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    Default Looking for a good240Z mechanic in Balto./Wash area.

    Looking for any leads into finding an experienced Datsun mechanic in the Baltimore/Washington metro area. Also looking for a good body man to replace floor pans and frame rails. Mechanic in DC gave me a ball park figure of $5K plus to do floor pans...guess he'll be using ivory and whale skin for the repair.

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    http://www.zzxdatsun.com/

    I do not have personal experience with them, yet, but I have heard good things.

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    $5K is way high, unless your car has a lot more issues than rotten floors, and frame rails (which it likely does on the east coast!). Parts are about $500 for floors and replacement rails, and 15-20 hours labor, depending on if you do some of the grunt work. You can save yourself a lot of the body-shop's time by stripping the carpets, padding, and especially the rubbery coating on the inside of the floors (dry ice, and a hammer work great for that). Price of Ivory and whale skin what it is though......................
    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fire604 View Post
    http://www.zzxdatsun.com/

    I do not have personal experience with them, yet, but I have heard good things.
    Mike, the owner, has an amazing shop. I visited there once. I don't think he's the right person to do the work, but he probably knows a body man who could do the work.
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    That's the guy that quoted me "no less than $5000"....$500 in parts and 20 hours of labor...$225/hr, not a bad living. I give you an A for effort, thanks for the quick reply.

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    Hey, Mike does great work. I've seen some of it up close. I knew he'd be expensive. That's why I was hoping he'd refer you to someone else.
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