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Old 08-04-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
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I am not sure why these guys get all the applause. I visited them last week and found Mr Nabers to be exteremely arrogant. I have two C2 Corvettes & he refused to talk to me about either one. I understand that my "65 is a little custom and that he is a "PURIST", but my "63 is completely original. I am the 3rd owner and the car is in pretty good shape already. He turned his back on me - "LITERALLY". I found them through a forum so I wanted to post my experience.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:37 AM   #2
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well as they say there is always two sides to every story.I have met,known and dealt with Ken and gary for 20yrs.They have always been nothing but super nice guys to me
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:02 PM   #3
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I'm just a nobody in this hobby and I walked in their shop one day when I worked close to it. Gary showed me around and answered a lot of questions. He then reluctantly agreed to rivet in some original ball joints for me. Everybody has bad days, maybe you just caught 'em on the wrong day.

I don't know him but a couple of my friends use a guy named Ray in Alvin. He's not cheap but his work is outstanding and he can do it all.

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I've known Ken and Gary for many years, and Ken has been my judging partner at Bloomington Gold for the last four years - couldn't ask for a more low-key, nicer guy.
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I have known Ken and Gary Nabors for many years: we were members of the NCRS Texas Chapter. They are good guys. Not elitists. They are extremely knowledgeable about Corvettes, and build beautiful cars.

Perhaps you caught them at a bad time? Or simply came off the wrong way. I know everyone has an occasional bad day. Even me.

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I don't know him but a couple of my friends use a guy named Ray in Alvin. He's not cheap but his work is outstanding and he can do it all.

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Ray Wiseman?
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Jeff, I believe it's Repzinski, don't know exactly how to spell it. (apologies to those of the Polish persuasion for butchering the spelling) He runs Corvettes By Ray. I can find a number if someone needs it. He has done 4 of my friends cars in Clear Lake and they are stunning. The last I heard his shop rate was $125/hr., too much for a simple redneck like me.

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Jeff, I believe it's Repzinski, don't know exactly how to spell it. (apologies to those of the Polish persuasion for butchering the spelling) He runs Corvettes By Ray. I can find a number if someone needs it. He has done 4 of my friends cars in Clear Lake and they are stunning. The last I heard his shop rate was $125/hr., too much for a simple redneck like me.

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Ok, thanks. Ray Wiseman did my 56 Olds. thought he was in the Alvin area.

Hadn't heard of Corvettes by Ray before. I too am in Clear Lake.
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I too have known Ken and Gary for rmany years and had them restore the 67 435 that is on my avatar. They are super nice guys and a pleasure to do business with As posted earlier maybe you just caught them on a bad day.
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hey BLEE....in your avatar the grump is racing who? bad eyes cant make it out...dyno? gapp?
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Bob Glidden. I can remember the early P/S days when Gapp and Jack Roush partnered on a few cars including a 4 door Maverick. I guess Ol' Jack had his sights set on bigger things, seems like he's made a few bucks since then.

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Starting off by bashing some of the best known guys in the community isn't going to make him many friends.

Heck, I'm not involved in restoring/judging but I've been hearing of their excellent reputation for years.
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Corvette's by Ray- He moved from Alvin about a year ago and is now located in Friendswood Tx on FM 2351 and Cr 129 his PH# is 281-482-7237. I have seen his work numerous times at NCRS meets, he does good work.
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first and only post, with no profile information provided, at all.

I'd have to agree with the award . . . . .
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I'd have to agree with the award . . . . .
but would call it the LOW LIFE AWARD
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Ken & Gary have always been good to me. We all have a bad day once in awhile.
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I am not sure why these guys get all the applause. I visited them last week and found Mr Nabers to be exteremely arrogant. I have two C2 Corvettes & he refused to talk to me about either one. I understand that my "65 is a little custom and that he is a "PURIST", but my "63 is completely original. I am the 3rd owner and the car is in pretty good shape already. He turned his back on me - "LITERALLY". I found them through a forum so I wanted to post my experience.
not enought "zeros" on the end of you bank balance is most likely the reason.
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not enought "zeros" on the end of you bank balance is most likely the reason.
you are obviuosly another guy who does not know or never met these guys.As stated here by every other person except the original poster who has not responded these guys are some of the if not the nicest guys in the hobby"zeros" or no zeros.This coming from me with not so many zeros of my own
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