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Post subject: Builder recommendations south east  PostPosted: Aug 15, 2013 - 06:23 AM
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Can anyone recommend a legit quality builder in the south east? The closer to the atlanta area the better.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Aug 21, 2013 - 06:39 AM
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82 views and no one knows anyone?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Aug 21, 2013 - 07:39 PM
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there is a guy in ATL, I just cannot think of his name

WhoDeanie's customs, I think he is just north of the city in Woodstock

http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/general-kitcar-chat/12364-open-house-whodeanies-customs.html

I have not done business with him, but those that have say good things about thim and his work

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thanks adrian, i will check him out.

i had heard theres another guy somewhere around here but cant seem to find anyone that knows him.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Aug 24, 2013 - 08:30 AM
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so did some research on the whodeanies guy. appears hes got a bad rep, couple of cars that have been sitting there for over three years and still not finished etc.

the search continues.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Aug 24, 2013 - 02:35 PM
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Three years! That's NOTHING! I've been building mine for ten years and I'm still not done. I am an exception. Some guys finish theirs in a lot less time but it all depends on what you want when it's finished. How much do you want it to be like an original and how much money do you have to pay someone to have them devote all their shop time on just your build. Professionals are earning a living and need to pay bills.
When guys build their own car it is a HOBBY. We control completely the amount of time we devote out of our lives to building. (Well not completely control, but you know what I mean.)
These cars are not KITS where you put together a box of provided parts AND they are not cheap.
I understand wanting a Lambo. I'm one of those guys. If you want one NOW, without a long wait, look for a completed build. You will be on the road fast.
Be sure to look over the car before you buy and don't expect it to be a real Lambo. They aren't.
Good luck.

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Post subject: Duild  PostPosted: Aug 24, 2013 - 07:19 PM
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RT....

Well said....

Also you need to do a lot of research. There are lots of videos and build diaries and stories. Make sure you read them all, including the horror stories.
This site is a inspiration site, You ought to check out youtube for RT builds (even Lamborghini can take some engineering advice there... Nice work RT)
There are other great builders who have finish there build, If you have questions post them here and awesome builders will respond like Jdinner, Dale, RT and many many many more.
With patience, correct group of friends, Money, time and lots of time, and motivation almost any one can build one (ALMOST ANYONE)
Just never ever ever give up...

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Post subject: RE: Duild  PostPosted: Aug 26, 2013 - 05:55 AM
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appreciate the advice. However in the whodeanie deal from what i can find on forum posts the cars literally sat there for 2-3 years with him doing very little work. Two of the the owners went back and picked them up. The third is kinda vague as to what happened but it appears there were parts stolen off the car or the owner was told the car was stolen from the shop.

Any case as far as i can tell in all three cases the cars were brought to him with the understanding that he was to focus on them to finish to completion, rather than work on other things, because they had been siting at other builders that did not finish them. Again no first hand experience just forums but overtime you learn to sift the bs from whats really going.

Still though would be nice to find someone close by with experience building these that I could look for assistance from if the need arises.
 
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Post subject: RE: Duild  PostPosted: Aug 26, 2013 - 06:54 PM
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I think any bodyshop / custom fab goes thru that. Collision work is fast, consistant money custom work takes forever, build something, fit it up only to find out that it causes a problem with something that you made last week and spent 60hrs to make... Do you eat that cost or pass it on??? You still have to eat and if you are a larger shop pay employees.

The best example of that that I have see is on the velocity channel phantom customs, it took them 8 months to put the floor pans into a 64 impala and you can but those parts from a catalog, imagine how long it takes to fab everything from scratch, AND the build cost around 30-40k to do and ultimately about 12-18mo. Now you could pay someone to dedicate every working hour to your build but expect it to be over 100k

And I, like RT, have been plugging away at mine for YEARS but I am enjoying it but I work cheap so I wont complain lol

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