|Originally posted by MstangsBware:|
It pays to wait when it comes to swaps in Fieros. Seems like it should be a simple task but seems that non Fiero shops just can't get it right..No matter how easy u make it for them.
Agreed, it is a specialty trade.
I have had numerous shops say no problem we can do that. Then they Fux up a relatively basic install because "THEY WON'T FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS" they seems to think they already know how to do it and will argue with you instead of reading the document. I have given step by step guide with pictures and a shop and they still Fux it up. Also, if the person doing your car is NOT getting directly paid by you they don't take special care of your car. Think about it, a mechanic is getting $20 an hour but you pay the shop $60 hour + some BS fees for "extra" work needed to remove that rusted bolt. The actual mechanic is NOT reaping the benefits of the work.
Experienced swappers like MstangsBware are what your really want. Try to find an individual who has personally swapped his Fiero and try and get them to do it for you.
You may have to ship your car out of state but you gotta do what you gotta do.
If those are not viable options then you have to start interviewing individuals/shops like they are taking care of your only infant child that has special needs.
Also, be sure to agree on a FIXED price because there will be some issues, as there always are. Nothing like getting shop raped when a $500 job turns in a $1500 bill.