Nothing new here I've seen it time and time again. The only advice I would give you and your friend would be you have to have a thick skin to be on this site. I actually would like to know myself how many people on this site actually restore cars for a living? I'm not saying in a car and a half garage in your backyard. I mean a real shop with bays and clients and vendors that you deal with, just curious.
Really? I think this is one of the friendliest and mature forums I have been on minus the occasional dufus - who is usually a dealt with and a short timer anyway.
I hope it gets worked out Supershifter, you have been here a long time.