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yep another workshop closes another one opens! ive seen this happen to so many drift style workshops in the last 6 or so years and you can tell which ones its gonna happen to and why.

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^^^^+1 so many workshops with so much promise end up shutting doors way too soon

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Great to see another work shop staring up.....may I suggest a few things from past experience;

 

1 - Don't sponsor any drifters (stay neutral and just service the industry rather than pick a particular person to favour)

2 - On the basis of point 1....do hourly rates of mechanical worked on two levels - Road + Track (cheaper for road!)

3 - Sponsor local events in a 'contingency' program style - spread your $$$$$ further

4 - DON'T DO WORK ON CREDIT

5 - DON'T DO WORK ON CREDIT

6 - Every 6 months hold a garage sale and sell off dead engines, gearboxes etc (cash and carry) and hold an open day/BBq at the same time

7 - Find a coupel of local cops and offer to service their cars for free (if they go out defecting chances are they will reccomend your shop!)

8 - Put on an apprentice as soon as possible

9 - Once a year hold a 'customer' car show at your workshop

10 - DON'T DO WORK ON CREDIT

11 - Offer 'set-price' servicing on import cars - include log boog servicing if you can

12 - Try and get RAA approval

13 - Offer an RAA style pre-sale 'vehicle inspection' service specialising on import cars

 

If I was based out north I would be using you guys to put the CA18 together for me. Really cool to see modified car garage getting up and running.

 

I'll do my best to send out the love across the air at Lala.

 

RJ

 

Thanks Jason. Were looking at having a Big open day soon and welcoming everyone down. Just a matter of picking a good weekend, with Matsuri etc coming up. Everyone focus is on that so looking to do something in the following weekends.

 

 

whos running this shop whys there pictures of nats and joels cars ??

 

 

It is Joels shop Hally ;-)

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These guys are some awesome dudes. I went there awhile ago before everything was set up to get myself some parts from a sale off of here. Ended up staying awhile and chatting to a couple of the blokes. All nice people and the clutch was in sick condition for the price I paid.

 

PS. The red R33 is the only good looking one I've seen, looks sick in person.

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It is Joels shop Hally ;-)

 

oh haha thort it may have been ill pop in sometime in my new whip and check it out :thumb:

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8 - Put on an apprentice as soon as possible

 

 

I can't remember the last time one of these up and coming workshops lasted longer then 4 years

 

Garage 7 up in Barker has been open for a few years now, they're still going strong!

 

Racin Jason is on the money though with his advice, stay neutral in the scene and go from there.

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Thanks again guys. Yeh were not focused on just the drift scene. Have had alot of experience with 300zx's and v8s etc too.

 

Yeh Hally, drop by bro :)

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So is any one there a qualified mechanic? or just yarders like the rest of us!

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Also no response to the opening hours? Would also like to know if actually qualified etc

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Yeh guys got a qualified mech down here. Also qualified welder.

 

Opening hours are 9 - 6pm, but most days were here till 9pm.

 

:)

 

Thanks again.

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these guys are awesome. i bought an engine and a few other bits off them and no problems at all. good prices too!thumbsup.gif

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As long as u dont turn it into a big friends hang out and have shit service i dont see any reason why this place should go under... good luck to ya

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As long as u dont turn it into a big friends hang out and have shit service i dont see any reason why this place should go under... good luck to ya

 

THIS.

 

f**kin hate this shit. majority of import shops are like this, makes you feel like a dick when you go in there cos you don't fit in with the click.

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As long as u dont turn it into a big friends hang out and have shit service i dont see any reason why this place should go under... good luck to ya

 

THIS.

 

f**kin hate this shit. majority of import shops are like this, makes you feel like a dick when you go in there cos you don't fit in with the click.

 

 

Yep, I myself know the feeling. And its something that is not going to happen. As I dont have any friends......... Well I do but yeh..

 

Anyways, Tyre Machine and wheel balancer getting setup tonight..

 

And tyre stocks coming in later in the week..

 

Feddy, Neutons and Jinyus/Evergreens...

 

Best Prices. :)

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As long as u dont turn it into a big friends hang out and have shit service i dont see any reason why this place should go under... good luck to ya

 

THIS.

 

f**kin hate this shit. majority of import shops are like this, makes you feel like a dick when you go in there cos you don't fit in with the click.

Not just that but you walk in and there to busy necking there mates dicks to help u and pretend like u haven't even walked in till they're ready. I go there for good service.

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As long as u dont turn it into a big friends hang out and have shit service i dont see any reason why this place should go under... good luck to ya

 

THIS.

 

f**kin hate this shit. majority of import shops are like this, makes you feel like a dick when you go in there cos you don't fit in with the click.

 

 

Yep, I myself know the feeling. And its something that is not going to happen. As I dont have any friends......... Well I do but yeh..

 

Anyways, Tyre Machine and wheel balancer getting setup tonight..

 

And tyre stocks coming in later in the week..

 

Feddy, Neutons and Jinyus/Evergreens...

 

Best Prices. :)

 

price on pair of Feddy 595's in 255/40/17

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Great to see another work shop staring up.....may I suggest a few things from past experience;

 

1 - Don't sponsor any drifters (stay neutral and just service the industry rather than pick a particular person to favour)

2 - On the basis of point 1....do hourly rates of mechanical worked on two levels - Road + Track (cheaper for road!)

3 - Sponsor local events in a 'contingency' program style - spread your $$$$$ further

4 - DON'T DO WORK ON CREDIT

5 - DON'T DO WORK ON CREDIT

6 - Every 6 months hold a garage sale and sell off dead engines, gearboxes etc (cash and carry) and hold an open day/BBq at the same time

7 - Find a coupel of local cops and offer to service their cars for free (if they go out defecting chances are they will reccomend your shop!)

8 - Put on an apprentice as soon as possible

9 - Once a year hold a 'customer' car show at your workshop

10 - DON'T DO WORK ON CREDIT

11 - Offer 'set-price' servicing on import cars - include log boog servicing if you can

12 - Try and get RAA approval

13 - Offer an RAA style pre-sale 'vehicle inspection' service specialising on import cars

 

If I was based out north I would be using you guys to put the CA18 together for me. Really cool to see modified car garage getting up and running.

 

I'll do my best to send out the love across the air at Lala.

 

RJ

 

When you say don't sponsor any drifter's that should include their own workshop cars. How many workshops have gone under from spending to much time and money on their own cars rather than actually making money first.

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you guys have any other sr20dets laying around ? pm me please

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When you say don't sponsor any drifter's that should include their own workshop cars. How many workshops have gone under from spending to much time and money on their own cars rather than actually making money first.

 

 

lol.. first thing that sprung to mind is Garage7, on the complete OPPOSITE scale. Dec's track car is enduring one of the slowest builds of all time cause he's always too busy with customers cars!!

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Yes we have a company drift car, but its definatelly on the backburner as we already have 6 cars in the shop on the go at the moment..

 

The 33 was already built before the workshop opened so its pretty much where the owner want it and it doesnt cost him anything to have it sitting there..

 

We'll be looking to have an official open day in the coming weeks with big BBQ and open shop.. With special offers available..

 

 

 

Will keep everyone informed.

 

Thanks again guys, will post up link to tyre prices tomorrow..

 

 

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Matsuri special

If you damaged or broke your car at this week end at matsuri, which unfortunatelly quite a few people did. :(

Drop into SideWays to receive a 10% discount on all parts and labour.

 

Jus tryna help a brother out.

 

Regards, SW Guys.

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Used to hate that whole "it's a privilege to have your car at my workshop" thing from most workshops. From an end user point of view, my advice would be:

 


     
  • Treat all customers the same. Obviously do/give extra to loyal long term customers to reward their loyalty.
  • Get jobs done on time. If you are experienced this shouldn't cause too many overtime hours. If not then you'll learn quick. Be realistic quoting lead times.
  • Don't be greedy with margins.
  • Avoid mates rates. If everyone pays, then you have to do quality work, on time, every time. Pay and get paid.
  • Communicate with your customers early if there is an issue.

 

The best judge of a business is how they deal with problems. Shit happens in any business. Many reasonable people accept this. The good operators deal with problems appropriately and take the time to explain and make their customers feel valued. The bad ones logically don't.

 

Good luck. It takes balls to start a business!

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Will be taking my 180 to you guys shortly i reckon. Got a bit of work that needs doing for it to be track ready....

 

Will contact you shortly with info.. Cheers Mick

 

 

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Will be taking my 180 to you guys shortly i reckon. Got a bit of work that needs doing for it to be track ready....

 

Will contact you shortly with info.. Cheers Mick

 

 

 

 

No worries bro.

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^^^ Not moved he works there i believe. Hes at 10 Elm st Hampstaed Gdns behind OG ELECRICAL

 

Correct he has moved there next to the old Tilbrooks which is now Fisher Performance. I also think he is now taking over the whole premises as OG Autoelec has decide to move out so the place will probably get a spruce up and help Andy get setup as per his old shop.

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I'm guessing you guys were closed today?

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I'm guessing you guys were closed today?

 

 

Yeh bud, sorry for not giving notice, had a few meeting around town with some suppliers etc.

 

wasnt expecting it to take all day.

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