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So I have a 1967 coupe that needs some body work. As the photos might indicate lol. A garage fell on it last winter, it does not have much rust damage though. I went to one of only 2-3 shops around here that will work on classic cars and he quoted me 7500 minimum for just body work, no paint. Having not done this before, is that reasonable? It seems a little high to me. So who have you used in this region and what did it cost you? I’m willing to travel if it will save me money.
Located in Hayden idaho.

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Jamais arriere - (means Never Behind.a Scottish: Douglas Clan Motto) is the name of my 67 mustang coupe, restore project No mods YET.
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I'd see how much of that roof can be pushed back up from inside, headliner be damned if it doesn't survive. The door and fender will be a few hours work though to be sure unless you go with replacing them with new parts.
Whether or not it's worth it to you depends on it's sentimental value, rarity and condition of the rest of the car mechanically.
Maybe just pop the roof back up and drive it till the wheels fall off. (If it's safe to do so)

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I've done more than my share of body work, both professional and private, and they might be a little high (maybe $800). But the cancer on the RH door corner and the LH fender corner could turn into some serious metal removal. The RH door and RH fender dings are pretty easy fixes. The LH door would have to come off to be rewelded, ground and filled. The inner skin of the rear roof pillar may have to be removed to straighten out that damage. The roof is anybody's guess because that metal has been stretched so it'll have to be shrunk back after the roof is roughed back normal. This is all guessing that you want a good permanent repair job. Unless you go to a single stage paint job, you'll be looking at a prime coat ($250), base coat ($800-1000) and a clear coat ($800). And these are just ball park figures (paint alone runs $3-400 per gallon) without any serious body repair finish work. I hate to rain on your parade but the damage is enough to total your car (if you had insurance).
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Well it doesn’t have deep rust. What your seeing is actually a dent. The rust is pretty surface as of yet. I was expecting to pay a few thousand for paint. Just not 13k for it all.

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I agree with Travis. Iím not sure what your long term plans are but I would guess from the door gaps you havenít reached show quality at this point. The roof is a bit problematic, since you now have more metal than you started with. I would seriously think about reskinning the top if you want to do it right. Itís not as hard as it sounds. As Travis said, paint and materials are incredibly expensive these days. I used Dupont Centari single stage years ago with great results. Not sure if they still make it but that would be the cheapest way to go.

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Single stage paints look a lot better (more appropriate) on these classics than a base-clear paint system.
The roof may or may not be trouble. Years ago when the Geo Metro came out I was polishing one when the phone rang so I let the buffer stop and rested it on the roof I was working on, when I came back a minute later it was collapsed much like yours is. I opened the door and slammed it again (with windows up since I was polishing it) and it popped right back out and looked perfect. Much thinner metal and a lot less time, but I'd still give it a go.
The sail panel is a different story.
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