[DML] Re: Plastic and Metal Door Guides (cost and weight)
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[DML] Re: Plastic and Metal Door Guides (cost and weight)

The plastic ones certainly weigh less, and weight is always a factor.

The records here show a *cost* for the metal guides as $43.86 per set
of for, and the plastic guides at $6.34. Even at a hoped annual volume
of 10,000 cars per year, that's a savings of more than $375,000 - so
cost was undoubtedly a factor.

James Espey
DMC (Texas)

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Marv Hein" <marvhein@xxxx> wrote:
> Yes, seeing as more showed up on the '83 cars.  Any idea why they 
> changed from the metal parts to plastic?  Was it purely a cost issue?
> Marv
> #10820

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