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Steenkbug
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:35 am    Post subject: John Trioa - Where is he now? Reply with quote

Has he gone out of business all of a sudden? I see that his website is no longer up, and all of his ads are gone. I was looking to have my speedo redone by him sometime in the future. (But I guess I cant now)
Anyone know the story?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a shame if John is no longer in business.
I had the good fortune to have John mildly customise my speedo and oil temp gauges, and also convert my clock to a tach.
Excellent work, all completed in a timely fashion and at a very fair price.
I would never hesitate to promote John and his work.
Let's hope all is well.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:39 pm    Post subject: Guages Reply with quote

Just had mine done for my 69 bus by John T. He does great work. He's still around. He's in California. Heres how I got a hold of him John Troia Resorration specialist 8861 Kennelly lane Anaheim CA. 92804. Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does he still have his website or an email address? I sent my speedo to him awhile back also, looks great.

found in an old email of mine - John Troia (714)828-5129
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My speedo quit working today after 307 miles and third rebuild in as many months. Guess I'll have to send it back, good thing the 3-year warranty is still in effect( I hope ).

Anybody had any luck getting in touch with John? Phone, email, snailmail, anything?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope havent been able to get ahold of him...

he has my gauges... he's had them since the 16th of NOV! he origionally promised me a 1 week turnaround...hmmm look at the date now!!
he took my money and refuses to take my calls or my emails.
unless this guy comes through, i may be forced to use the free military lawyers and take him to court.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guy is still in hiding... A Samba member actually went by his house and told him about myself, adobo,and
askSTEEVESdtcom, and he had the nerve to act suprised that we were upset! due to the site backup problems we lost our origional post in the feedback section, but here's a link to the new one...
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=214934

if anyone actually contacts this guy please post it on the above link, or give me a call...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:18 pm    Post subject: Famous John and his theft of my gauges Reply with quote

This is complete BS. I sent my gauges to him something like three months ago. Every time I spoke to him I was told they were just about done. That they had been restored and they were in the paint shop. Now I dont get emails returned or phone calls answered. I have tried everything. I paid him the downpayment. Screw the money... I want my gauges back. They will certainly cost a hell of lot more to replace than the deposit I gave him. I will never refer him regardless of how perfect the gauges come out that is of course if I ever see them again. If anyone hears from him please let me know as well. I will return the favor.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck on getting your guages back.

I tried for months back in 2005 to get Mr. Troia to talk about the 3-year warranty he was offering when my speedo he rebuilt took a crap 3 times. I have my speedo. Granted, it still looks good, but it doesnt work. I gave up. I lost $150 for the original rebuild/paint, plus shipping for 3 times I had to send it back to him. Here's a pic from March 2005-
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Best to stick with folks who have been doing rebuilds with a known good reputation, like Orange Empire, or the VDO porsche guage rebuild facility in Ca - http://www.nhspeedometer.com/ . Hell, they offer bright back-lighting similar to indiglo in different colors, but it aint cheap.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

take a look at my thread in the feedback section.... Ive been a VERY active person trying to get my gauges back...

well ive finally made a little headway.... ive got a tracking number for my gauges and they should be here thursday... lets hope everyone elses is coming right behind mine.....
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