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body work in nyc

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KENNY, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. KENNY

    KENNY 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know of a good body shop in the nyc area that would not mind working on a blazer. seems like every shop i go into doesn't want to do the job which is basically small rust repair. they are to busy with the rice burners that cost nothing to fix and require little time and work.
     
  2. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>I know a few places over the river in Bergen Co NJ. Where is your truck rusted? How bad is it?</font color=blue>
     
  3. B75k5

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    Finding same problem in southern california. I have small rust area in right side rear qtr panel, little floor rust and maybe need to replace/repair rocker panels. I even have the patch panels and still can't find body shop to take it on. They high ball repair price just to get you out of their shop. I don't have deadline for completion...could be done on weekends and I would even do some work myself (after they showed me what to do) but still no luck. I'm not a mud or rock 4wheeler, just like to fix 75 K5. I drive it daily but have other vehicles. Daughter and grand-daughter really would like to have it when its done. So I will keep tryng and looking. Good luck on your side...eastcoast. Harry in Escondido, Ca
     
  4. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Good luck finding a body shop to work on anything anymore! [​IMG]

    Nowadays, body shops don't do too much cars and trucks like your and mine. There is no profit for them doing this.

    The profit for a body shop is in the insurance claims work. About 95% is insurance jobs. There is a ton of profit to be made by doing the insurance jobs.

    So, don't be disappointed if some shops turn you down. They are just 'too busy' to do your truck. [​IMG]

    Your best bet would be to find a 'custom paint and body shop'. Those are the shops that will probably cost a bit more, but they can do the job and get it done.

    Try to stay away from the shops that are too busy and obsessed with insurance jobs. [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>"Ya don't have to beat it, ya know!!!</font color=blue>

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  5. solowookie

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    I'd think with all the taxi's in NYC there wouldn't be any problem finding a body shop! LOL [​IMG]

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  6. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>I live about 15 miles northwest of NYC, theres body shops everywhere but they're mostly just in-and-out collision/insurance jobs. It's easier to fix accident damage than it is to fix rust damage, especially if replacement panels arent availible.</font color=blue>
     

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