Re: [DML] Re: What to call the Scuba Show... Diving for Deloreans?
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Re: [DML] Re: What to call the Scuba Show... Diving for Deloreans?



No, no left front fenders here.

Additional parts available to the community only helps if those
parts are needed.  Making parts that are in adequate supply
does not improve anything.  I'm certain that there are a lot
of parts at DMCH that will NEVER be used.  

Part of the lf fender pricing issue is the perception that they are in 
short supply.  When I bought my car 12 years ago, the lowest asking 
price for a lf fender was $3000.  Today, lf fenders are going begging
for $1000.  If anything, the demand has diminished as cars are being
taken out of service for preservation or because they are being 
scrapped.  The supply has increased as people scrapping cars save
lf fenders because they think they are worth a small fortune.  As Dave 
Swingle pointed out in his post, fenders are available and they don't 
deteriorate with age like any other car.  There are also skills being 
developed to repair damaged fenders that would otherwise have been
scrapped years ago.  

If you want to reproduce parts and help the marque, go after the
consumables - tires, springs, shocks, taillamp lenses, seals, gaskets,
glass, upholstery, carpeting, hoses, bushings, switchgear, other 
electricals - all the stuff that gets used up or worn out.  Those are 
the parts that will always be needed and do more to improve the
ownership experience than a fender.

--
Mike


-------------- Original message from Chris Murley <qumefox@xxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 


> Well seeing as to how supply and demand works, and the fact that LF 
> fenders cost 3x-8x as much as their right hand counterparts. I doubt 
> demand for LF fenders is really any greater than for RF, that means the 
> supply is a lot lower to explain the inflated price in comparison. Just 
> out of curiosity, you wouldn't happen to be one of the ones with a few 
> LF fenders 'gathering dust' now would you? I know I personally don't 
> need a LF fender. Mine is perfectly fine. However, I do know the more 
> parts that are available to the community, the better off we are in the 
> long run, and the longer we'll be able to maintain our cars. The way I 
> see it is the only ones who wouldn't benefit from LF fenders being 
> remade (if it could be done relatively cost effectively) are the ones 
> who have stocks of them and would like to continue to sell them for high 
> prices they fetch now. 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Chris 
> VIN# 03209 
> http://badger.brazi.net/index.pl/delorean 

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