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 41 
 on: March 29, 2015, 07:13:23 PM 
Started by ko-lek-tor - Last post by Sauron327
I have customers who understand the time and money required to do the job right. I've also had one that was trying to save a buck and had the car finished and painted elsewhere after I did the all metal replacement and modifications for fit and gapping. The car then got shipped back to me and I had to repaint parts of it that were done poorly by the other shop. Unfortunately the entire car should be reshot but he cannot afford it. Save a nickel, waste a dollar.

Documenting a build with photos is standard procedure for some. Owners two or more states away can't pop in and they are provided progress photos of the build. I do the same with in or out of state jobs for reasons previously mentioned by X33RS. And if the owner ever sells their car, the buyer can see the build from bare metal to paint.

I know of a shop that bangs out cars to sell at Barret Jackson. Cave and pave jobs. The owner told a customer there was more filler in one fender than in an entire car. But it's B.J. so it must be a quality.

 42 
 on: March 29, 2015, 07:11:33 PM 
Started by ko-lek-tor - Last post by 1968RSZ28
Bentley, aside from the emblem placement and the stripe the paint job looks real good, is this your car?

Vince, the car is listed on eBay (in-case you're interested)...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Camaro/131469409831?_trksid=p2060778.c100276.m3476&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140725133649%26meid%3De3ddd405f76f410baaa4545fa9cf2047%26pid%3D100276%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D221725446142

 Wink

Paul

 43 
 on: March 29, 2015, 07:06:02 PM 
Started by ko-lek-tor - Last post by ko-lek-tor
Bentley, aside from the emblem placement and the stripe the paint job looks real good, is this your car?

Oh, No, it is not my car. No, my car is in limbo and has been since the first of the year when the guy bailed on finishing the job. Now, it is a half done project. No, this car was on ePay. It just seems so senseless to turn out something like this and that is why I took my car to someone I could trust to do the work right after a lot of setbacks. Just wish he would have finished car as agreed. He told me he was getting out of the resto business as there was no money in that kind of work and he had the car 8 months! The point of this car is if the emblem and stripe are wrong, to me, all the work is suspect as being sub par.

 44 
 on: March 29, 2015, 06:24:19 PM 
Started by ko-lek-tor - Last post by VINCE Z28
Bentley, aside from the emblem placement and the stripe the paint job looks real good, is this your car?

 45 
 on: March 29, 2015, 06:24:07 PM 
Started by 67rs/ss396 - Last post by rick 67
 Perhaps Kurt can help with this one. There are some anomalies in rear ends. I see in 67 and 68 PC"s were 3:31 non posi 12 bolts    And for 69 it was a 2:56 posi 10 bolt.
  http://www.camaros.org/drivetrain.shtml#AxleCodes

 46 
 on: March 29, 2015, 06:06:59 PM 
Started by ko-lek-tor - Last post by X33RS
Big shops suffer like that because of the volume they handle and the overhead they cover.  It's the insurance work for them that really pays the bills so most shops don't care to take labor intensive restoration work.  Major shops that do take on classic car restoration work and specialize in that can cost $100 an hour labor or more plus parts.  Most people just aren't willing or simply can't afford that.   I do one car at a time so I can devote 100% of my attention, research correct finishes etc...to avoid those issues.  Not trying to sell myself here, just showing both sides of the coin.  It's not always the body shops fault for certain things.  There is alot more behind the scenes that reflect some of the poor decision making.  I run into it quite often and have actually turned work away if I think the customers decisions are detrimental to the end result.  I don't like my name on something that's going to fall apart in 5 years.

 47 
 on: March 29, 2015, 05:59:55 PM 
Started by 67rs/ss396 - Last post by VINCE Z28
The only reference to the PC code in CBTN that I can see is on page 309. It's for a 1967 camaro 4 speed 350  3.31:1 no mention of 12 or 10 bolt.

 48 
 on: March 29, 2015, 05:39:55 PM 
Started by ko-lek-tor - Last post by rsr
It's the same problem everywhere with skilled labor....most only care about getting it done asap..paid and move on to the next quickest payday!! The collision shops take on restoration work to help during the slow times and the bodyman or tech has no idea what the vintage car will need to be correct without spending some research time and that costs!!

 49 
 on: March 29, 2015, 04:48:37 PM 
Started by 67rs/ss396 - Last post by 67rs/ss396
I checked on a project 69 camaro and the rear is a 12 bolt PC 0929 G. CRG has it as a 10 bolt 2:56 posi.
In Chevrolet by the Numbers it list it as a 12 bolt 2:56 posi. Anyone else come across this?

 50 
 on: March 29, 2015, 03:22:16 PM 
Started by ko-lek-tor - Last post by 69Z28-RS
Arizona,
shoot me a pm with an email and I'll send some pics of stuff I've done.

Arizona is too far away for north Alabama for me to use; my email is in my profile.

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