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#16 freedhardwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted October 02, 2013 - 06:59 AM

 I have always been more lenient towards something with mechanical issues (if any) than with a rust bucket.

I'm the complete opposite of that. Mechanical problems can run into money. A vehicle in good mechanical shape but has rust (or dents) saves me money because other people are concerned about looks.

Edited by freedhardwoods, October 02, 2013 - 07:05 AM.

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Posted October 03, 2013 - 05:42 PM

yeah but being a Fleet mechanic, having been an alignment, suspension and brake guy for 20 years before getting this job, plus having a son that works as a delivery driver for a parts store I get my parts cheap. I have my own 2 post lift in my home garage and my own labor costs me $0 when working on my own vehicles...  Id rather have a solid foundation to build on.

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Posted October 03, 2013 - 06:34 PM

I feel the same way. Im not a professional auto mechanic but I am pretty sharp with some tools.

but what I cant do is body work and painting.

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Posted October 03, 2013 - 10:58 PM

Rust is not so bad once you get it through your head to not fight it. Just cut it all out and start over. Seems drastic but for the most part it takes much less work and the results are much better. If it's too bad junk the vehicle. Fighting rust is like arguing with a salesman. Your never going to come out ahead.