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Old 02-03-2016, 10:30 AM   #1
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First, Lee and I would like to thank our customers for their good words and loyalty over the years.
It has become time for me to move on and pass the torch for my shock business to the next able hands. I have been working with Andy Falandes, showing him the ropes, that were taught to me by Louie Trique, since my ALS diagnosis. He is now ready to take over the reigns.
For the foreseeable future, the business will still be at our home, and I will be in the shop most days until the business is moved to Andy's home.
Andy will honor any guarantee work that my come along.
Andy is very much like me, not afraid to get his hands dirty, and making sure the job is done right.
You can still contact me at: WPWZ@COMCAST.NET, if you have any questions or would just like to talk.
I am very confident that I am leaving you in good hands.
Again, Lee and I want to thank you all for everything.
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Bill & Lee Wzorek
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:41 AM   #2
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Bill, First, I am sorry to hear that you have ALS. Second, sorry that you are leaving the business but it appears it will be in good hands. You did a lot of work for our old Fords. THANK YOU.
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:50 AM   #3
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Bill, a big THANK YOU to you and LeeAnn for your years of dedication of providing this shock rebuilding service to Fordbarn members and to our hobby.in general. You rebuilt several complete sets for me and also sets for several of my friends, all of which are still performing well after years of service. Good luck and may God bless you for all you have done for us.
Hoping you and Lee can make it to the Barner's Bash in Florida, scheduled for the first of next month.
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:01 AM   #4
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It has been a pleasure to be at Hershey with you and Lee. Glad you were able to pass the torch. I know you have been training him for months now. Hope I can meet him at our Fitchburg show April 17th.
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:08 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear it Bill but when it's time, it's time. I will keep you in my prayers ....

All the best to you and your lovely wife ....
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:11 AM   #6
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Take care my friend, I know what it's like to leave something you love. My only regret was not having someone to take over "Nostalgia engines." I wish you well.
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:33 AM   #7
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Bill, Quite sincerely, I want to wish you only the best. You have been good to me and will remain high on my list of "good folks".
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:41 AM   #8
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Bill, Shock rebuilding is just one aspect of what you have done for the hobby. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Florida "Barner's Bash", an event that would not have made the impact it has, had it not been for your efforts. The creation of the "Miss Shelly" award is just one example of your creativity and unselfish contributions, I wish you well my friend and hope to see you and Lee at this years "Barner's Bash".
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:51 AM   #9
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Bill,
Sad to hear but looks like quality shock rebuilding will continue. Barb and I have some pleasant memories of meeting you and Lee all over the eastern seacoast from Florida to Maine. And a memorable trip you and I made in the 46 to Ol Ron's.


Best wishes to you and Lee.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:14 PM   #10
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Bill, I wish you the very best. Take care.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:20 PM   #11
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Bill:

All the best and keep at it. I wish you all the best and please don't sell short your contributions to this hobby.

Sincerely,

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Best Wishes, Bill, and good luck.

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Best wishes from me as well, have missed your frequent post!
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Bill, you are a good man. Among the all the other things life throws at us you have taken the time to train a competent successor for your shock rebuilding business. You could have easily just walked away form this work and I nor anyone else would have blamed you. But you have taken the time to find a successor, helping us here on the barn with our future shock service needs. From my point of view that is just remarkable. God bless you and your family Bill. The fordbarn community is indebted to your ongoing dedication to this hobby.
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Old 02-03-2016, 01:36 PM   #15
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Bill, I have never availed myself of your services but I know from Fordbarn postings that you always were honest and did great work. Thank you for passing your skills on to your successor. You have accomplished your "Ford" mission as well as many others I am sure.
Thank you for all that you have done for the hobby. The good that you have done for so many is appreciated and will be remembered. May the blessings of God be sprinkled upon you and yours.
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Old 02-03-2016, 01:52 PM   #16
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Best wishes, Bill! About three years ago you rebuilt the shocks on my '36 and it rides like a dream. Thank you for your integrity and high-quality workmanship.
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Best wishes Bill.
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:44 PM   #18
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Bill, Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the Ford community and thank you for passing along your skill for us young guys to have a go to guy for shocks. Most would just close the doors and that would be the end of it. Best wishes.

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Old 02-03-2016, 04:03 PM   #19
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Bill,
Speaking as someone who hasn’t had the opportunity to personally experience your craftsmanship, I’ll offer my observation: Your contribution to the EFV8 community and beyond will be forever felt and the legacy you leave through your careful transition of your business to another contributes immensely to this community’s long-term health. “Thank You” is not enough.
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Old 02-03-2016, 04:06 PM   #20
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I've never worked with you or your products, but have sure seen a lot of your posts and I greatly appreciate your comments, contributions and work. I give you a lot of credit for not only passing the torch, but making sure it lands in good hands. I wish you the very best and fight hard every day - they're all worth it.

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