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akingf5371
02-24-2014, 01:52 PM
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So I'm currently doing a resto for my 40 Mud Link (http://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series-tech/723869-restoring-green-bean-82-fj40.html). I want to drum up some quotes for the body and paint work and I'm looking for some suggestions. This is what I'm planning to do:
1) Fix the large rust holes on the body
2) Soda blast the tub and accessories, get it expoxy primed
3) Get the frame sand blasted and powder coated
4) Re assemble and fix the small rust spots revealed with the blasting
5) Get it painted green

Any suggestions on shops for this process? Around Denver/Boulder would be nice as I know Marco is looking for someone too. :D

I should mention that I'll be doing all the welding work myself, so I just need ideas for the blasting/paint part.

CardinalFJ60
02-24-2014, 02:41 PM
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Any suggestions on shops for this process? Around Denver/Boulder would be nice as I know Marco is looking for someone too. :D



Me too...I'd love to get the rust in the rear quarters fixed!

surffj62
02-24-2014, 08:24 PM
I was going to post up the same question-

Looking for a recommendation for a fair priced paint shop.
Minimal rust (surface) and touch or 2 dent repair and paint.
Nothing fancy.

Ill do the stripping and sanding.

Thanks!

DaveInDenver
02-24-2014, 08:41 PM
Me 3, word on decent shops up north in Ft Collins or Loveland appreciated.

Phrog
02-25-2014, 06:25 AM
You can find a few leads at this thread (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=18729).



-Phrog

rover67
02-25-2014, 10:57 AM
You can find a few leads at this thread (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=18729).



-Phrog


What'd you end up doing?

Phrog
02-25-2014, 11:23 AM
Did some budgeting and found out I didn't have the $ for significant body work.
So I had an attitude adjustment: I now believe rust=character.

-Phrog

Art Volmer
02-25-2014, 10:29 PM
If anyone is looking I have used Coneja they are at 1471 Eaton St ( by Colfax) in Lakewood CO.
Roman Diaz does good work for great prices and will fix rust. His number is 720-838-7146. I have had him do a couple of cars and have been very happy with the final result and price. He would know me from Good Neighbor Garage.

Dirt Claude
02-26-2014, 09:22 AM
I recently used Blast Tech in Englewood to have my FJ40 frame, tub, wheels, etc. blasted. Gary is the owner and is a great guy to work with. I shopped around and found his prices to be the best by a good margin. I know he has some connections for powder coating too. 303-806-9992

baja1d
02-26-2014, 09:44 AM
I recently used Blast Tech in Englewood to have my FJ40 frame, tub, wheels, etc. blasted. Gary is the owner and is a great guy to work with. I shopped around and found his prices to be the best by a good margin. I know he has some connections for powder coating too. 303-806-9992


What did that run you?

akingf5371
02-26-2014, 10:32 AM
I recently used Blast Tech in Englewood to have my FJ40 frame, tub, wheels, etc. blasted. Gary is the owner and is a great guy to work with. I shopped around and found his prices to be the best by a good margin. I know he has some connections for powder coating too. 303-806-9992

Brad- Was it soda or sand blasting? Does he do paint?

velorider4
02-28-2014, 01:02 PM
I was waiting to get my tundra back to chime in on this.

Jesse at ATLR recommended Camaro's Plus in Wheat Ridge after I dented my passengers side rear quarter on my 2006 Tundra. Just got it back and I have been impressed with the shop and the work. They are a small family owned shop off of 44th and Pierce. Steve is the owner. Despite the name they work on all makes and models. Steve had about 10 60s Camaro's in various states of restoration, but he also has 5 or 6 60s mustang's in the shop, I saw one 50s T-bird as well. Point is he is not adverse to working on just about anything. About 1/3 of his business is fixing dents and such on modern cars, the other 2/3 is restoration on classics. I don't think he would have any problem doing paint and body work on an old FJ40. As far as price, he was cheaper than the mega-body shop down the road.

Everybody likes pictures so here is a couple of a mustang he is taking to Mecum soon. If you ask me that front clip is sitting a little too close.

Dirt Claude
03-03-2014, 07:28 AM
What did that run you?

I'd have to dig up the receipts, but I believe it was somewhere around $800-$1000 for everything (tub, frame, wheels, fenders, hood, doors, misc brackets).

Dirt Claude
03-03-2014, 07:32 AM
Brad- Was it soda or sand blasting? Does he do paint?

They do use different media depending on what part is being blasting and the thickness of the metal (wheels were sand, hood was plastic beads). Not sure if they offer soda blasting or not?

They don't do any paint work, only blasting.

surffj62
03-12-2014, 07:32 PM
Called Camero's- to paint a FJ62 that needs no prep or blasting - 7-10 grand, full paint and prep etc... 15k. 6 month back log.

I had mentioned that I did not a resto job- just a decent job that kids could ding with bikes, wife could door ding and I could "scratch".

Wow.