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Old 10-26-2007, 01:17 AM
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Thank you.

Motor mounts installed. Stock hood closes with a little trimming.


With a little luck it will hit the ground tomorrow.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:48 AM
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Just finished it up.

Will get better pictures tomorrow.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:36 PM
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Better pictures, as promised.



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Old 10-28-2007, 06:22 PM
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looks good, a lot of good work. I hope you made a lot of money on that one.
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:19 PM
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Honestly I made about $700. For all the work involved I should have sent him home with $100 and skipped to the next project.


But the next project is here, with a much bigger budget.
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:47 PM
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Honestly I made about $700. For all the work involved I should have sent him home with $100 and skipped to the next project.

But the next project is here, with a much bigger budget.
I always find that the first time I do a project I usually make 1/2 of what I should. The bright side is that the next time the same type of project rolls in, you'll make more money off of it and get it done in 1/2 the time

Looks great!
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:13 PM
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Ouch! 700 bones for all that work. My shop rate is $60/hr and I haven't needed to budge off that yet to secure work. You're definitely doing nice enough fabrication to demand a bit more than what you're currently getting. Its all well and good to get your name out on the street, but being too cheap doesn't reflect well on you or your abilities. Nice job on the frame dragger.

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Old 12-19-2007, 09:53 PM
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Diggin' how it turned out... sweet Mazda
Deffinatly need to charge a whole lot more! Its a hobby till it becomes business.. dont sell your skills so cheap..
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:43 AM
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Yeah I'm working on it. The way I see it, I had to do a few cheap jobs to get my name out there before I could get some jobs with a little bigger budget. Right now I'm at $25 an hour. Beginning of the year I'm bumping it to $35.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:46 AM
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I understand the need to get the name out, but once your stuff is getting some credit on the street, the price needs to go way up. I find it easiest to break a job quote out into sub components which I know the time required to fab/machine. At the end of the day, Its much easier to assign a set customer cost to each component of the build instead of trying to figure out how many hours you'll have into the whole project. Needless to say, you'll need to generate a list over time breaking down how long it takes you to C-notch a frame, how much time you have per square foot of sheetmetal fab, etc. Once you have this list fairly complete, quoting will be a breeze, and it will also make everything fair for both you and the customer. Just a thought.

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Old 12-20-2007, 11:58 AM
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holy crap!!!! $700....u are retarded!! that looks like a whole lot-o-work! what do u use to make all your brackets and tabs? i think u spent $500 in welding wire on this project
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:36 PM
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I understand the need to get the name out, but once your stuff is getting some credit on the street, the price needs to go way up. I find it easiest to break a job quote out into sub components which I know the time required to fab/machine. At the end of the day, Its much easier to assign a set customer cost to each component of the build instead of trying to figure out how many hours you'll have into the whole project. Needless to say, you'll need to generate a list over time breaking down how long it takes you to C-notch a frame, how much time you have per square foot of sheetmetal fab, etc. Once you have this list fairly complete, quoting will be a breeze, and it will also make everything fair for both you and the customer. Just a thought.

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Very true. I definitely need to do something like this. But I need to get more jobs under my belt to figure out what it costs me time and materials wise on all the little things.
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:36 PM
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holy crap!!!! $700....u are retarded!! that looks like a whole lot-o-work! what do u use to make all your brackets and tabs? i think u spent $500 in welding wire on this project
Yeah yeah I know. I actually wish I hadn't taken this job. Somehow I was stupid enough to let the guy talk me down $1k...
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