Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: ravenswood near bendigo
Re: GXL76 is about to be restored!
I wasn't actually trying to drum up work for myself, more trying to illustrate my point that for a 2g job you would certainly get what you pay for, for example, say 250 hrs to be done properly (I dont have a crystal ball so this is for arguments sake) so $2000/250hrs = $8 phr !? This is not taking into account any material costs, I just spent $750 on paint and primer alone for my xf ute without filler, sandpaper, sanding discs the list goes on.
So what is my point? Obviesly anyone who gives you a price this low is going to cut corners, and in the long run going to make you car worse and your wallet even lighter.
Slothman made some very good points to save you some money if you have basic mechanical skills, but stick to one of better shops. Let me know where you are in vic and I might be able to recommend a shop, we tend to here who does the better work, or more impotantly who doesn't, around the traps.
So good luck, there are a lot of dodgy bastards out there that give us all a bad name, I hope you dont strike one.
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