MACH I Member
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Long way from home
I personally would not do this level of a swap for anyone for under $3K directly in my pocket. This is the reason I work for myself and not a shop, I can't accept the fact I am making money for anyone else but myself (and the government of course, lol). Mechanics get paid crapola compared to what the world think we get. The shop makes a LOT of money off the backs of others. Sure they have to cover all the overhead, but considering the highest paid techs are barely touching $30 an hour yet have to spend 1/2 their pay on constant training and tool upgrades it is hardly worthwhile. To me, you gotta really love the job to do it.
1988 Mustang LX coupe will miss you greatly
2004 Mazda 6s 5 door Sport w/5spd/3.0/RX8wheels/Kon/Eibach/and then some