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Unread 04-18-2013, 11:29 AM   #16
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Quality body work/paint job will cost 5k+ all day long and im in Oklahoma.......espescially if its on an older vehicle

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Unread 04-18-2013, 11:39 AM   #17
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I really don't think that 15k is that unreasonable for the work that was done. The jeep was a work of art and I am sure that the took it off the frame because the frame was also red underneath. I have a hell of alot more than that in mine and I did 98% of all of the labor. If I had to pay for all the hundrds of hours of labor in mine It would have 10k to 15k in labor at a cheap rate of 40$ per hour. I bet their per hour rate is closer to $60 to $70 an hour.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 11:58 AM   #18
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I really don't think that 15k is that unreasonable for the work that was done. The jeep was a work of art and I am sure that the took it off the frame because the frame was also red underneath. I have a hell of alot more than that in mine and I did 98% of all of the labor. If I had to pay for all the hundrds of hours of labor in mine It would have 10k to 15k in labor at a cheap rate of 40$ per hour. I bet their per hour rate is closer to $60 to $70 an hour.
Thank you. That was my earlier point, but you said it better.

I don't think a lot of guys factor in their time when they compare their costs to a shop's costs. My rough rule of thumb is to double materials costs for a guesstimate of what a shop may charge. That's probably even a little light for some jobs, like painting. Then there are jobs, like a RMS, or a clutch, where the parts costs are peanuts compared to the labor.

Anyway, I'm sorry I missed the show, it sounds like they put together a nice rig.

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Unread 04-18-2013, 12:13 PM   #19
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I'm with Matt on this one. I'd bet he has well over $10k in his jeep and it shows! 10 years ago I had close to $12k of receipts in one of my previous jeeps; not including original purchase price and watched it rust before my eyes. I eventually stripped the easily removable good parts and collectible stuff to put on my current 7 and traded it to a friend for a large bottle of Jaeger (he paid me $2500 for a trailer I sweetened the pot with). Paint itself is extremely expensive, probably over $1k jobber cost for the jeep on the show.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 02:59 PM   #20
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I keep all my receipts for my cj in the top drawer of a file cabinet in my garage. I have always been afraid to add them up. Forget about the hours of labor. As time goes on everything is getting so much more expensive. Anyone price paint materials lately? One of the local parts places by me wont even allow you to buy paint unless your a certified repair shop. The EPA has really cracked down making materials more expensive and harder to get. Factor in inflation and its not cheap even to do the work yourself. $10,000 does not get you what it used to.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 07:05 PM   #21
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Also remember that RED paint costs a ton more than other colors. Our parts store can sell a gallon of black equipment enamal for about $50, but a gallon of the same stuff in red is over $100...
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Unread 04-18-2013, 07:42 PM   #22
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did you really expect a straight answer from those clowns on that show?

Even though there is an email addy for your to ask.

I think you would have had better luck emailing SpongeBob and asking what is really in a crabby patty.............
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Unread 04-18-2013, 09:27 PM   #23
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Quality body work/paint job will cost 5k+ all day long and im in Oklahoma.......espescially if its on an older vehicle
Where you at in Oklahoma I'm up in Claremore north east of Tulsa
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Unread 04-19-2013, 08:26 AM   #24
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Where you at in Oklahoma I'm up in Claremore north east of Tulsa
total opposite side of state down by Lawton
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Unread 04-19-2013, 08:59 AM   #25
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I save NONE of my reciepts/paperwork. Bikes, boat stuff, Jeep etc. If I did save it I would put it on "bookies flash Paper", in order to make it disapeaer w/a cigarette ash. The Mrs will NEVAH know what I've P'd away.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 10:00 AM   #26
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The Mrs will NEVAH know what I've P'd away.
I keep them for my records however the reason I keep them in the garage is because its a place she would never look
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Unread 04-19-2013, 10:18 AM   #27
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My wife loves when I spend money on my heap, because it gives her an excuse to go shopping and spend 3 times that amount.

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Unread 04-19-2013, 11:17 AM   #28
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I refuse to comment on the grounds that she may someday read this. And that $8-9k statement was a guess, yeah that's it, a guess! No seriously... dear.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 12:05 PM   #29
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funny how said it was missing so much, looked like everything was there to me. i think the show is a lot of hipe.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 10:07 PM   #30
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You all should have been at my house when the wife and I sat down to total up receipts on mine for insurance reasons. It came out many thousands of dollars over what i thought i had in it and what I had told her I had spent.
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