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    I spent the day today looking over a 53 coupe that had been screwed up my a restoration shop. I've been retained as a expert witness against a shop that had the car in for some work. They basically took a condition 2 coupe with a R3 clone engine/4 speed setup and made it into a parts car. That sand blasted the car to bare metal, then left it to the elements, and pulled the front of the engine off and did the same, then abandoned the job. They were contracted to just repaint the car and build a custom AC setup, what a shame.

    JDP/Maryland


    63 GT R2
    63 Avanti R1
    63 Daytona convert
    63 Lark 2 door
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Lark HT-60Hawk
    59 3E truck
    58 Starlight
    52 & 53 Starliner
    51 Commander

    JDP Maryland

  • #2
    Are they a "restoration" shop or just a body shop? Shop location?
    64 Champ long bed V8
    55/53 Studebaker President S/R
    53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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    • #3
      Are they a "restoration" shop or just a body shop? Shop location?
      64 Champ long bed V8
      55/53 Studebaker President S/R
      53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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      • #4
        If John has been retained as an expert witness, I suspect this is going to litigation. It would be inappropriate to identify principals before a judicial finding.
        If I were the owner of the shop, I would venture to guess it would suck to be me.[xx(]
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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        • #5
          If John has been retained as an expert witness, I suspect this is going to litigation. It would be inappropriate to identify principals before a judicial finding.
          If I were the owner of the shop, I would venture to guess it would suck to be me.[xx(]
          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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          • #6
            Just show them that $70,000 coupe that just sold on Feebay. That'll get their back up.[}]

            ________________________
            Mark Anderson
            1965 Cruiser
            http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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            • #7
              Just show them that $70,000 coupe that just sold on Feebay. That'll get their back up.[}]

              ________________________
              Mark Anderson
              1965 Cruiser
              http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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              • #8
                I can safely say it was not a Studebaker specific restoration shop and it's a few hours from me.

                JDP/Maryland


                63 GT R2
                63 Avanti R1
                63 Daytona convert
                63 Lark 2 door
                62 Lark 2 door
                60 Lark HT-60Hawk
                59 3E truck
                58 Starlight
                52 & 53 Starliner
                51 Commander

                JDP Maryland

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                • #9
                  I can safely say it was not a Studebaker specific restoration shop and it's a few hours from me.

                  JDP/Maryland


                  63 GT R2
                  63 Avanti R1
                  63 Daytona convert
                  63 Lark 2 door
                  62 Lark 2 door
                  60 Lark HT-60Hawk
                  59 3E truck
                  58 Starlight
                  52 & 53 Starliner
                  51 Commander

                  JDP Maryland

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