How Much Did This All Cost?
Way too much! But it was worth it! Here's the lowdown on the costs, as per the original estimate and final bill.
Strip complete exterior of paint: $600.
R&R front, rear windows: $200.
Fix rail jack damage: $125.
Refinish exterior: $750
Clear coat: $250
Inner jams, etc.: $500
Labor: 121.5 hours at $28/hour: $3402
Two rear splash shields for front wheels: $41.43
Window regulator and scissors jack: $63.21
Replace vent seals: $100.
Sublet alignment for driver's side front wheel: $125.
TOTAL to paint/body shop: $7231.64.
Parts bought for replacement at bodyshop:
Back-up Light kit
Sill plates, decals, and screws
Bumper bolt kit w/wave washers
Hood to cowl seal
Door pair weatherstrip
FB roofrail weatherstrip
Vent window weatherstrip
Vent division bar weatherstrip
Door post seals
FB rear window gasket
Door run pair
Ford rear bumper
Show quality tail lens, gasket, bezels
GT stripe kit
FB rear window moulding kit
LH remote mirror
Higher quality door handles
Trunk lock bezel
Door hinges (all four)
Total Cost from CJ PonyParts: $932.74
Used Hood, but not used: $105.53
Door VIN Plate plus rivets: $25.00
GRAND TOTAL: $8294.91. (Ouch!)