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Old 09-01-2008, 10:15 PM
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attention car builders

heres my issue: I got a job in to fix a poorly installed ladder bar setup.No problem with the repairs but the cage was put in by the owner and even though it passed tech the welds look shi--y. my question is would you put your decals on the car? Im still trying to get my name out there and the car will work properly, i just dont want people to think i did the cage. what would you do?
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:38 PM
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Make up some new stickers..like contingency stickers that say something like.........

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ladder suspension...

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Old 09-01-2008, 11:01 PM
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That's a good idea M4L....


You could also get some stickers made that say, "Cage work by (customer's name here)" and put them on the car.
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:03 PM
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No the first thing people lookm at is the welds then the tube. You will be the guy that did the poor welds (stickers on car) This is my oppinon From a been there done that point of view.
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:19 PM
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No, keep your name off of it. You will get more work on your own, then you will by bad looking work that people think you did.
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:26 PM
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I agree with Ladderbar. Welds are EVERYTHING to people. If they look shitty, you'll get a bad rep for it. Dont put your name anywhere on it. I get hesitant just doing the work even without putting my name physically on it, because word of mouth from the customer who says "oh, so and so just did some work on my car", could create a bad rep as well.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:04 PM
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I agree with Ladderbar. Welds are EVERYTHING to people. If they look shitty, you'll get a bad rep for it. Dont put your name anywhere on it. I get hesitant just doing the work even without putting my name physically on it, because word of mouth from the customer who says "oh, so and so just did some work on my car", could create a bad rep as well.
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Thats what i am worried about so i think i will just let people ask "who did what" and hope he tells them I just did the suspension.

Thanks for everyones input.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:15 PM
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OK 3 ta 2...take the money and run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 09-02-2008, 10:40 PM
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I had some small vinyls made up for just this reason-so I can stick them on whatever work I did... ESPECIALLY if there's some other less than stellar work on the car.

I just went through this on a Fox body mustang that the owners buddy "installed" a suspension that I was sure was going to fall off the first turn the guy took. Ultimately, I convinced him that the work needed to be redone, but that car wouldn't be wearing any big vinyl of mine until those pieces were fixed.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:19 PM
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I would not put my sticker on it, you will get the unwanted credit for the cage work.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:37 PM
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Can't ya talk the dude into fixin it?? I mean come on..his safety is at risk here.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:08 AM
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Can't ya talk the dude into fixin it?? I mean come on..his safety is at risk here.
We've been through that and as soon as the season is done he is going to unload this one and get a fresh body for me to start with.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:56 AM
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We've been through that and as soon as the season is done he is going to unload this one and get a fresh body for me to start with.
Well there ya go. Sticker that one
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:50 PM
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Well there ya go. Sticker that one
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:10 AM
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Put your stickers directly on the ladder bars.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:52 AM
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Had a simaliar problem...

Had a simaliar problem with my friends jeep he had somone do the cage and I did the bumpers the cage was made from pipe not tube and was welded really badly. I made up some bumpers for it and they looked great. But the other guy put his shop stickers on the jeep but I wanted to get my name out there... I didn't sticker it just told my buddy to tell people i only did the bumpers... now once I get better at cages I will be re-doing his
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:23 PM
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i wouldn,t put my name or company name on a project like that , first thing i do when i see a car is check out the fab work and the welds , it,s force of habit LOL been in the trade too long i guess , but on the other hand not everyone has the same knowledge or eye for quality so there will be those that only notice that the car either hooks or it don,t , so it can be a double edged sword as well .
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