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Post by JB2wheeler on Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:59 pm

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Post by 77mali on Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:06 pm

Cool!
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Post by ant7377 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:26 am

On American restoration they restored the "statue" on the front of the building. How cool would that picture look in color? ! Stuff from a long time ago was always so much more eye pleasing than today.
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Post by 1973 Buick Century on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:15 pm

I started to work for them in March. I went back to being a tech since I can not find anything in my field since I graduated in '08 from college. Pep Boys is not a bad place to work for nor is it a great place. As I put it, it is the McDonald's of auto services. However each PB is a little different from one another due to the techs inside. Early this week a guy comes in with NOS duel stripe Goodyear polyglass tires from 1972. He was doing a 100 pt 1970 GS resto. He wanted the tires mounded on re-chromed '71 Buick rally wheels, not one shop wanted to touch them. Most of the guys were scared of them, used to doing low profile tires. My boss looked at me, points "this guy can do them". They went on and held air just fine. Told him "I would not drive on these".

Be that as it may, biggest request we get at our store: the bobble heads of Pep Boys. (Shakes head).
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Post by McCauley5983 on Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:53 pm

Make him sign something releasing liability,and ill put bubble gum on the rims if that's what they want
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Post by texan01 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:04 pm

I used to work at Pep Boys (#718) in the mid '90s in parts. I got to be known as the guy that could find just about anything for you. It wasn't a bad gig, but we had a revolving door of managers that drove all the good employees away.

Now when I go there, the oddball parts aren't stocked anymore and no one knows anything.

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Post by Jedediah on Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:12 pm

I love those old pictures.
Its hard to find good parts guys. Most just look at what a computer spits out and if you have non stock parts they get all confused.
Its even more fun when you have a car that changed parts half way thru a production year or there are multiple options.
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Post by texan01 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:14 pm

don't get me started of 70s and 80s NOT ..... Those were a major pain to get the right parts for.



"I need a headlight for my car. What size engine?" is more commonplace now.

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