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Old 06-12-2018, 10:45 PM
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I got out there and prepped a few things for primer. Also did a little planning and I solved a problem I had with how I was going to have the rest of it sand blasted and then prime it, can't believe how easy that was. But something got done. All the hidden spots I will be priming look damn good.

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The regional manager tinkers with everything. When I was brought aboard the numbers went up, we had a lot of production meetings, and the shop did the best it's done under that management. Geico shop of the month 2 months in a row and I probably did the most work during those months. Work gets dry and they ship me to this other shop undergoing the same kind of changes, but this one needs work! One guy made 160k last year at that location but the flow of things around him has caused him to put in his notice. He's an awesome guy. Anywho. One of the techs last week was drunk all week at work. You could smell it a mile away. My buddy also got him on camera sleeping in cars, and while drinking in the back of the shop admitting to sleeping with his cousin's sister. That's also on film-hehe. Another guy barely gets any work done and will go in the bathroom for long periods of time doing coke. Even admits to it. He's on thin ice. Manager made some sort of racial joke to a black man and now he's got a civil attorney coming to the shop tomorrow. I'm guessing he's looking for a settlement. Oh boy. I'm just gonna try to work as hard as I can and keep my head down cause either way, some people are gonna be gone soon. Wonder what project shop they'll send me to next? The pay is worth it.
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Is it me or is today's current generation lazy? I'm starting to think kids these days don't want to work or put effort into anything they do. A lot of people around me agree to this. My rant for the day.
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:28 AM
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Knowing you, it will be stainless. Why don't you just make two?

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Old 06-13-2018, 05:22 AM
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Is it me or is today's current generation lazy? I'm starting to think kids these days don't want to work or put effort into anything they do. A lot of people around me agree to this. My rant for the day.
They were raised getting trophies just for showing up...why work for it when it comes free ?
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You guys' shrouds can be after my roof. (re: pugsy bait post on how cool thread last weekend)


I got a door and some various trim on the '71 job installed yesterday. You all know how assembly goes... one step forward, two steps back. Don't think I've hurt it yet anyhow. Going to be a nice car though, and being around it causes flashbacks for Footloose and me.
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I started pulling the upholstery off the '62 Impala yesterday. New stuff will be here today.









Going to need to repaint this...

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I have always dug the seats with the speaker in the center.

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But I only need one.......where's the scratch my head smilie?
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Got my new upholstery for the '62 today.
I went to a local upholstery supply this morning and bought a roll of synthetic cotton to replace the top layer under the old upholstery, and a bag of hog rings.
Quite the fight to get it pulled to the back of the frame to ring down, but I prevailed. Had to let it cook in the sun for a while to soften and stretch and then I just stayed out there and cooked with it, so it wouldn't cool off in the shop. Took about an hour to pull it back with zip ties to get the hog rings in, but it looks pretty good for a first time.









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Top time consumers of the day were probably filing the lock cylinder hole and messing with a blower motor clearance / access panel for the wheelwell.

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Dang, I LIKE that Yellow...
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