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Old 07-22-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Body Work... Paranoia Sets In

Ok, my car is going under the knife tomorrow to fix the bumper where they scuffed it from the factory. I'm more than a little paranoid about how things will turn out. Mainly about overspray and them joy riding... Sigh.

I work on all my own cars and only one person besides me has driven my Grand Prix in the 6 or 7 years. The only person to drive my car since I took possession was the tint man. He's a friend and he only drove it 100ft from my work to his. I think I'll be a wreck until I get it back Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Remember to check your odometer when you drop it off. If you had a dash cam like mine you could stick it on the back window pointing at the driver in circumstances like these, they wouldnt notice it there. As far as overspray i dunno what to say but im sure itll turn out great.
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Remember to check your odometer when you drop it off. If you had a dash cam like mine you could stick it on the back window pointing at the driver in circumstances like these, they wouldnt notice it there. As far as overspray i dunno what to say but im sure itll turn out great.
+1 on the odometer. I would flip **** if someone took my car out after dropping it off for some work. Even when I got my windows tinted on my v6 I stayed the whole time AND pulled the car in/out of the shop lol . Not that I didn't trust the guy, but the one time I took it to ford for a free car wash the guy that took it back stalled THREE flippin times!!!! Right infront of me... So after that no one has driven any of my cars.
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Re: Body Work... Paranoia Sets In

I once went to trade my 98 Corvette in on a 2004 Corvette ZO-6 and the idiot that was to bring it around to the front of the building after he cleaned and detailed it ran straight into the cement wall destroying the front end. I found out that he could not drive a stick and the guy helping him that could was out to lunch. At least he did give it his best try.

I sure didn't want the car after that.

Case # 2 was when I had service done at the Mitsubishi dealer on my 3000GT the idiot pulled it out of the shop and scraped the bottom of the front end on a tire stop in their parking lot. The car was low and the tire stop was just regular height. You had to look under the front end to see the paint all scraped off. I was not a very happy customer. It was a yellow pearl paint that the dealer could not match so they gave me $500.00 but the car never felt like a virgin to me again. I traded it on my 98 Corvette.

The big trouble is that the dealers hire idiots that don't give a crap about your car to move them around the lot. Just like the oil change monkeys they hire to change the oil using an air wrench on your drain plug. There is a totally different Monkey every time you go in for your oil change. They don't want to have to pay a living wage or really train them so they don't stay long.

It is a problem but nothing you can do about.
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Re: Body Work... Paranoia Sets In

She's dropped off... in the mean time I've got a rental F150 with Ecoboost. Think they'd miss the turbos if I took them off?
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She's dropped off... in the mean time I've got a rental F150 with Ecoboost. Think they'd miss the turbos if I took them off?
Nah, it's just a rental and if you change the badges they will never notice.
We all have bad dealer/service stories, but most of the time it turns out just fine
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Re: Body Work... Paranoia Sets In

they should be able to match the color have them take the bumper OFF the car and paint it separate. Unless blending which they shouldnt have to do on a new car without an odd color there is no reason to paint it on the car~ overspray does suck but it can be removed with elbow grease. If its a good shop it will be limited.
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Re: Body Work... Paranoia Sets In

Car won't be done until tomorrow they said (fine by me, rather they didn't rush). In the mean time, some twin turbo goodness... F150 Ecoboost rental.











If I was buying a truck, this would be it. I don't really like the F150 styling (except the Raptor), but the inside is comfy and I love the power it puts out.
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^ throw a strut tower brace and and a 302 intake on it! Lol jk I wish I could have gotten a rental like that. I got a focus last time :/
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Re: Body Work... Paranoia Sets In

Hah... he asked me "Do you want that F150? Only other thing we have is a Focus."

Me: "F150."
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Hah... he asked me "Do you want that F150? Only other thing we have is a Focus."

Me: "F150."
My dad got a brand new f150 with the 5.0 for work and it is amazing what comes standard in those things.
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Re: Body Work... Paranoia Sets In

This one is a $36k MSRP truck. I used the VIN and looked up the window sticker.
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Re: Body Work... Paranoia Sets In

Got her back this morning and gave her a nice hand washing to commemorate our reunion.
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