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Hot Rods Bad experience with Johhny Law Motors

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oj, May 26, 2015.

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  1. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,247


    Just a headsup, I bought 3 cast ribbed fuel logs from them. When I attempted to use one the threads were horrible, they were so bad I couldn't run a tap thru to clean them up. All three were the same. I emailed them and explained what was wrong expecting them to get right back, apologize and make things right. I didn't hear anything. A week later I emailed again. Still no response. A week later I emailed the 3rd time and insisted they respond. Still nothing. Today I joined Facebook and went to the Johnny Law website and posted an accurate review of their product and lack of response from customer service (I had also called and was unable to speak to any body on 2 occasions before I emailed). I made the 'poor' review this morning and I went back this afternoon and was unable to find my review.
    I believe they are part of the Hoffman Group, beware.
    The item I purchased was the 'Vintage Parts' VPAFDBA2 3 Port Finned Distribution Block.
    Anybody else have experience with them?
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  2. linechaser32
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,001

    from Iowa

  3. Good to know.Sorry for your grief,thanx for the heads up.
  4. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,690

    from California

    did you pay with a credit card? see if you can cancel he charge.
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  5. Yes, they are a Hoffman group company. It shows doesn't it?
  6. There's several threads here listing all the Hoffman Group companies - should all be on everybody's
    "Do Not Call" list....................................................
  7. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
    Posts: 956


    Find the thread about the dangerous steering columns they were selling to see what the Hoffman group is really like.
  8. junk junk junk and more junk :(
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  9. Disclaimer: My name is Hoffman and I ain't related no way no how. Not guilty.
  10. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,431

    from Quincy, IL

    Columbo.jpg "yeah, yeah....sure......but, ya know, I gotta check it out just the same........... just understand?"
  11. Gene Boul
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 807

    Gene Boul

    Now thats funny...
    Columbo not the poster...just sayin!
  12. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,492


    My name is HUFFman, no relation.

    I just wonder why that group doesn't do things the right way..
  13. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,247


    An update, I went to their facebook page and did find my comments. They did not delete it, they didn't respond either.
    I don't think they care, customer satisfaction isn't part of their business model I guess.
  14. Johnny Law Motors huh. Did you try "hands up don't shoot,"?

    Thanks for the heads up.
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  15. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
    Posts: 448


    What 49ratfink said.. Use credit card - call card company and cancel charge. Different supplier but worked for me on $800 parts, one of which was pure junk. Called couple times, returned part, still no help. Canceled charge, got new part in mail week later, much better quality. Let them sit for few weeks until got call from credit card company asking if could put charge through. Good lesson will use again if needed.
  16. I have to wonder how companies like this stay in business. There is so much bad press, doesn't anyone read? What happens to all these bad (or dangerous) parts ? Are they out there running or did they simply get trashed? This particular company advertises in all the magazines. Do they sell THAT MUCH to keep going??? I just don't get it.
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  17. "Running from Johnny Law" (Motors)
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  18. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,714

    Kiwi 4d

    This may be of some help to identify who not to deal with. Surprised ,Even got Summit in there as a retailer. Where does it stop?
  19. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,345


    Black cars matter!
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  20. chopt31
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,138


    I think they sell junk on ebay too, hot rod shop liquidation
  21. EnglishBob
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 1,029


    Bought a few Hoffman products years ago until I learned the hard way...its all junk.
    Really surprised there hasn't been lawsuits after reading all the complaints.
  22. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,636

    from Chino, Ca

    I am glad I read this post because my brother is planning on buying a door popper set from JL. I am going to tell him to avoid them. 2 questions: What or Who is the Hamilton Group? Who sells a decent door popper set?
  23. EnglishBob
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 1,029


    I used Spal and am very happy.Just hope its not Hoffman....I think theirs is Autoloc
  24. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,324

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    They sell unsafe garbage. I bought a pair of front u bolts from them with nuts that ROCKED on the threads. The shit they sell could kill someone!
  25. 36 coupe
    Joined: May 5, 2008
    Posts: 94

    36 coupe

    slack and stealthcruiser like this.
  26. Hoffman Group = Bad juju.
  27. southerncad
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 725


    And damn sure don't be stupid and sign up for their electronic newsletter.....unless you want to start getting about 30 junk/spam e-mails daily! Don't ask how I know...
  28. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,880


    Big advertising budget and too many guys hunting a bargain part without doing research before spending the coin or not wanting to believe the endless pages on the poor quality of their parts.

    Welder Joe (s) is another of their Ebay back door outlets.
    I'm guilty of thinking I could save a few bucks by buying one of their Helix "universal" crossmembers from Welder Joe for 175.00 ebay price. It still hasn't been installed on anything
    Sloppy crude welds
    Welds ground through in several places
    The front end won't go in the 48 and will probably get used in a light weight OT roadster with a dohc 4 banger someday. After my son does a lot of rewelding on it.
  29. Roger53
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 383


    Thanks for posting the link for them bookmarked! Now I know why a frontend that I did for a customer was so bad he'd already had it. Thanks again. Roger
  30. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,151

    from Berry, AL

    About all the Hoffman group sells worth a crap is small stuff like wire loom, and you have to watch what you buy there. I wouldn't buy any safety critical part from them, just too risky.
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