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I guess my take on this is a bit different. If I were to hire you to fix my car, then as a person with 'proven expertise' in the field, $50 to you vs $90 to the shop/yard is a good deal.
But unless you're a provable 'expert' in winches, for example, and you've essentially said you're 'feeling your way', then I think $50/hr is a bit much. At that rate I think I'd be looking for a recognized 'pro'.
As a starting out point, untll you get your 'props' and/or experience to back it up, I'd say that 'helping out your neighbours' for $25-30/hr would be good for both of you.
But that's just me... I'm not out of work and I'd do it myself anyway.
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