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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA M&M#1240
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posted 05-13-2005 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Might not be a big deal to some. But I hate to see a small business's fail. This guy opened a T-Bucket shop here in Reno called. FatBuckets cool guy real helpful. His back ground was in roundy-round racing. Mostly working with frames and suspension. He also is a great welder, engine builder and designer.
He has helped us a lot on My dad's T-bucket project. We have the 2nd out of 25 frames he made. My dad doesn't get around very well. So this guy would come over to my dad's house after work to help him out.
I just talked with him. And he can't compete with the big guys out there. So he's closing his shop and going to work for one else.
It's just not enough to be honest and good anymore.

http://fatbuckets.com/

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-13-2005 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's too bad. It must be really hard to get a business like that going. You kind of have a limited market base.

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
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fastford34
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From: penna
Registered: May 2002

posted 05-14-2005 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34   Click Here to Email fastford34     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i`m with you Ron.
i used the local guy whenever needed. good welder,mechanic and nice to work with. he closed up due to a lack of business. with the amount of muscle cars & hot rods around i thought he should be doing great. i dont know where everyone goes with their cars, but they missed good service & reasonable prices with this man. i wish i had the answer.

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-18-2005 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-21-2005 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's why I like buying parts from Alex, I rather put money in his pocket than Summit, Jegs, or other big places.

I'll be sending more business your way soon, too, Alex, as I'm almost done buying the restoration parts and now I'm getting to the fun stuff. {I just ordered my new cam from him this week }

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
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