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attkrlufy

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« on: January 23, 2010, 04:57:20 PM »

So I'm in a bit of a spot regarding future work to my car and I'd like some advice.

Back in the fall I knew I was going to need surgery to repair two hernias.  I was told they were no big deal and I'd be back on my feet in two-three months.  Well turns out I needed a ton more work so the long-and-the-short of it all means I will not be in any physical shape to do any auto work for the next several months.

I've gotta get some help and I'm thinking of placing an ad online.  I MUST get Wanda running by July.  I WILL NOT miss another Chrysler's at Carlisle.  Grrrrrr....

Anyone have any experience doing something like this?  How much is a good wage to offer?  Do you do it by job or by hour?  Are there certain phrases/words to use/avoid when placing this ad?  Any red flags I should be aware of when meeting people?

Thanks.  I appreciate your help on this one.


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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 05:38:44 PM »

It just sucks when you have a plan and it gets all screwed up. Getting work done on your body is just like getting work done on the car - twice as long and four times the price. Have you checked for a local Mopar club? There may be some help available through contacts of club members. Worth a try.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 03:54:52 AM »

Post a job with the job placement office of a local college that specializes in the trades.  My Alma Mater did that.  Great win-win situation.

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 06:21:11 AM »

I'm in Ithaca, NY and the nearest Mopar club is called the "Northeast Hemi Owner's Association."  Sounds like they're more into muscle cars than Luxo-yachts....but I'll give it a try.

The trade school idea is brilliant.  What price would you recommend paying the person if I'm able to land help - or will the school help me set a price?



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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 06:55:40 AM »

Watch yourself with that. . . .  Interview the teacher.  Maybe you can have it towed to the school and have it done there under supervision.  There aren't allot of Pete Harringtons out there either.  (Mopar331)  He's good but too far away.  If Ithica was closer, I'd shoot up there and slap it together for you
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 10:46:20 AM »

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They usually will "recommend" what hourly rate would be satisfactory to all.

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 11:03:49 AM »


Ithaca's only 45 min from me Steve -  Twofer?



Seriously Dominic - sorry to hear about the health problems. I know a
guy here who is a Mobile Mechanic, he used to work at several local
dealers and is competent, also he is reasonable, he might come up to
Ithaca, PM me for more info. if interested.

Also many BOCES (Vo-tech) will work on cars of local residents, 
check with their auto repair instructors... I taught at a Vo-Tech for
several  years, many will  do this.

Roger in Bingo


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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010, 07:00:46 AM »


Thanks Polaraco, I'll keep that in mind
Quote from: firedome
Also many BOCES (Vo-tech) will work on cars of local residents, 
check with their auto repair instructors... I taught at a Vo-Tech for
several  years, many will  do this.
I'll look into that, too.  Luckily, my car is now stored - LITERALLY - in a garage complex across the street from the Ithaca BOCES.

But I doubt they'll do anything.  They probably want newer cars, or cars that require much more work than mine.  Still, they might have leads, too.

The healing process has been so frustrating.  I don't have much left to do on the car - but I can't physically do anything for the next several months.  I feel like this: 
....but then too much of that will just put me back in the hospital. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2010, 07:09:47 AM »

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That's what I was suggesting to you.  It's a pretty good idea since you were well into the restoration of the engine.  It will be good experience for the kids too.  They'll get a taste of how it was back in the olden days.
 
Get yer ass better will ya'?  You're just too far out for me.  Otherwise I'd run up there myslef and do it for you.  Sounds like a days job
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 04:04:45 AM »

Oh yeah, in fact when I was at Vo Tech the Auto Mechanics instructor guy was an antique car nut himself and he had kids were working on a '38 Chebbie, several '50s cars, and all kinds o' stuff. They're totally into it usually. I used to work on my cars in the Body Shop, and even took the Adult Ed night Auto Body course there.
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 05:48:19 AM »


Quote from: POLARACO
That's what I was suggesting to you.  It's a pretty good idea since you were well into the restoration of the engine.  It will be good experience for the kids too.  They'll get a taste of how it was back in the olden days.
 
Get yer ass better will ya'?  You're just too far out for me.  Otherwise I'd run up there myslef and do it for you.  Sounds like a days job

I recon that's all it'll take, too.  One full day of work.  Maybe two...depending how long the mid-day beer-breaks are. 

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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 05:51:41 AM »


Quote from: firedome
Oh yeah, in fact when I was at Vo Tech the Auto Mechanics instructor guy was an antique car nut himself and he had kids were working on a '38 Chebbie, several '50s cars, and all kinds o' stuff. They're totally into it usually. I used to work on my cars in the Body Shop, and even took the Adult Ed night Auto Body course there.
Hey, Roger - I tried IMing you today but your mailbox is full so it wouldn't let me send it to you.

You gotta get the ol' iCue-Tips out and clean out the junk that's building up in there. 

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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2010, 04:30:57 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2010, 09:19:51 AM »

Well....I've had no luck hitting up the local BOCES and trade schools.  More interestingly, no one
seems to know of anyone who is looking for a little extra cash by
helping me out.  I've asked around - at the BOCES, and with other
mechanics, etc. - and no one either 1) wants to help or 2) knows
someone willing to help.



It is reason no. 44 in my growing list titled "Why I Hate Ithaca, NY."



At least I have a lead from Firedome.  Otherwise, looks like I gotta post something on Facebook.

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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2010, 10:19:16 AM »

Just what exactly needs to be done?
Maybe I can help on weekends.
Maybe Roger can pitch in at the same time.
Cheap labour,but expensive taste...LOL!
 
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