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PostPosted: Wed, Jun 14 2017, 5:39 pm    Post subject: Patience with delivery Reply with quote

This story will make you question if I should be unsupervised or not. Back in January, I'm perusing ebay thinking about what I might build next. I ran across the less than world famous Hoffman Group/ Johnny Law Motors store front. There was some items so cheap that the red light went off. There was 2 fittings I needed for an ac connection so I took a chance on them. They were shipped properly and in my hand in short order. I kept an eye out to see what was going on. They offered a complete 32 Ford front axle, brakes, spring, shocks, vega steering box, hairpins and bolts for $600 including shipping. This is normally 2 grand. I thought something was wrong. I watched 2 other buyers purchase this and no instant outrage so I became a gambler. Smile I hit buy it now and in about 2 weeks a bunch of boxes arrived. I sent emails about shortages and never got a reply. I called the number that you have to dig to find and found out some dates for the back orders to be filled. Some items were the next month, some 2 months later. The last 2 items arrived today. Most of this stuff is a clone of Superbell or Magnum axle. Some of it looks identical. I wouldn't tell anybody to take a chance on this but I got lucky and got all the parts. I'm sure there will be some more stories about correcting the fit on some of the stuff but I did pay $600 for a complete front end. We've all talked about the quality of parts so everything we buy needs scrutiny anymore. I think I got lucky but I don't think I'll try this again. I had ebay, paypal and the credit card for recourse. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed, Jun 14 2017, 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the axle going under ???????? Do we get to find out soon?
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PostPosted: Wed, Jun 14 2017, 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What is the axle going under ???????? Do we get to find out soon?


Yeah, that ^^^ Question We can fill in the engine and front end blanks now though Rolling Eyes

IF you can make it work Laughing (Bet u can) thats a score, KB. Exclamation
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PostPosted: Wed, Jun 14 2017, 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool.
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PostPosted: Wed, Jun 14 2017, 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOON!! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed, Jun 14 2017, 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You got LUCKY..... Exclamation That place has been flamed/knocked down/crucified sooooooooo bad on the HAMB that I am surprised that they are still around .... Shocked
NOBODY has anything good to say about them ..... Confused
Soooo....If its got an I-Beam front end , a SBF for power, an auto trans, what does it all go on Question Question Question

I need to be careful, this is your third build since I've been around .... Confused ..ALTHO.....I did sweep under the Model A frame & received the parts to overhaul the rear end for Fathers day ..... Idea Cool Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed, Jun 14 2017, 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Bob, remember the Taco mini bike, the Yamaha cafe racer, the cl160 Honda, and the misc. to small to mention. Smile
I will tell you guys that there's a good chance that it won't have fenders. LOL

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PostPosted: Thu, Jun 15 2017, 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What letter does the name start with , T or A ?
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PostPosted: Thu, Jun 15 2017, 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've pruchased a few small items from the Jonny Law place. No real surprises with quality level on the price paid.
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PostPosted: Thu, Jun 15 2017, 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey Bob, remember the Taco mini bike, the Yamaha cafe racer, the cl160 Honda, and the misc. to small to mention. Smile
I will tell you guys that there's a good chance that it won't have fenders. LOL


KB ...You gotta add the guitar amps & mill stuff to the list .... Rolling Eyes I was only counting things with FOUR wheels .... Confused Laughing

Rats ...Now I gotta sweep again........ Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu, Jun 15 2017, 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C.K., do you mean something like Toyota or Acura? Smile
Bob, the best I can do is share enthusiasm. One of my friends has said I have the mindset of a teenager. I still get excited about doing projects. The freedom that I enjoy to create is fabulous. Where do I send a box of enthusiasm or whatever this is to? Smile

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PostPosted: Thu, Jun 15 2017, 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="kb426"]C.K., do you mean something like Toyota or Acura? Smile
Bob, the best I can do is share enthusiasm.
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One of my friends has said I have the mindset of a teenager.
I still get excited about doing projects.

Gee... The best I get is to "Stop acting like a child" .... Rolling Eyes Confused Laughing

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