how long to finish ? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Interior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-20-2011, 06:01 AM
shine's Avatar
SPI Thug
 

Last journal entry: some progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bluff dale texas
Posts: 2,726
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 207 Times in 166 Posts
how long to finish ?

just a question for the stitchers here. 37 ford coupe. buckets , side panels, carpet and trunk . no headliner . how long would this take ?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-20-2011, 07:07 AM
DanTwoLakes's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Contact adhesive
Last journal entry: 49 Packard
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Age: 64
Posts: 5,889
Wiki Edits: 22

Thanks: 0
Thanked 151 Times in 138 Posts
One person working on it, 4 weeks or so, depending on how elaborate it is.
__________________
__________________________________

No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.
__________________________________
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-20-2011, 07:12 AM
shine's Avatar
SPI Thug
 

Last journal entry: some progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bluff dale texas
Posts: 2,726
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 207 Times in 166 Posts
car has been in shop since nov. car owner is going out of state next week but when he comes back we are taking the trailer and going to pick it up. went by yesterday and all the materials and such were inside the car . noticed another job in the works. i am so frigging tired of excuses from morons who can not run their business. this is one of those shops that lives off deposits.
my last sedan was done in about 6 weeks complete. but that shop went to hell. i am not out of options . i've run out of shops to try.

thanks dan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-20-2011, 07:41 AM
DanTwoLakes's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Contact adhesive
Last journal entry: 49 Packard
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Age: 64
Posts: 5,889
Wiki Edits: 22

Thanks: 0
Thanked 151 Times in 138 Posts
If he couldn't start your project exactly on time because the work he was doing ahead of yours took longer than he expected, that's one thing, that happens in all businesses. He shouldn't have had the car for 6 months without at least starting it.
__________________
__________________________________

No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.
__________________________________
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-20-2011, 08:07 AM
shine's Avatar
SPI Thug
 

Last journal entry: some progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bluff dale texas
Posts: 2,726
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 207 Times in 166 Posts
he picked up the seats in oct , said they would be done in a couple of weeks. took him the car in nov. he had it 3 months and did very little . then he had health problems , then this or that. but seeing a new job there tore down and ours setting aside full of stuff just did it for me. he's broke, cant pay for his lifestyle and chasing deposits. happens in bodyshops all the time. they get half down then spend it and have a full job to do for half the pay. when they run out of room they are done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-20-2011, 10:54 AM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: General Motors transmissions Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: near Yellowstone park
Posts: 4,331
Wiki Edits: 27

Thanks: 12
Thanked 257 Times in 241 Posts
legal deposit limit.

I had a building contractors license in Calif and there was a legal limit on how much deposit money you could collect. I worked for one guy that would take his left over materials to a new job and collect a materials delivery charge from the unknowing home owner. AND HE FINally went broke. I know one guy that teaches Auto at the college and also works out of his farm shop. He collects the first month's space rental then every week e mails picts of the work he has done and sends the bill. If there is no payment the space rental applies and the lein procedure starts after 30 days. . the guys that want a big deposit are usually going to rip you off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2011, 10:52 AM
shine's Avatar
SPI Thug
 

Last journal entry: some progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bluff dale texas
Posts: 2,726
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 207 Times in 166 Posts
well after 8 months i went and picked up the 37. not finished and looks like sh&it . this lying sob should be run out of business and i think that is exactly what is going to happen. the owner is going to sue the clown to the stone age. i have never heard so many sob stories and excuses in my life . the only excuse would be i died.
i'll post some pics later.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2011, 07:35 AM
shine's Avatar
SPI Thug
 

Last journal entry: some progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bluff dale texas
Posts: 2,726
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 207 Times in 166 Posts
after 8 months and 3k this what have. seats look like ****. door panels and stuff in trunk. also look like **** . done wrong , not finished , wasted hides. i hope this *** clown ends up bankrupt .
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	seats.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	64.5 KB
ID:	56203   Click image for larger version

Name:	panels.jpg
Views:	148
Size:	59.1 KB
ID:	56204  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2011, 07:50 AM
shine's Avatar
SPI Thug
 

Last journal entry: some progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bluff dale texas
Posts: 2,726
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 207 Times in 166 Posts
forgot the custom door panels. *** clown used leather and vinyl next to each other. suppose to be all leather.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	door panels.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	49.0 KB
ID:	56205  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2011, 09:08 AM
DanTwoLakes's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Contact adhesive
Last journal entry: 49 Packard
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Age: 64
Posts: 5,889
Wiki Edits: 22

Thanks: 0
Thanked 151 Times in 138 Posts
Wow, Shine that work is pretty awful. I've seen beginners do a far better job than that. I hope you didn't have to pay anything for it.
__________________
__________________________________

No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.
__________________________________
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2011, 09:51 AM
shine's Avatar
SPI Thug
 

Last journal entry: some progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bluff dale texas
Posts: 2,726
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 207 Times in 166 Posts
it is no way acceptable to me. we are taking it to another shop to be redone. documenting it all and will sue the guy to pay for redoing it. he wasted 2 hides . he threw stuff together each time we came to make it look like he was working on it.
he had the car since nov . i've never been vindictive when it came to a mans livelihood but the clown needs to be run out of business .
the door panels were suppose to have a reverse mustang design to match the seats. i even drew it out for him .he ran out of swede so he just used carpet instead of buying more.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2011, 10:23 AM
DanTwoLakes's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Contact adhesive
Last journal entry: 49 Packard
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Age: 64
Posts: 5,889
Wiki Edits: 22

Thanks: 0
Thanked 151 Times in 138 Posts
People who do work like that are what gives upholstery a bad name, just like the hacks who think they can paint a car.
__________________
__________________________________

No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.
__________________________________
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2011, 12:10 PM
shine's Avatar
SPI Thug
 

Last journal entry: some progress
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: bluff dale texas
Posts: 2,726
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 207 Times in 166 Posts
dan , do you think the seats can be saved or will have to be redone ? the wrinkles just wont cut it.

also is it possible to remove the leather that has been glued down .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2011, 12:25 PM
Member
 
Last wiki edit: Wiring diagram 1953 Chevrolet
Last journal entry: Spare Tire Dent Removal
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: a little S/E of Nome
Posts: 789
Wiki Edits: 647

Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
....nothing that a heat gun can't take out!

If that don't work, put it in a nice pile, pour gas on and burn it. Where have all the craftsmen gone? Can't get a paint job done either. If the job doesn't turn out, they say, 'well I'm only charging you $5000', and if it does turn out, they up the price a grand or two. Where's the justice???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2011, 01:03 PM
DanTwoLakes's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Contact adhesive
Last journal entry: 49 Packard
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Age: 64
Posts: 5,889
Wiki Edits: 22

Thanks: 0
Thanked 151 Times in 138 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by shine
dan , do you think the seats can be saved or will have to be redone ? the wrinkles just wont cut it.

also is it possible to remove the leather that has been glued down .
No, I don't think they can be saved, at least not the way they are now. I'm sure they could be better, but not like they should be. If the leather that's glued down now is glued down with contact adhesive, it's going to have to be replaced also I'm afraid. Regular leather maybe, but suede is a whole different animal. I think the next guy is pretty much going to have to start over.

Note to alittle1: I assume that was a joke on your part. You never use a heat gun on real leather, especially suede.
__________________
__________________________________

No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.
__________________________________
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Interior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to I prepare an acrylic enamel finish for a bc/cc finish? klingfilm Body - Exterior 2 10-12-2009 12:50 PM
Short and long shaft TH350's.... and extra long too? 383ram Transmission - Rearend 11 02-27-2009 05:08 AM
How long is too long to wait after sanding poly primer before i can spray a 2k? misteryu Body - Exterior 2 03-17-2006 09:49 PM
A long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.... WakBordr7387 Hotrodders' Lounge 2 05-19-2005 03:07 PM
What to finish with? Shooter Mike Body - Exterior 10 01-22-2005 10:54 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.