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Old 06-10-2018, 03:35 PM
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A 20 year old watchin his phone! Perhaps a PCS member in town where yard is who could help out If near me I am on.
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Old 06-10-2018, 04:24 PM
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Or his superviser could show him. To this day i still feel the rock in my pocket. It was put there so I could till my right from the cars left. Way back in my DECKA days.
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This is not being sold by a salvage yard but by an individual. He purchased a parts car for a few parts he needed and is parting it out himself. He is going to get me better pictures of condition this week.

I just threw away a perfect tube just the other day too. I suppose I could measure and try to locally find an approriate tube, and fit my own moulding into it for fitting, then ship that to him with all my desired packing materials.

Still waiting for him to get back to me though, just info-gathering in advance. We havent even decided on price yet though. He asked me to make a fair offer but I needed to see better pictures and know the coniditon before I could make an offer
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Seller is in Gainesville, Florida
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You got to love the fair offer part. Is a grand a fair offer for you. The local u pull it yard figures 40 for a long molding 20 for a short one. The man up the street will give you one off a old car or sell it for a buck. Go to the next one you may pay out the noise big time for one. .
But pay the fair price add shipping, then when that piece that looked good in the pictures gets home so you get a good look and feel for it. Sometimes you win some times you lose. But like i said get the stops on your hood adjusted correctly before you put it on. Or it will snap when you close the hoo
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You got to love the fair offer part. Is a grand a fair offer for you. The local u pull it yard figures 40 for a long molding 20 for a short one. The man up the street will give you one off a old car or sell it for a buck. Go to the next one you may pay out the noise big time for one. .
But pay the fair price add shipping, then when that piece that looked good in the pictures gets home so you get a good look and feel for it. Sometimes you win some times you lose. But like i said get the stops on your hood adjusted correctly before you put it on. Or it will snap when you close the hoo
Yeah, fair for who?
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Consider what it will cost to have your original one repaired / welded, and the cost of re-chroming will be approximately $400, plus shipping both ways (Qual Krom Eire PA). If you can get a solid pit free part for less, including shipping, you are way ahead of the game. In a salvage yard, I would expect to pay $40 - $50 for the part, if they don't know the rarity of the part, and more likely $125 - $175, if they do know the rarity of the part. Also, keep in mind, that the part doesn't crack all at once, but slowly over time. I have what looks like a perfect 1970 front hood lip molding that on the outside looks perfect, but on the backside, you can see a slight crack forming. Who knows how long it will be before that slight crack will separate into two pieces? It might never get any worse than it is, or it might break in two the day after you install it. The main reason that they crack, is because people lift the hood from the center, which stresses the molding, causing it to crack. Whenever I open my hood, I lift from one end, to minimize stress on the molding. If you were to examine other 1968 Cadillac's with cracked hood moldings, you will find that just about every other one has the identical crack in the identical location plus or minus 1/4".
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THESE UNITS ARE USUALLY ALWAYS BROKEN AND/OR SNAPPED AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE "V" AND THE STRAIGHT LEG OR SNAPPED IN HALF AT THE CENTER OF THE "V" OR WARPED

THESE UNITS ARE VERY HARD TO FIND IN ANY CONDITION AND EVEN WHEN THE PART IS LOCATED THEY ARE TYPICALLY CRACKED - SNAPPED - PITTED.
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I do know of one of these that is not cracked. Unfortunately, it was later in the afternoon the last time I stopped by. The last owner of the car had the hood chained down and the chain was bolted together underneath the bumper. The car had been there long enough that it had settled almost to the bumper. I gave up as I needed to get out of there as they were closing. I am sure that $20 would have owned that one.
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If its still there I'd be interested
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