ATTN PANEL BEATERS: 1957 Desoto Firesweep restoration - Quotes wanted.
I am about to start the restoration of 1957 desoto firesweep. It was my grandfathers car and he always wanted to restore it before he died. It has been siting around for about 2 years now – not driven or anything. It is going to need a full bare metal spray, and there is some rust in the a pillars and around the base of the window that needs to be removed. What I am looking for is for a panel beater to come out and quote me on getting this thing done. The car is in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. I am willing to strip the thing down and put it back together to keep cost down (maybe even prep some panels), so basically I will need a quote for all the panel work and some cutting out of rust. The car has been garaged all its life and by the looks of it the rust is limited to the above mentioned places.
Ideally this will be a long term project, so am looking for someone that is willing to have this car left in their workshop and work on it when they have time so to speak. The vechile is not really drivable so for a quote it would be preferred if you could come view the car at my grandmothers place in the eastern suburbs.
I have not done anything like this before so any tips as to how to strip the thing or any contacts of people that may be interested in such a job would be much appreciated.
Panel beater must be in Sydney metro area…preferably eastern subs but anywhere is fine in the end as long as a good job is done.
Please PM your details or leave them here and I will contact you to arrange a time to inspect the vehicle.
Thanks in advance,