Shinigami Welcome to the forum
1. I'm glad you had good experience with Josh & JT that's wonderful.
2. I'm not an angry or hateful guy. If the truth needed to be state what took place & believe I'm going to tell it. I believe I got my point across regardless of what stories they might of told you. I got the car back I SHOULD OF NEVER GOT IT BACK IN THAT CONDITION. He had more than enough time to work on it plus the delivery date was pushed back twice on me. You quote yourself "you can't rush quality work"
I paid top dollar AND I always had cash to deliver when I say so if JT want to go against that I love for him to call me right now and say I did him wrong in that matter. CASH EVERYTIME
As far as the BBB case ... was it right for JT to tell the lady I was not a customer of his. He worked on 2 of my cars and I'm not a customer of his? ... I don't think so and you tell me that he's an honest guy after that? Good luck convincing me.
I know you wanna give them props for doing you right that's great you wanna stand loyal and back the shop that did you right no one is bashing you for it.
As far as getting my parts back ... whats the "REAL" issue here? it's not his parts? It's mine so why can't I get it back?
Believe me Shin you be an upset guy too if you dipped out a significant amount of money for this hobby and got screwed over. Especially if those part were gift and they have sentimental values to it. Its not just my hard earned money that went into the car. it's my loved ones hard earn money to get me those gifts as well. Clearly you understood the feeling so you must know where I'm coming from. So since your so "Buddy" with JT you should ask him what happen to my parts for me. Coming from you I'm sure he wouldn't be too upset if you ask him. If I call him I don't want him to go all "Gangsta" on me calling me out to his shop like he wants my head on a stick ... real professional JT. Believe me I heard that "I have your parts come get it" BS already I went out to the shop a couple of times and I was NOT able to get everything back. while your at it you can ask JT what happen to my simple measly turbo timer too while your at it.
I understand Ni. I don't know exactly what happened, an I am truly sorry for your loss. I can ask him for ya. I don't consider myself his buddy, and I do understand where you would assume that, but respectfully maybe just a loyal customer more or less.
as far as the situation yes I would truly be upset about what happened. I'm sorry for your losses and that a good chunk of it was from family and his has some significant sentimental value, if it didn't I don't think it would have been such an issue. Me being a 240 owner I can definitely feel your pain. As far as the BBB I don't know about it. He has mentioned a person bashing him multiple times and I don't know if that's you but he also mentioned Garrett from some place, I don't know if it's Getnuts or some other place, but I didn't care at the time I was getting my work done. I can ask him for you and see what he says
I got screwed on some work by CTR motorsports and I'm in the process of litigation to get them shut down. Pretty much same situation just stole money and not parts. I should have been a little more aware that they were a Honda specialist but I needed the swap done for my 240 to run and I needed my daily to be back up
they gave me their word that over the weekend it would be inspected and swapped. well what happened is they got it to run, but Left me with no fuel, left a quart of oil out of the engine, and they didn't inspect it. As soon as I got it home I was happy after being stuck in the rain in November pushing it home due to no fuel. I got fuel into it and started it up, Once started I was happy it was a little rough but I didn't think anything of it. I went to take it around my neighborhood and "it" happened one of the Rods let go and pushed through the crank case and severely gouged my crank. so I Lost my engine there. I do know how you feel. It might make me seem like a kid but my parents bought my 240 for me and losing that engine hurt something fierce.
As you can probably already tell any shop that does a good job at getting my drifter up and running right is A-okay by me
I will be looking for a good fabricator for my cage and bash bars. Anybody know a real good one for a decent price?