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Old 08-01-2012, 01:05 PM   #85371
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Ah gotcha,

yea but there are tons of places like that.......how many times have you been working on something and thought "man if I had a hoist I'd be done by now"

they also have an option to rent a bay for $200 for the whole day. get a couple projects with your friends lined up and split the cost and you've got 10hrs with a hoist/ all the tools you need for pretty cheap.
exactly. definitely a market for it.

not with the cheap-os on xceed but you know, the bimmer and G guys and stuff.

I'd be all over that. I'd love to be able to use the bays while no one was renting them out....
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:07 PM   #85372
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exactly. definitely a market for it.

not with the cheap-os on xceed but you know, the bimmer and G guys and stuff.

I'd be all over that. I'd love to be able to use the bays while no one was renting them out....
exactly.

I'm even thinking like college guys.........maybe they didnt have a dad that was into cars or their buddies aren't into cars but they're willing to learn/do their own work to have extra beer money?

could even do free/cheap classes on saturday mornings like how to change oil, how to do plugs/wires/gap the plugs, how change pads/rotors. etc.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:12 PM   #85373
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Used Golf Rs are getting close to $30k used. Should be under by spring. Focus ST or used Golf R?
There are already used Golf R's for sale? They haven't even been out a full year... who the hell would want to sell one already?

Golf R has AWD goodness...

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could even do free/cheap classes on saturday mornings like how to change oil, how to do plugs/wires/gap the plugs, how change pads/rotors. etc.
But then they won't keep coming back to pay us to do it... then again they could still come back to use the lift to do do their own work.
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I'd be interested in potentially trying to be a partner on it, would have to see.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:15 PM   #85375
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exactly.

I'm even thinking like college guys.........maybe they didnt have a dad that was into cars or their buddies aren't into cars but they're willing to learn/do their own work to have extra beer money?

could even do free/cheap classes on saturday mornings like how to change oil, how to do plugs/wires/gap the plugs, how change pads/rotors. etc.
classes are good. brad thinks it'll lower business but i think it'll increase it.

we teach someone to do oil/plug/pads and rotors... then he starts gaining some confidence.... next thing you know he's dropping transmissions and swapping axles...

think back to how you started out on cars... you didn't start out doing engine swaps... you start out learning to do silly shit, but if that proves to be fun the opportunities are endless... and we have the tools and the equipment.

also full copy of alldata... should be had.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #85376
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There are already used Golf R's for sale? They haven't even been out a full year... who the hell would want to sell one already?

Golf R has AWD goodness...



But then they won't keep coming back to pay us to do it... then again they could still come back to use the lift to do do their own work.
Agreed!

a) who'd sell a golf R?
b) as much as I'm glad the focus actually has a real performance option now I'd take a golf R in a heartbeat because AWD and because the aftermarket support is massive

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classes are good. brad thinks it'll lower business but i think it'll increase it.

we teach someone to do oil/plug/pads and rotors... then he starts gaining some confidence.... next thing you know he's dropping transmissions and swapping axles...

think back to how you started out on cars... you didn't start out doing engine swaps... you start out learning to do silly shit, but if that proves to be fun the opportunities are endless... and we have the tools and the equipment.

also full copy of alldata... should be had.
Bingo.

teach someone how to do that and they become more confident to tackle other projects.

once you realize you can do brakes/oil changes you begin to realize how much car work you can do your self.....plus you have the insurance/safety net of getting halfway into a project and being like......well I can't do this...but who cares? its already at a shop and half way apart/done so now you either pay the mechanic to help/teach/walk you through it while you finish it yourself or you just pay them to finish it and carry on.

also alldata is a must
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:46 PM   #85377
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I'd be interested in potentially trying to be a partner on it, would have to see.
will keep you in the loop. If its as brilliant as I initially think it's going to be we'd have a GR and a Detroit Shop in no time.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:53 PM   #85378
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Ya I changed my mind halfway through my post.. hence the 'then again they can just do their work at the shop' comment. It made sense just took a second..
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will keep you in the loop. If its as brilliant as I initially think it's going to be we'd have a GR and a Detroit Shop in no time.
Good stuff. I'd give some $$, and probably foot a % of bills until its profitable, for a chance to use the shop when it's closed or not busy.

Edit* Yep, found a used Golf R, at a VW dealer, with 5k miles on it, for $29,900.
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from a review of firstgeargarage

they did all the lifting and lowering of the car, that is one of the rules, I had to show proof of insurance and I did have to sign a waiver form.
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