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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-04-2004, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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I met them at a Hershey fall meet. Does anybody has experience with this shop? I may use them for a 1969 Cougar that needs some partial restoration, Thanks to all who reply!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2004, 01:07 PM
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I toured their shop last summer while looking for a restoration shop for my '65. The employees I spoke with were nice and seemed knowledgeable, but I elected to use a different shop as I was told that cars are sometimes stored outside.



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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2004, 09:54 AM
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I have never used them. Bud63 on this forum had his 65 out there for a while. PM him and see what he has to say about them.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-07-2004, 07:29 PM
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After my '65 Fastback was hit at a carshow in 2002 I had them look the car over and I was impressed with their operation. I know they worked on a '65 light blue convertible that turned out beautifully as it was at the same show where I had my accident (it won the Mustang class out of 35 cars). I couldn't use him because of an insurance problem (mine, not theirs) but I would have felt comfortable with their work. It's worth a trip over there, but I would be willing to bet their turn around time is pretty long as the place was packed with restos.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-30-2004, 09:57 PM
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Talk to Bud and hear his horror story about them.


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2004, 07:57 AM
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I can tell you from first hand experience that they are to be approached with the greatest of caution. After spending over $12,000 to get what others skilled in the art considered $2,500 worth of work, I removed my car from the shop and was chased for an additional $2,500. My project was on a $100K track and I was buying all of the parts. I also have a friend that was ripped off for more than $10K on his 20's Dodge to have some minor mechanical and electrical work done and he too had to drag his car out of there.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2004, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Bud63! You just convinced me to look for another restoration shop, WOW! Your case is INCREDIBLE.Thanks for the advise and I am so glad to be a part of this forum!
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