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  1. Thanks for the response. Unfortunately I cannot use the vinyl hydem as the remainder of my 36 buick is wool broadcloth. I have now contacted restoration specialties and requested sample of their product. Don't remember if it specified cloth/vinyl so may not be able to use. Thanks again Rod
  2. Well the bankruptcy of LB has left me in somewhat of a lurch. Thank goodness those of us who had ordered received goods before the Chapter 7 filing. Did find a reasonable substitute/facsimile from SMS auto fabrics and just received a call and the cost is $30 a yard. Didn't ask what shipping cost would be. Haven't contacted restoration specialties but did look at catalog online. Appears to me what they call hydem is the same as what I received from SMS but the cost is 70 cents a foot-don't really care what they charge to ship at that price. Will be contacting them shortly and requesting sample. Any other ideas for finding wireon/hidem would be appreciated. The cost from Lebarron Bonney was $7 a yard. Hopefully the lack of competition is not going to drive prices up too much. Rod
  3. Thanks guys. Used Scott's email and did not receive an auto response so hopefully I will hear something. I had already gone to restoration specialties and didn't see in their catalog. If I don't have success with LB I'll contact and see what they have. Thanks for the heads up. Really hope no issue with LB as they seem to have a niche no one else seems to cover. Rod
  4. Anyone have any idea what is up with Lebaron bonney? I ordered some wireon 3/10, never received email confirming the order, and then sent email to check on status-the guy I dealt with previously auto reply said no longer working there so I called and directed to voice mail and website is down. No return call. I had heard they were having prolems with business and just wondered if someone "in the know" has an idea of whats happening. I recently ordered and received interior for my 36 Buick and at this point am thankful it is complete. The wireon I can't find anywhere else in cloth altho lots of hidem and some wireon in vinyl/primarily a marine application. If someone knows a source for wireon I would appreciate the info-need taupe/tan as I needed to redo my other 36 and tore the wireon out as I new I could get more. May have to look at trying to salvage what I tore out but I wasn't too careful. Rod
  5. On both of mine the original had a stainless covering which was beyond restoration. I removed the stainless and had the piece replated and then installed. I have not found nor seen a reproduction and have not seen one for sale in last 10 years. Also unaware of any which would interchange. Rod
  6. Gary Received my interior kit from Lebaron Bonney last Thursday and it was complete, not just the headliner. The shade for the rear window was back ordered but remainder appears to be there. In light of your problem with dye lots I removed all pieces and all appear to be in good condition. It was a bit of a surprise as I had been told they would rush the headliner but was unable to give estimate as to when remainder would be complete. I had emailed and asked for some estimate and lo and behold received email saying entire order was to be shipped the week I contacted them. The discoloration you had--was it immediately present or did it occur after period of time? Hope you receive in near future. Rod
  7. Great. Really appreciate the response and photo. Rod
  8. Thanks Greg. The two wires coming out of the generator--I assume one is hot, positive, and the other ground-is that accurate? Can you identify which is ground? I'll also double check in manual but know at one time I looked and saw alot about charging but don't remember answers to my questions--thanks again Rod
  9. Below is picture of 936C delco generator--for 1936 buick special. Cut out on top of generator. What I can't figure out is which wires hot, ground etc. Believe the condenser looking silver tube connected to right of generator is to suppress noise for radio. My knowledge of elcetrical system lacking and if someone could identify each of the wires to cut out as well as the two coming from the generator I would certainly appreciate it. Believe the two connections not being used below on cut out one goes to ammeter gauge, i think is hot, and other I believe goes to starter. Any help would certainly be welcome. Thanks Rod
  10. I talked with David just now and advised that the only fabric not in stock when ordered was trunk liner which we agreed should not hold up production. He is to have Carla, a manager, to check tomorrow and give me call. I had asked that headliner be expedited and David stated he didn't know why not completed. He also said that altho not right seems as if he who yells loudest, calls the most, seems to get moved up in production line. I advised that I could call every day if that would do any good. He blames it on slow production which i found interesting. I at least can understand delay if they don't have fabric but the inability to explain when apparently the fabric on premises is baffling. David and I have had issues and perhaps that is contributing to the delay. Hope you have better luck in working with them. I too will let you know what their response is. Rod
  11. Gary Have you had any contact with LeBaron Bonney lately? I was told over two weeks ago my headliner would be shipped and they were to give me update on remainder of the interior kit. I was going to call today but was curious about your delay which is much longer than mine. Any word about any financial issues? My last contact with sales rep said he would check with shop and let me know status for both headliner and interior. I have not been told any issues with fabric supply or any reason for delay. My order is for my 36 special and the fabric ordered is not the same as yours. Hopefully no real issues but don't have understanding of what delay could be and certainly not good business model. Rod
  12. Installing my front fenders and having some fitting tissues. Have put 1/4" felt on the bottom of the engine vents on each side of fender and not sure where the shims for bracket shroud go. I have 4 fiber and one metal plate. I placed four fiber above the frame and the metal one I put under the frame. Fender didn't seem to fit correctly so I removed one on top of frame, below the radiator support. Left one off. The front fender did not mate with bottom nut at front on radiator shroud. Before I attempt to install again thought I would ask for any suggestions. Know can adjust the angle of radiator shroud with support rods from firewall to radiator shroud but doesn't seem to correct issue. Anyone know or recall how, where placed the shims under the radiator . Any help suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Rod
  13. I do not have photo of firewall without the engine but mine had speaker mounted in middle under dash but also had the mounting hardware center of roof under headliner. I assume that was installed whether or not radio installed and giving option of either radio. When I restored I did removed the mounting under headliner as I installed the speaker back under dash where it was originally installed. I also do not have photo of the interior where the mounting brackets were installed. It simply consisted of brackets on fiberboard attached to roof with hole in middle to place the speaker. Hope this helps. Rod
  14. Don't recall the cost of the data tag but as I recall over $100. the radio you have is not original nor is the heater. I have both heaters offered in 1936 as well as both radios. All are very hard to find and don't come up on ebay very often. The sales brochure for the 1936 models can be found online and shows pictures of both radios as well as both heaters.