Last post on Jun 08, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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#46 of 50 Re: Who is going to fix it? [isellhondas]
Apr 07, 2010 (5:26 am)
If they get a tiny rock chip it isn't the end of the world.
That's the main reason I'm a bit reluctant to get my DeSoto repainted. Right now, if it got a chip here or a scratch there, I'm not going to have a fit over it. But once I got it repainted, I'm afraid it would worry me to death.
I wonder though...once I get the car back from the mechanic, since the seats will be re-done, should I get some of those clear plastic covers for them like what old people put on their furniture?
#47 of 50 JC Whitney Dropped Old Car parts Years Ago
Jun 07, 2010 (3:00 pm)
JC dropped their old car parts lines years ago..I remember looking at thier catalogs, and wondering how many carburators for a 1936 Ford they sold...or brake drums for a '55 Peugeot!
I wonder if their business decision reflects the fact that there just isn't any interest in these old heaps anymore? Meaning that the guys who liked these cars are in nursing homes (or graveyards).
#48 of 50 Re: JC Whitney Dropped Old Car parts Years Ago [martian]
Jun 08, 2010 (5:55 am)
Heck, I recall seeing replacement grilles for 1940s Pontiacs, Chevrolets, Fords, and Buicks in the J C Whitney catalog back in the 1970s.
#49 of 50 Re: JC Whitney Dropped Old Car parts Years Ago [lemko]
Jun 08, 2010 (6:25 am)
You used to pretty much be able to build a Model A (at least the sheet metal) from parts in some of the older JCW catalogs, IIRC.
#50 of 50 Re: JC Whitney Dropped Old Car parts Years Ago [texases]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 08, 2010 (8:19 am)
That's the problem---you can STILL build a Model A from catalogs, and the parts are way better than JC's stuff. A lot of JC parts were pretty cheesy (speaking from experience). I remember once ordering a headlight rim for my 49 Chevy coupe and it felt like it had been made from an Italian TV dinner tray.