Right. I know exactly who you mean. And their father did also. The father was the person who spray the engine bay while the engine was out, and worked at the workshop that did the bulk of the work.
He didn’t get the job of spraying the whole car, because he didn’t use any primer on the engine bay, and when the engine and bits were being fitted, paint was chipping off… Also, he seemed to almost have it in for my car. Hampering the progress of the work, not allowing the mechanic time to work on it etc, filling his tray with other job cards etc… to the point where the shop manager had to intervene.
They had had the car for almost 8 months, when I said enough’s enough. I’ll have my car back and get someone else to finish it. To which the owner basically begged me to leave the car and let the mechanic finish the work. Assuring me, that he would be allowed uninterrupted time on the car, in order for it to be finished.
My other HUGE disappointment with this workshop was that the original EJ DE engine has been promised to go to the Daihatsu Wrecker at Archerfield, as payment for all the extra parts that they included for me, knowing I was doing a K3 swap and would need more than just the engine…
The build mechanic shared with me personally, that the work shop had started cannibalising my EJ DE engine, for parts to fix other customers cars. Without my consent. Theft. When I mentioned this to the workshop owner, he confirmed it. So naturally the wrecker wasn’t interested in having the engine anymore, because they didn’t know what they were getting.
This was the workshop that I had taken all my many cars to, over 7+ years. Just a disgusting way to repay someone’s loyalty. Needless-to-say, they no longer maintain any of our cars.
I’m sure the boys are good boys, but I don’t think much of their father, or his employer.