For inquiring minds, I still don't have my car back...a year plus since my last post...
Though I have seen more progress after sending an email calling them out. I do feel bad for Daron as I know he has some health issues but I just can't believe how long it has taken. Below is my email...just to give some perspective on why I am so upset.
January 24th, 2018
Daron...I've been as patient as I think any man can be. I've been as respectful as I possibly can to everything you have going on. I've understood and commiserated with you over illnesses and stress, I've done everything I can to ensure I don't add to that while still trying to keep a handle on my car. So please, do me the respect of reading the following and replying or calling me back.
You've lost parts of mine and charged me for them. At my urging that yes, indeed they were there, you miraculously found them. (brake lines, brake calipers, turn signal stock, etc. etc. etc.) So when you tell me I am missing something, why should I trust you (I have, and I've paid for it).
I've reminded you multiple times when you've FORGOTTEN what you were supposed to do to my car. I had to spend an hour going back through every communication to piece together a build list for you. I have very little confidence that what I initially requested will be fully realized with my car when you keep forgetting what we agree to.
When my 15k budget was blown to oblivion, I understood and paid my bills without complaint on time, every time.
When my 4 month deadline passed, I understood...When my 1 year and 4 month deadline passed, I understood. When my 2 year and 4 month deadline passed, I understood. Because of this I've missed out on cruises with my father, dates with my wife, car shows, car rallies, etc. All of this would have been possible before, which is why I bought the car. Now I have a baby on the way and all of the ways I'd planned to enjoy my car will be different or not possible at all. I missed out on a huge part of my life with this car because of YOU. The way I had you build the car was for me in a different part of my life...now that part of my life has passed. For example, I would have put the back seat back in if I'd known I would have a car seat in my life.
This was the car that I've wanted to use at my wedding since before I could drive, before the car ever existed. Ever since I was a kid I've dreamed of having an Alfa at my wedding...I didn't. In fact, in the time you've had my car I've MET A GIRL, PROPOSED, MARRIED HER, AND AM NOW EXPECTING A CHILD WITH HER. The crazy part? SHE HAS NEVER SEEN MY CAR!
I've spent almost 3 YEARS waiting for my car.
My fresh paint job I paid so much for...isn't fresh. My tires I bought are now a year and a half older than they were. My wheels that I scraped money together for...I haven't seen and god knows how they're doing after sitting for three years in a shop.
And all along through this process I've kept my cool as much as I can. All I've asked for is honesty, transparency, and communication.
Do I need to be an *******? Do I need to contract my lawyer to dig through all of the various communications we've had? Do I need to be a millionaire who you're intimated by? Do I need to be a guy with a race season coming up? Because I'm sorry, but I'm not. I'm a guy who has money for one car...one car that you have had for 3 years come April.
You told me on December 13th to give you two weeks to provide me with a delivery date for my car. I've now called weekly ever since. I've talked to Jacob and left a message, I've talked to Ariel and left a message, I've left voicemails...and never a call back. How on God's earth do you run a business like this Daron?
Please...please Daron. Tell me when I can have my car back.
1972 GTV- Terry Tinney-built motor/transmission, Custom 1750 Interior, and a whole lotta love