thanks for all the replies! im glad to know he will love the gift.
have a new issue come up though..his mom decided she wanted to throw in some $$ for it too so it could be from both of us, so she was going to use her credit card to pay for it, and Id just give her my half in cash. Well thepartsbin was out of stock, and they told her to check ebay motors. Without asking me, she went to ebay motors and ordered one from some private company called dealsofsteel!? I checked into them and they seem kind of shady, and I emailed them to ask what brand it was, and they said since they are a private company, it is their brand and the brush guard doesn't come with any logo on it. UGH! Now Im scared she ordered a complete piece of junk