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Old 07-24-2013, 11:05 PM
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so tonight I saw a job for an auto body instructor. I actually took some of those classes years back and was going for an AA in auto body til I realized it was pointless in the field. Then tonight I see this job posting for teaching at night and here's the requirements...

Bachelors w/ 2 years exp ( really???)

AA w/ 6 years exp ( really???)

or a California Community college instructor's cred ( they stopped those in 1990)

What the hell is a guy with 2 years experience gonna teach you? Geez, I wonder who the kids would want to teach them... an ex pro skater who's still young and working on 200k cars for one of the best shops in sac or a guy with a degree with two years experience? SMH. I guess I should have gotten that degree after all.

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:06 AM
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:42 AM
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Yea, and when you get real old you will wish you had learned something from everybody.

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:53 AM
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Wow. I am really fortunate. I just never realized what kind of friends I had. I am beginning to have my suspisions though........

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Crap!!

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Old 07-25-2013, 08:36 PM
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I spent about 4 1/2 hours doing the finish welding and grinding on 2 of the body mounts. This is definitely not the fun part.

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finished up blocking on The Trans Am. I did the right side and my mentor did the left, same for the mud too but I got to the hood first and did that as well. Tomorrow I think I'll be working on the boss' Vette til something else comes in. Also put together The 2012 Malibu I "R&R'd". American cars are funky. Actually have to remove the bumper bracket to install the headlight to let it slide in this silly slot and you can't put them on with fresh paint. Once the head light hooks in it touches the fender and pretty much scrapes it as it's hooking in. Also got to route a bunch of crap THRU the fender, kind of like the old Ford Rangers but not as annoying. One of the key things in clocking $$$ doing commission in production is knowing how to take them apart and knowing all about the quarky things about particular models. I like it cause they are all a change of pace and it's fun zipping in bolts with my 12v Milwaukee. Love that little impact gun.

Oh, and someone in the paint dept broke a squirter on the hood after talking em into a hood blend. How and the hell do you that and work in a body shop? I think I've only seen that done once in my entire life, and this one was a very simple one. SMH

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Old 07-25-2013, 11:30 PM
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Not all those are easy Henry. I don't know about Malibu but a Toyota Seinna for instance is all but impossible to remove those squirters without breaking them.

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Old 07-25-2013, 11:32 PM
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Tonight the wife and I went to "Music in the park" with our dinner and a beer and listened to a great band with the community, I Love those concerts!

Got home and had to put in my 5 minutes, funny thing was it turned into about 30 minutes without really getting a damn thing done. All about marking out the top to cut it for the lengthen. I am really taking my time here to come up with the best plan.

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Old 07-25-2013, 11:35 PM
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Not all those are easy Henry. I don't know about Malibu but a Toyota Seinna for instance is all but impossible to remove those squirters without breaking them.

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This one was easy. Two prongs right in his face. No excuse for that. I've seen tough ones usually hidden under the shell so you gotta get them from the top, or if the hood is being replaced then you can just cut the metal out. I've never broken one let alone one as simple as a Malibu one.
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Not all those are easy Henry. I don't know about Malibu but a Toyota Seinna for instance is all but impossible to remove those squirters without breaking them.

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yep, they make them that way now...clips too...sometime they get old and brittle and break,it happens once in a while...at least he knew enough to take them out and not tape them off...
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This one was easy. I've never broken one let alone one as simple as a Malibu one.
LOL,You will....if you do this long enough...
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:02 AM
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well I did break a brittle one if that counts. kind of fell apart though so I didn't count it. been doing it long enough to where guys with 2-3 cars in the top national car shows are knocking.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:03 AM
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yep, they make them that way now...clips too...sometime they get old and brittle and break,it happens once in a while...at least he knew enough to take them out and not tape them off...
yeah well, I'm not just gonna attack this new prepper for that. That's just the beginning of his hacktivities.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:16 AM
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Everyone is different that's for sure. I watch 5 body techs everyday and they are as different as anyone can be when it comes to this stuff. One we joke that he uses a Binford 2000 chain saw to remove stuff like that. I pull the rope to start the imaginary saw raaaaa raaaaa raaaaaa RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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Old 07-26-2013, 08:26 AM
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true. I think it's clumsiness or often times they do it cause they don't like the time that's given so they just maul right thru it. On this Malibu, I must have spent 20-30 minutes taking off the rocker cover. One of those newer cars, very stiff. I work hourly. If I worked commission at the old shop I worked at I might would have man handled that thing cause I know that shop doesn't care about the clips and they won't give me any time to take it off anyways.
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