I disagree with your comments. When there is mutual agreement and the customer demands a complete restoration of an old, rust-heap of a car, it's going to be expensive due to the work involved to make the car safe.
Time and again, Dan insists that the car be road worthy before it leaves the shop, no exceptions! Replacing body panels when there aren't aftermarket or salvage parts available means that parts have to be manufactured by the metal workers. This is extremely time consuming and thus, expensive. Dan talks to the customer and explains what the costs are going to be and tries to talk them out of unwise decisions.
I would gladly use his shop and staff to restore an old car... If I had one and the money to spend!