Repainting Convertible - Wisconsin

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Maxxthedog, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Maxxthedog

    Maxxthedog Active Member

    Hi Buick Gang,
    I have a 1972 Skylark Convertible. Interior and top is nice. Engine/trans/rear end are original.
    I spent last year just getting to know the car a little bit and fixing the rusted floor pans.

    For this year I'm thinking about getting the bodywork going. This thing will be needing some metal!
    I do not do body work and not really looking to learn on this one.

    My questions:
    Does anyone know of a shop that deals with this in SE Wisconsin (or Madison area). I'm not looking for a complete frame off restore, I just want to get the rust cut off and replaced.

    Being a convertible, would it be advisable to take the top off before sending it to the shop? It is in really good shape.
    Would a body shop rather have a rolling chassis? I'm thinking of pulling the engine anyway so maybe do it at the same time.
    For those of you that have sent your car to a shop, did you do any of the "rough" work yourself like sanding, removing trim, etc?

    I know most of these questions I can review with the body shop, but just trying to start to play my year while the car is sitting in storage.


  2. gscalifornia

    gscalifornia Small blocks rule!!

    You could check with V8board member ToddsGS I think he's north of Madison.

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