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Jul 15, 12:46pm - #27684 
body install

Is it any bit difficult to install the body kit by yourself? keep in mind that i have no pervious experience on body work. Is it possible to undertake this job on your own? what about paint job? do places like SEARS or anywhere sell the paint and equiptment to paint your own car? I want to concentrate most of my money for engine work so i want to be able to "save" as much as possible on everything else/

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Jul 15, 12:47pm - #27685 
If your gonna go engine ... dont get a body kit until you wish to get it professional done.

In my opinion that's the best way plus you'll be the happiest with the outcome.

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Jul 15, 1:27pm - #27686 
yup, what he said thumbsup

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Jul 15, 10:55pm - #27687 
have professionals do the bodykit. grin


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Jul 16, 2:57am - #27689 
get the kit professionally done. thumbsup

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Jul 20, 11:37am - #27690 
around how much would it cost to have it done by a pro?

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Jul 20, 11:48am - #27691 
ummm 500+? idk cause my kit was 1300 eek for labor...paint was 500.


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Jul 20, 12:22pm - #27692 
yea if you have it professionally done it might cost more but it will come out looking a lot better. thumbsup thumbsup spineyes


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Jul 20, 8:34pm - #27693 
Originally Posted by Ponocelicagt
yea if you have it professionally done it might cost more but it will come out looking a lot better. thumbsup thumbsup spineyes


yes...but with that type of labor...you better hope they DID a GREAT job on it...I would give the people who did mine a B-.


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Jul 20, 8:37pm - #27694 
That is better than a d- or even an f though if you did it yourself


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Jul 20, 9:31pm - #27695 
VSGTS14 why only a b-?

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Jul 20, 10:25pm - #27696 
last weekend I put on the rear bumper, this weekend I put on the front bumper. I corrected all the fitment problems myself and my kit fits on near perfectly. I shaved it down in some places and cut pieces off were necessary. I had help putting the front on and it took about 5 hours to get the fitment right and all the adjustment having to pop the damn Hood about 50 times checking it and getting it perfect. For the rear bumper It was me and about five 1 gallon paint cans holding the rear bumper up and I got that fit on as perfect as it could get myself. The only flaws are ones that are in the body kit that shaving cutting and sanding won't fix. All in all its a good job. I'll be putting on the side skirts next weekend and refinishing the fiberglass and touching up some spots were I gouged fiberglass or chipped something. So basicially I think if you have very good patience and one or two people helping you and some free time its possible to get it on your self if you've never done it before. I'm living proof because it was my first time doing it and just today alone while at work at least 8 people told me my body kit was tight. The only thing they didn't like was the fact that it wasn't painted, which by the way im doing the weeekend after next...just kidding. The paint is done professionally no questions asked. Now instead of paying 500 for everything i'll pay to get an ever better paint job. Later.


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great info Isaac! follow this and you're good to go.


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Jul 20, 11:34pm - #27698 
Excellent job Celicatastrophe thumbsup thumbsup
99% of people dont have the tallent or skills that you have just proven - most people are also slow learners when it comes to "getting the job done correctly THE FIRST TIME" rofl

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Jul 21, 8:15am - #27699 
Originally Posted by spyder00367
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It could have been better.


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Jul 21, 10:59am - #27700 
I pre fit, installed, prepped and color sanded and buffed mine only cost me $175 in paint and materials I think it came out perty good.

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Jul 21, 3:53pm - #27701 
yea im thinkin of getting a kit later on this year also and so was wondering the kit itself is like 700 and then install and paint together would be like what? thats the only thing im still kinda iffy on

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Jul 21, 4:20pm - #27702 
Thanks Isacc! I'll take some pics of the kit on the car as it is unpainted. The most frustrating part is dealing with that damn huge mudguard that goes under the wheelwells and engine. I need to find a way to fit that on.


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