Posted by: Mark Polk | 2014

71 Dodge Power Wagon – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

I am sure you have heard the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” It simply means that a picture can convey an entire story with few words being said. I am having a difficult time getting past what happened with the paint job on my truck. I am restoring a 71 Dodge Power Wagon and had the cab and doors painted at Mill Creek Auto Body in Harrells, NC. I paid the body shop owner what I consider to be a lot of money for just a truck cab and doors, and ended up with a bad paint job and an owner who was paid in full and won’t fix the shoddy work.

14 Weeks, $3,700 and here is the final product.

Runs in Paint Job   Run on cab corner

paint runs

truck run 6

paint run 3

bugs in paint job

truck run 7

truck run 3

seam sealer defect

This is totally unacceptable work from a professional body shop. There are over two dozen runs, bugs and dirt in a job that I was charged $3,700 for. The pictures speak volumes.

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Mark Polk

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