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Make sure Mike, the lift is in good shape and has not been abused. It looks good. All sheetrocked to help hold heat in.

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Here in the very near future the owner will upgrade from 8,000 to 12,000 pound two post. We both agree 8,000 is borderline for most of the newer trucks like Ford diesels.

 

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I'm just getting started and hung up today with OuR Factor insulation company is here today taking care of the house.

 

Later today I'll go back down to the shop and help on clearing out the 2 post bay and drag the 2012 Ram down for new dual disc clutch. 

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7 hours ago, Mopar1973Man said:

Here in the very near future the owner will upgrade from 8,000 to 12,000 pound two post. We both agree 8,000 is borderline for most of the newer trucks like Ford diesels.

 

at least you only have to lift the cab to work on them. :-) :-) :-)

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9 hours ago, Mopar1973Man said:

Here in the very near future the owner will upgrade from 8,000 to 12,000 pound two post. We both agree 8,000 is borderline for most of the newer trucks like Ford diesels.

 

 

Modern trucks are HEAVY!

 

Mine is over 8K without anything in it. 

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Yup. We realize this already.

 

Suppose to be down there this evening but my house is a trainwreck after emptying the pantry and my bedroom closet for access to the attic. 

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I'm interested... let us know how much you notice a difference this winter with the new insulation.

 

I'm happy for you everything that's happening

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Big difference already. The head unit flip over to just fan early in the evening last night. Find out when I get home. 

 

I wanted to drag this 2012 Ram to the shop and put it on the rack. Installing a dual disc would be easy then. My problem is I've got my Tuesday dialysis run today. The house is a wreck pantry all over the floor. 

 

So Wednesday... Get started early.

 

Another tidbit to this adventure I've create a fresh batch of business cards as well.

 

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I've now got 4G signal at home on my network extender. Then down at the shop Russ has a older 3G network extender. I'll have cell coverage at both places. My home number has been made a second number and my cell is primary now. 

 

I've already got the Doing Business As (DBA) filed with the State of Idaho. Then I've got my Idaho State Sale Tax Permit as well. Any "Admin" can pull these from the site and display them as needed. 

 

Got a few vendors already as well set up. 

 

 

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Just go word of mouth Mike, you don't want to advertise all your time away.  I would probably make it a rule that if they need it in a hurry not to do the job because of the runs you have to make 3x's a week.

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Just had one yesterday that wanted a A/C leak fixed in less than 2 hours and have no freon supply being Riggins was closed already. I've gotta travel today. Sorry you thought about your A/C the evening before his trip to Utah. Oh well... I'm not going to kill myself because of your poor planning.

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When I started my mobile repair shop any time I saw a Volvo I placed a flyer on the windshield, that brought in a lot of work.   You will want to stock some of the fast moving parts and supplies, this will cut down on running around or waiting for parts down time.

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12 hours ago, dripley said:

Its a clutchy selfy, my oh my.

:lmao::lmao2:

 

It was nice for once to work standing up and no laying on my shop floor on creeper. Then even better yet when 5pm rolls around to just turn off the lights and lock the doors. My work stays at work now.

 

I'll admit that it took me quite a while to get the transmission stabbed yesterday. Then Valair kept me guessing with the change up of American bolts that are 12 sided in the pressure plate thinking most modern stuff is metric. :rolleyes::doh: Duh moment...

 

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I'm not afraid to work from the ground. I'm going to get the shop owner get the other 2 bays cleared out.

 

Like after completing the dual disc clutch yesterday. Needless to say that Valair drives super nice for a dual clutch. My next job was doing front brakes on a 2001 Dodge 3500. It had a camper in the bed so I just pull the nose up in the shop and worked from the floor. Come to find out that truck has been to the salt flats too many times. Need slide pins for the calipers which are on order. Then capped out my day with changing a lift pump on a 1992 Dodge 250. 

 

Crazy part is the jobs are stacking up quickly and seem as soon as I clear my to do list for the day the next work day is already filled up. 

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2 hours ago, Evan said:

You've been selling yourself for years

 You've down a good job marketing now you gotta learn to turn a wrench 

Been turning wrenches for quite awhile, I've worked for other shops for quite awhile, now its my own show, I get to pick what I want to do. Lots to be done yet. Now I've got a place with a 2 post, lots of tools, and other equipment like fork lift, hotsy (hot water power washer), etc.

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19 minutes ago, Evan said:

Ohhhh hotsy.

I turn wrenches to but its different doing it 24/7 

 

Actually, Mon, Wed, Fri... Then from 8am to about 5pm ill be at the shop. Tue, thurs, and Sat still making my trip to Ontario taking care of Moms dialysis treatments. Basically leaves me with Sun off for my own thing.

 

I've been working from home for about 13 years. 

 

Been doing mobile A/C service for better than 7 years.

 

Then been doing all the repairs for the fire dept since 2004 when I joined.

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As you see this isn't my first rodeo. I was turning wrenches since 1984. I started working on the parents cars before I even had a drivers license. Have been since. Now in the Diesel realm and can't seem to stop. I love the challenges and learning as I go along. I've made my fair share of mistakes and screw ups. I have always made things right again. I have been to the school of hard knocks.

 

Like this afternoon I'm in Ontario taking care of the dialysis treatments for Mom. In the mean time I'm re-working the Paypal account to handle the invoicing in the future. I'll have WiFi internet and 3G Cell signal (network extender). I won't be limited to cash only for very long. I'll be able to process Credit / Debit Cards for the shop too. Like talking to Mom this morning I realize I've got a ton of work to do to get this rolling smoothly. Shop is a mess, Front area needs cleaning up, I've even got an office too that is stacked with parts. The only thing I'm lacking in is TIME...

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Hell yeah, congrats on the business. :thumbup2: I hear you on people and their poor planning.  My wife has her own dog grooming business and always gets the calls about "We just got back from camping and need our dog washed".  My wife books out a month in advance at a minimum and tells people all the time but nobody listens.  :rolleyes:

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