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 Post subject: Bodywork on '67 roof
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:54 am 
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Hello all, we are working on restoring a 67 Beetle and we ar at the point where the body work needs to be done, some bumps on the roof and some other minor work. Can anyone recommend a bodyman or shop with VW experience in the Dallas/Plano area?


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 Post subject: Re: Bodywork on '67 roof
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:21 pm 
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Nate might know someone hopefully he will chime in.

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 Post subject: Re: Bodywork on '67 roof
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:35 pm 
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To be honest, I have had a car painted several times in the DFW area. The first shop was a bunch of thieves, to say the least. The second shop did the best he could for not being a VW guy. Now the second VW he is doing is looking a lot better. :hillbilly: :hillbilly:

It boils down to 2 things when it comes to body work and paint.
1.) What is your budget? A daily, a show car or whatever…. this is the most important because no one does anything for free.
2.) What are your true expectations? You can't ask a shop to do something cheap and expect a show car paint job. There is going to be a give and take if want a cheaper paint job. If you say you want the bells and whistle, and pay that price then you have room to complain.


I don't know your budget and don't know how much body work is involved and paint choice matters. Don't ever paint a car with a candy, trust me on this. Besides, Candy and Dug aren't cool either but that's a different story. Sorry, off subject…

Figure out what you want, the guy that painted my car the second time did a good job. Figure out what you want and your budget and go from there. I know my next car will be sent to Houston. Jason and Jeremy do great work on VWs, I'd rather spend the money and send it to Houston.

Just my .02 if it's worth anything. Best of luck on your project. Post pictures so we can see what you have, we love build threads around here. A link to FB works too. ;) ;) ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Bodywork on '67 roof
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:55 am 
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Thanks Nate/Ethan, I posted some pics in the build thread, I will add some more detailed ones later today.

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 Post subject: Re: Bodywork on '67 roof
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:27 pm 
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Here is Jason and Jeremy's info
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5207&start=0

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 Post subject: Re: Bodywork on '67 roof
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:52 am 
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Cool..thanks Ethan, Ive seen some of their work just didnt know who was responsible for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Bodywork on '67 roof
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:47 am 
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I don't know if you're interested in going a little further but here is S.E. Oklahoma, about 3 hours from Dallas/Fort Worth is a body shop that does very good work at more than reasonable cost. Not much overhead and a crew of 2 or 3 that I've had work done by. It's been a few years but I got this '65 F100 done inside and out for around $1900.

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 Post subject: Re: Bodywork on '67 roof
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:10 pm 
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Nice truck! I had the same truck - 1965 F100 short bed fleetside, and it was white. Not as nice as yours though. 8-)

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