i know this has been discussed sometime back, am contemplating about a whole paint job on my 81 celica with same color... any recommendation here from socal members, any info much appreciated, thanks
Unfortunately, you're in a bit of a bad location. It usually runs $2500-5000 here. Out there it can be easily
be double that. With all the new EPA rules it's getting quite expensive to paint cars in SoCal.
You'd almost be better off to ship it to another state to have the work done. I know several SoCal guys who are contemplating that.
But, the more work you can do yourself (trim removal, sanding, etc.), the more money you can save.