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Old 09-27-2012, 09:20 PM
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Good interior and paint shops in Western TN

I'm in the Memphis area, and have been rebuilding my 86 F150. You can find the build thread in the 80-86 forum at http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...-el-guapo.html

As I get closer to finishing up the frame I am looking to the interior and eventually, the bodywork. I've only been in this area for a couple years, and have little experience with any of the shops in this area. Does anyone here have any experience with paint and interior shops in Western TN? Warnings? Recommendations?

Thanks in advance.
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I'm in the Memphis area, and have been rebuilding my 86 F150. You can find the build thread in the 80-86 forum at http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...-el-guapo.html

As I get closer to finishing up the frame I am looking to the interior and eventually, the bodywork. I've only been in this area for a couple years, and have little experience with any of the shops in this area. Does anyone here have any experience with paint and interior shops in Western TN? Warnings? Recommendations?

Thanks in advance.
I'm sure there are some good shops in the Memphis area, but the best I've heard of is Sonny Berryhill's B&B Custom. He has always specialized in Corvettes, but I've heard good things about paint and bodywork. Been in business for years.
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I'm sure there are some good shops in the Memphis area, but the best I've heard of is Sonny Berryhill's B&B Custom. He has always specialized in Corvettes, but I've heard good things about paint and bodywork. Been in business for years.
Thanks Fifty4F100. I'll definitely check them out.

Anyone else have any other recommendations (or warnings)?
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You should gradually get into your own paint shooting. It isn't that hard to get into.

Get a spot gun, and begin looking at resources for real paint

Once all of the choices are in your own hands - you can shoot any colors that you want to!

And "House of Kolor" is in Missippi - just over the line. If you really want it all that is where you should look

This is the source of choice for all the top custom people:

http://www.houseofkolor.com/

If it's good enough for the top of the line show class - I can see it

If you ask - they will send you a CD with their color matching display on it. Simulated bodies (shapes) that you can look at the highlites on and make a better choice.

There are thousands of shades....
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Thanks for the info Greywolf.
This truck has almost zero rust, and only a few dings, so I was going to do most of the body work myself. I do have an 80 gal compressor and sprayed a base/clear on the engine block before I assembled it. I was just a little reluctant to tackle it all in one job. I do have room in the garage to do it, although the lighting will need to be improved. I was going to have the cab, bed, fenders, etc soda blasted to allow insure the underlying previous paint jobs didn't cause problems this time around.

By the way, I like your sig. You navy?
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