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Adam, spend a little time in the body and paint section of the forum. Also search for Freddy Henandez posts.
You will quickly learn the difference between a scratch and paint job, and a bare metal respray.
I worked in a bodyshop for a while to make money for college and the difference in skill between a sprayer and a true painter is like the difference between a butcher and a surgeon.

My $6500 '78 SC non runner with 82,000 miles when I bought it 3.5 years ago has easily absorbed $10K and it still needs paint! Of the $10k I would estimate only 1/3rd was essential, the rest was mods I chose to make and "while I am in there" stuff.

Good luck with your build and pay very close attention to every choice you make. It is very easy to get off track.
If you knew how to do body and paint you would save yourself a lot of $$$.

I recently had a quote of almost $7k to do my car.
I won't be spending that amount though, as when the time comes, I will likely do it myself.
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