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Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#1 Post by Trevor Gates » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:55 pm

I’m announcing that I’ve opened my own shop. Specializing in “de-rusting” (as my kids call it) rust repair, on the Porsche 356. Both bare shells and running/driving cars can be worked on with a rotisserie or the tilter (just drain the trans fluid, gas and oil). The tilter is very handy for accessing underneath the car for jack spurs, longitudinals, battery box, etc WITHOUT total disassembly of the 356. I’m working on building the website now with pics of work already completed.

www.trevorgatesmetalwerks.com

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356 on the tilter:
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356 on the rotisserie:
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#2 Post by Alex Mestas » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:17 pm

Congratulations Trevor! Best of luck on the new venture.
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#3 Post by C J Murray » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:36 pm

Looks good. Congratulations! I wish you great success.

Make sure to get some business advise from people who have been in the restoration business awhile. They can be a great asset to help you avoid the business mistakes that they learned the hard way.
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#4 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:32 am

C J Murray wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:36 pm
Looks good. Congratulations! I wish you great success.

Make sure to get some business advise from people who have been in the restoration business awhile. They can be a great asset to help you avoid the business mistakes that they learned the hard way.
Couldn't have said it better myself; except I would have spelled it "advice". :P

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#5 Post by Ronald Sieber » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:56 am

That "tilter" supporting the red car is a handy device for what looks like a constricted space. Did you make that? I'm puzzled as to how it works...

Good luck in your expanding business!

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#6 Post by C J Murray » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:00 am

Vic Skirmants wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:32 am
C J Murray wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:36 pm
Looks good. Congratulations! I wish you great success.

Make sure to get some business advise from people who have been in the restoration business awhile. They can be a great asset to help you avoid the business mistakes that they learned the hard way.
Couldn't have said it better myself; except I would have spelled it "advice". :P
You are just being spongeable. :shock:
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#7 Post by Trevor Gates » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:14 pm

Ronald Sieber wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:56 am
That "tilter" supporting the red car is a handy device for what looks like a constricted space. Did you make that? I'm puzzled as to how it works...

Good luck in your expanding business!
No I didn’t make the Tilter being used on the red car, but I did make the rotisserie being used on the shell. The Tilter works by bolting to the drums (or 356’s with disc brakes) and attaching a drill to the machine and raising/lowering it. Extremely handy in working on the underside and for scraping off undercoating without it getting in my eyes.
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#8 Post by Martin Bruechle » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:13 am

WTG Trevor. I have a 8 sided Octogon I picked up from a guy that did a couple 356's on it.
If you want to borrow it I don't need it for 2 1/2 years till I retire.

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#9 Post by Trevor Gates » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:26 pm

Thanks for the offer Martin. I’m pretty good on roll over devices.
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#10 Post by gregorycampbell » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:47 pm

congrats Trevor!
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#11 Post by Wes Bender » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:36 pm

There are probably a few on the forum who have rolled theirs over without the aid of devices......
Congratulations Trevor. May you be successful from the get-go.
Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints.....

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#12 Post by Trevor Gates » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:18 pm

Thanks Greg and Wes.
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#13 Post by Trevor Gates » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:27 am

This Friday, starting at noon, Jack and I are declaring it Fish taco Friday at our shops. (My shop is across the driveway from Jack’s)
The first 40 people get 2 free 🐠🌮’s.

This is all about supporting a small business (@mulligans_bar_san_clemente) that’s been shut down during the coronavirus and is re-opening this week.

Please practice social distancing 6 feet apart and wear a mask when not eating.
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#14 Post by Frank R Allocca » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:37 am

Trevor..Congrats on the venture, not sure you have started a business , more like an extension of a passion! Best, Frank

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#15 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:07 pm

But will there be tacos?
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