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Just got a new shop

Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:32 pm

Just got back from signing the lease. It's about 1 mile from my house it's big and I have a in house painter, he does top notch work all PPG painting. We're splitting the rent.

So I'm doing a big sale....

$45 an hr labor from now until the March 1st, 2010

I need to purchase equipment, get signage, reprint business cards, checks, etc...

Every car gets a economy detail package free. Minimum $100 purchase required for free detail...

Pickup and delivery available anywhere in the PHX or Tucson area for $30. Also I'm gonna offer tow service for my customers.

This place is pretty nice 4000 sq ft.
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Re: Just got a new shop

Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:56 pm

PICS OR DEATH!

Re: Just got a new shop

Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:06 pm

Congrats man from a fellow shop owner! Hopefully everything works out for ya in the future!

Re: Just got a new shop

Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:12 pm

Best of luck man! :D

Re: Just got a new shop

Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:09 pm

klue wrote:PICS OR DEATH!

Got the exact same response on MR2OC lol

I will have pics up soon.

My 4Runner got broken into and my digital camera was in it so I got a friend of mine to take pictures last night.
I was at the shop until 1am pulling, and disassembling a 3S-GTE from a MR2. My customer tried to change his own spark plugs and stripped the holes and then he heli-coiled it and sunk the heli-coil too deep and the piston hit the plug and tore it all out of the head. The head now needs to be resurfaced, the spark plug hole repaired, #3 piston needs to be replaced and the valves are bent. The Ceramic that broke off the plug destroyed the CT20B on the way out the exhaust and there was a handful of metal shavings in the combustion chamber, turbo, downpipe, and b-pipe..

Moral of the story if you have a stripped hole, take it to a professional. I would have pulled the head and repaired it on the benchtop.

He just bought a whole motor I had sitting here and I swapped it out so he could be back on the road right away.

Re: Just got a new shop

Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:16 pm

^Epic DIY fail :|

Re: Just got a new shop

Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:41 pm

:rofl: ...i hope your customer learns from his mistakes...i hope.

Re: Just got a new shop

Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:00 pm

Post the Address. We have spoken before on here, but I'm out in ahwatukee. Actually, just started getting a bit of white smoke and could use a diagnosis.

Re: Just got a new shop

Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:14 am

The address is 424 S Main st Coolidge, AZ 85128
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