Jump to content


Anyone with out there transition into auto body?

Recommended Posts

Hey guys, I am trying to gather information and advice about this subject. I am going to be adding a body shop to our current shop. For those of you out there who have started with auto repair and progressed into adding auto body, what advice can you give me?


I have searched high and low for some sort of primer on starting a body shop but there doesn't seem to be a source for all that information in one place. I have reseached and read a lot of articles on bodyshopbusiness.com however I feel that a lot of the business articles are geared toward existing body shops with not as much value for someone starting out.


Just for background sake, we are going to be installing a full downdraft booth as well as have a separate section completely divided by a wall for the body end. We will most likely not invest in a frame machine until the body work picks up and will have to outsource that. The booth with installation, permits, fire suppression system, etc is already costing over 60k :blink:

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...