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    I work, well I did before CV19, in an industry where no one pays full list price. I once had to stop a little old lady paying full price! I always assumed a lot of the American companies work in a similar fashion. They have a high price that they discount from with Black Friday or show specials etc. I think if you were considering purchasing it would be best to open a dialogue and see if they offer you a deal.

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    It all depends on application and how hard you want to work to save money . Plenty of the components to build A arms etc from scratch ,even crossmembers are available to buy.

    £8k for a front end is stupid money but if you've got the money and no skills ... I sold a fun full size running showable Yank for less than that 2 years back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drseg View Post
    my favourite no nos, fitting second hand parts provided by customer, when they don't work its your fault and trying to codge something up as a favour or for a mate cos they cant afford to do it properly no matter how many times you warn that its crap and wont last long because it needs new parts you still get it in the ear because you were supposed to fix it. I just don't do it anymore and certain "friends" who I only see when they need me get a price that's stupidly too dear just so they'll take it elsewhere.
    Every shop I worked for here in the US had a sign "We do not install customer supplied parts".
    As for helping people out.
    Neighbour in the UK had a Renault 5 that had a valve gear rattle. The neighbour asked if I could do anything and I said I could wind the tappet adjuster down to stop the noise, but it wasn't a fix just a temporary bodge.
    He was delighted and I got it nice and quiet and again said it wasn't fixed but just a bodge. He then informed me that he only wanted to have it sorted so he could sell it. I was not happy that he wanted to unload the junker on some poor sod who would suffer from my bodge, but the deed had already been done.
    A few months later he's at my door ****ed because the engine I had "fixed" detonated on him. I reminded him it was a bodge and of his intent to sell the car, to which he replied "Yes, but after you fixed it it was running so nicely we decided to keep it"

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    When I was putting the 100e together I bought all new parts for things like ignition and fuel. Just didn’t want the problems of finding things to fit then finding they’re worn out or broken. Same with rear axle. Everything inside was new and top dollar. Had the case narrowed by our go to guy in Essex but then sent it to have a back brace fitted and a VERY well known shop. When it came back it was ****ed. The welding was some of the worst I’ve seen. The casing was warped making it necessary to shim the callipers straight to fit the shafts. Made me wish I’d ordered a ready made and braced one from currie enterprises or similar. Everything else on the car was built at the one shop and worked perfectly. No flash parts from aftermarket places just made properly by people who know what they’re doing.


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    I have a mate who swears by getting big named parts from America, although I could make them for him cheaper, numerous times I have had to re-machine parts for him as they don't fit but he still likes to use named parts.

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    in previous time your mate may have been right as usa made stuff was always pretty good quality, the advent of stateside companies having stuff made in china in a lot of cases has reduced that quality although things are improving. Ally heads is a case in point, stories of them with mismatched guides and badly machined were rife yet another guy I met at a couple of shows got some direct from china taking a chance at less than half price and they were great, bit of a lottery it seems.

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    I've often wasted a lot of time trying to make or replicate parts I could have bought. I say "wasted" but the older I get the more I'm tuned into what it is I like about the hobby and apparently a finished car isn't it.... Buying nice bits is defo one of my turn on's, but not how you'd imagine. I like finding quality bits and bobs which I can use in my projects, case in point was a shifter I made for a powerglide (milled by TrevD), I liked searching for small mechanical parts such as 180degree balljoints, ball detents, locking pins, turned ally knobs etc. Laser cut and threaded all the linkage bars and pivots, turned up bronze bushes etc. Also a bit of a perv for decent hardware, I spent a fortune on correctly grip sized NAS bolts for my slingshot, new owners replaced them all......The one thing I hate and boils my ****, is buying nice new bits and needing to give them to somebody either for fitment or machining and them coming back battered to **** or covered in ****. I've had it 3-4 times now with expensive parts that have come back to me with marks from being whacked, held in a vice or covered in swarf.......the solution is to be as self sufficient as possible in my view. I've just done extensive welding on my Capri, inner sill, floor pans, outriggers, toe board etc, nearly ****ing killed me doing it but I was ****ed about for four month by a specialist who was gonna do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    ......The one thing I hate and boils my ****, is buying nice new bits and needing to give them to somebody either for fitment or machining and them coming back battered to **** or covered in ****. I've had it 3-4 times now with expensive parts that have come back to me with marks from being whacked, held in a vice or covered in swarf.......the solution is to be as self sufficient as possible in my view. I've just done extensive welding on my Capri, inner sill, floor pans, outriggers, toe board etc, nearly ****ing killed me doing it but I was ****ed about for four month by a specialist who was gonna do it.
    WB54, I feel your pain, you feel a bit of excitement yet a lot of trepidation that the "specialist/expert" machinist has actually understood your actual requirement and they at the same time treat you with contempt that you don't know what you are talking about because you are NOT a machinist, but what the hell do I know, I'm only a professional Mechanical Design Eng. I've found these machinists "sing a different tune" when approach on behalf of a company than as an individual. The only time I never had an issue was at a companies "in-house" model/prototype shop where I once worked.
    As for the damage and swarf etc they always deny but still want their pound of flesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolselliac View Post
    WB54, I feel your pain, you feel a bit of excitement yet a lot of trepidation that the "specialist/expert" machinist has actually understood your actual requirement and they at the same time treat you with contempt that you don't know what you are talking about because you are NOT a machinist, but what the hell do I know, I'm only a professional Mechanical Design Eng. I've found these machinists "sing a different tune" when approach on behalf of a company than as an individual. The only time I never had an issue was at a companies "in-house" model/prototype shop where I once worked.
    As for the damage and swarf etc they always deny but still want their pound of flesh.

    or they think they're doing you a favour....just wish some people would be honest and say it's not worth their time or don't want to do it, which is fair enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    or they think they're doing you a favour....just wish some people would be honest and say it's not worth their time or don't want to do it, which is fair enough.
    I often say its not worth my time, I often get people want parts made that can be purchased at reasonable price and cant understand why for me to manufacture one off parts is more expensive than a mass produced part.

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