Just finished reading 31 Vicky’s thread about the truck he’s unbutchering. ( great job by the way !!) Anyways seen it time and time again where the mechanic bodges a job together butchers components , booger welds etc. In some instances I think it’s a lack of experience and understanding what they are actually able of completing. Other times I’m positive the mechanic knew exactly what they job entailed , and decided to fuck it up. And I say fuck it up as in most of these “ short cuts “ I see probably took just as long as doing the job correctly. And when I say correctly I don’t mean following the shop manual to a T , but doing the job correctly and safely ina decent amount of time. I’ve seen hose clamps linked together like chain and used as gas tank straps. I’ve seen more butt connectors, tape, and wrong sized wire used to do “ wiring repairs “ it made me wonder how the circuit even worked. Cars and equipment torn apart into a million pieces for a relatively simple fix ( not sure if the mechanic had no clue or wanted to bill hours but see this ALL THE TIME) drives me nuts ! Customers that were billed to fix oil Leaks and find rags, seat foam etc glued behind pulleys , inside bellhoudings etc. See it a lot now with forklifts and equipment being written off as the repairs are Too costly not worth fixing. ( last Raymond forklift I fixed that was “ written off” needed a 60 dollar mega fuse a battery connector and an hours labour, all in the customer was/ is running for under $300 bucks all in. Seen brake anchor pins worn, so the “ technician “ jb welded the hold down spring onto what was remaking of the anchor, brakes lasted 3 months shoes were worn on the funkiest angles I have ever seen surprised it even worked and this was on a 10 k forklift in a foundry !!! Safety is job 5 ???? Am I the best mechanic out there, nope I know what my limits are, am not afraid to ask questions and do research. I just don’t understand why seemingly good mechanics chooses to butcher and hack there way through life. What have you seen working stuff and what drives you nuts ?