Anyone know a shop out in AZ?

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Anyone know a shop out in AZ?

Post by merkurdriver » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:15 pm

Anyone know a shop out in AZ? I have a customer in AZ looking for a service shop to work on his XR4Ti. Any interested parties feel free to drop him a line. davidhopewell@msn.com

He's in Sun City, AZ.

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Post by John Brennan » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:45 pm

I'll see what I can come up with. Depends on what he wants/needs done, too.
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Post by blizboy » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:53 am

Unfortunatly, everytime I've had someone other than myself work on my car, I've been dissapointed.
Nobody loves these cars like the people who own them..........
Hey John, I'd love to know if there really is a shop in this state that would actually give a $#!* about working on a Merk!
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Post by John Brennan » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:33 am

Generally, I only use shops for some specialty, e.g., Mighty Muff'ler on Cave Creek for exhaust, Art Nolte in Scottsdale for turbo stuff, having stuff welded, etc. Tom Dooley introduced me to a very capable guy with a huge shop in his backyard in New River who does custome tuning, fabbing, welding, etc. I'll get his info and share it.

But for general aches and pains, I feel I'm pretty much on my own. I agree it would be nice to find somebody to whom you could turn on occasion and say, "I just can't figure this out," or, "I just don't have the time..."
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Re: Anyone know a shop out in AZ?

Post by merkurdriver » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:21 pm

John Brennan wrote:I'll see what I can come up with. Depends on what he wants/needs done, too.
Thanks John. No idea what he wants/needs done.

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Re: Anyone know a shop out in AZ?

Post by merkurdriver » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:05 pm

Any luck contacting him John?

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Post by John Brennan » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:04 pm

I was doing a lttle digging-- there was one guy at the old Merk dealer on Camelback in Phoenix who knows his way around our cars, but he has moved out of town. Basically, the answer would be no for general mechanical work-- once again, I tend to only use pros for specific things like alignment, exhaust.... whatever I can't do myself because of the need for specialty equipment/tools, etc.

Sorry, but that's the way it is. Hopefully, someone else may have a better answer. :?
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Re: Anyone know a shop out in AZ?

Post by Scruffdog73 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:29 pm

I think I might have the better answer.

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Post by John Brennan » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:50 am

Scruffdog73 wrote:I think I might have the better answer.

Jim...swinging on out for a permanent vacation!


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Huh? Say again? You're moving here?
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Re: Anyone know a shop out in AZ?

Post by Scruffdog73 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:29 am

Hi John..

Ah, I do want to get back out west, and Mike's post here was always something of a dream of mine ;-)

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Re: Anyone know a shop out in AZ?

Post by Ed Lijewski » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:23 pm

Just point that asphalt laying machine westward, Jmmiel you can make your own new Route Swigart to where the sun don't stop shining. :headbang

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