Sunday, April 3, 2016

Possible fix for the van?



Though ultimately i would like to have a 4x4 pickup,but for now i need transport, especially if i need a job.  Fortunately a mechanic is opening a shop on the street i am on, and he seems like a nice guy.  I think i will have him look at it.

 I might try to work a deal out with him for the labor in exchange for a business sign.   That would be a huge help if he did, as it would save me precious funds and also give me experience doing larger scale signs.


In other news, i completed my second custom sign order, and actually got paid for it.  I think some potential customers did not understand that personalized work needs payment ahead of time, because it can not be sold to anyone else and carvings cant be erased :(  Ah well, hopefully more work will start coming in.

And if the van is fixed i could hit up the flea market.

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  1. Whoa, glad to see you're updating again! I'd suggest searching youtube for your problems with your van. If nothing else, you'll get an idea of what is wrong and how much/ how long it should take to get it fixed.

    The tilt steering was loose on my van and from searching Youtube and online forums, I knew it wasn't terribly complicated but it would take a decent mechanic about an hour to fix it. I took my Van to a shop that I had done business with before and left it for repair. When I went back to get it, they wanted to charge me $330 dollars. The part was $10 and their labor is $104 per hour.

    I told them that is not how long it takes to fix the problem and is not what I was quoted, time wise. The immediately knocked over $200 off the price.

    I'm glad I had done some research (and sadly won't go back to that shop, but the mechanics there are top notch)

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    1. Yep i hear ya. I did try to research it, but the problem is diagnosing it. Good news is the mechanic down the street is willing to barter a business sign for labor, so i might come out of this ok and with some experiece working larger signs.

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