Newly Widowed....trying to finish 69 RT restoration

Heating, Cooling & AC

  1. khryslerkid

    khryslerkid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    My condolences also. Welcome to the best B body site in the world.

    Looks like some great work taking place on your car. Was your departed a member on here at some time?
     
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    • Xp29h

      Xp29h FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      That’s awesome you’re finishing the project! My condolences as well!

      Good luck on your ac part search! If the folks here can’t get you in the right direction, I bet no one can!

      Keep posting pics of your progress!
       
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      • moparedtn

        moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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        Back in the early 80's (when NOS stuff was rare, repro stuff didn't exist and scavenging for good used stuff was how it was usually done) Mr. Mitchell was always known to have whatever you were after in NOS - for a price, usually a steep one.
        His gruff demeanor was also legendary, but I never found that a hinderance - if I really needed something he had,
        we worked something out every time.

        He got quite the reputation, especially for when something went wrong on a deal - parts never shipped, stuff damaged
        in transit, wrong part shipped or packed poorly, that sort of thing - but I found things got better as time went on.
        Bottom line - if something was hard to find, either he or Len Dawson had it and if you wanted it badly enough,
        you played by their rules.
        They both had the foresight to amass huge amounts of NOS stuff back when none of it was worth much, so they
        were sitting pretty when the whole explosion of popularity of these cars happened.

        Just seemed to me like Frank mellowed some as time went on and got easier to deal with, especially when he
        started selling on eBay.
        Again, I never had a problem with him because I understood he had something I needed and conducted myself
        accordingly.
        RIP Frank (2014)...
         
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        • moparnation74

          moparnation74 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          He is/was not the only one with that same attitude etc.........

          Frank mellowed out because of the INTERNET. It was his nemesis because now people could post reviews and it crushed his previous dealings.....

          I know/knew these guys more than anybody here and dealt with some for over 20 plus years......it’s not just buying parts it’s knowing their stories and their families.......
           
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          • moparedtn

            moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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            Those are stories I'd love to hear.
            It's always about the stories with this hobby.
             
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            • RJRENTON

              RJRENTON FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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              Gentlemen,
              Thanks to all for the information regarding AMS OBSOLETE and the plethora of NOS Mopar parts and stuff. I'll e-mail them with my shopping list. Thanks again to all....
              Bob Renton
               
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              • RJRENTON

                RJRENTON FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                Mopartyon,
                I join the others offering my sympathies on your loss and salute your efforts to complete the project.
                Regards,
                Bob Renton
                 
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                • BeeKool

                  BeeKool Well-Known Member

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                  Condolences,..
                  Welcome from Northern Iowa
                  What a great car.
                   
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                  • Budnicks

                    Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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                    no harm, no foul
                    just information

                    good luck
                     
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