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​The first step would be to estimate the cost of the project. Now this is a tough one because there are so many variables, many things have to be considered:​

  • The present condition of the car, for example the quarter panel on the left will require a lot more work than the one on the right

Rusted out Quarter Panel on a 1970 Acadian
No Rust Quarter Panel on a 1967 Acadian Canso
  • The condition of the car will dictate how far the restoration needs to go, when the panels are rusted out, like the example on the left, the panel will need to be replaced, the cost of a new body panel has to be factored in.

  • A condition like this mandates a further inspection, to verify if the car is still structurally sound. Sub-frame components might need to be reinforced or replaced, which will substantially increase the cost.

  • The size of the car also needs to be considered, for example the car on the left is much bigger than the car on the right, more materials and more time will be needed to cover the whole car.

Rear of 1957 Chevrolet Nomad
Rear of a 1931 Ford 5 Window Coupe
White Rallye Stripes on hood of Camaro
PPG Cherry Bomb Chevelle

A major factor in estimating the cost is determining if a frame-off or frame-up restoration is needed. A frame-off restoration is much more expensive than a frame-up restoration.

 

What is the difference? We will get to that in just a minute.

But as you can see many things have to be considered when the cost of your project is evaluated, and not to forget sometimes as the project progresses some surprises can occur that will also change the price.

 

But rest assured we will always keep you updated on what is happening and will do the very best to keep the cost down.