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PostSubject: Before You Hire or Contract a Restorer To Build Your Car READ THIS!   Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:09 pm

Yesterday while researching my A/C system I came across a post on another forum where a former builder was vehemently berated for not delivering built and restored Christine's as promised. Two hobbyists of the Christine world found their dreams crushed and themselves both at a loss for thousands of dollars.

Reminds me all to well of a situation we had here some years ago where several hobbyists experienced the same thing at the hands of the now defunct "Memory Lane Classics". My close friend and fellow CCC member Furvedere experienced this first hand. As much as I would love to have him share his story as a learning experience I'd hate to see him forced to revisit that nightmare.

Both builders offered to build Christine's at incredible bargain prices and spent a significant amount of time and effort promoting themselves as experienced accomplished restorers.

If you are considering hiring a person or company to build your dream car do your homework! There is a vendor feedback section here and you are always welcome to ask other members questions about anyone doing business in our facet of the hobby! Chances are someone here knows of this person or had dealings with them either positive or negative!

Just remember that these cars are now very rare and it is extremely difficult and expensive to purchase decent parts. If it sounds to good to be true it is!

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PostSubject: Re: Before You Hire or Contract a Restorer To Build Your Car READ THIS!   Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:37 pm

Wayne, that goes for any restoration job. Always check their history. Talk to people that have had their cars done at those shops. I have seen a few places come and go because they said they could produce, but then they don't. Once their gone, so is your dreams and cash!

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PostSubject: Re: Before You Hire or Contract a Restorer To Build Your Car READ THIS!   Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:42 pm

Amen Dave.

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PostSubject: Re: Before You Hire or Contract a Restorer To Build Your Car READ THIS!   Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:29 pm

Still thanking the good Lord for the outcome of that debacle. Five years ago right now I was in the thick of it...thinking I would never get my money back. I'm still gun-shy from it. I would say one should make sure the shop has been in business a long time too...and keep it local so you can check in regularly.

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PostSubject: Re: Before You Hire or Contract a Restorer To Build Your Car READ THIS!   Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:42 pm

Excellent advice Bob!
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PostSubject: Re: Before You Hire or Contract a Restorer To Build Your Car READ THIS!   Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:36 pm

Some folks have an easy time making promises, that they cannot keep. also, never pay up front for work that has not been done!

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