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PostSubject: Working for my self?   Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:32 pm

I have had one hell of a time coming up with a job. And with the average at damn near 10% unemployment, It is a dog fight to find a good job. I can not afford to settle for a nine or ten dollar an hour job, and even they are hard to find. One toll booth collector position opened up at the Dover tolls on the spaulding turnpike and they had just over 400 applicants.
Car sale sounded good, but I refuse to leave my integrity and honesty at the door, so that just won't work, as that is about the only thing a tough economy can not take away from me.

So with all that said, I am going to start working for myself. I will offer my services to do everything from washing windows, int, ext
painting, mowing lawns, welding bodywork, and painting autos, auto detailing, yard cleanup, basement and attic cleanup, garage setup, and floor painting, light auto mechanical, light plumbing, deck building and repairing, boiler install, mini split air conditioning, paint or stain fences and decks, and so on. You name it, I will do it.

So if anyone has stuff needing to be done from this list or something I have not thought of yet, let me know. I will come to you.
I would have done Ron's six speed conversion, had I had a place to do the work.

I have changed out more than my fair share of opti sparks, engines, transmissions, and rear ends. So again, if you feel something is beyond your ability or you just do not have the time. Got a mod you need done, part installed, rust fixed, fender painted. LMK
If you seen my work at a mod day or saw the thread on converting Ron's bench into a bucket, you can see I do the job correctly and with pride. I also back my work with a one year labor warranty.

Some of the stuff I have done recently.
http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/modifications-f7/patch-repair-for-the-passenger-side-t381.htm
http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/modifications-f7/major-rust-fixed-blazer-console-and-bonnies-installed-t332.htm
http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/modifications-f7/bench-to-bucket-mod-t474.htm
http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/modifications-f7/exposed-lug-nut-wheel-mod-t451.htm
http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/bad-talk-f5/huge-thanks-to-billy-mac-today-t455.htm
http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/problems-maintenance-f4/tearing-down-and-rebuild-of-a-opti-t341.htm
http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/bad-talk-f5/our-second-mod-day-i-would-say-it-went-well-now-with-pics-t432.htm
http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/bad-talk-f5/first-official-mod-day-at-crovo-s-t357.htm

I can be reached here via pm, email IMPALADAKID@yahoo.com, or 603-988-4656


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PostSubject: Re: Working for my self?   Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:23 pm

How long would it take you to one lower Q panel?
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PostSubject: Re: Working for my self?   Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:19 pm

Tomz9C1 wrote:
How long would it take you to one lower Q panel?
It all depends on how much damage is there Tom. And if I have a panel to work with or need to make a patch.

My patch took 4 hours start to finish. Bill's cab corners took 6+ hours per side.
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PostSubject: working for my self?   Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:59 pm

well i hope it works out for you bill. just leave enought time for my console. no i take that back. if you get a chance to make money. do it. ill wait. my son in omaha been out of work one year in nov.
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PostSubject: Re: Working for my self?   Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:43 pm

What's your going rate? I have a list of things that need to be done to my car that I may not be able to do thanks to upcoming medical stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Working for my self?   Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:07 pm

bammax wrote:
What's your going rate? I have a list of things that need to be done to my car that I may not be able to do thanks to upcoming medical stuff.
Brad
I will base each job differently till I have a handle on pricing. But be sure everyone on this forum will get a badass deal. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Working for my self?   Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:22 pm

Bill,
Thats not a bad Idea, Right now I'm doing side work on cars at home. I'm getting $50.00 per hour, thats pretty cheap compared to most shops and dealerships. I just finished an Engine job in a 2001 1 ton Chevy van, just picked up a 4 wheel brake job in a Mercedes. I'll take all I can get right now. I am still pushing for you at work right now. I need another guy, but they won't let me right now.
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PostSubject: Re: Working for my self?   Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:57 pm

BowtieSS wrote:
Bill,
Thats not a bad Idea, Right now I'm doing side work on cars at home. I'm getting $50.00 per hour, thats pretty cheap compared to most shops and dealerships. I just finished an Engine job in a 2001 1 ton Chevy van, just picked up a 4 wheel brake job in a Mercedes. I'll take all I can get right now. I am still pushing for you at work right now. I need another guy, but they won't let me right now.
Thanks Bruce. I appriciate it. And you are correct. If you lost a job, took less to keep your current, lost hours, whatever. You do whatever it takes. I would be going your route if I had a garage.

I was thinking $50 hr for automotive related work. (less for badass members) Like you said, it is about half what dealers and shops get, and in some cases they get even more.
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PostSubject: Re: Working for my self?   Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:53 am

I put an ad on craigs list
http://nh.craigslist.org/biz/1283690730.html

I am going to get some magnetic signs made up as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Working for my self?   Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:25 am

vistaprint.com is where I got my magnetic signs and business cards when I first started out on my own! Good luck, working for yourself can be awesome and it can also suck, but tends to be worth it in the long run.

Doug
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PostSubject: Re: Working for my self?   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:16 am

If nothing else just get some insurance, i know its expensive, but if something happens u want to be covered. Hope u make a million!
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PostSubject: working for my self?   Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:50 am

i thought of you bill. when we pulled into wentworth station in newton yesterday. t line? workers digging a hole. im sitting there watching them. one man on the backhoe, one woman in the hole. one t-line cop. seven people watching. all had the t-line vest on. so id think they were getting paid by the company. now i dont know if i have a point here or not. ive never did this kind of work. but it just seems like people who want to work like billymac. cant find a job.. ill bet you right now not one of those people could keep up with billy for one day. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Working for my self?   Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:12 pm

I think I just got my first job welding tonight. Will know more tomorrow. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Working for my self?   Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:58 pm

Looks good Billy! Have you thought of a local ad in Dover?
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