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FantomWorks Officially Been CANCELED After This Happened...

FantomWorks Officially Been CANCELED After This Happened...
automotive restoration shows have dominated almost all channels for decades now and let's face it choppers or classic cars or even hot rods being restored from their sorry state or even being built from the ground up is incredibly amazing it's like watching art being made many of these shows have come and gone over the years still one specific show caught the public's attention and even garnered some praise and admiration from celebrity car enthusiasts such as ted nugent and jay leno
fantomworks officially been canceled after this happened
phantom works every car has a story to tell and if you can prove to dan short the restoration expert that you love your vehicle and would like to have the job done right away then he may accept you as a client phantomworks is a shop based in norfolk and it has a busy production dan and his team usually handle everything in-house from the concept to the execution as they meticulously restore some of america's favorite cars old cars with new obstacles each week are restored including irate
vehicle owners cost overruns personality classes walkouts and parts problems here is simply a fantastic car show a little history dan short knew he was interested in cars since he was five years old that was the year the 67 camaro came out and he was fascinated with it in the next few years he started messing around with cars from time to time and his interest grew even more in 1979 he enlisted in the army and became a green beret in his 24 years in the military he was a staff sergeant in
special operations an apache helicopter pilot a test pilot a major and a program manager in special operations throughout his time in the military he developed fierce attention to detail and a meticulous mindset that later proved to be a priceless quality for his grand vision of opening a body shop on top of

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he wanted to bring in his love for classic cars and just like that the 67 camaro he had fallen in love with all those years ago helped found drs automotive phantomworks

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specialized
in building and restoring everything from hot rods and muscle cars to customized improvements they set themselves apart from all other garages in that they could also manufacture the parts for the jobs their shop gained plenty of notoriety such that they were offered the reality show on velocity network in 2014 the first episode of the show aired and had dan and his crew restoring a 1963 chevrolet corvette and a ford model a hot rod

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was the start of a massively successful show that would go
on to run until 2019 fans were able to witness art as well as drama all rolled into one show so why was it cancelled there are a few factors that contributed to its cancellation such as one the success of the show made it hard to run a business the successful show made it much harder to continue doing business

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is the same thing that happens to most reality shows that revolve around an existing business the stresses of being in front of a camera and a complicated dynamic to business
fantomworks officially been canceled after this happened
ownership new hours a different way of operating shows and reshoots these things are a lot to ask people who want to come to work fix cars and go home for dan short it was like

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from the first day in a post that he wrote on the company's website he explained their departure from the show smith said that right after the show started the employee turnover increased tenfold and the stresses in the show skyrocketed attacks on the company blood-sucking leeches trying to suck riches that never
existed came out of nowhere it was evident in the post that he was not holding anything against his crew who maintained a high level of professionalism throughout the ordeal most of them stuck it out for as long as possible through many situations that were never in the original job description

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is probably why the remaining crew members were incredibly supported when he announced his decision to leave the show as the cameras were closing out on the final segment of filming the crew's
morale had skyrocketed and the love for building cars was effervescent again two the stress from the show was too much

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took a toll on dan short's personal life as it happens with almost all reality tv shows and many people said that the show was scripted or that the drama was all fake but short insisted that there was nothing scripted about the show he was leaving the show and being open about his experiences and there was nothing to be gained by claiming anything else

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therefore
also means that the tirades the language and the heightened emotions on the shop were all real now when you mix

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with the fact that they had to film five and even sometimes six days a week for up to 12 hours a day all the while trying to keep their business running it's enough to drive anyone mad and have them lash out with extreme attitude and personality changes

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was the direct result of the stress they were under while trying to run their business and film at the same time 3.
short's father's health while they were filming the show short's father's health started to fail and brought him close to death the filming schedule was extremely demanding that in the final weeks of his father's life he could not attend to him to make matters worse he and his wife now face more than a million in debt which they incurred to keep the production going dan short may have

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making money as a tv star but in the end none of it was worth the sacrifice of his
fantomworks officially been canceled after this happened
personal life 4. the lawsuit a lawsuit almost killed the company pretty early on in dan short's post where he referenced the blood-sucking leeches who tried to suck riches from him that never existed he was referring to a lawsuit in the show where a client sued him for alleged fraud a couple came into the shop and asked for a restoration of a 1964 thunderbird after agreeing to the deal they were quoted a restoration price of forty thousand dollars after

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they paid thirty thousand dollars
in two installments before making the last installment the couple believed a replacement part would cost two to three thousand dollars but short said that he bought it for six thousand which they were charged for and it left them feeling cheated a trial was held but the jury rendered the verdict in favor of dan short during the process the couple accused him of being a liar and stated that his business practices were illegal and shady so short then filed a defamation suit in response but it was
dismissed even though things ended up working in his favor the whole process left a terrible taste in his mouth during the trial it made it clear that these accusations had never

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made in the previous six years of his business before the show furthermore they believed that his notoriety and perceived wealth was the driving factor behind the lawsuit the couple believed that they would get some incredibly high settlement or judgment obviously

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turned out not to be the case it was however a
significant factor that made short feel like he was a potential target and it was an idea that stuck with him even though he agreed to a couple more seasons of the show yes the show saw some great times and made the viewers very happy but in the end the stress and hectic nature of the show were more than dan short wanted to take on he felt that he and his team had had their time in the spotlight and it was time for them to return to what they know and love best restoring unique cars what is he
doing now today dan short still runs his shop in norfolk virginia with his wife melissa customers are still visiting the shop for everything from custom builds to restoration and even simple tours he has even taken his shop to include some other services such as restoring antiques such as jukeboxes vending machines antique kitchen equipment and much more it is pretty evident that he is back in the groove doing precisely what he has loved since he was six years old well done mr short so do you
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