kim tate

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    Only interested in having them replaced. No seam sealer, no primer, no paint.
     
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    I would say it would be pretty cheap- the parts are cheap, and I don't think its that big a job for a body shop to do. I think you'll end up paying probably the same for labor as you do the parts. Why are you not even having them primered? are you planning a paint job,,, I had some work done at the same body shop that will be doing the entire truck this spring, and because of that, I think I paid less- Here's why.. they do say $100 worth of work on your truck, they never see you again.... they do $100 worth of work on my truck, (probably more than what they did on yours, more time, better workmanship) and they know that in 3 months, I'll be back to dump down mega $$ for the complete paint job? does that make sense? I think if you are planning a paint job, and your not doing it yourself, I would find a body shop, and explain the situation etc. which is what I did, and got a pretty good deal.

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    Finally got a call back from a paint and body shop. The estimate (sight unseen, truck has no driveline at the moment) was $175 per side. Comes to $35 per hour for 5 hours. I plan to do the painting myself, but personal time is at such a premuim these days so who knows. Getting tired of waiting for a day off to continue with this project I started about two years ago.
     

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