Originally Posted by Jymmiejamz
Glad you are happy with your truck. No doubt are there a lot of shady operations in the US as well. Just curious, how many miles have you put on your truck? Next time I go outside I will take some pictures of the paint issues on my truck which took over 3 years to surface. I'm not saying they do poor quality paint work, just my experience (working in the auto industry) is that the vast majority of non-factory paintwork is pretty bad.
I have roughly 5000 miles on the truck.
I don't know what the future will hold.
Frankly, I thought the paint job was one of the better features of the restoration. I know it doesn't help, but it seems that Arkonik was in fact on a learning curve over the past several years.
I have also learned that some local mechanics are in a big hurry to find fault with foreign restoration.
I brought the 110 in to a shop on Nantucket for an oil change. I also wanted them to look at a belt squeal when the A/C is on.
They found that it was actually not the AC belt but the power steering pump was bad and had to be replaced. They also told me that the squeal was all the time. (No, it wasn't).
A week later I brought the truck back for a light dimmer switch replacement and now the new claim was the front axle seal was leaking and fouling the left front brake.
This wasn't noticed the week before.
They also went on to break the bonnet release handle and fouled the hood safety release hook.
I fixed those myself.
The truck works fine, A/C works, no noise, steering is fine, brakes are fine. Truck passed state inspection yesterday.
I feel bad about your paint, and that sucks for sure.
Perhaps we could talk about the much maligned 19 J some time? It is what I wanted for my purposes, and I like it. Isn't it what most 110s were fitted with from the factory?