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    Just picked up my frame

    One of the TR6 guys turned me on to a place called Fairhope Iron Works who will sand blast and powder coat frames, parts, etc. I'm so happy with the results I thought I would share the pictures. They also did the seat frames, radiator stays, bumper brackets, etc.
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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    Great idea.....I regret not having my frame powder coated.

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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    That looks wonderful.
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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    ****....wish I had mine powdercoated. I had mine blasted and primed, but they did it in gray. I then have been using Eastwood and even with proper prep it still chips fairly easy and the gray primer comes thru. Looks nice!
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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    what did it cost to powder coat a whole frame?

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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    I'm sure it's different everywhere. Pretty sure its 2x the price where I live compared to there. Gotta love CA, especially the Bay Area. :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Zitch View Post
    what did it cost to powder coat a whole frame?
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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    I almost hate to post the $ amount, but here goes.
    Frame, blasted, suspension and diff reinforcements welded in along with any cracks and the whole assembly powder coated...$250 + $35 for the welding.
    3 sets of bumper brackets, 2 seat frames, pedal box, 2 radiator stays and some misc parts round the total out to $335.00.
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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    No freak"n way! Good golly that is so cheap!!!

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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    HAHAHA...wow...that is CHEAP! That's probably $1500-2k here. I bet I could have saved at least a third of the cost in frame and body work (strip, prep, paint, etc) if I would have waited and done it somewhere else like CO or NC. But...resources and time were here now to do it. Luckily, everything but the engine machine work I could do on my own. Anyway, looks great! I'm jealous.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rut View Post
    I almost hate to post the $ amount, but here goes.
    Frame, blasted, suspension and diff reinforcements welded in along with any cracks and the whole assembly powder coated...$250 + $35 for the welding.
    3 sets of bumper brackets, 2 seat frames, pedal box, 2 radiator stays and some misc parts round the total out to $335.00.
    Rut
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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    Good price, about the same here in AZ. You always get a good price with black because they may do other customer items at the same time.
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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    Beautiful!!

    FWIW, I had a frame blasted and epoxy primed for 250, in the greater Pittsburgh area. Very happy, albeit it's not powdercoat!
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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    If he was a little closer I would be sending him a lot of work.

    Marv

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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin Gruber View Post
    If he was a little closer I would be sending him a lot of work.

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    You just need to change vacation spots...come on over to OB!
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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    Marv,
    You can always drop off a load of parts with me in Tuscaloosa on your trips to NOLA and I can take them to FIW and bring them back. You could bring a trailer load if you have frames that need done...their turn around time is pretty quick.
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    Re: Just picked up my frame

    I was quoted over $900 for blast and powder. You stole that.

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