$476 to assemble an 8 3/4 diff

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  1. B3422w5

    B3422w5 Well-Known Member

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    exactly.
    There are those of us who know our limitations. I can do things others cant do, others can do things i cant do.
     
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    • CudaFactHackJob

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      First of all, it's not going to be $476. They'll pad the hell out of the bill. Second, it might not be right. Warranty? When somebody asks me about a warranty, I say to them, "Why would you bring it back to me if I screwed it up the first time? Guy brings me an old Mustang C4; says it doesn't shift right, I say, hey it looks like a fresh rebuild..he says ya...I say why not bring it back to that guy? He says, "Cuz I'm tired of takin the GD mf sob cser back out!!!". I found the prob in the time it took me to get the pan off. 72 vb on 69 case. I'm here to help people DIY. If you can afford to pay somebody to do simple stuff like setting up a rearend, maybe you should be looking at a turnkey car. "Come on man!!"
       
    • Dartswinger70

      Dartswinger70 I been North I been East to the California beach

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      i was working on my own cars as a teenager, then went to school then did it as a professional. I've screwed up, it was usually on my own cars LOL! No lie at 16 I bougt a car, mom was like 'who said you could buy a car? as a kid all it was was get a job buy a car so you can cruise at 16 LOL! funny thing is I didnt really get a car on the road legal till 19 LOL!
       
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      This is exactly why no one wants to work on old stuff for money. Unless you figure you're time at $25/hr they think they're getting screwed but the same rear end work on a newer Ram would be couple grand with basically same shit (Bearings, Ring & Pinion, Axles, Seals, Etc)
       
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      • Dartswinger70

        Dartswinger70 I been North I been East to the California beach

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        Yeah thing is, most think old cars are "easy" for some reason. I always say "mechanics bitched and complained in 1972 also..." :)

        put it this way , right now would you want to do a water pump on an LA small block? easy right? done it many times but do you want to do it right now? Thats the life of a line mechanic. You have to do 5 a day to make good money LOL!
         
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          Page 3 and we still don't know what needs to be assembled... :lol:
           
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            8 days and we still don't know..
             
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            Some of you sound like you need to sell your car and find a hobby you enjoy.

            If you want to make 28.00/hr then you have to pay someone else the same. Plus the overhead. Shop insurance isn't cheap, not to mention the taxes and employee insurance.
             
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              Just had my 8 1/4 done for $460 so sounds about right.
               
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              But what did you have "done"? It's like guys that state they only pay $200 a year for car insurance, but don't tell you what the agreed value is.
               
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