Jay M. Anderson and Helen B. Anderson - Page 4

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            $18.50.  Occasionally, the auto shop would replace ball joints or                           
            straighten a frame; for the latter, the charge was $800 to $900.                            
            Petitioner testified that frame jobs were rare, occurring only                              
            two or three times during the years he owned the auto shop.                                 
                  Petitioner began his construction of the J car by using the                           
            frame of a 1965 Triumph Spitfire on which he built a fiberglass                             
            body.  Petitioner built the fiberglass body of the car by hand,                             
            rather than from a mold.  He did not hire anyone to design and                              
            construct a mold first because he believed that the cost would be                           
            prohibitive and that, since he could not draw, he would be unable                           
            to convey to such a person what he had in mind as to the body                               
            design.  According to petitioner, once he was satisfied with the                            
            body, he then had someone else prepare a drawing of the car.                                
            Petitioner did not produce this drawing at the trial, and the                               
            record does not disclose the degree of accuracy or detail with                              
            which the drawing was prepared.  Petitioner indicated that he                               
            sent this drawing to Virginia Polytechnic Institute for an                                  
            assessment of the car's aerodynamic qualities.  Petitioner said                             
            he was satisfied with the results of the assessment3 and left his                           
            design as it was at that time.                                                              

            3 Petitioner testified that Virginia Polytechnic Institute                                  
            found the design to be "97 percent aerodynamically correct."                                
            Petitioner presented no documentation of these results and did                              
            not explain what, if anything, such results meant in relation to                            
            the ultimate manufacture or operation of the J car.  Presumably                             
            the aerodynamics of the body would affect its mileage per gallon                            
            of fuel.                                                                                    

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