Re: [DML] RE: What goes in a remanufactured car? (Was: Best comment
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Re: [DML] RE: What goes in a remanufactured car? (Was: Best comment

tom kasmer wrote:

>having dis-assembled 5 cars during my car nut days, Im
>sure the
>parts being changed are things like bearings, seals,
>hoses, belts, worn engine parts, worn upolstery, and
>the like. I also
>believe that upgrades in things like springs, shocks,
>and unknown other parts are upgrades to make the car
>handle better
>and my point is that there is likely zero value in all
>Tom Kasmer
Well. James said in his email that they keep only 20-25 parts from the
original donor car. The stainless panels, frame, underbody, and all the
glass (about all i'd expect to be used from the original car, at least
as long as they aren't damaged) eat up the good majority of that part
count.. That leaves like 2780 or so other parts that they remove and
don't use. You can't say that all those are zero value parts, even if if
they may be used and not new.

Basicly what i'm wanting to know is if DMCH does actually keep the used
parts on hand. As I know more than a few D owners, myself included, are
on a limited maintaince budget, and in some situations,  a good used
part would much better fit our budget than a new one, and be just as
adequate at fixing whatever problem we may need the part for as well,
especially for things that cosmeticly don't matter, or weren't very
pretty to begin with. (I.E. The fuel distributor... Man, even with the
stainless lines that thing I think is an eyesore sitting on top of the
engine. :P Though I think It'd be much better if the fuel line routing
could be improved and at least partially hidden.)

Don't get me wrong. I know for some things only new parts are in order,
and using used parts in those instances would only be asking for
trouble. (ball joints. wheel bearings, etc)


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