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Old 09-22-2022, 04:00 PM
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Good news - thanks for sharing. Hope Bergy can work things out.
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Car is back in my building - now the work begins.
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Nice, now get going on it!
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how far along is the resto? any pics at this point?
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After 2 1/2 years, the car has to come totally apart. Gaps, workmanship, assembly, paint - have to be redone. I certainly don't wish James any ill will. Like many of you, I've admired his attention to small details over the years, He's also a very pleasant guy to talk to. Based on this experience, however, he hasn't demonstrated the ability to accomplish a full restoration. The car was never pre-assembled (to assure body gap fit) before finish painting and final assembly. enough said.

I've had over 25 cars restored by 5 different shops over the past 30 years. I've never even had a cross word of disagreement with the restorers, and the results have been superb. This is the first bad experience that I've had. So, I feel blessed. I went with James for this restoration because my regular Camaro restorer was booked out 3 years at the time. Big mistake.

I'll go ahead and get the car in to a reputable shop. It's a car worth doing right, and it will be beautiful when finished :-)
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Sorry to hear that - painful I'm sure, and to have to start back over is even more painful.

Best of luck - hope you can get in at one of your regulars and get it done asap.
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