Bodywork

ONE DAY, THERE WILL BE NEW COATS OF PAINT THAT WILL SHINE,

BUT WE WILL ALWAYS KNOW OUR CORTEZ’S STORY.


Sure, our 1965 Clark Cortez motorhome had rust — an all-steel body can do that, and sure it had good amount of chipped and cracked paint over entire panels inches thick of body filler. Oh and we suspect at one point in time, our Cortez was hit, too. However, our motorhome won’t always look this way. One day, there will be new coats of paint that will shine. One day, all of our hard work will be hidden, but we will always know our Cortez’s story.



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To get the best out of what we can offer, we suggest starting with An Overview of Cost and Labor for Our Cortez Overhaul. There, you will find all of our vintage RV restoration categories. Once you select a category (such as this bodywork category), you will see all subcategories (listed below).

Overview

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SUBCATEGORIESQUANTITIESPRICES
Metalwork9$2,347.03
Strippers and Cleaners5$130.57
Rust Removal and Prevention6$140.31
Sealants and Fillers3$53.95
Primers and Paints7$214.44
Accessories18$376.99
TOTAL48$3,263.29

Each subcategory breaks down parts/items, numbers with links, quantities, and prices. Saying that though, there are parts/items not listed (and feel free to contact us with questions); however, those listed are either essential and/or recommended.

Also, in an effort to be open and honest, some parts/items (noted below) use the Amazon Affiliates Program. This means if you purchase using our link(s), we get a small commission (at no extra cost to you). It is merely a way you can show support.

Lastly, know all information will continue to be updated so visit again for the latest details!

Breakdown on Metalwork

PARTS/ITEMSPART/ITEM NUMBERS AND LINKSQUANTITIESPRICES
1-in x 1-in. x 4-ft. metal bar8011175$79.90
4-ft. x 8-ft. 22-gauge metal sheet—–1$49.99
Welding labor—–—–$1,885.00
(Welding parts/items)(various)3$364.10
TOTAL—–9$2,347.03

Breakdown on Strippers and Cleaners

PARTS/ITEMSPART/ITEM NUMBERS AND LINKSQUANTITIESPRICES
Paint stripper65732A
(Amazon)
2$29.94
Wax and grease removerJX101011$37.69
(Additional parts/items)(various)2$62.94
TOTAL—–5$130.57

Breakdown on Rust Removal and Prevention

PARTS/ITEMSPART/ITEM NUMBERS AND LINKSQUANTITIESPRICES
Cavity wax08852
(Amazon)
2$45.60
Cavity wax wand set08851
(Amazon)
1$30.74
Rust converterDC RF129
(Amazon)
1$9.99
Rust removerER012
(Amazon)
2$26.99
TOTAL—–6$140.31

Breakdown on Sealants and Fillers

PARTS/ITEMSPART/ITEM NUMBERS AND LINKSQUANTITIESPRICES
Body filler14757ZP1$26.99
Finishing filler14758Z1$14.99
Roof sealantHE884
(Amazon)
1$11.97
TOTAL—–3$53.95

Breakdown on Primers and Paints

PARTS/ITEMSPART/ITEM NUMBERS AND LINKSQUANTITIESPRICES
Primer
(white)
White 4633
(Amazon)
1$19.13
Rust primer2607371$7.99
Roof coatingHE887
(Amazon)
3$179.94
Rust preventative paint
(white gloss)
46804
(Amazon)
2$36.86
TOTAL—–7$214.44

Breakdown on Accessories

PARTS/ITEMSPART/ITEM NUMBERS AND LINKSQUANTITIESPRICES
Door mirror and
assembly
(private owner)2$125.00
Spare keys and key ring—–1$10.84
Washer bottle kitVPE-10400
(Amazon)
1$42.95
Wipers6-18652$9.89
(Additional items)(various)12$178.42
TOTAL—–18$376.99
In an effort to be open and honest, some products use the Amazon Affiliates Program.
This means if you purchase using our link, we get a small commission — at no cost to you. It is simply one way to show your support.

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