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Cost to Restore 1966 F 100

 
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Originally Posted by Boss9F100 View Post
It sounds like in your area people will work for food or 10-12.00 per hour yet this guy is making from 100-150.00 per HOUR but at the same time you tell us he paints complete vehicles for a few hundred $$. Something here is not adding up... The OMNI paint is the first clue of what kind of job people are getting.
Yeah, big money is in the insurance jobs. He just gets the lightly damaged cars that require paint or panel replacement. I don't think his does any structural work. The cheap resprays keep him busy until the big money jobs come in. I think he just enjoys staying busy. I've seen him buff out headlights or put a mirror on for free.
 
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Now here is a classic example of a overdone truck. Built it to his tastes which means there will be almost no one interested in the truck. Not to mention the Olds engine and always very practical 4.56 gears. The quoted price is worth a laugh or two or three...

1960 FORD F100 TRUCK
 
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Now here is a classic example of a overdone truck. Built it to his tastes which means there will be almost no one interested in the truck. Not to mention the Olds engine and always very practical 4.56 gears. The quoted price is worth a laugh or two or three...

1960 FORD F100 TRUCK


well...at least he painted the engine ford blue
 
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But...black would have been correct. First use of Ford Corporate Blue: 1966.

1960/65 I-6 & V8 engines were painted black, the valve cover(s) were painted specific colors, as this is how the size of the engine could be determined by lookin' at it.
 
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Originally Posted by Boss9F100 View Post
65-75.00 per is a bit steep for restoration work but with costs skyrocketing nearly daily its about what a shop would have to charge to stay in business.

Some places 45.00 has been pretty typical for someone with little overhead.

You can find it cheaper but you get what you pay for. Thats why so many of these done trucks are WAY underpriced compared to what it costs to do one.

For a COMPLETE restoration on one most shops will tell you around 1000hrs to complete on a nice truck to start with. Any thing under around 600hrs its really not being restored.

So say 600hrs x 50 per = 30,000.00 just in labor alone. add 20k in parts and you are at the 50k base. Thats why I said buy a nice one its FAR cheaper. Either that or learn how to do it yourself!

There is a "How to Restore a Slick"--School near me if you want to learn... It teaches you how to tear it apart, full body and paint, chassis, rear axles and suspension,front ends, steering, transmissions, engine rebuild, brakes, interior, how to restore trim, install glass and more. Pretty much everything included in restoring the trucks. It even goes into plating, parts searching. PM me for a sign up sheet. The larger the class the less the cost. Also avail is individual classes for each section of the restoration.

Where I am shops are $75 to $85/hr and not many do completes anymore just insurance. I was able to find a guy to work on the side that is a licensed tech from a dealership and he was good at what he did and still cost me $40/hr in my garage, all said and done my paint was about $20K and I did all the metal replacement.

The labor rate at local dealers here is about $125.

Canadian pricing means you're paying way too much.

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Here we are nearly 8 yrs later. Restoration costs and parts have skyrocketed but yet the price of trucks has well . .

For a MINT 1965-66 truck needing paint, restoration that runs and drives with all parts there to do a "proper" restoration will exceed 100k including cost of truck.
I just saw a 1966 Grille on ebay for 2000.00

One of these days a 1965-66 will fetch enough $ for people to start doing proper restorations. Of course in turn we will have "builder" trucks skyrocket too. Its already getting to the point I cannot afford
builder trucks.

Really having 2nd thoughts on the 1966 F100 4x4 build I have already purchased so many parts for it.
 
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Originally Posted by Boss9F100
Here we are nearly 8 yrs later. Restoration costs and parts have skyrocketed but yet the price of trucks has well . .One of these days a 1965-66 will fetch enough $ for people to start doing proper restorations. Of course in turn we will have "builder" trucks skyrocket too. Its already getting to the point I cannot afford builder trucks.
Maybe, though ... maybe not. Certain trucks have been hot for a while, but that doesn't mean it will stay that way. Doesn't work that way. Personally I don't see this happening for a number of reasons.

Vintique collecting in general goes through cycles, and demographics also play a big role. For example often toys or appliances that someone (or their parents) couldn't afford get a lot of interest when they reach adulthood. In other words, they have money now, and can afford those things. But, as a certain age group or cohort "ages out" as they like to say, oftentimes the interest and the $$ dies with them.
 
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The only reasons I would personally restore a vehicle is to know it inside and out and to have the pride in knowing that I built it the way I wanted it. It’s a terrific learning experience. On the other hand, if I wanted to devote my time to something that would show a profit...I would just work my day job...slam dunk and my philosophy....
 
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Originally Posted by Boss9F100 View Post
Here we are nearly 8 yrs later. Restoration costs and parts have skyrocketed but yet the price of trucks has well . .

For a MINT 1965-66 truck needing paint, restoration that runs and drives with all parts there to do a "proper" restoration will exceed 100k including cost of truck.
I just saw a 1966 Grille on ebay for 2000.00

One of these days a 1965-66 will fetch enough $ for people to start doing proper restorations. Of course in turn we will have "builder" trucks skyrocket too. Its already getting to the point I cannot afford
builder trucks.

Really having 2nd thoughts on the 1966 F100 4x4 build I have already purchased so many parts for it.

For the average guy, the money is proportional to time. The well runs out quickly and then the project will sit until the funds are available to start again. I'm going on 7 years. I haven't lost interest yet (Primarily due to this forum and seeing what some of you produce) but it does get discouraging at times. The rewarding side of all of this work is the interest my son has in the project and the time well spent doing things together. Can't really put a price on that.

Have you noticed how the early Broncos are now untouchable for anything half way decent? I was looking for one for my son but people are asking 6 or 7K for something that belongs in a junkyard !!
 
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Certain "collector" cars went stratospheric, so then what happens less desirable, or overlooked models start getting a second look and lots of attention. I didn't anticipate 50s and 60s station wagons becoming a hot item, but they were for a while. Maybe they still are, I dunno. I'm pretty sure pickup trucks in general were kind of the same thing.
 
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Originally Posted by 66with352 View Post

Have you noticed how the early Broncos are now untouchable for anything half way decent? I was looking for one for my son but people are asking 6 or 7K for something that belongs in a junkyard !!
I was asked to get a '73 bronco running for a co-worker of my wife. It was a little rough, but had a new-ish 302 that ran well once I got done with it. Asked if they were interested in selling and they were. I offered $3000 and they were offended because they paid $12K! People are nuts.
 
 
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