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Old 07-18-2013, 12:14 PM
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seems to be a problem with most suppliers ,I ordered a stainless dash panel for my truck ,from LMC a reputable company ?? the add specified stainless so I called the tech line to be sure as I did not want chrome,i paid 120.00 for a piece of tin 6iix12 in PAINTED silver with a small piece of chrome at top and bottom ,already pited with rust, I called LMC they said to send it back,i have already paid 22 dollars shipping Ups wants 30 to send ut back and then there would be 33 more to receive a new one so I have a new rusted one on the shelf.


I listed shipping wrong it was 30 to receive 20 to ship it back on UPS and 33 to reship because they charge handling charges also ,

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Old 07-18-2013, 12:59 PM
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Remember the good old days when we went to the salvage yard and found something that would work? I really miss that. In those days you developed a friendship with the guy who owned the yard. He took care of you and you looked forward to going to see him. Going to the junk yard with your buddy was a days recreation. I miss that.

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Old 07-18-2013, 01:27 PM
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Remember the good old days when we went to the salvage yard and found something that would work? I really miss that. In those days you developed a friendship with the guy who owned the yard. He took care of you and you looked forward to going to see him. Going to the junk yard with your buddy was a days recreation. I miss that.

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Yep, I had a 1950 Chevy seat for a long time for my truck I got at a regular old wrecking yard, then decided to get rid of it because I didn't see doing the truck for so many years and didn't want to store it. Now I'm looking for another.

Back a few years ago my brother asked me to go to the wrecking yard and get an oil pan off a motor of a 57 Buick he heard was there. He lives quite a way from here so he couldn't do it. I went down there on a Saturday morning and laid under that car pulling that pan and it was therapeutic. I was laying there, not a soul around with the gentle bay breezes and some birds chirping, it hit me how much I missed going out there. When I was a kid we had three wrecking yards out there..."Little Al's" come on, is that a great wrecking yard name? Little Al's and "Able's" and "Ace". Now it's one big "Pick-ur-part" or what ever it's called. But anyway laying under that 57 was so relaxing. Got the cab I am using for my truck right out of that property when it was "Able's". Had a long time manager who I worked with for years, Glen. He died of a heart attack right there in the office just a few weeks after I bought the cab.

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Old 07-18-2013, 03:39 PM
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I miss them also ,the last one with any vintage closed last year (Next door ) after Robert the owner and long time friend passed away ,his son kept it open only a few months, they only do minor repairs there now,all the salvage yards around here now only handle late model stuff that insurance company buy for collision repair,there are still a few but not close by..
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:56 PM
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Yes those days are gone. My friends and I would go up to Lightfoot's junk yard on Saturday mornings. The owners name was "Peaches" Lightfoot and his salvage yard was on Grasshopper Road. No Joke.

We could spend the day gathering old parts for our cars. We would put everything we wanted in a pile and ask peaches what we owed him. He would look at our pile and say something like "well, that stuff doesn't weigh enough to bring anything scrap. Give me 3 dollars for the generator and a dollar fifty for the rest of it." I miss him. It's not all about the money. Those were just different times.

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Old 07-18-2013, 04:05 PM
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I drilled and mounted my frame bracket today. I have to take it out one more time and add the reinforcement in the end. Then I can paint the inside of it, reinstall it and shim the cowl.

It would have been easier to do later on when the body was off the frame but I was afraid it would sag and prevent my panel alignment from staying put.The old one was in pretty rough shape.

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Old 07-18-2013, 04:18 PM
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I have to tell you about my experience with LMC. We bought a quarter panel for a 70ish Chevy pickup and it came damaged. I called them up and they said another was on it's way. WHAM, about two days and we had the new one and they said to throw away the damaged one, done deal. There was another time something like that happened, I forget exactly what it was but they did the same thing, they are top notch in customer service in my book.
Maybe they found out you were that boyfriend who dumped the owners daughter in high school breaking her heart?

Brian

I don't normally have any problems ,and they have Very good quality parts i can buy some cheaper but I like there parts so I use them ,I don't know the problem on the dash panel .i pulled up the lmc site they have removed the Stainless Steel from the ad but still in catalog.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:28 PM
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I don't normally have any problems ,and they have Very good quality parts i can buy some cheaper but I like there parts so I use them ,I don't know the problem on the dash panel .i pulled up the lmc site they have removed the Stainless Steel from the ad but still in catalog.
If the part is not what they advertised, it is THEIR reponsibility to have it shipped back and reimburse you 100%. Call and ask for a manager and explain what the situation is. Sometimes the people answering the phones don't have authority to act but a manager sure as heck will. Shouldn't cost you a dime, if you are unhappy.
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Today I made progress. The other ball joint came in so I got the front suspension together. I then decided where to put the trans cooler and that involved cutting off the muffler on the right side. The PO placed the mufflers right under the seats instead of back at the axle... The best place to mount the cooler was right above the muffler, so off it came. Once the cooler was bolted to the floor, I put the engine/trans back in and called it a day. Tomorrow I am most likely going to Car Craft.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:58 PM
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If the part is not what they advertised, it is THEIR reponsibility to have it shipped back and reimburse you 100%. Call and ask for a manager and explain what the situation is. Sometimes the people answering the phones don't have authority to act but a manager sure as heck will. Shouldn't cost you a dime, if you are unhappy.

this is the part The center section ,the right is original, clearly it is painted and the strip on top and bottom are chrome ,I have since installed the original,, I still like all of the parts being installed ,some are LMC some are Brothers.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:17 PM
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First day since I started on the truck that I did nothing on it. I got out there and cleaned up a little but didn't work on the truck at all. Tomorrow and the weekend, I hope to get the roof stripped and back on the cab!

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hey malc i took some pics and measurements for ya today, ill get them posted for ya sometime tommorow after i get the pics resized and all that, its damn near 11 already and i gota be back to work at 5am ughhhh
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:36 PM
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I pulled the wheels off my car trailor ,replaced and packed wheel bearings and seals ,bought a set of Reece bearing buddies the steel caps have grease fittings in center ,got to last cap it is to big,i thought the hub night have ben reolaced so I took grease cap off of the other side it fits fine ,so the cap is wrong 1st piece I ever bought from Reece that was wrong exchange it tomorrow,
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I did nothing today. That is what I did.

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I am going to Alabama to the lake site tomorrow I have to move a dock over to my site , I bought it from a neighbor who sold out ,we are going to attempt to move it ,might have ben eaiser to just build a new one .??
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