Re: [DML] Remaking Fenders.
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Re: [DML] Remaking Fenders.

I recall hearing this story first-hand from Leif Montin (DMC Corp 
Parts manager), speaking at the Ohio Open House soon after DMCH 
bought it. (If you read thru your copy of the DeLorean service 
bulletin collection, you'll see Leif's name on about 1/3 the memos.) 

Leif was hired by Consolidated Industries as part of the transition 
team moving all the company's assets out of Ireland to the original 
Consolidated (Kapac) warehouse in Columbus Ohio. His explanation was 
that, in the process of moving the inventory parts from Belfast to 
Ohio, a batch of right-front fenders, in crates, was mis-tagged as 
lefts. So they ended up with 2x the rights they expected, and no 
lefts in Columbus. They were packed an shipped in crates so it was 
not obvious, especially to people who just move boxes. 

What's interesting is that they did not move 100% of the stock from 
Ireland to the US. They moved what they thought could be sold as 
spares over a time period and scrapped the rest in-place. 

Part of his story was the horror when they got it all here and 
started unpacking what they **thought** were left front fenders...

Dave Swingle

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "M. P. Olans" <mpolans@xxxx> wrote:
> Tom,
>      A few years back after DMCH had received all of the KAPAC 
> inventory I was told that there were some crates marked "RIGHT 
> FENDER" that, when opened, contained left front fenders.  I can't 
> substantiate this rumor but many people had mentioned it.  Maybe 
> were just being hopeful.  If one or two people had mentioned it I 
> would have thought it was only a rumor, but I heard it from so many 
> people that I had to wonder.  Haven't heard much about it since and 
> the rumor died out shortly thereafter.

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