Re: [DML] Re: I want to start production of Deloreans again!!!
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Re: [DML] Re: I want to start production of Deloreans again!!!

DMCH gets a monthy percentage from the Franchises.

PAUL LEGUTKI <legutki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:          One minor error. New "D" places are franchises, not
DMCH service branches. ChicagoPaul. And besides, if
you owned all those pieces, wouldn't you like to
something with them before the year 3000???
--- Marty McFly <fluxat88mph@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I think the whole reason DMCH is doing this is
> because they make probably most their money from
> $100 hr maitenance and repair work. That is one
> reason they opened up several other facilities
> across the states so they can spread themselves out
> more and gain more business with distant owners. If
> they get more "Kit" cars out ther,. that's more cars
> that need to be worked on in the future. That also
> leaves less stock of parts in inventory and more
> reason to raise prices. I could be way wrong but
> it's just a thought. I am not sure I see a great
> benifit to creating a kit car and using up
> inventory. Now maybe rebuilding some and using
> original VIN numbers to bring back to life wrecked
> cars I can understand.
> dmc_5180 <dmc_5180@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Jake,
> I pretty much agree with you completely, but will
> add that DMCH
> probably has quite a number of wrecked car Vin
> plates sitting around
> along with the ones in the hands of the affiliates.
> The other thing is, 
> with the ultra low production volume, they are
> probably exempt from 
> many things that regular automakers would have to go
> throught. For 
> example emissions testing and crash testing. Maybe
> this new production
> thing will be enough for them to look into a low
> volume run of left
> fenders and driver torsion bars. James did tell me
> recently that he was
> going to start looking into the torsion bars, but
> fears the quotes will be
> very high. The material and machining cost would be
> fairly reasonable,
> however the cryogenic twisting is the big expence,
> Mainly building the 
> machine that does it. Or finding a company that has
> equipment to do it. 
> I doubt Grumman aerospace would ever concider doing
> it again. There 
> is also a finite number engines left. When all said
> and done I don't see
> more than 100-150 ever being built. That's assuming
> 20 cars per year. 
> James also told me the new price of the cars
> starting in Dec-Jan time frame.
> Anyone care to guess?
> Dennis
> [moderator snip]


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