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04-13-2009, 10:24 AM
Can anyone recommend an excellent painter in Southern California?
I think I'm ready. Note: I tried to resize this to a smaller file using Photobucket, but I can't get it to display an image from their link--sorry

'53 Commander
Art Morrison chassis

04-13-2009, 10:28 AM
Just some generic advice...
Ask local car club members (or a SDC chapter if there is one) or rodders for suggestions.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

04-13-2009, 10:42 AM
There are few excellent painters in So Cal anymore, they have all retired, died or were run out of business by the EPA. What few that are left are expensive. On the pics. you have to take the [IMG] at the beginning and end of the pic. when you paste it and edit it to [img] small case.

04-13-2009, 11:05 AM
I know of some guys in Northern CA, if you want to bring up to Sacramento.
email my wife she has the info

Sacramento CA
1964 GT Hawk
1957 Silver Hawk
1964 Avanti

04-13-2009, 12:08 PM
I live in south OC..I know a few good painters.. where is it you live? Also how much are you looking to spend??
shoot me an email with your name and number ill make up a list...
Good Luck!!!

George & Chief
Orange County CA
65 Commander 2 dr
63 Champ Pickup
60 lark 2 dr
60 Lark 4 dr

Anne F. Goodman
04-13-2009, 01:33 PM

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
1957 Golden Hawk

Allan Songer
04-13-2009, 02:32 PM
I have a guy in Long Beach that does SUPERB work. He might not be able to get to your car for 2-3 months and it will take him another couple of months to do the car, but he's the best for the money I know of in SoCal.

What's your budget? I have seen his $4000 jobs (really good), his $6000 jobs (really, REALLY good) and a couple of $10K jobs that are full-on show quality in every way.

He painted my '56 Champion hot rod for $5000--ended up a couple of hundred more than that because I added a couple of little things (steering column, dashboard).

Email me if you need the name and number . . .

04-14-2009, 12:50 AM
Your car will be a thing of beauty when finished.

Not all worthy painters are dead or have left California.

I have never seen anyone match the value equation of finished work to cost as from Jerry's Paint Shop http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7SUNA&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Jerry's+paint+shop+huntington+park+ca&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&view=text&latlng=9801337853043142504


Long time hot rodder
Packrat junk collector
'63 Avanti R2 4 speed

04-15-2009, 10:20 AM
Thanks for the replies; We'll visit the likely shops and get our act on the road, where it belongs.

'53 Commander
Art Morrison chassis