Help!! Emergency!!

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  1. Ray Gun

    Ray Gun Well-Known Member

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    Anyone in the Chicagoland area that has a '64/5 Valiant or Barracuda and has some spare windshield pillar garnish moldings, we need them ASAP. I can buy them, or give you cash and get you a replacement set, whatever your pleasure.

    Somewhere between tear down and now the ones we took off of Violent were misplaced. And now we're in a bind jamming for SEMA.

    PLEASE HELP.

    I'll even pay overnight if someone has them elsewhere and are willing to put them in the FedEx Overnight.

    How about a T-Shirt and Shop coat as incentive.

    HELP!

    Thanks in advance. Kevin.
     
  2. memike

    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    66340SEDAN may have a set :blob: Let me look ansd see :glasses7:
     
  3. Ray Gun

    Ray Gun Well-Known Member

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    Got 'em. Thanks for the help guys!
     
  4. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Moldings for a car constitute an emergency nowaday? Ohhhh kaaaayyyy
     
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    Bad Sport HALF A BUBBLE OFF Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    I guess it would if you're tryin to get a car ready for the SEMA show.
     
  6. 1967 'cuda

    1967 'cuda Dropped on Head as a Baby

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    I thought maybe you were third in line for the bathroom!
     
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    Watch the car shows on Velocity. There is always a manufactured crisis, requiring working 24/7 to meet some show they never should have committed to. Plus, the daily crises from phony personnel problems, as they fuss into the camera. Almost as bad as Miami Towing.
     
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    Drama queens
    Help ! Remote is on the coffee table and I cant get up.
     
  9. Ray Gun

    Ray Gun Well-Known Member

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    Actually, we're not "drama queens." And have turned down four production companies wanting to do a TV show here. Not to mention, the past three years we've had cars at SEMA they were all done months in advance.

    As for the parts I was looking for help finding, EVERYONE here and at Redi Strip thought they were sheet metal. Turns out they are pot metal, and no one caught it. So they disappeared in the tank at Redi Strip. No one on the project noticed they were missing until Wednesday when we were installing the headliner and putting in the garnish moldings. Who's fault is that? Mine. Solely. I should have done the magnet check, or asked someone. My fault. When I decided to look for another set in a short time frame, my first thought was For A Bodies Only. Community of A Body fans, MoPar fellows, and I know there are some Early A Body guys around Chicago. Perhaps I was wrong?

    I've always been fascinated with how, if you're building a Camaro or a Mustang, anyone who owns one is a fan (within reason) of your build. But with certain brands, you're either doing it right or completely wrong. I've been a MoPar fan in my private life since I was 6 and steering my brothers 'Cuda in a parking lot while sitting on his lap. Plymouth by definition, with a love of Dodge Power Wagons also. At the shop, I have to be a fan of whatever walks though the door to be built. And, truth be told, I am. I'm a car guy. But Plymouth is my first love. So when we decided to build a car to hit the USCA and Autocross scene, we could have built anything. And a 100x easier to find parts. But we like to be different. I owned the '64 Valiant, and could see it as a really cool Trans Am style car, given the right stance and minor body mods. I've don't about 90% of the work on the car myself. And with the press Bangshift.com has given the build, we've drawn attention to the "unloved A's" of '66 and earlier. Projects like this can sometimes steer manufacturers to start making parts that aren't available. They can make people want to save a car that might have been overlooked in the past. Or just make current owners look at their car differently and in a new light.

    That's the car guy in me talking. And so is this, I've done everything I can to make this project go smoothly and get done. This isn't a TV show on Velocity. It's my livelihood. As far as committing to something we shouldn't have, maybe you should try owning your own business. And if you already do, I applaud you. If you don't, consider all the people and other businesses you have to rely on. If one of them falls down on a promise or shipment in a schedule, it can throw off the schedule on 10 other things. I ordered top rail seals for example. The Post Office swears up and down they delivered them. They aren't here, or at the neighbors businesses. I ordered another set a week ago, and requested they be sent requiring a signature this time. They still aren't here. I ordered the originals before the car was even at paint. My fault though, right? IMHO there would be more MoPar's on the road if we were more of a community supporting each other like the Camaro and Mustang guys, rather than picking apart a fellow MoPar enthusiast project for having the wrong X part or style.

    Maybe next time we should build a Mustang or Camaro, instead of trying to represent the MoPar camp and be different for a change, in a sea of GM and Ford products?

    Check out Project Violent Valiant on Bangshift.com if you'd like to see how it's going.
     
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      Carman340 Well-Known Member

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      Some people love to criticize others.
      Hope you do well at the SEMA show with that 64 valiant.
      I doubt there will be many of those there.
       
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      • moparlover

        moparlover Well-Known Member

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        love your response ray gun

        and to add to it i really applaud some of the guys out there making stuff for our cars that we could not get anywhere else. like schumacher.

        windshield wiper arm repair kits / leak proof adds grease fitting and everything. $11.99 yes eleven dollars and 99 cents. makes a world of diffence. dirt cheap.

        so he aint doin it to get rich off us, but he supplies a lot of important stuff to mopar people just because he loves the cars.

        mancini does the same stuff. they sell / market a lot of the AR engineering stuff by Andy F.

        and then there's dr. diff

        also mention Hughes. and Hemidenny/crew along with RMS

        without them many of us would be without some good stuff
         
      • hollywood hig

        hollywood hig King of the assklowns

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        it will be the only one there.......yep, it's too bad people have to cut on others here for some reason.......this is unfortunate.........otherwise it's a great site....
        higgs
         
      • longarm

        longarm Car sold back to original owners

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        Good luck at SEMA!!!:cheers:

        Post some pics of your project if you can, love to see them.
         
      • gilberttitan08

        gilberttitan08 Mexican Hillbilly!!!

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        Good luck at sema!!!
        Don't worry about the haters on this site, just guys that don't have what you have. But other than that, this sites aight!!!
         
      • Ray Gun

        Ray Gun Well-Known Member

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        Thanks for the kind words guys. For those that are interested in seeing some photos, and are on Facebook, our company site is here:

        https://www.facebook.com/hotrodchassisandcycle?ref=bookmarks

        I'll post some photos on here after SEMA. We're just swamped right now with the thrash to complete the two cars we're taking.
         
      • Hemioutlaw

        Hemioutlaw Make America Great Again! FABO Gold Member

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        Well articulated response Ray Gun and while it's obvious the sarcastic comments were taken offensively and possibly rightfully so especially considering the timing I can state without trepidation that those posters are some of the more active, knowledgeable and helpful members on this site and the comments although sarcastic in nature were certainly not intended to offend. On occasion I've gotten the same here when inquiring about one of my own dilemmas but I've learned not to take it personally.

        I echo the sentiments of others when I say Go Get Em and Good Luck at the show.
         
      • momoparman

        momoparman MOISMYHOME

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        "IMHO there would be more MoPar's on the road if we were more of a community supporting each other like the Camaro and Mustang guys, rather than picking apart a fellow MoPar enthusiast project for having the wrong X part or style."

        You really think Camaro and Mustang guys all get along and are all helpful to each other? You must not know any! :D

        Kudos on the barracuda build and have fun at SEMA.

        BTW, one ass hat does not make a whole.

        Mop
         
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