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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #240 on: June 15, 2017, 10:46:23 PM »
The core I sent in had clips.  Considering we are not guaranteed to get the exact core back, hopefully the restored pad I receive will have clips. 

Has PMI given you you any idea how long the fix will take and when shipping will occur?

Not trying to be a pain...

Thanks

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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #241 on: June 17, 2017, 07:58:18 PM »
So this was waiting for me friday.... :headbang: :rocker: :occasion14:
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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #242 on: June 17, 2017, 08:11:19 PM »
Like Christmas in June!   :glasses9:

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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #243 on: June 17, 2017, 08:25:18 PM »
That looks nice!
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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #244 on: June 17, 2017, 09:08:11 PM »
Nice to see deliveries have started.  Thanks again to Loren for taking on this project and seeing it through all the challenges on our behalf!   :hello2:

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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #245 on: June 17, 2017, 09:15:27 PM »
The core I sent in had clips.  Considering we are not guaranteed to get the exact core back, hopefully the restored pad I receive will have clips. 

Has PMI given you you any idea how long the fix will take and when shipping will occur?

Not trying to be a pain...

Thanks

 Sorry , I missed this post. 
It is my understanding that the manufacturer is doing everything they can to return the correct cores to the original sender.

The issue has been resolved and production is underway.  We should see them coming in the near future. I do not have any more specifics, sorry.

  Loren
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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #246 on: June 17, 2017, 09:29:26 PM »
I can say with certainty the one I received it the same one I sent....I recognize the weld I did on the stud before I sent it out.... :cheers2:
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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #247 on: June 18, 2017, 08:42:38 AM »
That pad looks awesome!

Thanks Loren!

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Congratulations! (Re: Dash Pad reproduction)
« Reply #248 on: June 18, 2017, 09:23:08 AM »
Dear Loren and mid-60s Buick perfectionists,

It has been a long wait, but it sure looks like the wait was worth it!

Thanks Loren for spearheading this project!

Cheers, Edouard 

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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #249 on: June 18, 2017, 10:07:20 AM »
I can say with certainty the one I received it the same one I sent....I recognize the weld I did on the stud before I sent it out.... :cheers2:

 It is a relief to hear.  There was some concern in that.

Dear Loren and mid-60s Buick perfectionists,

It has been a long wait, but it sure looks like the wait was worth it!

Thanks Loren for spearheading this project!

Cheers, Edouard 


Yes it certainly has been a long time , but we have an excellent result.

My thanks to everyone that came on board to make this happen.  I certainly appreciate every ones patience  of the long wait.

Loren
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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #250 on: June 19, 2017, 12:24:19 PM »
Very exciting!
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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #251 on: June 22, 2017, 08:58:15 AM »
Hi ALL!  I tried to go back into all the messages to find this answer, but I will need to clarify:  $425 PLUS $25 core? is this the latest out-the-door price??  Plus shipping of course..

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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #252 on: June 22, 2017, 10:44:22 AM »
Hi ALL!  I tried to go back into all the messages to find this answer, but I will need to clarify:  $425 PLUS $25 core? is this the latest out-the-door price??  Plus shipping of course..

Wheelz, Tampa Bay


$425 for black + your core exchange
$450 for any other color + your core exchange
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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #253 on: June 22, 2017, 04:58:36 PM »
Well it was worth the Wait!!  New pad looks and fits excellent!  Color match is very close.  If I had to nitpick, the paint has some "junk" in it (probably not shot in a dust free environment) and there are some small bumps in the vinyl at the front near the windshield.  Both Minor issues that are not seen when installed.  Heres some pics..

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Re: Dash Pad reproduction for '65 Skylark/ Gran Sport
« Reply #254 on: June 22, 2017, 06:19:41 PM »
It does look great!

As soon as the first 16 are done, orders will be taken.

Price is $425 for black plus shipping
  Add    $ 25 for color change

 Core charge is $165 if you don't have one or condition is not useable.

Loren
« Last Edit: June 22, 2017, 06:21:33 PM by Loren At 65GS »
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