I am often asked if I can "ball park" or estimate the cost to build a project? There are many questions that need answering such as the following:
Do you require a Factory Quality Restoration? or Show Car? Example: A Factory Restoration estimate 75k-100k /Show Car Estimate 200k+ (The Sky is The Limit on Custom Dream Cars)
Is your Car a running or non-running Car?
How much rust does your project have ?
How many parts need replacing ?
How much time will it take to locate and purchase each part?
What will the quality level of the parts be that are available such as used, repro or New Old Stock?
If reproduction parts are available, what work will they need to satisfy our quality requirements ?
Bolt on kits are not necessarily "bolt on" and sometimes need adjustments, also kits are not painted and if installed will be covered in surface rust within months. Crown Customs will do whatever is necessary to ensure that the new parts are painted and protected from years of decay and wear.
By The Hour Rate
Labor Cost per hour $135.00
All Major Credit Cards accepted ( Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover)
Because of these unknown factors, I build projects with a by the hour billing on all labor and shop materials used on your project. In addition I always seek my client's approval as their project is being built and ask that the client "sign off" on each stage of the project so to ensure customer/builder satisfaction.
Once the Project is disassembled and stripped of all paint and undercoatings I draw up a comprehensive plan on the project in keeping with the customers desires and budget.
Once the project has been negotiated and agreed upon Crown Customs works on a month to month basis requiring an initial payment/deposit to start the project and additional funding deposits thereafter until project/restoration is complete.
Labor cost must be paid monthly or as negotiated per contract.
We do not have the man power to hunt down or research any Non Client requests for parts, supplies or technical information. Thank you for your understanding!