New front end parts, are the less expensive ok for my app?

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Re: New front end parts, are the less expensive ok for my ap

Postby Dirk » August 6th 2010, 8:52pm

If you lived near me I would help you out, free of charge.
Unfortunately you're 5400 miles away.
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If you can't fix it with a hammer you've got an electrical problem!

Parts are cheap breakdowns expensive.

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Re: New front end parts, are the less expensive ok for my ap

Postby 94 Van Guy [OP] » August 6th 2010, 10:10pm

Dirk wrote:If you lived near me I would help you out, free of charge.
Unfortunately you're 5400 miles away.


:think: Just wondering... :confused: no, I guess not, there aren't extensions long enough. :lol:

Dirk, thanks for the offer. :thumbup:

It should be, :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: New front end parts, are the less expensive ok for my ap

Postby 94 Van Guy [OP] » August 7th 2010, 5:17am

A friend came over tonight, we talked about another project I am going to be doing soon, and he offered to help with the wrenchin'. Just couldn't say no, so thanks the powers that be, credit cards, I have ordered the parts from Rockauto. They are all Moog, one was the problem solvers, the other two didn't have the option for the part. Still about $400 less than the cheap parts from the shop.

So I am just waiting for the parts. When we, I say we, put the parts on, there will be many pics. Like always I will share the photos with you.

Many thanks, Keith
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Re: New front end parts, are the less expensive ok for my ap

Postby chevy57bert » August 7th 2010, 7:51am

Great Keith.. If you moved to The Netherlands we would help you everyday.. :rofl: :rofl:

A colleague of mine is working sometimes in Canada.
They let him fly in to work on the machines. It`s cheaper to buy a ticket for him then move the machines to the shop 400 miles up.
Those are big / wide machines, They need special transport to get to the workshop. A plane ticket is much cheaper.. :mrgreen:

( P.S. You could fly us in to.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ) :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: New front end parts, are the less expensive ok for my ap

Postby astroturf » August 7th 2010, 8:20am

94 Van Guy wrote:A friend came over tonight, we talked about another project I am going to be doing soon, and he offered to help with the wrenchin'. Just couldn't say no, so thanks the powers that be, credit cards, I have ordered the parts from Rockauto. They are all Moog, one was the problem solvers, the other two didn't have the option for the part. Still about $400 less than the cheap parts from the shop.

So I am just waiting for the parts. When we, I say we, put the parts on, there will be many pics. Like always I will share the photos with you.

Many thanks, Keith


Glad to hear it is working out.

Best of Luck.

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Re: New front end parts, are the less expensive ok for my ap

Postby Leeann_93 » August 7th 2010, 1:58pm

Good to hear....and you'll get quality parts for much, much less. Plus, you'll know how they were installed, for peace of mind (I hate not being able to watch if someone else does work for me, so I only have tires done elsewhere - where I can watch through the big window).
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Re: New front end parts, are the less expensive ok for my ap

Postby chevy57bert » August 7th 2010, 2:21pm

Leeann_93 wrote:Good to hear....and you'll get quality parts for much, much less. Plus, you'll know how they were installed, for peace of mind (I hate not being able to watch if someone else does work for me, so I only have tires done elsewhere - where I can watch through the big window).


I do have troubles with other mechanics sometimes if I bring the Van to the shop... Most off them thinks the Client doesn`t know anything about cars..
So what do I do....... I go fully dressed in my workshop clothes from the dealership I work.
The Guys at the shop do have some respect for 18 wheeler mechanics.

They think there are tiny little guys working on tiny little cars :rofl: :rofl:
Don`t think that I`am cruel against other mechanics . You do have to show some Respect.
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Re: New front end parts, are the less expensive ok for my ap

Postby 94 Van Guy [OP] » August 7th 2010, 4:09pm

Bert, Jim and LeeAnn, thanks for the encouragement. I will be there as much as I can. I am still able to point and say "look at that," or " did you see this." I have known the mechanic, John, for 31 years and have much confidence in his abilities, crankin' wrenches or welding.
so, just waitin' for parts. Sometimes the wait is the toughest part. LOL

Just can't thank you Gals and Guys enough. Keith

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