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PharmEcis
post Feb 14 2013, 01:17 PM
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I'm such a bad owner. It's probably been 6 months at least since I've logged in here last and a year or so at least since I've posted...

Well in the last 2 years I've made 4 shop moves. I now occupy 7300 sq ft, got 5 lifts, am setting up a body shop, have a couple of national championship wins under my belt in both NASA and SCCA. Other than working stupidly long hours, business is good. I'm basically the defacto guy for Mitsubishi stuff in the DC area.

Most importantly, on November the 17th, 2011 my baby boy was born. Oh did I forget to mention I got married back in April of the same year? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) Max is the most awesome thing I've ever done. I love my son more than life itself.

My Stratus? Well it had the 3.8L MIVEC in it for a bit but then I sold the engine to someone else. The car is sitting in my 5 car garage at home stripped. It's got a driver seat and that's about it. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) I've got a built 3.0L and an IPT built auto trans that might go in the car sometime this year along w/ a turbo kit I've got sitting upstairs and go see if I can smash all the records for this platform.

But we all know the truth... My car will sit for another 3 years before I ever get a chance to do anything to it. I'm too busy getting our new shop EVO ready for some damage in the SCCA series this year. Planning on destroying a few vipers and vettes with it. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

Guess I'll disappear back behind the scenes again. You guys know how to get a hold of me if necessary!
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post Feb 14 2013, 01:21 PM
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So who assumes the title of fastest stratus?
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post Feb 14 2013, 05:26 PM
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Nice to see you stop in Greg. Congrats on getting married and the baby! Make sure you give Max the car disease that we all have (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Feb 14 2013, 05:39 PM
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Congrats on all the above!
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post Feb 14 2013, 05:48 PM
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Nice to see you're still alive Greg (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) if you're still willing to transfer ownership of the forums my original offer still stands.
Not surprised about the Stratus (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif) Would love to hear more updates about what's going on in the future!
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post Feb 14 2013, 05:57 PM
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post Feb 14 2013, 06:05 PM
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I think we all miss your smart ass. I can't be the only smart ass around here.
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post Feb 15 2013, 05:34 AM
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I wish I had the time to be around more but I hardly post on forums anymore. 12+ hour days suck!

Oh and my car will always be the fastest, I mean I got the trophy! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post Feb 15 2013, 05:58 AM
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Wasn't expecting you to come 2 days in a row! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
Sounds like your shop is getting pretty insanely big... What's all in it exactly? Including a body shop is going to make you almost a complete custom shop... just need paint, interior and a few other things!
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post Feb 15 2013, 06:45 AM
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Most of those pics were from when we had just moved in to our largest unit. It's 4800 sq ft. I took over the unit next door to me which was my old 2500 sq ft unit as well to turn that into the body shop. There are 5 lifts currently setup in the larger unit with plans for 2 more. There will be a dedicated fab area and I've also started a new business that I need to get off the ground.

http://www.uwrench.biz

Obviously the grand opening date is way behind schedule, no surprise! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post Feb 15 2013, 07:11 AM
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That looks awesome! I've heard about those type of rental-lift businesses and they seem brilliant.
Do you need an automotive designer/visualizer for your shop? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wub.gif)
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post Feb 15 2013, 03:08 PM
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Congrats!
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post Feb 15 2013, 03:52 PM
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QUOTE (dk89 @ Feb 15 2013, 10:11 AM) *
That looks awesome! I've heard about those type of rental-lift businesses and they seem brilliant.
Do you need an automotive floor sweeper for your shop? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wub.gif)


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post Feb 15 2013, 09:53 PM
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Wow, that shop is impressive!
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post Feb 16 2013, 09:59 AM
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I see a lot of strings hanging from the sewer pipe in there, is that where you hang the malcontents?
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post Feb 16 2013, 12:22 PM
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The shop looks great!!
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post Mar 19 2013, 07:45 PM
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it seems like the shop is in order brother...looking forward to see'n ya in a week or two Greg... how ironic is it after over a decade you will get the chance to fix Ross's initial fuck up lol "from the ashes of a fallen icon shall rise a new one" this time built right by UCS.. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool.gif)
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post Mar 22 2013, 05:08 PM
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Dude, I'll have to stop by on my trip to New York in June.
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