I had my 54,xxx mile '70 Mach painted by a local painter, specialized in classic cars. Car had what was left of original paint, had sat outdoors in Georgia since '92.
I took him a stripped body, only thing bolted to body was rear axle and a dolly in front. I had already replaced all floorpans and replaced minimal trunk/quarter rust damage. All other sheetmetal was loose, taken in a truck seperately.
The painter then sand blasted all parts, replaced a door skin prepped,primed,painted all parts the original Raven Black, including the textured-black Mach 1 stripe on hood & rear spoiler. He reinstalled doors, replacing hinge pins/bushings and aligned doors. I then picked up the rolling body and all loose parts (hood, fenders, valances, trunk lid, etc) in my pickup for reassembly myself.
His cost - $7,500. (I actually swapped a 1930 Model A project for the work, which I stole off of craigslist for $3,250 ! But upon picking up the stang, for ****s & giggles I asked what he would of charged, and without hesitation he replied "You'd have been looking at $7,500 all day long!"
So for once, I think that I made out on a deal...
Mach 1, 351C-4v, FMX, everything black - restored in '13 for the wife.
Ford 1.5 Ton Flatbed truck -restored in '07
Ford AA Doodlebug tractor - unrestored, as built during WW2
F-350 King Ranch, Crew diesel
.....and my son's name is Ford... I still can't believe that the wife let that one go!...