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    Re: The goings on WAY down South!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
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    In-FREAKING-credible!


    You are simply amazing my friend.

    Thank you so much for sharing your success with our other forum members. You inspire me and I know you inspire others.

    And wow... a right-hand drive 1957 Chevy! Incredible. The owners are SO LUCKY they have you to work on it instead of some hack detailer that could easily destroy it and leave a bad taste in the mouth of the owner and their opinion about "detailers".






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    Awh geeze, thank you Mike.

    This 57 sure is a honey, a South Island car its whole life too (South Island is cooler ) & the owner is a true car guy. He has a great selection of cars in his garage, & even a . . . ooh, I think its a 59, I just can't recall . . . Caddy that is all original & will be getting the #7 treatment when all our stars align at some stage. Actually, I have done seven cars all sporting their original single stage paintwork from this client . . . that in itself is quite an honour.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    Saw in the news you also had some earth shaking earthquakes down you way?

    Everything okay in this area?


    I'm not a fan of spiders, they scare me but man, I tell ya - Earthquakes are seriously awful. The BIG one we had last September was horrifying to say the least, & I hope to NEVER experience one again. The last few days there has been some seismic activity South of NZ but not felt as far up as where we are.

    Thank you for the kind words Mike.

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    Re: The goings on WAY down South!!!

    Awesome aaryn!!!! I'm still part time but transitioning to full time soon hopefully next year. Keep on smashing your new goals.

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    Re: The goings on WAY down South!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterpaul View Post
    As the saying goes "you can't keep a good man down." Continued success in your business endeavors.
    Thanks Misterpaul.

    We'll do our best mate, just gotta keep on truckin'.

    Quote Originally Posted by lawrenceSA View Post
    Awesome update Aaryn - thanks so much for sharing and giving us a little peek into your life!!!

    Best of luck for the new shop - I am sure it will be a huge success!!!!!
    Thank you Lawrence my friend.

    Pretty excited to move intoa new shop, & to have some road presence too. At the moment we are up a shared driveway in the middle of a row of buildings where no one can rally see us. Thanks for coming along for the ride mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by BillE View Post
    GREAT article Aaryn! REALLY good to see that all is well and things are progressing.

    Now about the "wee one"...ya got him turning wrenches already(?)...you're in trouble Dad! (LOL). Today-play, tomorrow your Bug.

    Jonty is getting BIG.

    Bill (K & M 2)
    Bill, I was thinking of you this morning as I was washing down a Winnebago & complaining to myself about the -5c start to the day, & I thought Bill would laugh uncontrollably at me if he knew I was being such a sook.

    Haha, yeah Benjamin is pretty hands on. He watches once & he's set to go. Funny you mention the Bug, he hadn't really seen it much but I had it out the other weekend, we spent the next hour going up & down the driveway with him swinging on the steering wheel, sitting on Dads lap. Jonty sure is growing . . . I wont be standing next to him in any photos from now on anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus View Post
    Wow! What an awesome update - I'm very happy to see how well things are going for you Aaryn! Keep us updated on the progress of your brand-new new shop - exciting times!!! Really like your loaner car too - sharp.
    Thank you Angus.

    Sure will do my bestest to keep everyone up to date as the next month of building goes on. Yay! You like the loaner car! Haha! I think it came up looking pretty good, eye catching little billboard that it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul A. View Post
    Inspirational is an understatement! I am personally thrilled to read all of this, Aaryn and I wish you the very best of everything as you progress forward. The best 3 words in your entire post, to me anyway, were "it's been busy". Take the good with the bad and the best learn from the bad.

    Keep pluggin', mate!
    Thanks Paul.

    Yeah, pretty stoked to be as busy as we are, it must mean we are doing things right . . . or we're too cheap haha. No seriously, I'm happy with how we have been going along, & we are super excited about the new shop.

    Quote Originally Posted by DetailKitty View Post
    SO glad to hear you are succeeding and getting through the red tape. So wonderful to hear these success stories!!!!!
    Thank you Monica.

    As much as the red tape has held things up a bit, it has given us a bit of time to finish up on some stuff we wanted to get done. I know you're in the design fie, now I'm nervous about the design of our loaner car. Uumph.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle Chest View Post
    Great news Aayrn! Glad all is well!!!
    Cheers Scott.

    Appreciate you taking the time to chim in mate.
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    My brother from down under! Jonty looks very comfortable with that Rupes in his hands. Hit me up buddy.

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    Unbelievable story sir! Congrats on the new building! Well deserved.

    That 57 Chevy is awesome.
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    I like the name -- so simple!
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    Re: The goings on WAY down South!!!

    Congrats on your business out there, Looks like things are going great!

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    Re: The goings on WAY down South!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cg6LeMoN View Post
    Awesome aaryn!!!! I'm still part time but transitioning to full time soon hopefully next year. Keep on smashing your new goals.
    Thank you Cg6LeMoN.

    Nice, thats great news. Are tou going mobile, shop or running from home there mate? How exciting, I wish you nothing but the best. I hope to read of your continued success right here.

    Quote Originally Posted by fly07sti View Post
    My brother from down under! Jonty looks very comfortable with that Rupes in his hands. Hit me up buddy.
    Don my Brother, as always - thank you.

    Yeah, he sure does. He did good, we were flat stick at that time too & I appreciated the extra hands as well as enjoyed having him working alongside me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Justin@FinalInspection View Post
    Unbelievable story sir! Congrats on the new building! Well deserved.

    That 57 Chevy is awesome.
    Thank you Justin my friend.

    We are pretty excited about it, & yeah, you're right - I think we deserve a nice shop too. We've kept on keeping on through some rough stuff & having a shop that will reflect our work is going to be great. Thanks for the kind words mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bunky View Post
    I like the name -- so simple!
    Thank you Bunky.

    I have always thought if I had my own shop it'd be named Details, & here we are.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klasse Act View Post
    Congrats on your business out there, Looks like things are going great!

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    Cheers Klasse Act.

    Things are going great, sometimes it feels like too much . . . . my Wife says I have a problem saying "No", I tell her I do but she says adding "Problem" right after it doesn't count! Ha, who knew!?


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    Re: The goings on WAY down South!!!

    This is an awesome story!

    Stories like yours gives others hope for the future! I needed that very much!

    Thank you for taking the time to do this. I know it is not easy
    to find time for a write up while managing your business.

    I really appreciate reading a story like yours very much.

    Tom
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