One more time

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by "Cap''n" John, Feb 20, 2001.

  1. "Cap''n" John
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    Dropped off the Amphi at another body shop. He was almost beside
    himself at the chance to do an Amphi. He is even giving me a good
    break on the shop rate! Should be done in about 4 or 5 weeks.

    When I picked up the Amphi from the moron who was going to do it, he
    had pushed it outside to the street, and there it sat. Bare metal in
    the snow for a week. I know where some of the leaks are anyway. Now
    it has a nice "patina" that isn't desireable on an Amphi. He still
    doesn't understand why I am so pissed off. Humm, wait for 5 months
    then bring in the car so it can sit in the snow and rust away. Why
    would that make me mad? :^|

    Cap'n
     
  2. Bill Connelly
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    > He still
    > doesn't understand why I am so pissed off. Humm, wait for 5 months
    > then bring in the car so it can sit in the snow and rust away. Why
    > would that make me mad? :^|
    >
    > Cap'n
    >

    I know how you can make him grasp the idea. Sue him for willful destruction
    and damage to your property. Presumably your Amphi body will now require
    additional treatment to remove the rust caused by his mishandling of your
    property in his care. That and his breach of your agreement plus your legal
    costs to rectify these matters is at issue. Dum-dum should pay for all
    this, not you. I'm not normally very litigious, but in this case I say,
    "Sic 'em!"

    ~Bilgemaster~
     
  3. Ray Handloser
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    To much hassle...Just shoot him

    --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Bill Connelly" <billiam@e...> wrote:
    > > He still
    > > doesn't understand why I am so pissed off. Humm, wait for 5 months
    > > then bring in the car so it can sit in the snow and rust away. Why
    > > would that make me mad? :^|
    > >
    > > Cap'n
    > >
    >
    > I know how you can make him grasp the idea. Sue him for willful
    destruction
    > and damage to your property. Presumably your Amphi body will now
    require
    > additional treatment to remove the rust caused by his mishandling of
    your
    > property in his care. That and his breach of your agreement plus
    your legal
    > costs to rectify these matters is at issue. Dum-dum should pay for
    all
    > this, not you. I'm not normally very litigious, but in this case I
    say,
    > "Sic 'em!"
    >
    > ~Bilgemaster~
     
  4. "Cap''n" John
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    He was worried that I would sue him if the car sank after he painted
    it. He probably didn't even think about me sueing him if he DIDN"T
    paint it!

    He is running an illegal shop out of his garage. The county he is in,
    is really into shutting down these places because of enviromental
    issues as well as obvious safety concerns. One phone call this summer
    when he is really busy would be very bad (loss of business and fines)
    for him and entertaining for me. I'm still just thinking about it...

    JB
     
  5. Craig Taylor
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    Craig Taylor Guest

    Re: Re: One more time

    Pass the info on to the list John. I'm sure someone here would be happy
    to make that call! Let us all know when his business is just hopping
    and the EPA's phone will start ringing off the hook. :) I say shut the
    SOB down!

    Craig, Flat Lake Alaska

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "&quot;Cap'n&quot; John" <minnow@amphicar.net>
    Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 10:28 am
    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: One more time

    > He was worried that I would sue him if the car sank after he
    > painted
    > it. He probably didn't even think about me sueing him if he DIDN"T
    > paint it!
    >
    > He is running an illegal shop out of his garage. The county he is
    > in,
    > is really into shutting down these places because of enviromental
    > issues as well as obvious safety concerns. One phone call this
    > summer
    > when he is really busy would be very bad (loss of business and
    > fines)
    > for him and entertaining for me. I'm still just thinking about it...
    >
    > JB
    >
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  6. Michael Echemann
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    This guy must be an idiot to handle your sandblasted Amphi in such a
    disrespectfull manner. I'd explore your options, let him know what you
    expect then follow through. No one wants to hurt a guy and his business but
    maybe in this case what comes around should go around. Only you can decide.
    Mike
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: &quot;Cap'n&quot; John <minnow@amphicar.net>
    To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 10:46 AM
    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] One more time


    > Dropped off the Amphi at another body shop. He was almost beside
    > himself at the chance to do an Amphi. He is even giving me a good
    > break on the shop rate! Should be done in about 4 or 5 weeks.
    >
    > When I picked up the Amphi from the moron who was going to do it, he
    > had pushed it outside to the street, and there it sat. Bare metal in
    > the snow for a week. I know where some of the leaks are anyway. Now
    > it has a nice "patina" that isn't desireable on an Amphi. He still
    > doesn't understand why I am so pissed off. Humm, wait for 5 months
    > then bring in the car so it can sit in the snow and rust away. Why
    > would that make me mad? :^|
    >
    > Cap'n
    >
    >
    >
    > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    > amphicar-lovers-unsubscribe@egroups.com
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  7. Amphipoda@yahoo.com
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    Capt' John,
    This bodyshop guy needs a
    lesson that only we amphibians
    can inflict. First I request
    that you post his name/address for
    all of us to send "free" subscriptions
    (those little mail-in tabs from
    every magazine) so we can sign
    him up for all magazines on the
    planet. Once his mail box
    bursts from junk mail... we'll
    move to phase II.

    Amphipoda
    '64 Turquoise
    Sandy Eggo, CA
     
  8. cptcrnch56@aol.com
    Online

    Anyone. that puts any vehicle out to the elements when it's down to bare
    metal deserves to pay for it.

    Frank
     
  9. "Cap''n" John
    Online

    OK, I have decided to contact a Lawyer. The current bodyman says that
    the surface rust will add between 20 to 40 hours to the bill. Getting
    it out from behind the dash and in all the places will be tough at
    best.

    So after much deliberation, I feel that Matthew should realize that
    this will not be tolerated and could have been avoided easily by one
    of two things (either one would take only minutes);

    1 - Telling me in at the outset October that he did not want to take
    the job
    2 - Spending 2 minutes to cover it up with a tarp. If he didn't have
    one, I would have went and bought one immediately.

    He just called and refuses to take any responsibility what so ever. I
    even gave him the opportunity avoid all this by removing the rust he
    allowed to form. He refused, and so it goes.....

    <heavy sigh>

    John
     
  10. cptcrnch56@aol.com
    Online

    Re: Re: One more time

    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">I'll bet the $20.00 tarp he didn't use will wind up costing him 100 fold.



    This is just common sense. This Guy seems like a "Don't give a ----" type of
    person.



    Frank

    64 Blue

    66 White

    67 Yellow</font>
     
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