View Full Version : Need good body man in Central Florida
06-28-2006, 11:29 AM
I need to replace a HUGE panel on my 59 suburban and I have the replacement sheet metal but I just don't feel I have the skills to do a good job. The entire passenger side was crushed in when a truck ran me off the road and into a guard rail. It took me 4 years to find a panel that would fit but now I need someone to cut and weld for me. I have lots of SBC and BBC parts to trade and some cash. I also have a 73 camaro body that I would be willing to trade. Let me know if we can work something out. I have replaced the front fender and fixed the door and jam. Just need the side panel installed. Here are some photos.
06-28-2006, 07:54 PM
If the weather keeps up I might move to Florida :) That looks like a sweet job though There has to be someone in the area . Problem is If I did the job I dont know if I would want to give it back :D
06-30-2006, 10:18 AM
Thanks Prostreet.... It was my only car for about 4 years. It was comfortable, dependable and a real hoot to drive. It has the original 283 and I added Vintage Air and a nice sound system. Next step (after the body work) is to add PB and PS. My son and I were on our way to Virginia (from Orlando) to pick up some car parts when we got rammed off the road near Statesville NC. The town sherrif actually gave me a $260 ticket for "failure to maintain my lane". He knew I would not come back to fight it... Anyway... it has been off the road too long and would like to get the body work done. Don't have a lot of money but I have a lot of "stuff" to trade plus some cash... If you move down... we will work something out!! thanks.
07-04-2006, 12:15 PM
I guess I need to sweeten this a bit before anyone takes it on.... I will throw in a batch of my wifes pecan brownies and a case of beer... Maybe this will help...
07-04-2006, 11:21 PM
I will also throw in some extra lug nuts from a previous rebuild. SOmeone has to need brownies, beer and extra lug nuts....
07-05-2006, 07:58 AM
Brownies ??? :p coffee would go great with those. Lets see 3 buck a gallon 1600 miles :cool: Now im thinking.........:)
07-05-2006, 03:03 PM
07-08-2006, 12:27 PM
This may be the icing that everyone is waiting for. I have a set of headlight rotating shafts from a 1970 Opel GT that I will throw in. I know someone has just been waiting get their hands on a pair of these....
07-08-2006, 12:47 PM
This deal keeps getting sweeter :) I know someone is going to bite :D
07-09-2006, 07:32 PM
I am upping the ante... I have a Radio Shack Color Computer with 32K of memory and OS9 operating system. It also has the cool "clicker" keyboard added and the cassette tape storage. This was HITECH in the 1980's. Still works...
07-10-2006, 11:25 PM
Another try... I have a 461 Big Block Chevy (30 over 454) with LS-7 forged pistons and rods, forged crank, Crane cam, Nice HP heads with aluminum roller rockers and stud girdles, Edelbrock Airgap intake, HEI distributor and a Holley 3310. Has chrome valve covers and oil pan, new balancer and flex plate. Pretty much a complete motor with less than 500 miles on the engine.... I'll trade this for some labor on the qtr panel replacement... This is a serious motor....
07-11-2006, 08:22 PM
ok... One last try and then I am going to do it myself.... Come over to my house, bring your body tools and I will make you a BBQ dinner like you have never seen before.... take a dip in the pool, have some steaks and salmon with shrimp and I'll help you load the big block engine, opel headlight parts, extra lug nuts, a gallon of fresh brewed coffee and of course.... the home made brownies from my wife......
07-13-2006, 10:12 PM
Well... decided to give it a try myself. If nothing else... I'll pull out the original 283 and drop in the 461 BBC! WHo needs gas mileage when you can have HORSEPOWER!!! I am converting the brakes over to power discs in the next 2 weekends but I'll start on the body after that... Now if I can get my wife to bake ME some brownies.... and a big pot of coffee... I can smell them now...
08-08-2006, 12:18 PM
Hey 56nomad, can't help you with the bodywork, but I just moved to the Orlando area, and if all goes well, I'll be gettin a 56 Bel Air soon. Do you go to Old Town Kississimme? (how the h_ll do you spell that?)
08-08-2006, 08:11 PM
To bad I have to work for a living. I'm not a full fledged bodyman either. I'm one of those who would rather do it myself. I do have a few friends who are bodymen on whom I can call if I get in a jam. I just may need to when I do my floors in my car.
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