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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2011, 10:36:32 AM »
3K is a bit steep for blasting. Also why would he ignore the rust? The whole purpose of blasting is to remove the rust, along with whatever else is hiding..

Make sure your whole van is stripped, interior, hanging panels and all. This will make the blasters job a lot easier.

The two that I have used are: ST Blasting in Dandenong, who did an entire LWB, inside, outside and underneath for $1000, including primer.
The other is The Blast Factory in Coburg, who will charge a little more, probably around 1500, but does a great job.

I have been shafted before on blasting jobs, where they've just put primer over the areas where they failed to remove rust. You want it done right the first time.

I will chase up the names of some panelbeaters for you.

If you going to change the motor, you will need an engineers certificate. They will require disc brakes to be fitted.
If you're going to go this far, might as well go the whole hog..

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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2011, 10:38:56 AM »
Hey Kirk, i did not mean to have a shot at him, just that i have learned the hard way, that when some trades cross over, you may find it an expensive lesson. I just tend to get sparky's to do electrical, sheetmetal doing bodyworks and so on.My sodablast guy told me that he could do some of my custom body work, but as i spoke to him i could tell he did metal work once every blue moon, and his lack confidence could cost me money. As i said, Vic rules may be completely different to ours up here.

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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2011, 05:16:35 AM »
Zeeman....sounds great, that was 1 thing that was odd and im starting to think maybe this guy isnt the one who was recomended to me (he didnt recognize the name of the person who i thought sent me...but it was a year or so) i was told this guy would even leave it fully primed once finish, but the guy told me he doesnt, so im interested to see yours do.

Hey Crazy, I didnt take it personally or anything....im glad for your advice, i can easily follow bad info, ive done it before and im sure ill do it again, so thanks for the warning. I was trying to explain why i listened to him in regards to mechanical.

Ok well Zeeman any info you can get me, would be fantastic:)

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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2011, 04:45:03 AM »
Noone knows anyone who does this kinda work in a shop? really....c'mon guys:(

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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2011, 08:10:17 AM »
oz rods
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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2011, 08:45:32 AM »
Hey Kirk, we have a few hot rod shops here in qld, so why dont i use them for my van, price, they think they are chip foose and have the right to charge what they want. Just to do my powersteering, disc brakes and engine/gearbox, they wanted to charge me over $20,000. Yes they do good work, but i did all of the above for about $6,000 without checking reciepts, and i had total control over every nut and bolt. So yes i could give you names up here, but i dont think you want to bring your van up here.
I have pay TV here, and there is a melbourne made hotrod show, RODDER'S LIFE and they are always advertising custom shops down your way, so i am surprised you can't find someone. Good Luck.

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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2011, 03:39:51 PM »
Hey Kirk. Here's some panelbeaters that can do steel fabrication and rust repairs in Melbourne. I've kicked tyres at most of these shops and found them straightforward to deal with. Some more expensive than others. If you get stuck, I also know a local guy in Brunswick, who just established a business and does good cheap work. He just fabricated and installed a full boot floor for my mate's Charger for $800.

Waddington's  -   http://www.waddingtonstreetrods.com.au/

Antique Autoworks  - 5/ 11 Macquarie Drv Thomastown VIC 3074 (03) 9464 4522

Kustom Garage  -   http://www.kustomgarage.com.au

ROADSTAR PAINTWORKS 9 Ashley Avenue Chelsea Heights VIC 03 9773 4244

Auto Passion - autopassion.com.au

Dave's Kustoms, Laverton North 9931 1115

Doug Smith Auto Repairs - 8 Audrey Ave, Coburg North VIC 3058, (03) 9354 7453

A Grade Panels - 43 Korong Road , West Heidelberg, VIC 3081, (03) 9459 5520

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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2011, 03:43:02 PM »
Also, bear in mind that the best hot rod / fabrication shops have up to a year waiting list..

& like to see plenty of money before they begin work.

What are your plans for the driveline?
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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2011, 03:46:22 PM »
give it too me!!!
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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2011, 08:54:03 PM »
Hi kirk thats where my van is? At a shop from two guys from the rod shop who have been on (rodders life) they have gone out on there own and a good mate of mine was telling about there good work in general conversation so thats where my van has gone!
$8-$10k including bare metal respray,flare and front end spoiler fitting and custom doors and dash.

 

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