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Old 09-06-2022, 01:06 PM
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Talking Securing a painter in Connecticut or Los Angeles

I have a deposit down on an ERA Cobra that won't be built for over a year, it seems. They'll be doing the chassis bonding and I'll be doing most of everything else myself.

I'm told that painters are busy and becoming a real bottleneck, so I was hoping to get on the books now so when a year or so goes by, I won't be stuck waiting. There's no reason any car should take months to paint unless they're squeezing other people in ahead of me, right? Like, you schedule a car, drop it off, and a month later the car is done with painting...Right??

Any tips here? I live in Los Angeles, but have no relationship with any paint or bodywork shop. I'm certainly open to any favorites, but from what people are telling me, getting a top-quality paint job in Southern California has become difficult or VERY expensive, and it seemed like going with "known" painters who have done many Cobras a lot made sense. I'm aware of three (in Connecticut), and I'm open to all input:

Connecticut Customs - The standard shop, right?

Brandon at "Big B" - I'm told the quality is as good as CC, but tends to be cheaper. I'm happy to use anyone that will do good work in a reasonable timeframe.

Tony at Tony's Auto Builders - Just another one I saw mentioned around here or some such.


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Cobra Automotive in Wallingford, CT. Talk to Curt.
They have done well for me.
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I second that, they do great work.
My car was done in 2005 from CC and still looks great
Both shops do great work and know the car well, im sure with 100's under there belt
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Try Ron Randall at Metal Morphus in CT. Great work and will take the car and do the work he commits to. Bodywork and Shot 2 cars for me. Very pleased
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I used Jeff Miller in Temecula to paint my car. Highly recommend. Info below.

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I had my 289 FIA painted by Connecticut Customs and they did an excellent job. They have done a lot of ERAs over the years and the body work they do on the cars, such as rounding the edges around the cowl above the dash is first rate.
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I too highly recommend Ron Randall Outstanding Work and a terrific guy to work with.

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Tony passed away a few years ago. He did mine about 17 years ago.
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