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8/4/12 7:56am - Original Message: 'Ecklers Fiberglas parts'
Chase71
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As I said before on another thread, I'm in the market for a LT1 hood. I've narrowed it down to ACI and Ecklers. Does anyone have experience with either of these groups. Ecklers seems to have their own provider of Fiberglas.Thenprce of the hood at Ecklers is better, but I want a quality piece. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Jason

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8/4/12 8:32am - Reply: 'Re: Ecklers Fiberglas parts'
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Hi Jason, I'm a fan of ACI, they are at Carlisle and have quite a display to look at. No idea about ecklers but it is an outsourced part I think?

ACI does all their own so your going right to the maker. I'm looking at bumpers from them right now, if you order anything from them they will truck it to the show for free....that will save you a few hundred in shipping costs. I'm sure you have checked out their site, looks like quality is big.

Guess you will have to come to Carlisle and meet some of us! Only three weeks away get that order in!

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8/4/12 7:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Ecklers Fiberglas parts'
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Ebo, Thanks for letting me know about the delivery to the show. What a great Idea to save cash. I'll have to place my order soon. Thanks for the message! How do we find out who is going to Carlise? It would be great to meet some of the members! Jason

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8/5/12 9:05am - Reply: 'Re: Ecklers Fiberglas parts'
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Jason, here is the Carlisle thread.
 
ebo wants to make a good friendship with you! You see ebo is a little dude and you look like the kind of pal to hang with Wink
Hope to see you there!
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8/7/12 8:55am - Reply: 'Re: Ecklers Fiberglas parts'
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I have been dealing with Sermersheims.  They seriously have their act together.  But you pay a bit more.  From what I understand, they are working from the original molds from the factory in most cases.  I ordered my entire front-end from them.  Excellant quality. Original type materials.  And the fitment is priceless. But as I said.  You pay for it.
 


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8/7/12 12:42pm - Reply: 'Re: Ecklers Fiberglas parts'
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chances r said: I have been dealing with Sermersheims.  They seriously have their act together.  But you pay a bit more.  From what I understand, they are working from the original molds from the factory in most cases.  I ordered my entire front-end from them.  Excellant quality. Original type materials.  And the fitment is priceless. But as I said.  You pay for it.
 

Your work looks excellent!

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8/10/12 6:44am - Reply: 'Re: Ecklers Fiberglas parts'
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Chances R, Thank you for the link. I hand never heard of this group before. $$ but great looking stuff? Ebo, I ordered my hood from ACI and will pick it up at the show on Friday. Thanks for the Carlise thread link. I'll be sure to hunt down the group while there on Friday! Jason

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8/10/12 8:12am - Reply: 'Re: Ecklers Fiberglas parts'
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Does that mean your not bringing your C3? Cry
Looking forward to meeting you! Thumbs Up
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8/12/12 3:52pm - Reply: 'Re: Ecklers Fiberglas parts'
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Ebo, she's in the paint shop as we speak. Very sad she won't make the trip this year! Thus the need for a new hood. So this will be a looking, picture taking, and shopping extravaganza!

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8/12/12 3:59pm - Reply: 'Re: Ecklers Fiberglas parts'
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Well your going to the right place for that! Just bring a big truck with lots of room! Thumbs Up
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8/12/12 7:02pm - Reply: 'Re: Ecklers Fiberglas parts'
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Chase71 said: As I said before on another thread, I'm in the market for a LT1 hood. I've narrowed it down to ACI and Ecklers. Does anyone have experience with either of these groups. Ecklers seems to have their own provider of Fiberglas.Thenprce of the hood at Ecklers is better, but I want a quality piece. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Jason


If you get it from Ecklers, save the receipt.  Friend's 66 got a new hood surround and had it painted three times because it kept showing little pimples after a few months.  Unfortunately the original shop no longer had the receipt so he was stuck.


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8/19/12 9:30am - Reply: 'Re: Ecklers Fiberglas parts'
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corvette440hp said:
chances r said: I have been dealing with Sermersheims.  They seriously have their act together.  But you pay a bit more.  From what I understand, they are working from the original molds from the factory in most cases.  I ordered my entire front-end from them.  Excellant quality. Original type materials.  And the fitment is priceless. But as I said.  You pay for it.
 

Your work looks excellent!



Thanks.  I have not had a whole lot of time to do anything on her in over a year now.  It pains me so.  But i am hoping to get my front end completely rebuilt and bonded on in the next few weeks.  Lots of little details to get done first.  Will try to update my pictures sometime today.  As I have been going to for quite some time. She is not perfect by any means.  But neither am I.

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