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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:42 pm 
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Turbo EFI
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Car Model: 1967 Dodge Dart GT
I emailed Ron and he sent me an email and tried to call (I was in the shower and missed it) and we have emailed some and I am getting a refund of some extent and they aren't doing plastic gauges any longer. Most of the work that I am unhappy with is more of a detail thing such as unfinished letters and overspray that I think would be an issue on any material, but I guess it's better than nothing. He also doesn't seem to get the issue of sending something in that's in good condition (new circuit boards, new bulbs/clips, etc) to get retrofitted with new parts and getting it back with rusty hardware. I am sure it works, but not really confidence inspiring or what I expected.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:39 pm 
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3 weeks turned into almost 3 months and the outcome isn't what I had hoped for,


I know the frustration, any more for service work, I deal with local shops that I can easily reach out and touch or I figure out how to do it my self.
Certainly there are good shops out there, but with out actually visiting the location, understanding exactly how they do the job, you are really just rolling the dice.
Even recommendations from others can be deceiving, unless you review actual finished parts or before and after photos because there are ranges on what people find acceptable and are willing to pay for.

An example is I was shopping for a someone to renew the front trim surround and grills on the 68 Barracuda. Talked on the phone and via e mail with a couple of shops that were recommended over at FABO. Found that those shops were either secretive about their process or were taking short cuts,, blasting and clear coating the aluminum in stead of polishing and anodizing,, did a google earth search of the ship to address and its either a PO box or a house trailer up in the hills, not exactly a warm and fuzzy feeling. So this is a project that I will figure out how and just do it myself.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:29 am 
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Turbo EFI
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Car Model: 1967 Dodge Dart GT
He offered to reimburse me for shipping it back in and fixing it, but has already said he doesn't know how long it will take. I have already missed the fall driving I was hoping to do, so I think I will take him up on it. Have plenty of other projects on the dart and like I told Dad truck, getting a new daily driver this weekend so have some things to do there too.


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