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body install #27684 Jul 15, 11:46am Jul 15, 11:46am
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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/

Re: body install [Re: XxNavixX] #27685 Jul 15, 11:47am Jul 15, 11:47am
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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.

Re: body install [Re: XxNavixX] #27686 Jul 15, 12:27pm Jul 15, 12:27pm
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yup, what he said thumbsup

Re: body install [Re: XxNavixX] #27687 Jul 15, 9:55pm Jul 15, 9:55pm
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have professionals do the bodykit. grin


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Re: body install [Re: XxNavixX] #27689 Jul 16, 1:57am Jul 16, 1:57am
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get the kit professionally done. thumbsup

Re: body install [Re: XxNavixX] #27690 Jul 20, 10:37am Jul 20, 10:37am
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around how much would it cost to have it done by a pro?

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ummm 500+? idk cause my kit was 1300 eek for labor...paint was 500.


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Re: body install [Re: XxNavixX] #27692 Jul 20, 11:22am Jul 20, 11:22am
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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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Re: body install [Re: Ponocelicagt] #27693 Jul 20, 7:34pm Jul 20, 7:34pm
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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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Re: body install [Re: XxNavixX] #27694 Jul 20, 7:37pm Jul 20, 7:37pm
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That is better than a d- or even an f though if you did it yourself


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VSGTS14 why only a b-?

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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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Re: body install [Re: isaac] #27697 Jul 20, 9:55pm Jul 20, 9:55pm
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great info Isaac! follow this and you're good to go.


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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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VSGTS14 why only a b-?


It could have been better.


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Re: body install [Re: XxNavixX] #27700 Jul 21, 9:59am Jul 21, 9:59am
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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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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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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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