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Old 06-23-2005, 01:57   #1 (permalink)
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got my glide, now sending it back! dodgy workmanship

don't you hate it when people don't live up to expectations, I had a fully decked glide with tb built by a very reputable shop, it was built to handle around 1000HP, the thing was painted black but lots of the case wasn't even cleaned properly, ie chunks of dirt, rocks, paint over oil/grease, the case had a 3mm deep dent in the top which actually caused a depression of the case in that area, the whole powerglide experience for me has started out poorly.

Lets just say the builder is one of the most reputable around and priced to match, you would think that they clean the cases before they rubuild them hey, I called the guy and he said that they can't clean the casses to harshly because they might get damaged-what an idiot-total bullshit, he then said he would send me some black paint to touch it up-WTF, who spends nearly 4K on a gearbox and expects to get something that looks like it was assembled/painted by retarded blind people, needles to say he is taking the box back, fitting a new case, and I will get this one unpainted that way he can't skimp on the cleaning. I am VERY pissed at this guy, how can he send something to someone expecting to get away with crap like that, makes me wonder if he actually builds them himself or just lets retarded people do it for him. Total loss of trust for him.

If I get it back and am happy with the product I will not identify the person, but if he decides to argue with me at all, I will post on every single forum I can find and send letters/fax to every single shop/supplier/business I have ever bought from or worked for, telling them (with pictorial evidence of course) that this guy has no quality control at all.

How do idiots think they can do this sorta shit, its like building a motor and telling the owner that the block couldn't be cleaned properly because it might get damaged, who the **** does he think he is, what a .........

Just goes to show that a reputation for doing good work doesn't mean that good work is what you get! He is sooo lucky I live in ACT instead of VIC.
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:04   #2 (permalink)
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Re: got my glide, now sending it back! dodgy workmanship

You're pretty sensitive by the sounds of it. So the paint job isn't dead perfect, sounds to me like yo're overreacting. I mean seriously, who cares about the paint on a gearbox?
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Re: got my glide, now sending it back! dodgy workmanship

I recently brought a c4 from a reputable guy and it is painted silver. I am actually more interested in the box performing up to it's expectation's than the paint. For 4 grand why didn't you buy a superglide dedenbar case? and start with a new case or stick to a c4?
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don't you hate it when people don't live up to expectations, I had a fully decked glide with tb built by a very reputable shop, it was built to handle around 1000HP, the thing was painted black but lots of the case wasn't even cleaned properly, ie chunks of dirt, rocks, paint over oil/grease, the case had a 3mm deep dent in the top which actually caused a depression of the case in that area, the whole powerglide experience for me has started out poorly.

Lets just say the builder is one of the most reputable around and priced to match, you would think that they clean the cases before they rubuild them hey, I called the guy and he said that they can't clean the casses to harshly because they might get damaged-what an idiot-total bullshit, he then said he would send me some black paint to touch it up-WTF, who spends nearly 4K on a gearbox and expects to get something that looks like it was assembled/painted by retarded blind people, needles to say he is taking the box back, fitting a new case, and I will get this one unpainted that way he can't skimp on the cleaning. I am VERY pissed at this guy, how can he send something to someone expecting to get away with crap like that, makes me wonder if he actually builds them himself or just lets retarded people do it for him. Total loss of trust for him.

If I get it back and am happy with the product I will not identify the person, but if he decides to argue with me at all, I will post on every single forum I can find and send letters/fax to every single shop/supplier/business I have ever bought from or worked for, telling them (with pictorial evidence of course) that this guy has no quality control at all.

How do idiots think they can do this sorta shit, its like building a motor and telling the owner that the block couldn't be cleaned properly because it might get damaged, who the **** does he think he is, what a .........

Just goes to show that a reputation for doing good work doesn't mean that good work is what you get! He is sooo lucky I live in ACT instead of VIC.
I had a similiar thing happen to me with a block i sent it out to a well known machinist,got it delivered with a couple of bores still scuffed.Just makes u wonder how these clowns do business.
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It's not the point that it's painted like crap. How can you expect a transmission to be built properly if the case hasn't even been cleaned? It takes all of 30 minutes in a parts washer and you'd think you'd do it to clean the inside out.
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don't you hate it when people don't live up to expectations, I had a fully decked glide with tb built by a very reputable shop, it was built to handle around 1000HP, the thing was painted black but lots of the case wasn't even cleaned properly, ie chunks of dirt, rocks, paint over oil/grease, the case had a 3mm deep dent in the top which actually caused a depression of the case in that area, the whole powerglide experience for me has started out poorly.

Lets just say the builder is one of the most reputable around and priced to match, you would think that they clean the cases before they rubuild them hey, I called the guy and he said that they can't clean the casses to harshly because they might get damaged-what an idiot-total bullshit, he then said he would send me some black paint to touch it up-WTF, who spends nearly 4K on a gearbox and expects to get something that looks like it was assembled/painted by retarded blind people, needles to say he is taking the box back, fitting a new case, and I will get this one unpainted that way he can't skimp on the cleaning. I am VERY pissed at this guy, how can he send something to someone expecting to get away with crap like that, makes me wonder if he actually builds them himself or just lets retarded people do it for him. Total loss of trust for him.

If I get it back and am happy with the product I will not identify the person, but if he decides to argue with me at all, I will post on every single forum I can find and send letters/fax to every single shop/supplier/business I have ever bought from or worked for, telling them (with pictorial evidence of course) that this guy has no quality control at all.

How do idiots think they can do this sorta shit, its like building a motor and telling the owner that the block couldn't be cleaned properly because it might get damaged, who the **** does he think he is, what a .........

Just goes to show that a reputation for doing good work doesn't mean that good work is what you get! He is sooo lucky I live in ACT instead of VIC.
your in the right you paid you are entitled to get it back clean and presentable, i have changed autoshops for this exact problem if you are taking hard earned $$$ off someone for a job it should at least be presentable. if that much care is taken with the outside what is the qaulity of the inside where you can never tell. you have every right to be upset
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Did they give you the right box?
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Re: got my glide, now sending it back! dodgy workmanship

Surely they'd own a steam parts washer? How the hell do you hurt the case washing it? I know when my old C4 was done the damn thing got washed more times than I can count. I know as I was there during the whole build. Same goes for my glide. $4k is a little on the high side for a 1000hp glide. Should have been around $3k. I've been quoted $3k from various places.

http://users.bigpond.net.au/XB351/1/glide.jpg is how clean it should look. Thats mine after it's been in a car! Don't worry about paint. Black paint will just hide leaks. If there is a leak you will want to know where it is.
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You're pretty sensitive by the sounds of it. So the paint job isn't dead perfect, sounds to me like yo're overreacting. I mean seriously, who cares about the paint on a gearbox?
My car is neat and tidy, not a showcar but paint rubbing off is un acceptable, combined with thick crud and a dented case you get me very pissed off. Especially when I went with this builder mainly because he was the most expensive and well known for building good glides.

If the parts aren't cleaned properly thats saying something, it is not acceptable even on a std reco box let alone a good one.

I think you didn't read the whole post as paint isn't the only issue.
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I recently brought a c4 from a reputable guy and it is painted silver. I am actually more interested in the box performing up to it's expectation's than the paint. For 4 grand why didn't you buy a superglide dedenbar case? and start with a new case or stick to a c4?
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You can't build a dedenbar cased glide for 4K, try 10+K if you build it properly. Who cares why this or why that, they didn't do the job properly thats the point, I don't like c series 3 speeds, c10's are ok.

If you had an engine built and they said that the mud hanging off the side of it was acceptable I guess you wouldn't care hey, not if it worked ok????
Is that what your saying? Read the post fully the case is dented and they talked BS until the point they realised they weren't getting away with it, so now I am going to stick it to them because I can.
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