stealthbob

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  1. DAVE89, thanks you for your opinion on the subject...just because one just doesn't want to hear it doesn't make it any less valid. I tend to get very wrapped up in emotion when it comes to somethings, typing out those thoughts here for discussion seems to be therapeutic. While I still hold the same opinion on the the shipping charges...your comment I think "centered" my thoughts and I was able to release myself from it all. Who needs needless stress over things completely out of my control? It's a complete waste of time, energy and effort. It was a beautiful warm day here...spent some time cleaning the garage for Harriet's Arrival. Maybe I'll catch up with ya in South Bend....thanks
  2. Whew...deep breath and there it all goes. Thanks guys....done with this old negative thread. Next post will be a new thread introducing Harriet.
  3. Bahhh....I"m done, zero energy left for this. I'm tired of stressing over my 1st world problems, the car will come, I will pay and then I will love the car and forget about everything else. Not to get too deep here but there is more going on with my life right now than a late delivered car, I may be misplacing a little of that energy.
  4. Easy for you Sir to throw out the peanuts at me...I have been living with this BS since before Christmas, I have a right to demand a little respect. The terms changed when they took an extra 2 months to fix the car. I was originally told a couple of weeks which was why I was ok with the terms, I wanted more but was willing to work with them....add two more months and you think I should be happy with paying $2,600 for this service?????? Also should I be grateful they stepped up and did what they should have done? They should not really get ANY credit for doing what was right. It's just that in this day we are used to getting screwed so we expect nothing. All they did was fix their negligence...I'm still left with a loss of originality and a freaking total of a 4 and a half month wait. A simple gesture would have been nice...no, I got a BS comment that I was told it was going to be at least 8 weeks????? So now I get to pay full amount and maybe a week or two they will deliver it as they have to wait for a load to come my way. I'm only a 4 hour drive away....yeash.
  5. Ok..the glass is installed and the car is heading back to the shippers for shipping. Things have changed though...when I made the settlement I was under the impression that it was only a couple of weeks for the repair. It has now been 9 weeks since I made the trip to see the car, almost 5 months since I bought it and called for transport. Surely the terms have changed....why should I now pay full price for a delivery that took 3 months from pickup? I called thinking that they would be a little agreeable....no not quite, actually got a BS line that they said to me that 8 weeks was the original estimate for the repair and that they are not moving on the delivery bill. They think that just because they fixed the car they are in the clear. Who here would pay full shipping charges if that delivery was close to 5 months past when you first called them? I have one last hope..the owner. He was the one that shocked and surprised me with the respect he gave. He said before if I have any issues just call him, well I did and I respectfully said I would call him back as we was obviously in the middle of a lunch meeting. I hope he comes through...it's not the money at this point, I am just looking for the same respect he showed earlier. Wish me luck....making the call now. Nice conversation....he was respectful but could not hear a dammed thing I said. (old/bad phone/poor hearing) I think I got my point across and he will meet with the folks who made the decision. I expect a call back tomorrow, I am optimistic something will happen. The charges I am looking at are $2600, I would be ok with paying $1300. After all the shipment will be made and there is some value to that. I just want this to be all done....
  6. Man getting geared up for the drive there myself...look forward to seeing you there Derek! I'll be driving my "survivor" hopefully with Dad, if it ever gets here.
  7. It is a difficult piece to ship, not only compound curves but leading edges on the sides of the front to create pressure points. That notwithstanding shipping glass is not a new thing nor difficult. My bet it was the cause of non supervised employee who doesn't give a rats @sss. I personally talked with the guy who is selling the NOS piece (wanted to confirm his assertion) he told me it took him 2 hours to pack it. Need some good Buick thoughts for this one guys...its been 4 months since I bought his car!
  8. Yeash...still waiting on glass, they broke the second one. It arrived again with cracks all over it? Somebody has to get a hold of who ever is packing these things and shoot him. The good news is they were able to find someone elsewhere who is selling a beautiful NOS piece..all with the correct markings. This one is being crated up and shipped by air...not that its was ok to have the others break, if they break this NOS piece it would be a crime. It's strange almost like ol Harriet is pissed off.
  9. Almost there....I have to say I am amazed at what a good body guy can do. The radius of a roof has to be a difficult thing to get right and these pics sure look like he got it right. Primer on now and waiting on the second shipment of glass, looking good to be home for next weekend
  10. These may help.....its for 54 but should be the same. Body by Fisher - Front Seat.pdf
  11. If you guys saw it in person you would know that no matter what some filler had to be used...there were some serious creases and compound bends some of which were just not assessable from the underside. They used many weld tip pullers which attached to a huge hydraulic boom then tapped it all down, I wanted to save the roof liner so they are avoiding having to tap from underneath. It looks heavy on the bondo in the pics but if you look at what he was covering...it looks pretty damm straight. That will sand down to very little while giving a perfect smooth radius. So now I wait for a second piece of glass to arrive, atleast it won"t be long as the work sould be done soon. BTW, Thanks for the comment Fr. Buick...she is growing so fast. It should be a very special day.
  12. Yea the snow is melting fast....saw a nice 58 Chrysler out on the road today! I just don't want to lose any 54 Buick Highway time....I really wanted to take my daughter to her 1st communion in it which is in 2 weeks, doesn't look good now.
  13. Patience is not something I am known for...but here I am still waiting. The shop has been great, they even setup an FTP site to send pics. Just had a set back however, the dammed glass that was shipped showed up broke! It seems this car does not want to be delivered..... Here are some of the pics, as it enters the shop and how they are repairing it.
  14. Hope you have the time of your life Lamar! Buick on buddy....Buttercup has waited long enough.
  15. No clear available either.... Geeze, why no correct glass is made. It would be one thing if nothing was out there but all we have is some aftermarket interpretation? I'm going with the tint-band...change it when I find some good used. Car should be home in 2 weeks
  16. It was not a good day for either me or the Buick....
  17. This is what I am talking about....all indication to me is that this was not factory
  18. As some may know my Roadmaster had a bad trip in a trailer which left the front windshield damaged. The carrier is taking care of the repairs but the shop has called me to say they are having a hard time finding the right glass. It seems all that is out there is the incorrect dark green visor tint and not the light green tint throughout the glass. I may have to go used? Anybody with a top quality used windshield? Are there any vendors that I may have missed that you could recommend? Thanks
  19. Quebecois to English translation = Hey bleep bleep It's Friday Damit! Tourtière anyone?
  20. Actually Derek, I started the colour thing as I know its a "subjective" part of judging game and that both of us have difficulty obtaining the achem "correct" shade from the one supplier in the States. Frankly I miss your posts in general and always think of your comments when these "angles on the head of a pin" arguments arise....I meant no disrespect.
  21. As some may know my Roadmaster had a bad trip in a trailer which left the front windshield damaged. The carrier is taking care of the repairs but the shop has called me to say they are having a hard time finding the right glass. It seems all that is out there is the incorrect dark green visor tint and not the light green tint throughout the glass. I may have to go used? Anybody with a top quality used windshield? Are there any vendors that I mayhave missed that you could recomend? Thanks