Well... got the car back yesterday.... good and bad....
This is where the phrase "You get what you pay for" comes in...
The paint job looks pretty good... not original.. but this is also not the
7 grand job... the doors look good, and the repair on the nose looks good..
but he failed to hook up the power locks, failed to put the pin striping
back on the sides, nose and hood... he lost the plastic pieces that go
behind the inside handles, the new headliner is sagging in several
places, and apparently the trunk leaks. But the power windows are in and
work, the new mirror is on.. (the cable doesn't work quite right though),
and the new seals look good, even though it doesn't seem to have fixed the
leaking t-tops. But anyway, I got it back.. now if I can just make it run
as good as it looks.. things would be good. but I guess that will have to
wait till after the move to NC in Jan. Anyway.. pics are soon to come.
1985 Blue Camaro 2.8L auto w/T-tops (aka "Transmaro")
1988 Blue Firebird Formula 5.0L auto w/T-tops
1985 Brown Firebird 5.7L (360) 5-speed NO T-tops
Heck that can happen to any of us. I used to work in a body shop, plus
I build cars. I know how things can go. A buddy of mine has a Body Shop.
He fixxed my Buick where the back drivers door was backed in to, as well
as rear clipped a customers Buick for me.
My Buick the paint is flawless, they matched the correct orange peal
effect, the metalflake pattern, the pin stripe. If you just looked at
the piant work you would never know. The bodywork leaves something to be
desired. It looks good from one angle, yet from another you can see
waves in the door skin. Not from filler either. The pulled metal shunk
after it was done. Before they checked it, it was painted.
The customers Buick, the body work is perfect. The paint isn't.
It was painted by a new hire, and had to be repainted by the shop owner.
The new hire's paint job wasn't properly prepped, so it is lifting. Yet
since the customer has already banged the car up to the point it would
need every bolt on paniel replaced, it's moot to fix the lifting paint.
Sometimes even good shops do a bad job.
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