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Old 14-09-2015, 08:40 PM
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Welder/painter done a lot of very very good work for me in the past and makes up all his own panels. And I send a lot of business his way.

Welding is the least of my worries...
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Old 14-09-2015, 08:41 PM
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Really not at all as bad as you think...

Where I have removed paint is where all of the rust bubbles were, and cracked paint was..

Hence why it looks worse than what it is as all of the rust is exposed..
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Old 14-09-2015, 08:42 PM
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Anyone please feel free to come have a look.

I live in bedford.

Welcome anytime!

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Old 14-09-2015, 08:43 PM
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Also, my mum lives in cloud cuckoo land and it is a warm happy, generous place....

You might get to experience it..

But I live in Bedford.

Thanks.
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Old 14-09-2015, 08:47 PM
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Anyone please feel free to come have a look.

I live in bedford.

Welcome anytime!

Now there is an offer for everybody you could have a club meet there and then have lunch at a local pub
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Old 14-09-2015, 08:56 PM
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Hence why it looks worse than what it is as all of the rust is exposed..
Not even close. It's an iceberg, and you're looking at the bit that's sticking out of the water. This car has rotted from the inside out.

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Welder/painter done a lot of very very good work for me in the past and makes up all his own panels. And I send a lot of business his way.
Has he given you a quote then? I don't want to know how much money (that's between you and him) but I'm interested to hear how many hours he estimates it at.

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Welding is the least of my worries...
So what are your "worries" then?
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Old 14-09-2015, 09:10 PM
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No quote..

It is a "just get it all done" job.

Whatever it is, it is...

No worries...
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Old 14-09-2015, 09:18 PM
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. I'm baffled as to why this isn't being brought to attention more forcefully? Is it somehow un-PC to tell it like it is? If this guy was a relative or a close friend, wouldn't you try to help him see the light?
My initial attempts at assisting Don when I tried to point out that a 280ZX clutch master cylinder would not fit were dismissed out of hand so I decided not to bother again.
Don isnt a relative of mine or a friend so Im with Rob Gaskin here .........
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I mean Don could be heading to a financial disaster and you are just enjoying the exchange of comments.
Yup.
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Old 14-09-2015, 10:28 PM
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At the end of the day it is Dons car, Dons money and Dons time. No point getting stressed out about it. We can all have our opinions but you all know the old saying: "You can take a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."
Personally I would never give someone a blank cheque on the repair work, but I don't know Dons contact, maybe he is a straight up guy... but... oh yeh, its Dons money...
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Old 14-09-2015, 10:30 PM
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Nice looking widebody kitted car...

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Now there is an offer for everybody you could have a club meet there and then have lunch at a local pub

Love the idea Steve!!

Don beware, it'll be like one of those Facebook party invites gone wrong except with lots of old / middle aged men ripping up your driveway with extreme polishing and trashing your mum's tea pot
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Old 14-09-2015, 10:38 PM
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He is very straight up.

His work is of the highest quality..

I can say that hands down that I have experienced his work first hand and I would recommend him to anyone.

I have also used classic mobile welding (Wayne) and he is an excellent classic welder also.

If you want it done right I find it best to say just get the job done whatever it is, it is..

If you want good work, no point trying to agree or haggle on an estimate because at the end of the day, that is not hoing to be someones best work, just what someone feels they can do to that amount to cut corners.. Not that my guy would cut corners, just speaking from a mechanics perspective or any professional perspective....

That is why I have always been straight with repair works...

It takes as long as it takes...

If you are happyto pay whatever it takes, you will get the best work...
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Old 14-09-2015, 10:55 PM
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Well said Don, i think your on the right tracks with that attitude, get it done properly and do it once, looking forward to the nice detailed pictures of the fabrication and welding techniques as it may give me some ideas on an up a coming project
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Old 14-09-2015, 10:56 PM
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If you want good work, no point trying to agree or haggle on an estimate because at the end of the day, that is not hoing to be someones best work, just what someone feels they can do to that amount to cut corners.. Not that my guy would cut corners, just speaking from a mechanics perspective or any professional perspective....

That is why I have always been straight with repair works...

It takes as long as it takes...

If you are happyto pay whatever it takes, you will get the best work...
You must have very deep pockets though?!

Admire your enthusiasm nonetheless
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Old 14-09-2015, 11:22 PM
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Not really.

As I said, it is not that bad...

Had it been too far gone I would have sold it, after removing the awful bodykit..

Besides, the only work I am going to pay out for is the welding and the respray......

Doing all the other work myself... So do not see how it can be to expensive to repair...

Not as if costs will exceed the value of the car..

It is better than buying a car that looks good for a lot of money, than to build a car that is actually exellently build and built properly for the same amount of money or (in my case) less.

Not going to be put off by anyone on here as I am the only one who has actually seen the car in the flesh and my bodyshop guy...

So all comments about excessive rust mean nothing really....
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Old 14-09-2015, 11:27 PM
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Looking forward to getting it on the road probably going to be next year...

Realistically it will take as long as it takes, but should be on the road atleast by next summer and this car will never see a rainy day! Ever again so long as I own it!

Bought those image 3pc split wheels on another note..

Hopefully they will be received tomorrow evening...

Will post up pics when fitted to the car....


Going to refurb them and paint them in a deep anthracite colour....

Should be very nice when done...
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