72 Quarter Panel Install Estimate

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  1. Randy S

    Randy S Veteran Member

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    Anyone have a Mitchell manual to give a R&R estimate for quarter panel and rear body panel install on a '72? I found a reference to a 78-81 that lists the quarter as around 11 hours, but I'm not sure how well it maps. Any ideas?
     
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    Bump. Anyone? How about some estimates of what you were quoted or paid to have someone install quarters?
     
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    You MIGHT be in luck.....I have some pages from a 1978 manual here for the 70-72 Camaro. Estimate is 31 years old time-wise ;)

    Rear qtrs - 11.4hrs
    Inner wheel well - 5.0hrs (includes inner/outer wheel house and the side body assembly they connect to).

    Tail panel - 6.0hrs w/ 1 qtr off - 4.5hrs w/ 2 qtrs off - 3.5hrs.
     
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    Wayne - Perfect; thanks! That helps a bunch.

    I'm debating whether I want to put the panels on myself or farm it out. The hour estimate gives me an idea of what to expect.
     
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    I was just quoted a price of $800 to do a outer wheel house and full qrt. This includes putting it in epoxy primer.
     
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    Including quarter panel cost or just labor?
     
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    do it yourself. You could buy a really nice mig welder for $800
     
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    I've seen prices in the $800 dollar range to do a quarter, it depends on how versed the shop is in doing them.
     
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    Going on the figures posted earlier, you can figure around 13 hours +/- to put on a quarter and outer wheelhouse. At $800, that's around $61/hr labor rate. Not sure what the "going rate" is for body shop labor.
     

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