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Old 28-09-2017, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default 65 Deluxe Autobahn Exiles Jon Hancock - Cannot Recommend.

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Jon Hancock, is named in more detail in the last post on the last page.
Thanks for reading and good luck with your projects!

Hi all,
Just checking in to see if there's any interest in a thread looking at the work of a particular welder who's sales patter and personality certainly fooled me!
There would be video, loads of photos, transcripts of emails and WhatsApp messages, an assessment-of-work-done letter and links to Facebook, YouTube and Dropbox.
All names and obvious identifiers will have been removed.
There's a lot of material so it could take a few days to put it all together, which means I won't comment much on here until I know there's an interest, and I've put the whole thing together.
Thanks for reading!

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From your post It can only be assume that you have had some work done that you aren't happy about and or think you have been overcharged for... ??

Have you been in contact with the person that carried the work out and discussed your concerns with them?
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Not much point without names - unless there are lessons we can all learn from.

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From your post It can only be assume that you have had some work done that you aren't happy about and or think you have been overcharged for... ??

Have you been in contact with the person that carried the work out and discussed your concerns with them?
I made a poor choice of bus, knowing it was complete but rotten and paid not very much accordingly.
I then found its twin, an empty shell with all the rust sorted out, which looked like being a good bet for transfering all the good stuff over.
This guy quite rightly pointed out that the shell was not as up together as I thought it was and would need work, so better to restore the rotten one which he waxed enthusiastic over.
All opinions I've had so far are that, as a "professional" he should have known that the rotten one was unviable except for silly money, and he should have advised me to break it and start again.
That is point number one.
It turns out that the work he did on it made it even less viable (and dangerous though giving it the semblance of soundness when underneath welds were absent) ... demonstrated by the fact that only the areas he hadn't worked on were any use for selling as cuts etc.
Where he did work was slap dash to say the least, with panels simply not even located correctly.

So yes, the thread title is a rhetorical question, which could be of interest to people, but I'm checking the level and type of interest before launching in with all the sordid details.

As for communication, I appear to be dealing with a very slippery person who, at best, could be said to have fallen for his own propaganda and can't appreciate the magnitude of his errors, and at worst is yet again working to his familiar "business model" which involves spending other people's money on projects that are not likely to be finished because the sums involved turn out to be rediculously high.
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Not much point without names - unless there are lessons we can all learn from.

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There are certainly lessons to be learned.
If opinion continues to be unanimous then there is a case for warning people off giving this guy anything other than the basic stuff to do.
Some say he shouldn't even do that.
I guess I didn't want to just launch into a naming and shaming until I could be 100% certain I wasn't wrecking a legitimate business.
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enough with the cryptic clues already if youve got the evidence to back it up get naming some names,not for want of shit stirring.........but it may stop someone else from getting taken for a large sum of money.
now vans are big bucks any amount of cowboys have jumped on the bandwagon.it happens all too often,a mate of mine has had a couple in over the recent months that had supposidly been 'restored' , he's ended up rectifying various bits on them.....propper sacks of shit.just makes you feel sorry for the people who have handed over money for it.
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Dooooo iiiiit!

I'd love to see what NOT to do in a restoration. If it's as bad as you say, you could probably have a case to take him to small claims.
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Post some photos up. if its as bad as you say then people need warning .
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What or who recommended him to you?
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