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Re: The Problem With Body Shops...
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: September 08, 2018 07:14AM

You say the shift lever was "dangling". Did he rip it from the floor, or just twist it loose off the jamb nut? The mechanism is sturdy enough such as will stand up to Godzilla, so I doubt he damaged it. The screwed-on jamb nut is easy enough to tighten. But the sheet metal floor pan would be another thing.

So what was the case?

-Mark

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Re: The Problem With Body Shops...
Posted by: Monza109 ()
Date: September 08, 2018 01:31PM

I agree with Kyle. You were quoted only $600.00. That's peanuts in todays world of material costs, labor and overhead for any body shop. What did you expect?

Maybe if you were at some sketchy dudes house and he was doing the job in his back yard that price exists but not at a real body shop business.

I would have never taken my Corvair to any body shop that would quote such a low price because I know I can't possibly expect much for that.
It's simply not reasonable.

Moreover, he agreed to allowing you to give him $300.00 to get rid of you.


Time

Quality

Price

Pick two cause getting all three isn't realistic. You get what you pay for.

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Re: The Problem With Body Shops...
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 08, 2018 01:39PM

Monza109 Wrote:
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> Moreover, he agreed to allowing you to give him $300.00 to get rid of you.

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That's because the kid who normally does detail work there wanted to try his hand at "Custum Resortation Super Boogy Woogy Body & Paint" spent 3 hours doing it! REALLY!





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Re: The Problem With Body Shops...
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: September 08, 2018 02:07PM

If you tell someone what kind of job you want done and they quote the price they should do it to that standard for that price. It is up to the person that quotes the price to make it profitable. Of course a price that low should raise a huge red flag.
If I quote someone $200 to do a job that should cost $1000 that's my problem not theirs.

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Re: The Problem With Body Shops...
Posted by: 4carbcorvair ()
Date: September 11, 2018 09:57AM

UGLYTRUK Wrote:
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And I'm almost sure, like most regular
> high-volume body shops he has his own paint mixing
> station, which doesn't mean the paint is free of
> course, it just means that he has doesn't have to
> pay Body Shop mark up prices to have each quantity
> of paint mixed.

We had a mixing system at the shop I used to work at. Shop had to buy the mixing system/shelving and mixing lids for quarts and gallons. System set up with all the paint codes showing colors, alternates and mixing formulas. We were charged the same for a quart or gallon of mixing tints. So in the end, it probably costs the shop more. sad smiley

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