Yea man, I think you got hosed on the cost...but it certainly is not something that is done cheap by others (hence why I am doing all my own painting of small parts). I know first hand with the number of highly modified vehicles I have built and sold, recouping costs of mods is pretty much impossible so from a $$ perspective, just try to enjoy the Jeep!Just recently had my 2018 Ocean Blue Build
Im definitely floored by the cost and just wonder if I was taken advantage of......
Essentially the total hours for all the work was 124 hours x $110/hr
Additionally there was 2K miscellaneous charges for small things that all added up
and $6500 in paint charges= Total charges 23K
*Note: I purchased all parts needed for customization before hand
The painting compromised of powder coating: $3800
Front & Rear Bumper
Nerf Step up
Inner Fenders Front & Rear
Miscellaneous small pieces you will see around jeep like tube door emblems, dashboard, front headlight grooves etc...
Regular Paint- $2,000 for hard top
I had to buy hard top from Quadratec
800 for hood and few small pieces
Now he was some of the work done:
Subwoofer installed back
Floor lights under foot rests front seats
Rear Tire lights
Borla Cat Muffler
Remove Hood, Bumpers F& R, Remove all Fenders
Remove Soft top
Install Hard Top
Put together and install Tube Doors
Install all inner Fenders
Install all Fenders
Install Nfab step up
Install all tires, rims, mount & balance
Removed factor speakers-----Installed all new kicker speakers 3" & 4"
Removed dash to paint red
REmove factor tire carrier---install Evo Tire Carrier
Assemble and install winch
Install 3.5" Teraflex Lift kit and stability arm
There are some more items like issues that they had with the DV8 fenders that were not manufactured best for JL
They had issues with freedom panels and some issues with wiring
Didnt actually get estimate beforehand
This Jeep place in S Florida is actually pretty credible, the owner good guy, but Im just wondering if I didn't have real expectations about this build
I spent about 15K in all the parts, tires, rims, etc.....Everything on the jeep basically.
Im really considering selling it in a month or two just to hope I get my money back and then redo with another idea I had
for a Jeep
Any suggestions? Opinions on all this? Just kinda looking for something to either ease my mind or get rid of this empty feeling on writing such a big check and spending all this money.
I will say this-- This Jeep absolutely turns head all over the place kinda cool. Had it one day and people beeping, taking pics, rolling down window saying Awesome jeep
Thanks for any input
I will say that the color scheme of the Jeep would have Seahawks fans all giddy...though I am not a fan of either lol. Too bad you are on the opposite corner of the US!