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Old 09-30-2010, 06:26 AM   #1051
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Over the course of the day I read through the whole thread.

You do amazing work and it was really neat seeing some of the projects you have worked on over the years.

Thanks for keeping the thread updated, I'll keep watching it.
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:57 AM   #1052
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I was up in "Mooree-al" on Saturday, but I had to spend the entire day working dogs (getting bitten by dogs) at the Canadian Ringsport Championship, and thus I didn't have a chance to look you up. I see I missed a few posts in your thread here.

It's great to see that you are growing the business, but I agree totally with the need for the viral marketing. You deserve much success and often it's more about being a good marketer than it is about being great at the underlying skill (like fabrication and welding).

Everything is beautiful as always, please keep the photos coming as you are able! ! !
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Definitely one of the best welders in all of montreal area imho, the only place i'd bring my car to get welding /cage work done. Very realistic prices too, best of luck with the new employee and bigger work load! Anyone I know that needs welding I ship them your way.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:56 AM   #1054
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you really make me want to own my own shop ha.
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Good luck.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:31 PM   #1056
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Definitely one of the best welders in all of montreal area imho, the only place i'd bring my car to get welding /cage work done. Very realistic prices too, best of luck with the new employee and bigger work load! Anyone I know that needs welding I ship them your way.
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Markku is da bomb!!

Has helped several times with my setup!!
And what he says about being motivated now with an employee is true!
I walk in to the shop and Markku has the biggest smile ear to ear!! And it looks as if the 2 of them work really well together, looks like they are having fun!!!

Congrats to you!!!
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:14 AM   #1057
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I know my words won't put money in your pocket, but that is some seriously awesome work once again

You seem to have MUCH more pride in your work than a lot of people these days. Great stuff!!
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:40 AM   #1058
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Just flipped through the whole saga.

You're a bad *** and an inspiration. If it were easy anyone could do it. For what it's worth I'm an rx7 owner who stumbled across a link to here from a totally different forum. That's the power of the internet and it should pay returns for you.

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Old 11-07-2010, 05:47 PM   #1059
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Just spent the past 2 hours reading this thread. Wow man words can't describe the inspiration this makes.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:28 PM   #1060
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Very sorry for my lack of updates, I've been keeping busy! I'm very happy to see that I have been able to inspire some people. That's always a great feeling.

Business has been very steady, which is nice. Unfortunately I have not been very present on the forums and whatnot, but I will try to make more time for that.

Managing an employee is a whole different can of worms. I've never been in a position of authority, and I have a lot to learn. I'm sometimes way too nice and I'm working on balancing that out. He works well and is improving quickly.

I have been making a conscious effort to stop taking stupid jobs like res deletes and other stuff like that for a few reasons. For one, I do not want any work to leave this shop that might reflect bad on our name. People may look at a res delete and see mig welds etc and assume we work fast and sloppy. I'd rather not do it at all, even if the customer is happy with that type of work. Also, it's a huge waste of time to put a car on the lift for a $40 res delete. I actually have people telling me they could get it cheaper than $50 at another shop. I am SO done with that.

Anyways, I have tons to say, but Tamara is waiting for me right now so I'll just post some pics and update more later!

Enjoy the pics!!

Hey guys!

Here's some more recent work! Enjoy!

R33 Skyline GT35R, tubular manifold, downpipe, FMIC piping and catchcan :

This collector is actually 1-1/4", then we switched to 1-1/2" ...
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Audi TT 225 Downpipe :

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Arctic Cat Z1, GT3076R install. Goal is +500 HP.

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Latest 1.8T manifolds for B5/B6 vehicles :

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Old 11-08-2010, 01:31 PM   #1061
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Forgot to mention, a lot of the stuff pictured was welded by JS, and not myself. (I think the only thing I welded in any of the above was the skyline manifold).
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:43 PM   #1062
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Great job as always!! Very impressive
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:58 PM   #1063
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Awesome work, awesome pictures.

500hp on a snowmobile...
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:39 PM   #1064
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The snowmobile is freakin sweet All your work is awesome!!!!!
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:27 AM   #1065
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Thanks a lot guys. Appreciate it.

Here's a short vid of a 400 hp sled, just to give you an idea :

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Old 11-09-2010, 08:32 AM   #1066
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JESUS!

nice presentation on the audi stuff. youve always represented yourself topnotch!
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:34 AM   #1067
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Thats ****ing nuts!
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:13 AM   #1068
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Great work as always. The way you display your work though is world class. Never seen nicer pics etc.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:12 AM   #1069
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now in a few pictures, i seen you use duck tape to hold the pipes together. my question to you is do you make a few tacks through the tape then peel the tape off and finish the weld?
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:08 PM   #1070
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Ha! That sled is just sick, my service writers family has boosted sleds but never seen one in action lol.

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Looks like electrical tape to me.
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I would be dead if that was my sled holy cow
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holy death mobile. that thing is sick tho.
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Here's a short vid of a 400 hp sled, just to give you an idea :

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Just wanted to say I've been watching this thread for sometime now and that you are a great inspiration! Keep up the great work!
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