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Old 02/27/2014, 06:46 PM   #61
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You are correct about the crazy cost of originals. Donna was your dash pad green? If so this is one of the hardest colors to find. Other colors can be dyed but I would not use a red to dye green. Any future damage would be very visible. I have a original that is a bit hard and not perfect that I will donate, you pay shipping. I have used the Dashes Direct and they fit well but have a much heaver grain. For a non concourse car this may be the best solution. Marty

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Old 03/14/2014, 06:49 PM   #62
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Hey Donna, Any word on your car and what you will need? There is a decent sized swap meet up here by Seattle, actually Puyallup, this weekend and I was going to go see if there is anything worth bringing home. If you have some ideas, you could text me or PM me. It runs both days.

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Old 03/14/2014, 09:29 PM   #63
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Brett, I will be there Saturday also, I will give you a ring and we can have a scone and coffee together.

Donna, I have some a couple of extra parts laying around. If we could get a list going, it may help to specifically locate parts.

Sounds like the dash is our challenge - I will be on the hunt between here and Portland in the next month...

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Old 03/14/2014, 09:48 PM   #64
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Dan, looks like I'll only be going on Sunday. My daughter has Lacrosse on Saturday. That's ok, tho, might be better deals, the things they don't want to take home...


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Old 03/15/2014, 10:30 AM   #65
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I have a repro dashpad (used) in very good condition. (I was fortunate to find a really good original on E-Bay @ a good price.)

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Old 03/30/2014, 07:26 PM   #66
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Oh wow, I have been working a lot of hours and haven't checked this thread.
I got word that the insurance company has reconsidered what they will do for me but they still only want to repaint the hood and fenders, not the whole car. I'll get back to you all when I find out what the shop can find for me and what I will need to help them find.
Many thanks to all of you for your support!!!

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Old 03/31/2014, 02:53 AM   #67
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Okay, hang onto those parts you all have mentioned. I need to find some time to talk to the shop about what they can and cannot find. They are closed on the only days I have off.

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Old 04/01/2014, 10:29 AM   #68
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What shop are you using?
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Old 04/10/2014, 10:54 AM   #69
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Hi Donna, any good news? ... we're hoping that things are moving along for your car ...

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Old 04/14/2014, 08:38 PM   #70
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Marion, I had her towed to Mustang Country International in Paramount. Still haggling with the insurance company who has gone from offering $7500 to telling me she is totaled.

Aaaarrrgggghhhhhhh.

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Old 04/15/2014, 12:24 AM   #71
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Oh my,,,That is not good. Hope they come around soon and see the light. I understand Mustang country does good work.
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Old 04/15/2014, 10:12 AM   #72
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Marion, I had her towed to Mustang Country International in Paramount. Still haggling with the insurance company who has gone from offering $7500 to telling me she is totaled.

Aaaarrrgggghhhhhhh.
Mustang country..WOW.. I drive a diesel truck for a living and I work for an asphalt company...I haul hot oil out of that refinery in back of Mustang country..I see your GT/CS all the time Donna....I didn,t know it was yours

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Old 04/15/2014, 10:29 AM   #73
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Marion, I had her towed to Mustang Country International in Paramount. Still haggling with the insurance company who has gone from offering $7500 to telling me she is totaled.

Aaaarrrgggghhhhhhh.
There is $20,000 worth of damage?
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Old 04/15/2014, 04:35 PM   #74
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this is the fun of insurance companies that are not classic car insurance companies. They are telling Donna that her car is worth less than $10k.....

Haggerty lets you insure for an agreed upon value based on the car and photo documentation that it in a shape that will support the value so to speak. If it is in the ballpark, they are ok with a value that may seem a bit on the high side.

Better said they will not let you insure a Yugo for $100k, and then you park it with the windows down in the middle of slum city with and leave it running with a full tank of gas....... It has to be reasonable.

I hate insurance companies....
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Old 04/16/2014, 11:23 AM   #75
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If I remember correctly, Donna has her car insured as a classic vehicle.
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