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Old 08-06-2015, 09:22 PM
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Hey Hey! Congratulations Austin!
Thanks Roy!

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Lil dually requests you come work your magic on her... shes claiming im being a mean owner by not cleaning her while im trying to put her back together..
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Most Excellent, Austin. Hope the business continues to grow!
Very much thanks!

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Good to hear things are continuing to go well for you. You meet those who have mastered the trade, and treat them properly they will help you learn, as you are finding out. One key rule that I see people not always do it ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS bill or at minimum track product usage per job so you know 1.) when to order product so as to not run out in the middle of a job, and 2.) know how to properly bill the job. Always be aware of your input costs and also account for them in the pricing as well. tools and equipment are something you can't bill by the job really, but need to be paid towards a bit as well, kind of like mileage on a vehicle. And your skills/time need compensated. It was one thing when you were learning, but now while you continue to learn it is safe to say your skills are already good enough to be able to charge appropriately for them. I feel you are like so many of us, we don't realize just how good we have gotten at our chosen professions as we don't have an ego or false image about it and tend to undervalue ourselves. With your passion and attention to detail and high standards, you will continue to rise to the top. Keep it up, you will go far!
Thanks! It's been a self examination of sorts to truly understand my skill and worth. Talk about feeling empowered know all of the numbers, though!
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^^^Agreed. I see a fleet of Excursions traveling across the nation in the near future, or probably Transits.
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Congrats mate! Looks awesome. But what happened to the obs powerstrroke truck?
The tranny was going out, so she went off to auction.

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Kinda repeating what everyone else said- congrats, and wishing you success in the future.
And a kind thanks to you!
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:43 PM
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So, my grandfather decided he couldn't wait on me to wake up before starting a fire two feet from my truck...







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Old 08-18-2015, 04:45 PM
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Estimated OE replacement parts plus labor come out to just north of $600, which he cannot pay. Too little to justify on insurance, so I could use some help here. Looking for the lower cladding in any color (though I'd obviously prefer the gray so I don't have to paint it). I can get a new knockoff tail light for around $30 and live with the bumper pad. Hopefully the wiring is in good shape behind the light.
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I like the logo, Austin. That fits in really well with the gray vehicle. What is the last word on the saying on the back glass?
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Thanks Doug, I think it'll work well for the future. The last word is 'Shininess'
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Thanks Doug, I think it'll work well for the future. The last word is 'Shininess'
I was going to guess "Cleanliness".
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That sucks mate.
But on a good point, it looks awesome with the writing!! And I have never noticed the doors on the back of those before, look like they be awesome to get things in and out of!!
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when you do get that new tail light do yourself a favor and get to HD or lowes.. buy a tube of silicon sealer then go all the way around that housing.. make sure you fill the seams.. if not your going to have issues with water inside.. little grease on the little rubber grommet helps too..
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:14 PM
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That sucks mate.
But on a good point, it looks awesome with the writing!! And I have never noticed the doors on the back of those before, look like they be awesome to get things in and out of!!
The barn-ish doors are great for how I have it set up currently. Don't need the bottom doors open unless I'm pulling something larger out. One thing that does suck is that they only open about 89*; I'd rather something closer to 100 or 120* so I have a little more room in tight spaces.

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when you do get that new tail light do yourself a favor and get to HD or lowes.. buy a tube of silicon sealer then go all the way around that housing.. make sure you fill the seams.. if not your going to have issues with water inside.. little grease on the little rubber grommet helps too..
I would have probably realized this in a few months!
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Yeah my brothers transit doors open right up to a right angle with the car, it's very handy!
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