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Well I will take the 68 to the paint shop tommorrow. 3 to 5 months from now the car will be done and I will be dirt poor. Woo hoo
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Well I will take the 68 to the paint shop tommorrow. 3 to 5 months from now the car will be done and I will be dirt poor. Woo hoo
Yeah, but you'll have a grin on your face that can't be slapped off

I don't know what your car "needs" body/paint wise, but have you considered doing any of the work yourself? When I started in on my 69 my knowledge and experience in body work was exactly zero - nada - zip. However, I got lucky and found the right training videos and the right forum for asking questions/getting help, and was able to do all the work (so far) myself, including replacing a full quarter panel and patching some other rust spots. The car right now is straight, rust-free, in primer, wet sanded, and very near ready for paint. (Web site with a gazillion photos here)

There's a disadvantage - it takes longer, but the big advantage is that you retain complete control and and be as painstaking, careful, and picky as you want to be. You can work on it / re-do it until you're completely happy.

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I would love to do it myself, but my garage is way too small and my procrastination is way to high, it would take me 15 years. I have had this car for 28 years and have only fixed a handfull of things.
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Sounds great! Why will it take 3-6 months though?
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What color do you have in mind?
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It will take 3 to 5 months because they are doing all the body work and engine refresh.
The color will be Kandy Brandywine.
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Sounds cool....like a deep candy burgandy?



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If you google "candy brandywine" there is a mustang, that's the shade I am shooting for, maybe slightly darker.
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The color looks cool. Pictures? Before & after?
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I finally got around to uploading some before pics. The shop had someone get hurt and go on disability so they have been way behind. It is supposed to go to media blast on Jan 17th, so maybe more pics then.
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