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Old 06-22-2013, 12:45 AM
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55 Chevy in paint

these colors go well with chrome.



custom fire wall





can't wait to see this buffed out. This is the aftermarket quarter I installed. I did about 80% of the work on this car.




I'll post up more pics later.

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I was recently told I was going to be the shopside manager and be in charge of procedures, who gets assigned the work, who gets hired, and to train new hires. This car solidifies that notion because this is mostly my work. Just letting my work do the talking cause when you have a boss who knows nothing about procedure you get a lot of guys trying to get into their heads. I'm doing it with my work.
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Looks like new !!!

I wish I could paint......oh and I had a booth.....
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looks like a perfect job! Congads on the move up in your job!!
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Paint job looks real good. Just love those 55 CHEVYS. Nothing makes a car like a beautiful paint job.

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Love the color on that 55........very different and tasteful, will look real nice with all that stainless back on and polished. Great job as usual.
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I was recently told I was going to be the shopside manager and be in charge of procedures, who gets assigned the work, who gets hired, and to train new hires. This car solidifies that notion because this is mostly my work. Just letting my work do the talking cause when you have a boss who knows nothing about procedure you get a lot of guys trying to get into their heads. I'm doing it with my work.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:54 AM
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:17 PM
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some parts were painted the other day. These guys have had the hood upside down on the stand for days, in the heat, hopefully it makes it out all right. We'll see. It would be a shame cause everything on this car is coming out crispy and it's popping even before buff so I hope the hood and deck lid will be properly taken care of in the paint dept cause they already put in some butt holes on the quarters-GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

LEFT DOOR





RIGHT DOOR





RIGHT FENDER (LEFT FENDER GOT RESPRAYED)

Try blocking out the old man's inline file digs near the body line and you'll know my pain. I do most of the work and the work I don't do I go over, but the old man teaches me a lot so it's all fair game. The worst part is he doesn't even know it-lol The guy probably only gave me one compliment the entire time I've been here.

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WOW, they all look really straight.
The car should be a mirror when done...
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That's looking awesome already! Can't wait to see it back together! Congrats on the promotion.
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The 55 looks great and congratulations on the move up.

I'm sure you already know and maybe don't need to hear it from anyone else but, moving into management can be a blessing, because you are learning a whole new side of the trade, it can also be a curse because your biggest asset can also be your biggest headache...people, specifically people that work for you, people you work with and people you work for (the customer). One of the toughest parts of management is keeping moral high, while sometimes reprimanding or explaining to a fellow employee that they have done something wrong or that there may be more efficient ways of going about something. You are now more than ever a manager, a technician, a teacher, a disciplinarian, an organizer and most important of all, a mentor.

It all becomes a balancing act and how the act is balanced often directly relates to the final successful completion of projects. Something that has worked for me is to ask questions when a situation arises where things should or could have been done differently and or more efficiently. Not a question like "Why the Hell did you do that", more along the lines of "what would have happened if you did it this way". In a question worded differently, the response is also usually different, it opens avenues so all can learn and in there lies the effect on the outcome of the project.

Henry, I am in no way trying to tell you what to do or how to do it. I'm just offering a suggestion in an area where this approach has really helped me in any form of management I've been in. As I mentioned, management is whole new side of the trade and it is exciting. I'm happy that you have been afforded this opportunity and it will enable you to grow your skills in a new way. You already are an excellent technician and a mentor to many people on this site and I'm sure in the working world. My hope is to offer just a little advice, advice that I found to be priceless when I was dealing with employees and still find valuable when dealing with customers today. There are many other management techniques that work differently for different people, this is one tip that I feel is universal...I'm sure you already knew this, but, sometimes hearing it again just reinforces the value.

A sincere all the best Henry, that 55 is world class, it could be parked in my driveway anytime...LOL

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thanks for the advice, but I haven't been given the keys yet. I'm kind of thinking the boss said that to keep me positive and something to look forward to. Not really thinking about the manager thing at the moment. Just trying to do the best work I can do and come home to my daughter with a smile.

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