2005 QC paint job cost

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    VIPR PWR Full Access Member

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    Any have a baseline of what it would cost to get my QC painted .. looking for factory only , nothing fancy .
    Looking for a baseline cost before I start shopping around ..

    Same with installing the parts i bought a while ago cost to install ...

    lower ball joints , I have both sides .
    Rebuild front calipers , have kits and repaint red .
    New brake disc pads i have the front only .

    i was fully capable of doing all these things myself and have the tools .. i was a auto mechanic years and years ago certified in 5 of the 7 categories buy the NIASE, known today as the ASE . That in itself makes a an old fart ! But to make a long story short , I started to prep. For painting , sanding some panels fast primed
    Hood and roof . I was doing it outside. Fun fun in the Florida heat . Well I have a jackass renter living across the street from me that complained to their landlord that lives 3 homes down the street who reported me to the HOA and i was told to cease working on my cars in the driveway .. threatened with fines . So I cant , do it myself now ... pissed to say the least .. ball joint is so bad im worried its going to let loose on me at any time .
    In the mean time since , my health took a crap , had to shut down my business and am without health insurance .did get a blood test though and results were not the best , kidney , liver , white blood sell counts and others elevated . Which im pretty sure what the reasons are . But no matter , im looking to get the above things taken care of .. and a base line price would help as Florida shops can be crooks ..
     
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    Dang Vipr, I hate to hear about your health. Hopefully the docs can give you a tune up and back to full health.
    As for the paint job, I'm hopefully getting mine painted by a reputable body shop here in Savannah either this year or next. They quoted me $6500 to remove door dings, sand the body, remove bed and fully sand blast (not original bed, you can see red in some areas), paint everything back black, with two coats of clear. For an extra $1K, they are going to paint two burgundy 12" stripes from the bottom of the front bumper, all the way to the rear bumper.
     
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    :)Dang! Ditto! Get yourself looked after and I am praying your health to improve! Don’t know anything about paint but i will keep you in my prayers
     
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    Well shit went down hill hard and fast ,, should have never stopped drinking beer !
    Finally forced to the emergency room last Thursday , still there , test test and more test ,, Hearts suck ..a few pics of my swollen ass .. BP , AFIB .. big fluid retention legs an mid section .
    Cant sleep laying down even in hospital ,, test time into next week .
    Results of pissing less than an ounce.. not caused by renal problems ,, so I'm told... I have a weak pumper , based on AFIB causing possible blockages and damage . Cardiogram tomorrow r Tuesday . 4 IV's and 3 pills .. biggest problem left it the fluid retention . .. sucks . No insurance ,
    About a year and a fspe from medicare eligibility.. .. angiogram may be next , they were already talking about it .. oh well life goes on themfoods good
     

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    OMG, so sorry about your health! Hopefully they can figure it out, and get it corrected. Stay strong and positive, never give up!
     
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    really stinks .. still in the hospital .,more tests tomorrow .
    Defiantly heart only operating at 30% .. Massive fluid build up and retention . Diuretics , blood thinners , 4 IV's and other crap to take , injected . . AFIB .
    Appears the first night in the er my readings were so hi foe congestive heart failure .. the immediately started dumping crap in my body to counter act it . Swollen all over ,, just look at that gut in the pic .. legs from toes to hips huge ...
    the good thing is readings have stabilized with drugs .. will have to wait and see what happens .l 30% heart efficiency ont allow for burn outs ..
     
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    Hang in there man!!!!
     
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    Sorry Brother, you get better
     
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    Doing my damndest thats for sure .. cant believe how fast this hit me . Time will tell what happens ,, will see .
     
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    im hanging at 30% efficiency Ronnie , may need a boost or some stykers to raise that . Once i get a plan to build the effieceincy back up ill need a faster harder launch to avoid another sneak attack. Like a higher stahl torque convertor possibly optimizing the full gearing spectrum for the fast get away .. any advance recommendations as i heard the human body is very resilient at repairing itself. ‍♂️
     
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    Vitamin B6 works great for reducing fluid buildup.


    That's all I've got....
     
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    Yes those help till I was cut off and put on a dozen of their meds . But at least i have fresh oil with all the blood tests they've done . 10 days in this place now .. weird procedures through arteries and shocking my heart .. only savings grace is the nurses , not a nurse Ratchet in the bunch .
    well the newest saga just hit , as the roomy has been tested positive with Covid and removed to quarantine .. and luck mr just got his 3 rd nose test .. i was vaxed with Maderna already , so I guess its in test mode . Waiting for results now .
     
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    Hang in there,
    Hang there, stay positive! As for Moderna, I get my second jab second week of Oct. How did you feel after the second shot?
     
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    Oh shit!!!!
     
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    Vipr what's the latest? Has the doc got things under control yet?
     
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    @VIPR PWR ditto on that status
     
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    Headache on left side of my head to just above my ear .. about the size of my hand .. couple of days gone .now in that same area I a ratcheting popping as i turn my head and sometimes when i just scratch the headache area .. weird crap . Been snap crackle amd popping in the last 3 days .. other than that nothing else
     
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    was sent home on out patient status for quarantine purpose and everything else put on hold .. still under quarantine and popping the 10 pills daily to control the hear rhythm. Weak as hell and no sleep .. still cant lay down to sleep due to breathing ( heart related )
    No symptoms of Covid ..which is good , would probably finish me off .. that crap aint pertty based on what i heard and saw from the infected guy in the room all night . .my guess Moderna works and im anti vax mostly . Now when it comes to another booster .??? I may do a no way ,, the popping in my neck and head is just that weird and did get worse on the second jab .

    my next procedure is to shove some prob into my groin through the femerol artery/ vein , all the way to my heart and install burns in some chamber ares in an attempt to get me a steady heart rhythm without ,, yeah right meds .
    Like anything else time will tell .. 30% heart efficiency barley gets me to the mail box and back ( 200 yards ) but thats better than them telling me they were surprised im even walking in the emergency room alive ..


    The pic of my gut shows the extent of the fluid retention , over 100 pound and no change in pants size .. Diuretics have so far dropped me 30 pounds , but a ways to go .. both legs swollen also from the feet up .
     
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    Is this a result of getting vaccinated??
     
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    Pray for you every day brother


    On a side note, when I picked up my wife last night from working the the ER, there were so many patients, they were camping in the parking lot, and a group of about 40 was standing outside by the ER doors.

    I’m pro vaccine
    I’m also pro choice

    getting the vaccine is a personal choice and I stand fully behind that. With that, 98% of the current COVID cases here are unvaccinated, and it’s been awful for a lot of families, from the elderly, to a 30+/- year old that died yesterday, reasonably healthy.

    I'm not a shamer, I hope I’m giving people an inside look at what just an ER looks like on an average day. There is no place to put COVID positive patients and other emergent care ends up with additional risk with no beds, short staff, exhausted staff. COVID doesn’t care about your politics, your fears, your tin foil hat or what the media thinks. It’s a killer, period.

    worse yet, areas of the hospital designated to care for the chronic ill, oncology, cardiac and a variety of other diseases like kidney, liver, gastric are closed or limited, electives are closed, nurses take care of 30 patients at a time instead of 3-6. All this will make any visit to a hospital longer, aggravating and frustrating.

    today, my wife was moved from one hospital to a different one because they were being over run.

    again, it’s a choice. That choice effects every and I mean every aspect of care