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'Quality' of build...yep another one

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BarryA, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. BarryA
    Joined: Apr 22, 2007
    Posts: 643


    Couple of pics of a truck just delivered to a friend of mine by a 'professional'
    I am interested to hear any comments....

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  2. RoadsterRod1930
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 415

    from NEPA

    terrible and unsafe.........
  3. Maybe someone claiming to be a professional. Was this done in S. Africa?
  4. Panel Pete
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 146

    Panel Pete

    Was the work done at a school for the blind? Hopefully your buddy didn't spend much on the "build" of the truck, I know I'd be pissed :mad: at the poor workmanship.

  5. What kind of "professional"maybe a doctor ,lawyer? Certainly not a car builder or weldor.
  6. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Professional ripoff artist?:mad: Please expose the professional so no one here is taken in or at least aware of his quality. A build like this that was turned for pay should be criminal and prosecuted as such.

  7. studeynut
    Joined: Mar 13, 2011
    Posts: 290


    Quality? Where? Thats scary.
  8. Kume
    Joined: Jan 23, 2010
    Posts: 892


    So far you (y'all) have rubbished (trashed)- South Africans, the blind, doctors and lawyers - jesus wept!!

    perhaps it was just an idiot?

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  9. RatPin
    Joined: Feb 12, 2009
    Posts: 574


    Professional hack!
  10. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,366

    Chuckles Garage
    Alliance Vendor

    That shock tower is hilarious!!!
  11. thats some shit work. its not safe.
  12. We sure would not mind knowing where to NOT give hard earned dollars in exchange for that level of craftsmanship! :(
  13. Floorboardinit
    Joined: Dec 2, 2004
    Posts: 771


    Hey, don't forget bubble gum welding is traditional! Deadly but traditional... JohnnyA
  14. BarryA
    Joined: Apr 22, 2007
    Posts: 643


    Thanks guys - hilarious sums it up.

    And yes, he paid a lot of money. This "builder" was featured on a local hotrod magazine's TV show and it seems that is how he got the work. Of course they probably don't want to know anything now.
    My guy does shopfitting, works with his hands and built a chopper which cleaned up at a national show. But he thought he would be better off getting this done by someone with experience.

    Worst is it seems like he is going to go with the "it is all done professionally and was fine when it left my shop" story.......

    I really hope he can make right ( not sure how). This ruins it for the owner AND anyone trying to do decent work.
  15. shinysideup
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,627

    from ruskin, fl

    He should take it to shows and "advertise" for that clown.

    "who made your popcorn?" lol
  16. In what way is that trashing S Africans? Thats where the op is.
  17. PKap
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 593

    from Alberta

    Wow, that is a mess. I hope he is not driving that. I wonder what possible indication the "builder" had that made him think he had the ability to do this kind of work? And charge for it? That shock tower does not match any sort of suspension design I have ever seen. And those welds! My son was welding better than that with about 30 seconds of instruction.

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  18. Professional ... as in " Working Girl" ??

    Somebody paid money to get screwed .

  19. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,173

    Kiwi 4d

    Hubba bubble gum. The few welds that are semi ok are probably done by Braille and still have almost zero penetration and strength , just laid on top. Wouldn't want to meet you coming the other way at 70 mph.
  20. Holy shit that is "Profesional" job alright!!, the sad thing about this is that some poor bastard has shelled out his hard earned cash thinking hes getting an expert job done. I wouldn't be happy giving the guy even a box of beers for his time, it looks like Helen Keller was behind the welder, and as for the shock mount, was it designed by his 6 year old kid???
  21. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,295


    I guess he didn't even take a remote glance at the work before handing over any kind of payment? That shit's beyond ridiculous. This is a joke, right?
  22. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,536


    I have often noticed that 'professional' simply means they have learned what they can get away with not doing right.
  23. porkchop4464
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 880


    The strangest part of it all is that everything is covered with 1/4 inch of grease and cake; so it seems like the thing has been driven for a while with all that design and craftsmanship.

    Unless, prob, everything was grease-caked prior to the "mock" and it has no miles on it. In which case, all the popcorn weld kernals and other high level build tech is explained.

    I Love that compressed shock with max travel of 1/2 inch and the hefty upper mounting bracket!

    Pretty damn professional. Looks good from my house - out here in NY State
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2013
  24. BillyM
    Joined: Feb 9, 2010
    Posts: 144


    And the scariest part is that there are probably a lot just like that on the road today!

    ....but I admire his "outside the box" thinking on both that crazy shock mount, and his ability to recycle the crossmember by reusing the piece he had to notch.............NOT!
  25. Poesrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 11, 2012
    Posts: 192

    from Kentucky

    Professional hitman maybe! Out to kill someone.
  27. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,042

    from Tampa, FL

    Doesn't that place have a TV show now? "Pimping, puking and flip it fast" or something like that? Gary
  28. LSR 2909
    Joined: May 10, 2012
    Posts: 607

    LSR 2909
    from Colorado

    Profesional courier?
  29. mohead1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2013
    Posts: 594


    Holy crap :eek:.....hope that wasnt driven in.....bad, real bad.....wonder how much of shite like that is out on the street waiting to come apart and hurt people......lord have mercy
  30. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    Suddenly, I'm feeling better about my skills. LoL.

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