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Old 09-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default NorCal Help Needed!

The shop I asked to do some work including a disc brake conversion has failed me. For over 15 years I have been an excellent customer who has referred numerous customs to him. Despite taking my truck to him over a month ago with a list of repairs and a bed full of parts, he really hasn't done any work. He has a lot of excuses, but my money spends just as well as the next guy.

So, I am in desperate need of someone located in the SF Bay area who can install a disc brake conversion on my 1953 Ford F100 before October 10th. I want to enter it in the annual car show held in my hometown as a tribute to my father.

Here's a link for more background info:

http://joecorica1953fordf100project.wordpress.com/about

Thanks in advance for any help or ideas!
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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Look at the Roy Brizio Hot Rod site and he is in the same area your vehicle is now. Roy is an old pro and his reputation is impeccable. He is known in these parts as Hot Rod Roy.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:46 PM   #3
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I would contact Gimpyshotrod or Alex Gambino both here on the hamb.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:50 PM   #4
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Default Re: NorCal Help Needed!

Skoty Chops is in Redwood City.....Alex Gambino in San Jose.....Chuckles Garage in Santa Rosa....all top notch...all close to you....
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:48 AM   #5
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your pretty close to seret
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
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By October 10th?, let me watch that unfold at a shop. Let me ask you this, what kind of space do you have at your home? It would be easier to get our hands dirty and get that truck on the road if a couple of us got together at your house. The old HAMB way, the real way.

I could make time for this, I like hanging in Alameda. I've been known to put long hours on peoples cars to get them on the road. That's what it is about for me.

PM me if you want to get this done.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:01 PM   #7
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There are so many reputable shops in your area, surely you can find one.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:41 PM   #8
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By October 10th?, let me watch that unfold at a shop. Let me ask you this, what kind of space do you have at your home? It would be easier to get our hands dirty and get that truck on the road if a couple of us got together at your house. The old HAMB way, the real way.

I could make time for this, I like hanging in Alameda. I've been known to put long hours on peoples cars to get them on the road. That's what it is about for me.

PM me if you want to get this done.

That's a very generous offer ,good for you. I hope the owner takes you up on that.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:31 PM   #9
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Foley bros in redwood city is good I hear. Guy used to work for brizio.

Let us know how it works out, will need a shop soon. Which shop screwed the pooch?
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:35 PM   #10
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Also if you get a crew together I'm game to lend a hand, just working on a front swap myself.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:36 PM   #11
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PM me, and we can work this out. Oh, and I am the shop lead at Skoty Chops Kustoms, in Redwood City.

I can work local too. I love Alameda. Many of my friends live out there. Someday, I might too.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:08 PM   #12
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By October 10th?, let me watch that unfold at a shop. Let me ask you this, what kind of space do you have at your home? It would be easier to get our hands dirty and get that truck on the road if a couple of us got together at your house. The old HAMB way, the real way.

I could make time for this, I like hanging in Alameda. I've been known to put long hours on peoples cars to get them on the road. That's what it is about for me.

PM me if you want to get this done.
I can vouch for that, Sean more or less put our Chapters cars back on the road single handedly
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:14 PM   #13
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"Top of the Hill", in Livermore, CA, can do it. They have been doing such mods for over 20 years. Only takes $$$.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:28 PM   #14
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Okay, here's the scoop. Dude's got cancer, and a bad one too. He's got better things to do than ride herd on some shop that is not taking his project seriously.

He's also got better things to spend his money on than this.

I am planning on heading up the local effort to get this truck back on the road, free-of-charge. We need to take care of our own when they need help.

Who's with me? It appears that we can work locally, at his house. I have a full compliment of tools not far from where he lives.

Most of this is bolt-on, and regular mechanic stuff. It should not take a few competent souls more than an evening, or two, to knock it all out.

Who's with me?
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:42 PM   #15
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I'm in. Not as experienced as most of you but I'm sure I can be of help.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:46 PM   #16
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The most complicated thing, it seems, will be bending and and flaring the brake lines. I have tools for both. The rest should be spinnin' wrenches, and maybe drilling a a few holes.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:30 PM   #17
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I would be willing to lend a hand, just let me know when and where.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:58 AM   #18
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If I can help let me know. Have a tubing bender and flaring tool if needed.


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Old 09-30-2012, 07:00 AM   #19
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great cause guys i would love to help had i been closer! HAMBERS unite as this needs to happen and as a cancer surviver this is one person that needs this kind of support. Make sure somebody has a camera to post this event.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:21 AM   #20
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TTTT, Good cause, way what more we need,helping others.
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