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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
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Cost of assembling and installing door panels?

I purchased un-assembled door panels from PUI for my 67 Chevrolet impala 4 door sedan. So I recently contacted (emailed) an upholstery shop on a quote for assembling and installing my door panels. I will provide everything except the upper rail of the panel and anything else I may be forgetting.

Here's what he said: "Hi this would be hourly at $100 per, maybe 5-8 hrs – would need the car to do it right. It is a one day job, except waiting for any missing parts that would be additional costs..."

I'm not sure if he means $100 per door panel or $100 per hour (I'll figure it out).
But does anybody know if that's a reasonable price? or is he asking to much?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 07:39 AM
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1 hour per door is a very generous estimate for a pro, but he is allowing up to 2. Sounds like you need to get those top rails before you go in. If he charges the full 8 hours, he is ripping you off.

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1 hour per door is a very generous estimate for a pro, but he is allowing up to 2. Sounds like you need to get those top rails before you go in. If he charges the full 8 hours, he is ripping you off.
After watching some tutorials videos on how to assemble the panels, I'm feeling determined to do it myself since I do have all the necessary tools. I felt the same way after watching videos on reupholstering seats and doing mine which came out great.

Problem is I can't find any upper rail panels for my car so far.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 11:23 AM
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I always buy the pre assembled door panels. Cost a little more and well worth it. But yes he is ripping you off
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 09:52 PM
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he absolutely means $100/hr, and expects 5-8 hours. = $500 -$800.

sounds a little excessive. Also, I personally think $100/hr is on the high side but of course that varies a little by region/skill/etc.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 10:57 AM
 
 
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try Glory days auto salvage in Clarksville Md. I have seen some Impalas there before some four doors
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