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gckless
10-09-2013, 06:44 PM
Wasn't going to post a separate thread outside of my build log, but in light of recent events I decided to.

So, I shipped these panels to him on the 4th. We agreed that I would get them back in time in time for Texas Heatwave (which was on the 5th), and that he would try to make a sealed chamber on the back. The sealed chamber wasn't necessary if he couldn't do it, but I wanted it done if he could.

So I asked a couple times for progress pics, but he didn't get those to me. Really not too big of a deal, just got the vibe that he was behind schedule and didn't want to show me. So then the 1st rolls around, which was the date we agreed he would get them out by, and the shipping labels haven't arrived. Said Boomsday who he gets the labels from shipped them out the week before. Still was asking for pics, didn't get them. Missed Heatwave.

Now today, he tells me that he couldn't wrap the panels in vinyl because there's a curve and it wrinkles around it, so it would have to either be stitched (which he can't do because he doesn't have a sewing machine, understandable) or he find some other way to cover them. He suggested textured paint with black over the top. I told him don't worry about covering it then, I'll get it done myself.

He just sent me these pics and tracking number saying they shipped:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/8D3E86EA-F101-4F3F-B62E-335E2FF46E2C-1104-000000E40104E0A5_zpsbd8e424d.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/8D3E86EA-F101-4F3F-B62E-335E2FF46E2C-1104-000000E40104E0A5_zpsbd8e424d.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/157A396A-99C5-4CDF-A993-E934CED60F1F-1104-000000E40BDF7F83_zps3b8d6766.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/157A396A-99C5-4CDF-A993-E934CED60F1F-1104-000000E40BDF7F83_zps3b8d6766.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/4647096E-E989-4525-A456-3C009A7B5638-1104-000000E4188C2B8B_zpsa9ce84fe.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/4647096E-E989-4525-A456-3C009A7B5638-1104-000000E4188C2B8B_zpsa9ce84fe.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/3736C785-4CAB-4B4E-ABDD-37D8C6539649-1104-000000E4406227C0_zpscc73b3c2.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/3736C785-4CAB-4B4E-ABDD-37D8C6539649-1104-000000E4406227C0_zpscc73b3c2.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/59719916-381F-42AA-B177-A7FEDCFFE0C9-1104-000000E41F7C8549_zps668f819b.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/59719916-381F-42AA-B177-A7FEDCFFE0C9-1104-000000E41F7C8549_zps668f819b.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/34254802-87A4-406D-96BE-B71245987477-1104-000000E437AA84E4_zpse04ef709.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/34254802-87A4-406D-96BE-B71245987477-1104-000000E437AA84E4_zpse04ef709.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/E0B1926B-64CD-44F0-83CA-31F0C22B10B1-1104-000000E45328DD26_zps508ffa9f.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/E0B1926B-64CD-44F0-83CA-31F0C22B10B1-1104-000000E45328DD26_zps508ffa9f.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/8810CEF9-FF0F-443B-AC3D-4B0C43CAA4BF-1104-000000E458CC9F4C_zps582ac018.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/8810CEF9-FF0F-443B-AC3D-4B0C43CAA4BF-1104-000000E458CC9F4C_zps582ac018.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/9142DFAB-F16C-4569-96BB-08C4A28C29A5-1104-000000E462896469_zps98a644cb.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/9142DFAB-F16C-4569-96BB-08C4A28C29A5-1104-000000E462896469_zps98a644cb.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/DF64FA84-6065-45EB-8482-B261132E1FFD-1104-000000E4681E2C52_zps5bc70fa3.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/DF64FA84-6065-45EB-8482-B261132E1FFD-1104-000000E4681E2C52_zps5bc70fa3.jpg.html)

They don't look too bad. They aren't molded super well into the rest of the door, but the glass and smoothing work looks pretty good. The right pod looks lower than the left one, kinda worried about it clearing the trim panels on the floor.

All in all I can't say I'm upset, based on these pictures. I'll post updates when I get them and get eyes on.

gckless
10-09-2013, 06:45 PM
Sooooo, just got them in my hands.

First, I sent him grill cloth to use for the grills that I asked him to make if he could. He ended up using that to wrap and resin them with. I asked him to send back the excess. I also paid for vinyl, and asked him to send that too. Neither were in the box.

Photos:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/F1998422-DC56-4F07-9470-BF99ECEBA038-2423-0000020C830B80F2_zps130bde68.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/F1998422-DC56-4F07-9470-BF99ECEBA038-2423-0000020C830B80F2_zps130bde68.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/3B55CD10-6B1A-4131-BADD-9AD6CBB7D4A5-2423-0000020C89A8F637_zpsbd39bffb.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/3B55CD10-6B1A-4131-BADD-9AD6CBB7D4A5-2423-0000020C89A8F637_zpsbd39bffb.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/71C09B4E-9AE4-41A7-A76B-B3F2213769B0-2423-0000020C8F91D44D_zpsf3ca7c1b.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/71C09B4E-9AE4-41A7-A76B-B3F2213769B0-2423-0000020C8F91D44D_zpsf3ca7c1b.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/587FBDBB-887E-4FD1-BC59-E7AB1C3EF413-2423-0000020C95A861CC_zpsa85d3c08.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/587FBDBB-887E-4FD1-BC59-E7AB1C3EF413-2423-0000020C95A861CC_zpsa85d3c08.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/E894FADA-25B9-44AA-9148-32EC62ED851F-2423-0000020C9AF88991_zpsd4a8b7cf.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/E894FADA-25B9-44AA-9148-32EC62ED851F-2423-0000020C9AF88991_zpsd4a8b7cf.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/6E5A33EF-F3EA-4119-BA19-6B2615D4D1B9-2423-0000020CA1FB37AC_zps0175f088.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/6E5A33EF-F3EA-4119-BA19-6B2615D4D1B9-2423-0000020CA1FB37AC_zps0175f088.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/30FABB14-B165-4144-A304-3C82D0095824-2423-0000020CA87CE9F8_zps72dd6ab3.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/30FABB14-B165-4144-A304-3C82D0095824-2423-0000020CA87CE9F8_zps72dd6ab3.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/BD682B86-C23F-4CC7-B2DE-9EF892EA5547-2423-0000020CAE60F45D_zps5a5304bd.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/BD682B86-C23F-4CC7-B2DE-9EF892EA5547-2423-0000020CAE60F45D_zps5a5304bd.jpg.html)

gckless
10-09-2013, 06:45 PM
So all in all it's bush league, but workable.

BUT OH WAIT, I FORGOT ABOUT THIS:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/47F6FA11-F417-49BD-B255-63BABA39871C-2423-0000020CB4957D69_zpsa2072956.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/47F6FA11-F417-49BD-B255-63BABA39871C-2423-0000020CB4957D69_zpsa2072956.jpg.html)

They're not even ******* mounted! Pissed off. No real way to get them mounted either without a decent amount of work, including glasswork, which I was trying to avoid, the whole reason I sent them out.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/93AE2FD3-E6BD-426F-923B-67106AA88167-2423-0000020CBB8CBB49_zps8a158d5b.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/93AE2FD3-E6BD-426F-923B-67106AA88167-2423-0000020CBB8CBB49_zps8a158d5b.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/A46222EB-40BE-4726-8659-8B2A0CD25672-2423-0000020CC14945CF_zps9b9efe66.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/A46222EB-40BE-4726-8659-8B2A0CD25672-2423-0000020CC14945CF_zps9b9efe66.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/56089227-EF62-453B-AD46-2DD33408A457-2423-0000020CC7B5C419_zps4078c4aa.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/56089227-EF62-453B-AD46-2DD33408A457-2423-0000020CC7B5C419_zps4078c4aa.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/D315161D-4016-439A-9A7B-AB5FD53033B1-2423-0000020CCDEFADFA_zps7fd85744.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/D315161D-4016-439A-9A7B-AB5FD53033B1-2423-0000020CCDEFADFA_zps7fd85744.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Door%20Panels/B91FFFEB-05DA-401A-B14B-FD8BD9A5098E-2423-0000020CD37D7510_zpscf69073c.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Door%20Panels/B91FFFEB-05DA-401A-B14B-FD8BD9A5098E-2423-0000020CD37D7510_zpscf69073c.jpg.html)

In a way he might have saved me. He didn't screw my panels up (those holes I cut), so I might be able to use the doors still.

But I still can't glass well.

Jeffdachef
10-09-2013, 06:52 PM
another horror story... how much $$$ did he fk you over with?

Sleeklsc
10-09-2013, 06:53 PM
This might've been covered elsewhere, but after the whole Timmy incident why did you still send them to this hack artist?

gckless
10-09-2013, 06:56 PM
This might've been covered elsewhere, but after the whole Timmy incident why did you still send them to this hack artist?

I sent them beginning of last month. Before anyone knew about the outstanding work he did, and before the Timmy incident came to light. In fact, the stuff he posted before (on facebook anyway) was pretty decent, much better than the work he did here. Timmy did tell me about him, but was after I paid. I felt roped in already and kinda hoped it wasn't as bad as he made it seem.

You were right Timmy13091 ;.

murph
10-09-2013, 06:59 PM
How many people did this happen to...

Jes 42
10-09-2013, 07:09 PM
Ouch. :blackeye:

03F150MrSBF
10-09-2013, 07:13 PM
Too many.
Mine was crap.

Sleeklsc
10-09-2013, 07:21 PM
I sent them beginning of last month. Before anyone knew about the outstanding work he did, and before the Timmy incident came to light. In fact, the stuff he posted before (on facebook anyway) was pretty decent, much better than the work he did here. Timmy did tell me about him, but was after I paid. I felt roped in already and kinda hoped it wasn't as bad as he made it seem.

You were right Timmy13091 ;.

Dates > Sleeklsc

redrider
10-09-2013, 07:37 PM
Interesting work.

jrdnhsnbrg
10-09-2013, 07:50 PM
Surprise, surprise... Another hack job by 04murdapanel

BKNIGHTS
10-09-2013, 07:55 PM
Never pay up front for labor. There is no incentive for the person to do the work or do a good job. Whether it is a mechanic, ac repair, home repair, car audio because you are stuck with what they give you, if they give you anything at all. hopefully they don't just high tail it with your money. A small deposit up front is understandable though.

gckless
10-09-2013, 08:08 PM
So I paid $100 up front, and shipping both ways, which totaled $60. We agreed I would pay the rest on October 15th, and he said the total would be $300-400 depending on how hard they would be. I'm not paying him any more. Also not filing a claim, not sure it's worth it.

raptor727
10-09-2013, 08:27 PM
wow another **** poor job by murdapanel... Dude just quit with the wanna be custom work because it is obviously not working out!!

pickup1
10-09-2013, 09:42 PM
Dam,even if you used them,like you said,how the he!! are they good g to attach? might have to glass that to the door?

03F150MrSBF
10-09-2013, 09:55 PM
If you glass all the way across to make your sealed part then put bolts thru there and attach to doors?

12voltz+-
10-09-2013, 09:57 PM
he wanted to charge you 400-500$ for them ?!?!?!?!?!?! plus shipping??????????? my god thats insane for that work there. not even wrapped or finished. and hacked all to hell looks like theirs more bondo then resin on them, them things cant be lite lol

Team Ampere
10-09-2013, 10:02 PM
Well hell. thought I was gonna see some nice glass work.

06goat
10-09-2013, 10:06 PM
This guys a moron. Nothing is symmetrical? What the hell did he cut the holes with a fu<king hacksaw blade? I hope this isnt for SQ cause whatever that flap of shT is on the backside is gonna fu<k with backwaves. Looks worse than my first time glassing.

el_papagallos
10-09-2013, 10:09 PM
dam all that bad feedback i would be mad too if that happen to me when paying that much of money

ChaseinBass
10-09-2013, 11:06 PM
Wow ! You got Jacked you didnt get the bedliner

hispls
10-09-2013, 11:22 PM
Use thick vinyl and a heat gun and you should be able to wrap them just fine. They look about halfway finished by my estimation. Nothing that some bondo, a dremmel, and plenty of sanding won't fix, but all stuff you'd expect to have done if you're actually paying money.

I'd guess that this knuckle head simply doesn't know any better and got in way over his head promising work beyond the level of his skills.

03F150MrSBF
10-10-2013, 01:16 AM
Looks like he removed me from FB :wow:
No more updates on murdapanels and murdadashes.

Guess he had hard feelings after I spoke the truth on my situation. I'm sure he knew if he didn't send me a good product after 7 months I'm gonna warn all you guys. Psh, I'd hate for everyone to get screwed. But looks like he was well on his path of destruction.

phemps
10-10-2013, 01:22 AM
:crap: This is fuckin sad...

Staynlean
10-10-2013, 01:31 AM
Yeah they look like they are about half way done and I'd say the $100 you have given him is fair for the work done. He should not have the nads to ask for another $2-300.

Synastr
10-11-2013, 03:38 AM
This might be the wrong place to ask, but do people actually pay that much for molded panels? I've done lots of fiberglass before and I agree it's hard work, but 4-500??? That's crazy. I've done peoples kick panels for like $100 finished and painted to match. Maybe I should start posting pics and start doing these because at least I know my works clean and a lot better than some I've seen.

murph
10-11-2013, 03:47 AM
This might be the wrong place to ask, but do people actually pay that much for molded panels? I've done lots of fiberglass before and I agree it's hard work, but 4-500??? That's crazy. I've done peoples kick panels for like $100 finished and painted to match. Maybe I should start posting pics and start doing these because at least I know my works clean and a lot better than some I've seen.

400 bucks for a quality kick panel job is a good price.

---------- Post added at 02:47 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:46 AM ----------


This might be the wrong place to ask, but do people actually pay that much for molded panels? I've done lots of fiberglass before and I agree it's hard work, but 4-500??? That's crazy. I've done peoples kick panels for like $100 finished and painted to match. Maybe I should start posting pics and start doing these because at least I know my works clean and a lot better than some I've seen.

400 bucks for a quality kick panel job is a good price.

Synastr
10-11-2013, 04:09 AM
Wow, then I'll start building them. I've done quite a few.

murph
10-11-2013, 04:17 AM
Wow, then I'll start building them. I've done quite a few.

Post up your pics in the build log section. If you do good work and your first deal goes smooth on here you could have a decent side job.

Synastr
10-11-2013, 04:22 AM
Sounds like a plan. I'm moving to a place that has a garage and that will easily help things out. I have an 02 silverado I just picked up and I'mlanning on doing some kicks for the panels on it. I'll do a build log on it.

Xrojas13
10-11-2013, 01:15 PM
Handsaw made rings wtf definitely not worth 400 -500

Silver-N-Black
10-11-2013, 01:24 PM
So I paid $100 up front, and shipping both ways, which totaled $60. We agreed I would pay the rest on October 15th, and he said the total would be $300-400 depending on how hard they would be. I'm not paying him any more. Also not filing a claim, not sure it's worth it.

wow i'm in the wrong business and could do alot better than what you got.

CandeShop
10-11-2013, 01:51 PM
wow i'm in the wrong business and could do alot better than what you got.

It's not always great. You get a lot of people wanting custom doors and wanna pay 1-200 because "my boy can do it for that price". Then when I see them again they've got some piece of wood wrapped in vinyl or carpet screwed to their door panel.


To mount those panels (if possible) drill a hole from the panel thru the rear fiberglass mold see if you can use stainless lock nuts and bolts. (Don't need to be ultra thick. 1/4" is more than sufficient)

armykyle1
10-11-2013, 03:23 PM
Seems like a lot of unnecessary work for one mid. ***** you got screwed. I know how big those mids are and I'm pretty sure you could have mounted them to the door panel. Granted that's not ideal for anarchy's as they prefer a seal back configuration. I'm running some tantric mids in my doors and they door well just mounted to the panel.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj317/armykyle1/Blazer%20Build/20130704_182208_zpsacab1beb.jpg (http://s275.photobucket.com/user/armykyle1/media/Blazer%20Build/20130704_182208_zpsacab1beb.jpg.html)
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj317/armykyle1/Blazer%20Build/20130704_190119_zpsb7ae4092.jpg (http://s275.photobucket.com/user/armykyle1/media/Blazer%20Build/20130704_190119_zpsb7ae4092.jpg.html)
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj317/armykyle1/Blazer%20Build/20130704_180729_zpsea188c11.jpg (http://s275.photobucket.com/user/armykyle1/media/Blazer%20Build/20130704_180729_zpsea188c11.jpg.html)