Re: Help with XT Falcon
first, XAGT, your guy charges 35ph....1) that is what my gross was on wages incl tax super,workcare,leave etc. 2) you also note you are buying materials.
My rate of 55 includes all materials up to (and including primer) Body colour is extra, as is spray on eurethane (same as on the bottom of mercs/bimmers).
I would actually like to see my rate a little higher, as i know how little i actually make after overheads, but as I generally cater to a small market, i have to compete with others who do similar work. Some of these people actually send me work, as i come from a smash background (they don't) and am equipped to deal with previous smash damage (they aren't) (my shop is car-o-liner equipped)
Given the work sent to me by others in the mustang/camaro game it would be fair to say that i specialise in STRUCTURAL restoration.
On that, if you think $55ph is too dear for structural repairs, shop around....most shops will look for about 75ph and some 100+
To suggest to Paul, that he may need a new front clip, without eyeballing the car, or experience in Unitized structures is very premature....even off a photo.