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Anyone around Los Angeles #1317395 Thu Jul 11 2019 07:36 PM
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89sbr Offline OP
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Hi
I live in France and have a 54 Sedan Delivery. It was bought September 2016 in Los Angeles and I did around 800 miles before agreeing with a garage to do a few jobs on it then ship it to France. My shipper managed to pull it out of this shop and I finally hot it here June 2019. Needless to say if the delay wasnt bad enough when it got here it was scratched and damaged and although I had paid all the invoices sent they just forgot to do the work.
So I would like to connect with someone who could help consolidate some pieces I will be buying and pack them for shipping to me here. My shipper is based at Paramount in Los Angeles so the nearer the better.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and if you may be able to help me I will be eternally grateful.

Re: Anyone around Los Angeles [Re: 89sbr] #1317426 Thu Jul 11 2019 10:57 PM
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So... bought it in 2016 and they held it hostage until 2019...don't they owe you a sh*tload of money?
I understand you've lost your trust in them, otherwise I would think let them take care of it, to compensate you.

what parts are we talking about? I've got a friend in Riverside who owns a brake/tire shop called Jerl's.

Re: Anyone around Los Angeles [Re: 89sbr] #1317429 Thu Jul 11 2019 11:22 PM
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Wow, so sorry to hear. Really really bad.

Re: Anyone around Los Angeles [Re: Steve-W] #1317509 Fri Jul 12 2019 04:39 PM
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Yep bought it to drive from Los Angeles to Miami then ship home, car is/was wonderful just what I needed high and with enough room to put my wheelchair in the back. 400 V8 with 350 auto air con, cruise control new/old radio.
As it is a hot rod I had it checked out by a specialist company who visited it checked its bodywork engine box lights brakes steering etc. Slight wear on steering box, antenna broken and a slight amount of damage on the roof lining, great - except, they had only driven it around LA and so I agreed the purchase and put it in storage until I got over from France. That is when my problems started and because the brakes were floor mounted the exhaust ran pretty close to the servo and after a few miles on the interstate the rubber in the servo unit failed. I had noticed also that with running the ac in the summer the temperature in the motor was running very high. I came off the interstate and pulled into a residential street to call my breakdown company. Whilst I was waiting one of the householders came across to see if he could help. He had a C10 in a shop in Riverside and he called his guy to see if he could do anything. That is where this story starts.
We agreed to have the system moved to the firewall and to have new radiators fitted at the same time he would fit me a reconditioned steering box get me a new antenna an extra key and adjust one of the doors. This was in September 2016 we agreed to pay as the work had been done and I expected it here by December 2016. I returned home here to France and received the invoices $2350 dollars and paid them stage by stage until they said it was done but after that just excuse after excuse. My shipper Raymond at Rinkkens went above and beyond to help me get the car picked up and finally in February 2019 he managed to get it away from the garage. The photos of the bodywork he sent outlined the scratches and dents and chips all over the car. I said OK at least the car is in our possession and I would get a price to fix it and try to get some money back however as I mentioned in my previous post no work had been done except a bodge on the existing radiators eg I push the lever to release the hood and I push the fan into the radiator.

Re: Anyone around Los Angeles [Re: Steve-W] #1317770 Mon Jul 15 2019 01:01 PM
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Just doing anything else at the moment rather than take the cover off the car. Pisses me off that people you thought you could trust not only swindled me but now i will have to buy in the usa and pay import duty and get someone here to do the work on an unfamiliar car. Deff need a kit to bring the brakes into the firewall and a recon/new steering box and maybe a plate that thood fits into as they have just chopped the back off the original to refit the radiator.


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