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FEATURE: Bali mechanic has found no car he couldn’t restore

By Jason Pan  /  Staff writer with CNA

“After a new part is made, if it does not fit, we have to send it back for modification. Often a car part is reworked two or three times. In other cases, we have to throw it out and make the part again. That is the way it goes in this business,” he said.

However, Cheng said he could never get tired of restoring cars.

“You get used to it. When you are doing this work day after day, it becomes a habit and it’s not tiring work for me,” he said.

“I have a passion for classic cars. You can see many auto repair shops all over the place where they service the same types of cars,” he added.

“Antique cars are different. When they come in, the engines cannot start and they are in a shabby condition. When we are done with them, they look like new. When we hand them over to their owners, we get a feeling of satisfaction and sense of accomplishment,” Cheng said.

“As long as my body is still strong, I will keep doing this until I reach age of 70,” he added.

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