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Old 04-18-2005, 10:00 PM
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Rides-Rods by Leon Guidry in Channelview, Texas near Houston.
Work is not professional, did not do work correctly.
I know of two cars not completed as promised.

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Old 04-18-2005, 10:09 PM
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A little more detail on your complaint/situation would be handy. While we always appreciate a heads up on sub-par work, we also like to hear the story behind it. Give us the story behind the accusation.
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Old 04-18-2005, 10:43 PM
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Let me start off saying Leon did a lot of work, but....
I usually do all the work except interior sewing on my cars.
I now have physical problems with Rheumatoid Arthritis so I wanted to get the body, fenders, hood, running boards, etc. assembled and primed ready for paint but not finish painted.
That would come after car was finished.
I have a glass 33 Ford Coupe full fendered.
The car is assembled (but not as it should have been), but he used a DA on the rounded surfaces of body and reveal molding, fenders, running boards, etc. and left flat spots which will now take more work for me than doing the assembly. I was told this was to be smoothed out at final painting. If no flat spots it would not take as much labor to be ready for paint. Also they knocked a chunk of glass off trunk lid and had to be repaired, grill shell was broken and repaired, front fender broken, impacted the body without shimming so more work was required on the door alignment. Dan Fink hood hinge cut outs on side panels not uniform.

I was shouted at and accused of wanting something for nothing, which is not true because I paid his price without negotiating.

There is more but you should get the picture.
I have pictures to back up everything.
I was told he would fix it for $$ per hour times unknown hours.
The son is now working off of dad's 40 year rep.

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Old 04-19-2005, 04:34 PM
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you must keep a close eye on work in progress....

CK in once or twice a week and keep a record of work finished and work promissed. You have a right to expect good quality work...thats what your paying for...not for them to wreck your car a little at a time...


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I had written a rather large explanation yesterday---but I just couldn't post it. It was just too painful and embarrassing---but I'll cut to the chase: Dean Marquez, AKA, Dino, of Temecula Street Rod Engineering in Temecula, Ca. is a crook. He lies & cheats. He took me for a large amount of money, ruined my car and disappeared. He's lucky I'm not a violent man.
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Old 05-01-2005, 06:48 AM
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take him to court....

might get some satisfaction or even some cash back...maybe!!


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Revenge is Justice

Sounds like time to get a good attorney and go after the punk. Not only get your money back but maybe even have him pay to have the work redone by a competent shop.
Letters to the Better Business Bureau and such can also have some dramatic effects, as well as to licencing boards of your state.
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