The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network

Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1947 - 1959 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-04-2019, 09:27 AM   #26
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lakes Region NH
Posts: 2,546
Re: $188,000 Pickup

1.5 hrs researching the door hardware?
Wait a minute, wait a minute....wait a minute...You get paid to do...research?!?
I spent a couple of years at a custom shop and I definitely charged for research. Every hour not spent repairing a vehicle represents $$ not made. Not trying to be an a$$, just had to make a minimum amount of $$ to stay afloat. But I was upfront and made sure the customer had every opportunity to do the research for me.

Of course, these days it seems like 1.5 hours of research would involve .25 hours searching forums for the answer and 1.25 hours looking at other people's builds.
1project2many is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2019, 02:44 PM   #27
Registered User
mr48chev's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toppenish, WA
Posts: 11,313
Re: $188,000 Pickup

That truck was finished in 2017 but we have answered a door hardware question or two and they did use Altman latches. It did look like they had the wrong strikers for the door latches they had though. Maybe their research was one of those one time posters with a question that we answered and we never saw them again.

At 100 dollars an hour that tab equals 1611 hours and some minutes. or 41 weeks of 8 hour days for one person. Time wise I'd say far more hours than a couple of our members who build these trucks for a living daily would have had in in it while producing an equal or better truck.
Founding member of the too many projects, too little time and money club.

My ongoing truck projects:
48 Chev 3100 that will run a 292 Six.
71 GMC 2500 that is getting a Cad 500 transplant.
77 C 30 dualie, 454, 4 speed with a 10 foot flatbed and hoist. It does the heavy work and hauls the projects around.
mr48chev is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013