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Chuck Kramer 03-08-2018 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Paul Steinberg (Post 841924388)
The commercial chassis in 1969 was delivered to the Miller Meteor factory, with all the dash, heat & air conditioning parts, in a box. The cowl was shipped to them separately by truck, and stored in a building on the premises, but not in the manufacturing facility. When Tom McPherson introduced the Miller Meteor book at a program at the Piqua library, there were a number of former Miller Meteor employees there, and I learned a lot about how the cars were built. It would be great to have another Miller Meteor reunion in Piqua, however, I would have to wonder how many of these employees are still alive today, considering that many were older the last time a reunion was held.

Would enjoy going to a Miller/Meteor reunion! A Memorial Mass for Tom Caserta at his Church followed by a gathering of family, friends and former employees SHOULD be a MUST!

Kent Zschoche 03-08-2018 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Bill Marcy (Post 841924389)
Kent, I know what you mean and I hate to confuse you, but some were.

Oh I know. But most Packards and the vast majority of 40s-70s Cadillac ambulances and Hearses are based on the commercial chassis. I think most car enthusiasts would be shocked to see photos of commercial chassis as delivered.

John ED Renstrom 03-08-2018 12:14 PM

the only two CC offered were Packard and Cadillac all the other big builders were off from incomplete cars. then smaller players use standard cars a few convertibles. and built there own panels. the standard miss conception is they were station wagon based. one of the magazines devoted to the Flexible co has pictures of Bucks arriving. they looked the same as these Caddy pictures. cowl forward is all that was delivered.

Daniel Scully 03-08-2018 01:20 PM

Windshield
 
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Originally Posted by John Zicha (Post 841924390)
Unfortunately, Pilkington sent me a message today that they no longer carry the windshield for our car. He said to try a company called Accubuilt @ 888-324-789#. I'll give that a shot tomorrow.

Just got off the phone with Kurt at Pilkington Classic at the 800-848-1351#in stock @370.00+150 crate fee. I would suggest talking to him on this. This is for the DW 678 which fits 65-70.

John Zicha 03-08-2018 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Daniel Scully (Post 841924421)
Just got off the phone with Kurt at Pilkington Classic at the 800-848-1351#in stock @370.00+150 crate fee. I would suggest talking to him on this. This is for the DW 678 which fits 65-70.

Ok thanks I'll call him. I emailed back the other person and this was his reaponse...
Not for that vehicle. We have some for the 1969 not the 1970. Two different vehicles.

Kurt Arends 03-08-2018 04:37 PM

Too Funny!! The exact same body!! He doesn't know his @$$ from straight up!

Paul Steinberg 03-08-2018 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by John Zicha (Post 841924423)
Ok thanks I'll call him. I emailed back the other person and this was his reaponse...
Not for that vehicle. We have some for the 1969 not the 1970. Two different vehicles.

You are free to take the word of someone that doesn't know the difference between a Cadillac and a cattle truck if you like, or you can take your advise from the knowledgeable people on these forums that are trying to help you. If someone on these forums were to give you bad advise, you can be sure that someone else will correct that almost immediately. The members of this website are the most knowledgeable people that you will ever find when it comes to commercial chassis cars.

John Zicha 03-09-2018 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Daniel Scully (Post 841924421)
Just got off the phone with Kurt at Pilkington Classic at the 800-848-1351#in stock @370.00+150 crate fee. I would suggest talking to him on this. This is for the DW 678 which fits 65-70.

I have to say....all of you on this site are amazing! Just spoke with Kurt and already placed the order! The other person I dealt with replied back in an email that he'll find out Monday if he can still get them.

John ED Renstrom 03-09-2018 12:30 PM

now they will ship 3 in a box for the same money. you need one for the family sedan get it now

Paul Steinberg 03-09-2018 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by John Zicha (Post 841924436)
I have to say....all of you on this site are amazing! Just spoke with Kurt and already placed the order! The other person I dealt with replied back in an email that he'll find out Monday if he can still get them.

If you had gone to a local glass company that deals with Pilkington, they could have had it shipped into the local warehouse for free, and you would be saving the $150 crating fee. Also, if you have the local glass company purchase it and install it, they will guarantee the glass for breakage during installation. If you supply the glass, if it breaks while they are installing it, you are out the cost of the glass. That is how it works in the glass industry. I know that you are impatient, but if you had waited one more day, you would have gotten this information. I naturally assumed that you would be dealing with a local glass company for procurement and installation. If you spend some time tomorrow calling around to find a glass company that deals with Pilkington, possibly you can stop the order on Monday morning.


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