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I took my very nice classic 1968 Impala to a custom Automotive Shop in Norfolk - FantomWorks to repair a complex Comfortron heating system. I agreed to an original estimate of $1,070 to "diagnose and repair as practical to make system fully functional." The costs...
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For the people replying that owners should investigate parts, please understand that Fantom Works says that a car owner cannot supply parts and Fantom Works will use only parts that they buy (go to their website and see). Given this, an owner is also at the mercy of whatever markup Fantom Works wants to use on parts and a car owner has no guarantee that Fantom Works will buy and install the right parts and will buy good quality parts.

So, even if a car owner investigates parts, this doesn't help the owner as the owner can't get the right parts and then have Fantom Works install them. And does Fantom Works try to get the best deal on parts? I don't know but my guess would be probably not. Or maybe they get cheap Chinese junk parts and mark them up.

Do they research to make sure they are not buying Chinese parts?

Don't know that, either. They can say whatever they want, but in the end an owner has to trust Fantom Works and from what I've seen, I wouldn't trust them at all.

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#570887 Review #570887 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Being ripped off
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$337
Preferred solution
Full refund

Great Car Restoration, At not such a Great Price

I love this show. My favorite at the time of this post. However, the prices are though the roof. He did a convertible (non SS) 1964 Impala with a 327 for a guy in the Military, that was serving oversees. He charged him $90,000 for the restoration. If it were my shop, I would've given him a $10,000 discount for his Military Service (I think that would've gone a long way in showing Dan as a person that has compassion for others) and he still would've been in the black $40K. Seems he needs to make $50K plus in profit to do a restoration. The same fellow could've gotten a completely restored 1964 Impala SS 409 Convertible with buckets seats and a 4 speed for a good $20,000 less. Breaks my heart.
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#1781810 Review #1781810 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Fantomworks Repair
Pros
  • Interesting restorations
  • Great show
5.0
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I would like to get my '72 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible into your shop for a "REDO." or "refreshed." I''ve seen some of your shows where you took a worn 60's (I believe off-white 190 SL Mercedes-Benz), and worked your magic for a "reasonable (and fair) price"...
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#1751077 Review #1751077 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • P-rofessional all the way - honest up front
  • Everyting explained
  • Totally honest
Cons
  • Distance

Yes and I would buy auto from Dan

5.0
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I love the show saw episode mentioned , I would have thrown that guy out on his *** . These are 50 , 60 year old vehicles . You find *** you cant see . I would buy a vehicle off him and he has some for sale Ill be down this springHappy
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#1747985 Review #1747985 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Tv show
Cons
  • There was nothing that i did not like

Can pretends to care,Rodney pretends to care about $$$

1.0
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Nothing good to say about DRS
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#1718316 Review #1718316 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Dan the whiner

He whines too much about the cars he works on. Please take a lesson from the other restoration shows who gladly take a car project on with a smile
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#1663602 Review #1663602 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality

Could b fan

Language is filthy Unwatchable
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#1643759 Review #1643759 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Unnecessary vulgar language
Loss
$1000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Leaving the show

1.0
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If you read Dan's comments you would understand that the sow is not being cancelled but Dan called it QUITS. Too many long day and stressful conditions and loss of good workers is the reason. READ first then.open mouth.
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#1633797 Review #1633797 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality

Best car show on cable

5.0
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Dan s one of the best bosses I've seen,I've worked with some real assholes.Dan is the boss,he tells you what to do and you do it,if you can't then leave.I think its the best car show on cable,the other ones just play for the camera.
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#1619837 Review #1619837 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Interesting restorations
  • Great show
  • Totally honest
Cons
  • Programing decisions
  • Cancelling show
  • Mt cancelled it
Reason of review
Good quality
Tags
  • Best Car Show

Do not see how Fantomworks stays in business !!!!

1.0
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Fantomworks is the worst car show ever. Dan is such an arrogant jerk. Only watch Iron Resurrection and *** Rides. They do awesome work w/o all the BS.
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#1618247 Review #1618247 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality

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2400 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, Virginia 23517
United States
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3.0
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I think it is great Velocity is ending Fantomworks. Very little automotive work was truly shared beyond history. Dan is a total Narcissist, if the director can't see that he is blind. He displays absolutely no management skills, surprised his crew d id not pack it in long ago; I seriously question if he was Special Forces, never met one that was such loud mouth, maybe he was national guard support or something.
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#1589115 Review #1589115 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
Preferred solution
stay of the air
Tags
  • Put Into Storage