Attention ALL 1966-67 B-Body owners!

1966 -1967 Mopars

  1. 69 Runner

    69 Runner ADMIN wif a corner office (Deceased - RIP)

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    Having investigated having parts repopped I can tell you that the R&D and mold costs don't come cheap. That fact is proven by the fact that not every part for every car is available. If were CHEAP then everyone would be doing it.

    But it isn't cheap, and not everyone is doing it.

    There is a whole lot more I'd like to say, but I think I'll stop here. Just remember not to bitch the next time you have to try to tape and glue your busted part back together again. You had your chance.
     
  2. thebankerstoy

    thebankerstoy Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much Bryan, for your help in spreading the word on this project. I would like to add that just because my screen name is thebankerstoy, I am NOT one of those folks that you mention who has "unlimited funds in the bank" by any means! I'm just as concerned about what the reproduction parts that we need for our cars are costing these days as ANY member here, but I also know from being in the banking business for MANY years, that a SMART businessman, especially in a business where they are making a product that is WANT based, such as reproduction car parts, rather than NEED based items, such as food, clothing, housing ect, that you had better do your homework BEFORE you commit your business and it's asset's to ventures that you are unsure that you WILL make a profit from. The folks that are making these reproduction parts are NOT a non-profit charity, everything they do is profit driven, as it should be, it's as simple as that.

    Have you guy's been paying attention to what less than driver quality parts are going for on ebay and even worse, what really nice parts are going for? Have you also been looking at places like Year One, Paddock and other large Mopar retailers are charging for their parts that they aren't even making like Mike Ross is at B/E&A?

    Is the reason that there are so many E-Body reproduction parts being made these days, because ALL of the E-Body owners are loaded with LOTS of spare spending money? I know SEVERAL folks here in Phoenix who own E-Body cars, including my brother-in-law and me who don't and I can PROMISE you that we don't have a bank vault full of cash just sitting around waiting to be spent on the E-Body car projects! I will tell you though, that folks who own E-Body cars DO support the Mopar vendors who are making the parts, or the parts wouldn't be made. If you guy's want parts reproduced for our 66-67 B-Body cars, you will HAVE to support the companies who make them, or you might as well park your car in the garage and use it for storage, because new parts won't be made for them!

    Just food for thought from a guy who understands BOTH sides of the argument! :yes:

    Richard
     
  3. Mike_Dodge

    Mike_Dodge Well-Known Member

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    Even $100 for the set is high for what the part is. $100 for a mint 67 440 taillight with all the chrome pieces yes. $100 for couple pieces of plastic that no one sees? Nope..

    Over at the Coronet Registry I've posted a poll to try and gauge interest in the ducts. I'll let you know how it pans out.
     
  4. A383Wing

    A383Wing Well-Known Member

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    I've done the same on my forum....everybody is out getting blitzed...might get more responses this weekend.
     
  5. daredevil

    daredevil Well-Known Member

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    im off to get blitzed with them. see ya next year
     
  6. thebankerstoy

    thebankerstoy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to both of you for your help in finding out if these parts have enough interest from folks who actually own and drive these cars.

    Mike, I agree that you can't SEE these two defroster nozzles, but you sure will be glad you have them up and running when you have that VERY cool 67 Coronet of yours out on a cruise night pissing off all of those Ford and Chevy guy's in your area and you NEED your defroster to actually work!

    I mean GEEZ Mike, I live in fricken Phoenix AZ where we need defrosters MAYBE a couple of nights a YEAR and I"M trying to sell these impossible to find parts to you guy's who will use them MANY times a year? That just seems wrong on SO many different levels!!!:sFun_doh2:

    I just REALLY want the aftermarket folks to take us 66-67 B-Body owners SERIOUSLY so that we can get some parts repoped for our cars, so if I am able to prove to Mike that we WILL buy these defroster nozzles that I know LOTS of people need, maybe I can convince him to produce other badly needed parts that we want and need you know? Maybe I'm TOTALLY wrong about the kinds of people that own, restore and drive these awesome 66-67 Mopar's, but I don't think so.

    Richard
     
  7. 1badstroker

    1badstroker Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the chicago metro area and have not had a heater box in the car for 5 years. I wish I had it one time a year maybe it seems. The windows get foggy it must be time to take the car home.
    HAPPY SAFE NEW-YEAR TO EVERYONE !!!
     
  8. thebankerstoy

    thebankerstoy Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to let you all know that I had another excellent conversation with Mike Ross at B/E&A today and told him that I have received good response from folks on different Mopar web sites that I have posted on about having these defroster duct nozzles reproduced, BUT that most everyone that responded were only interested in them at a much lower cost, so he has agreed to offer them at somewhere between $85.00 to 100.00 per set, as long as he gets SERIOUS requests for at least 100 sets.

    So, you folks have asked for a lower price and Mike has given it to you. Now all you have to do is contact him at B/E&A and let him know how many you need and let him tell you what he needs from you to make it happen.

    Richard
     
  9. A383Wing

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    Richard...I'm gonna copy yer above post on my forum....if that's OK with you

    Bryan
     
  10. thebankerstoy

    thebankerstoy Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely Bryan and please feel free to post all of the contact information so that your members can contact Mike at B/E&A. May I ask where I can find your forum so I can check it out? I've owned various Mopar muscle cars over the years, including a 1970 Charger R/T, so I enjoy going to all kinds of Mopar web sites!

    Richard

    1970 Charger RiT - car show #1.jpg

    1970 Charger RiT - engine compartment after restoration #1.jpg

    1970 Charger RiT - engine compartment after restoration #2.jpg
     
  11. A383Wing

    A383Wing Well-Known Member

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    Richard....our forum is www.66-67charger.com Our site is mainly for 66 & 67 Dodge Chargers, but even if you don't own one, there are plenty of threads to view and friends to make. (You will have to register to view all of our threads & topics....some are hidden until registration is complete. My name on there is 383-8V, I look forward to seeing you there)

    I have already copied your posts and pasted them into our forum. Mike is a member of our site as well, and he has been talking with us about this subject.

    Bryan
     
  12. 66_B_Body4ever

    66_B_Body4ever Well-Known Member

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    Well, I just ripped my dash apart and lo and behold...I need them too. Its alot of work to get these to a manufacturing state and the price is likely justified...$100. a pair would be more realistic...unless I win the lottery!!!
     
  13. Mike_Dodge

    Mike_Dodge Well-Known Member

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    For the price of $85-100 for the pair, I'd go for it also. I know above I said it was too much, but I just looked at mine, and the repair didn't last the summer..

    (I can see Richard jumping for joy when he reads this one.. I just hope he don't land on his poodle, the body on that car too straight for him to ding up!)
     
  14. thebankerstoy

    thebankerstoy Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mike. :th_krazy::dancing_monkey:

    I KNEW that you needed a set!!! :tongue: ANYBODY who wants their heating system to work like it did when their car was new NEEDS to replace these parts!!! My Coronet will NEVER be a 100 point show car, because frankly, those kinds of cars bore me cause you can't drive them and enjoy them, but I DO want my heating system, a/c system, power windows and EVERYTHING else on my car to be functional and working like it did when it was new! Having parts on your car that don't work are for the CHEVY and FORD owners! :tongue: I'm just one of those guy's that will be PROUD to be able to say that EVERYTHING works on my 43 year old muscle car!!!

    All you need to do now is call 1-330-725-3990 and talk to Mike Ross and order a set!!! :grin::dancing_monkey:

    Richard
     
  15. thebankerstoy

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    I wanted to give everybody an update on my attempt to have Mike at B/E&A Restoration Parts Inc reproduce the defroster duct nozzles for ALL of our 1966-67 B-Body cars.

    The news is NOT good, as I just talked with Mike via e-mail and he told me that since he agreed to start this project because of me asking him to and having me talk to folks on various Mopar web sites who own 1966-67 B-Body cars, he has had ZERO phone calls, or e-mails to him from ANY owners asking to purchase a set, or sets, if they were reproced. :(

    As I told Mike, it is VERY frustrating to have been talking to MANY 66-67 B-Body owners over the past 20 years that I've owned my 66 Coronet 500 and having them tell me that they REALLY wished that "someone" would reproduce these parts, as well as many other parts for our cars and then when given a chance to actually get them reproduced by a leader in the Mopar reproduction parts industry at a VERY good price, we pass on the chance!:(

    If ANY of you out there REALLY want to get these defroster nozzles made, NOW is the time to call, or e-mail Mike, because if we don't act SOON, they will most likely never get done and we will have to try and find the bits and pieces that fall off of our "repaired" 42 year old originals as they continue to degrade and fall apart. :frustrated:

    Richard
     
  16. GTX MATT

    GTX MATT Well-Known Member

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    I need them for my car, for 100 id do it, 200 is too much when I still need tail light bezels and tail light lenses.

    Ive owned three of these things ('67 Plymouths) in the last year and a half and two had nothing, one had a pair that were all broken.
     
  17. thebankerstoy

    thebankerstoy Well-Known Member

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    Hi GTXMATT,

    Mike Ross at B/E&A has agreed to reproduce a better than original SET of these defroster duct nozzles for a price range of between $85.00 to $100.00 plus shipping to your front door. I've seen broken and or repaired 42 year old original parts go for more than that on ebay. :banghead:

    If you, or any of our other members here want them, all you folks need to do is either call Mike at 1-330-725-3990, or e-mail him at michael@BEAparts.com and let him know how many you need. One hundred guy's buying one set, or one guy buying 100 sets, or any combination to get to having 100 sets sold is what it will take to get them made.

    Richard
     
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    I know this is about 5 years too late, but nowadays it wouldn't cost too much more to invest in a 3D printer and make your own!!! Way overpriced - I've worked with injection moulding - it costs pennies to repro, once you've cast a mould...
     
  19. conv67bdere

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    Wow . . . I'm 5 years too late too . . . and I just took my dash out of the car and guess what . . . my driver side vent is broken too ! ! !

    Go figure . . . ( sigh )
     
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    3D printers are gonna change the world.
     
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