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05-02-2015 07:53 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
That car was not that well built when it left the factory,
But you know that is what makes us Street Rodders not restorers
Amen......

John
05-02-2015 07:20 PM
496CHEVY3100 That car was not that well built when it left the factory,
But you know that is what makes us Street Rodders not restorers
05-02-2015 03:02 PM
John long It has really been good to be able to spend my "5 minutes" a day on the 53 again. The last few days I have finished welding the outer half of the wheel house.

Just to be sure the welding process did not effect the alignment of the 2 wheel well flanges, I remounted the quarter panel, fit the wheel house to it again. clamped it in place, removed the quarter and used drill screws to attach the wheel house where it needs to weld.

I also punched the holes for the plug welds to join the 2 halves of the wheel house.




Also, I have spent a day cleaning the surface rust from the inner quarter panel and coating it with Mastercoat's rust sealer. I am definitely not one who promotes the use of Por15, or other "miracle" coatings such as this but I have to admit, I really liked the way this product went on with a foam brush. It certainly appears to be a giant improvement over anything else I could have done short of sandblasting the interior of the quarter. I don't want to do that in my basement. This area lasted for 62 years with out protection. Surely it will survive another few years in my dry basement with the coating.







I will be going over all the bare metal panels with 80 grit and coating them with epoxy primer next. It it will be good to get some protection on them as well.

John
04-28-2015 08:02 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by timothale View Post
I heard the founder of amazon speak to a business organization in San Francisco. Amazon started as a book seller. In order to get the best prices from the wholsalers They had to ORDER a certain dollar amount each shipment. They would then be able to then ship you what you ordered. when Amazon didn't have enough requests for books from each wholesaler they dealt with to get the best wholesale prices, they would scan the wholesaler's inventory and SCAM order books that the wholesaler did not have in stock. As soon as the wholesaler sent notice that the books in stock were shipped and the remainder were on back order, they would cancel the back orders that they did not have a sale for.
After trying to order $ 2 K of wood working tools and supplies , It seems a lot of online companies are doing the same thing. I have figured out to only deal with companies that list if they have the item in stock and to check reviews from customers.
PS. Toolbarn (USA) sat on my order for 3 weeks until I called and cancelled, other sellers had items to me in as little as 4 days with free shipping. but the 4 dollars more was worth not waiting.
Another thing some have started is drop shipping from the manufacturers. There's a whole bunch of companies selling auto parts who have zero inventory, and simply contact the manufacturer to send you items when you buy from them. Often this results in your shipping costs being huge, due to multiple shipping points, and delays if the manufacturer doesn't have the item in stock. Sometimes manufacturers ship so quickly, that they don't keep product in house to fill these orders from the non stocking sellers.
I ran into this with Summit and Goodmark about 5 years ago. Summit has always been great to deal with, but ordered some Goodmark parts from them and waited almost 6 weeks to get them, after paying expedited shipping. Summit refunded my shipping, but I wont ever buy anything from them in the future that doesn't say it ships that day. And I'll never buy Goodmark products, after the way they handled this.
04-27-2015 10:25 PM
boothboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by timothale View Post
I heard the founder of amazon speak to a business organization in San Francisco. Amazon started as a book seller. In order to get the best prices from the wholsalers They had to ORDER a certain dollar amount each shipment. They would then be able to then ship you what you ordered. when Amazon didn't have enough requests for books from each wholesaler they dealt with to get the best wholesale prices, they would scan the wholesaler's inventory and SCAM order books that the wholesaler did not have in stock. As soon as the wholesaler sent notice that the books in stock were shipped and the remainder were on back order, they would cancel the back orders that they did not have a sale for.
After trying to order $ 2 K of wood working tools and supplies , It seems a lot of online companies are doing the same thing. I have figured out to only deal with companies that list if they have the item in stock and to check reviews from customers.
PS. Toolbarn (USA) sat on my order for 3 weeks until I called and cancelled, other sellers had items to me in as little as 4 days with free shipping. but the 4 dollars more was worth not waiting.
I always check reviews starting with the lowest rating. If a number of people have the same problem I pass.

BB
04-27-2015 10:03 PM
timothale
Amazon's business model.

I heard the founder of amazon speak to a business organization in San Francisco. Amazon started as a book seller. In order to get the best prices from the wholsalers They had to ORDER a certain dollar amount each shipment. They would then be able to then ship you what you ordered. when Amazon didn't have enough requests for books from each wholesaler they dealt with to get the best wholesale prices, they would scan the wholesaler's inventory and SCAM order books that the wholesaler did not have in stock. As soon as the wholesaler sent notice that the books in stock were shipped and the remainder were on back order, they would cancel the back orders that they did not have a sale for.
After trying to order $ 2 K of wood working tools and supplies , It seems a lot of online companies are doing the same thing. I have figured out to only deal with companies that list if they have the item in stock and to check reviews from customers.
PS. Toolbarn (USA) sat on my order for 3 weeks until I called and cancelled, other sellers had items to me in as little as 4 days with free shipping. but the 4 dollars more was worth not waiting.
04-27-2015 08:29 PM
MARTINSR And it looks good too.

Brian
04-27-2015 06:00 PM
John long There is not a whole lot here to report but at least I got my five minutes in today.

I ran some bead rolls in the outer wheel house, trimmed and fitted it as well as welding the outer parts together. I have it tacked every 3/16 inch or so. I have to admit it was good to get back to work on the car today.

John



04-21-2015 09:13 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Havent seen a post of the build since the 11th ,,is someone Slackin
LOL, i guess I have. Between spring time things, yard, mowers, and this Silverado I bought, Old Rusty has not received much attention.

I have A/C compressor, drier, orifice tube, tensioner assembly, sitting on the work bench. Give me this week to finish getting the truck up to par and I will try to go back to building next week. I said yesterday she looked lonely and neglected.

Thanks for caring.

John
04-21-2015 09:03 PM
496CHEVY3100 Havent seen a post of the build since the 11th ,,is someone Slackin
04-12-2015 10:28 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
That's right.. They're holding out on him after reading his comments.

We must use Amazon.ca up here. If they don't have stock, we get notification almost immediately and can cancel with no issues.
Well, so far that is.
The last one we had was that damn Honda V6 fender. It kept saying a "projected shipping date" and it passed then passed, no fender dudes, it doesn't exist but thanks anyway.

And the guy at the Honda dealer told me the same thing happened to him when he bought some parts for his vintage Bronco.


Brian

Brian
04-12-2015 09:49 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
What Brian says may be true. The point I'm trying to make is GOOGLE the part number. There maybe a better source for your purchase. By using the part number you will be able to compare apples and apples.
Personally if something doesn't ship within a week I inquire when I can expect it to ship. No answer within two business days I cancel via Pay Pal and move on.

BB

( Brian may be cutting Amazon' s worth a little short. I'm sure they have at least half a dozen 1958 Rambler rear hubs in stock ready to ship as we speak!)
That's right.. They're holding out on him after reading his comments.

We must use Amazon.ca up here. If they don't have stock, we get notification almost immediately and can cancel with no issues.
Well, so far that is.
04-12-2015 08:31 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
However, Amazon has some issues that haven't popped up yet in the media and frankly I don't understand why. Amazon will sell stuff they don't even have, going through a third party they will sell something THEN buy it and sell it to you. The problem is they will sell it, before it exists! I have been involved with two such purchases they sold something that never did exist! So we waited weeks and weeks and weeks, and got nothing! Only to be told they couldn't get it and a refund was issued.

I am seeing their name coming up on searches I do that I know are full of crap, like the hub for my Rambler, I think their growth is scary, they are making Walmart look like the neighborhood mom and pop.

Brian
What Brian says may be true. The point I'm trying to make is GOOGLE the part number. There maybe a better source for your purchase. By using the part number you will be able to compare apples and apples.
Personally if something doesn't ship within a week I inquire when I can expect it to ship. No answer within two business days I cancel via Pay Pal and move on.

BB

( Brian may be cutting Amazon' s worth a little short. I'm sure they have at least half a dozen 1958 Rambler rear hubs in stock ready to ship as we speak!)
04-12-2015 08:20 AM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
So I just went to ToolBarns website and randomly Googled two different items they offered. Amazon came up immediately and both items were less expensive and qualified for free shipping. Guys Google those part numbers and save money!

BB
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However, Amazon has some issues that haven't popped up yet in the media and frankly I don't understand why. Amazon will sell stuff they don't even have, going through a third party they will sell something THEN buy it and sell it to you. The problem is they will sell it, before it exists! I have been involved with two such purchases they sold something that never did exist! So we waited weeks and weeks and weeks, and got nothing! Only to be told they couldn't get it and a refund was issued.

I am seeing their name coming up on searches I do that I know are full of crap, like the hub for my Rambler, I think their growth is scary, they are making Walmart look like the neighborhood mom and pop.

Brian
04-12-2015 07:40 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by timothale View Post
We are building a large duplex, 4 K floor spacae, 8 car garage ( split into 2 4's.) I am building all the cabinets and need some new tools. routers, bits, etc. I first checked with the local specialty tool-contractor store but they didn't have anything I needed in stock. I found a site called Toolbarn, they had all the pieces from various manufacturers listed on their web site , Milwaukee, Dewalt, etc. and good prices. It has been over 2 weeks and still no shipping date, I finally went on line to check the company reviews, reviews were poor service, slow shipping, etc, etc.
Live and learn,
But they haven't billed my credit card yet.
So I just went to ToolBarns website and randomly Googled two different items they offered. Amazon came up immediately and both items were less expensive and qualified for free shipping. Guys Google those part numbers and save money!

BB
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