I'm currently having a shop complete my project car. The job is extensive, but they have taken an excessive amount of time to do the work. They charge by the hour; seem to take more hrs. than necessary; charge for incidentals like brushes,welding wire & gases, throw-away gloves,etc; They have placed other cars "in front of mine" to be worked upon. In short, it seems they have relied on me ( & possibly others) to maintain a steady + cash flow. (versus "get 'em done & out") This is a well-known rod builder. Is it routine for a shop to proceed this way ? Of course, there is no agreed-upon "package" price. Your comments/ experiences please.