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Someone RIPPED OFF my Mechanic!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 76_Cheyenne, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. 76_Cheyenne

    76_Cheyenne 1/2 ton status

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    I just dropped off my truck yesterday at my mechanic's, he's an older guy that has his shop in his garage, and is the best and most reasonable guy. He was going to put in my new 4.10's and Eaton Posi, but he called me today and told me he can't do it now cause someone stole his briefcase with all his guages and tools he needs to do the swap right! It was worth 2500$! And what really sucks is that now I have to take it to a differential specialist who wants to charge me 800$ instead of the 450$ I was going to spend before! I'm pissed, I hate thiefs!
     
  2. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    I shopped around and found a place that did my gears for $180 on a D44. They work primarily on big rigs but did a fine job on the 3/4 ton stuff.
     
  3. Mr.Chevy4x4

    Mr.Chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I wish you were closer! I'd do it for $450!! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    I usually charge $150 per axle.

    Mike
     
  4. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    at 800 i would buy the tools an do it myself....
    it would cost less. if you put gears i yourself it may take a while, but it is FUN.
    kinda anyway. if you burn up those gears you will have to pay for it, but if you go slow then it is easy. and be patient.. how ever you spell it.
    grant
     
  5. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    on the other hand, see if you can get the tools,(lower quality than your mech had, they wont cost to much) and if he can help you do it.
    grant
     
  6. JimmyJuneau

    JimmyJuneau 1/2 ton status

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    Well is your mechanic insured if so Im sure hell be getting replacement tools soon If ou have found a good reliable mechanic Id wait and see if he gets them replaced.
     
  7. jackedjimmy350

    jackedjimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    around $150 / axle is a good price around here
     

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