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Old 12-25-2018, 11:59 AM
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I like FW and this appeared for me under the tree.
I'm going to put it on when I work on the 'vette next and run upstairs every five minutes or so and exclaim stuff like:

"grease and dirt under a fifty year old car !!"
"look an oil spot!"
"can you believe this?"



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"Sweet". I am jealous. Now I want one. Merry Xmas.
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I like FW and this appeared for me under the tree.
Then "Santa" brought you the perfect gift.
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That's a nice damn t-shirt.

Ever notice how often Dan says "damn"? What's up with that?
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I’m a fan as well - I like how all of his build timelines are “realistic” - if not a bit depressing.
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Met the guy at a corvette show a couple years ago, real nice. I like his attitude. Somebody needs to send him a shirt, It looks like he is always wearing the same green shirt every show.
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I like it!
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Just happened to watch the show yesterday. An old guy wanted a 650hp motor stuffed into his '69 Chevelle....Dan did it ...at a cost of $100K!
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What does he charge per hour to work on cars. Some cars he has for over a year although that does not mean the car is
worked on every day.
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What does he charge per hour to work on cars..
I've wondered that as well. Guessing $75-100....
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Dan always wears the same shirt/jeans/sneakers for show production continuity. Makes it so much easier on the editing.
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What does he charge per hour to work on cars. Some cars he has for over a year although that does not mean the car is
worked on every day.
I watched an episode the other day and he gave the customer the labor price and the hours to complete. It worked out to $75. per hour.
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What does he charge per hour to work on cars. Some cars he has for over a year although that does not mean the car is
worked on every day.
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Watched a current episode last night where a (strange) guy came in with a junky ****-smelly donor ‘67 and basically asked for a full blown, race level, bucks up restomod. Was warned the price would blow by “6 figures in Parts alone” and never blinked.

By the end of the show, the shop had fabricated the body extensively to make it work, added chassis and engine and painted it a god-awful purple. But then the customer bailed and wanted the car back unfinished so he and his buddies could finish it.

Dan was unhappy but did what the customer wanted. I’m impressed he didn’t throw a fit, what a nauseating development.

I cannot imagine dealing with some of these people.
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Originally Posted by Vettebuyer6369 View Post
Watched a current episode last night where a (strange) guy came in with a junky ****-smelly donor ‘67 and basically asked for a full blown, race level, bucks up restomod. Was warned the price would blow by “6 figures in Parts alone” and never blinked.

By the end of the show, the shop had fabricated the body extensively to make it work, added chassis and engine and painted it a god-awful purple. But then the customer bailed and wanted the car back unfinished so he and his buddies could finish it.

Dan was unhappy but did what the customer wanted. I’m impressed he didn’t throw a fit, what a nauseating development.

I cannot imagine dealing with some of these people.
I just watched that. The customer's eyes were everywhere but on Dan during the initial interview. I thought that was alarming right there.

I am not familiar with what aftermarket fiberglass is available but to fix some front end damage they took another similar vette and cast a mold from it. Then they proceeded to layer it up to create a correct front end. Seems a pretty 'damn' expensive way to go as opposed to Eckler's????

Then the guy wanted the car to be a couple inches wider. So they sliced it lengthwise and built up the middle. I'd have to watch it again to be clear on just what happened. I'm pretty sure I don't want to do that however.

Beautiful paint job on a color I'd never want and then the customer took over with his buddies. I kind of wonder if he got stiffed. There are progress payments according to the FAQ's.

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Love the show but not the way they cut the front clip to fix the rivets on this 71.
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I just watched that. The customer's eyes were everywhere but on Dan during the initial interview. I thought that was alarming right there.

I am not familiar with what aftermarket fiberglass is available but to fix some front end damage they took another similar vette and cast a mold from it. Then they proceeded to layer it up to create a correct front end. Seems a pretty 'damn' expensive way to go as opposed to Eckler's????

Then the guy wanted the car to be a couple inches wider. So they sliced it lengthwise and built up the middle. I'd have to watch it again to be clear on just what happened. I'm pretty sure I don't want to do that however.

Beautiful paint job on a color I'd never want and then the customer took over with his buddies. I kind of wonder if he got stiffed. There are progress payments according to the FAQ's.
The front end work, including the fabricated mold thingy, completely baffled me.
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The front end work, including the fabricated mold thingy, completely baffled me.
Wasn't that mold taken from the '67 427/435 convertible they did and the customer backed out? May have been just a convenience thing as they didn't have to buy a complete nose, wait for it to be shipped, and then cut it up? Plus they have the mold for future use.
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