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  1. Cocomats.com. Have spoken with them at The Vintage and been by their shop. They have lots to choose from and told me when my car is finally ready to bring it by and they would measure it for the correct fit.
  2. Here is my sticker which arrived in January. Wouldn't have known about these without a previous thread. If memory is correct, Steve said the later cars were punched rather than printed. My cost was $88.56 with tax and shipping. Scan.pdf
  3. My experience ended up similarly good last year. I posted about it after Brendan bailed me out when Fed Ex Ground delivered the package with the heater box to someone else and it was never found. I was in a panic and Fed Ex was worthless in trying to help find it. In the end, prdesign got a nicely refurbished box to me. My cost was in the same range. Now if we can just get the paint finished so it can be installed back in the car!!!
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    Did you get this from Auto Parts Warehouse? That's the only one that I find. Thx.
  5. From everything I learned, Fed Ex now uses GPS coordinates for delivery notification. One of the managers that I've know for years said it's driving them crazy. As for this package, PRDesign is part of Auto Dynamik, Inc in downtown San Fransisco. On the map it looks to be on a street with some shops, apartment buildings and this garage. PRDesign said they were told a substitute driver was on the route the day it was supposedly delivered so a delivery location couldn't be determined. They also said that someone possibly saw the size of the package and grabbed it thinking it was something of value. (A '74 BMW heater box isn't going to be worth much to someone outside of this group) When seeing it, it would have been trashed. As for Fed Ex, I've both called and sent in forms for the claim. No response. But as said before, PRDesign did put a box together for me.
  6. I’m not much on social media as my number of posts might show. But I wanted to share what happened and the thumbs up to one of our suppliers and a thumbs down to a major delivery company. I’ve owned my ’74 (4227595, on the registry) since 11/78. In the early 80’s the heater fan quit so the box had to be pulled it out to replace it. Fast forward to today while doing restoration, knowing the seals were shot and the fan wasn’t working real well it was time to deal with it. When I pulled it out, saw the condition and started looking into refurbishing the box, it seemed that the solution was to send it off to PRDesign to be completely rebuilt by someone who knew what they were doing better than me. The shipping box was needless to say big. I went old school and wrote the sender and recipient information on the box with a magic marker and put all of that information in the box as well. I’ve shipped and received thousands of boxes over my career and don’t ever remember one being totally lost until this one. Fortunately, out of concern that this isn’t an everyday item, I put significant value on it. The tracking information from FedEx Ground said they delivered it but when I call PRDesign to make sure, they said it never arrived. This news caused a near panic. There begins the rest of the story. I had numerous calls with Fed EX Ground and PRDesign. Ground said it was delivered and had a signature, so when a claim was filed they said too bad as they had delivered the box and denied the claim. From both ends we tried to get information as to where Ground had delivered the box, but that was never answered. I was able to get a direct number to the Ground office here in Columbia and learned the signature for the delivery was illegible and all they could provide were GPS coordinates for the delivery. Digging more revealed that the box was delivered somewhere on the block where PRDesign is but not which address. The office here also provided the direct number for the San Francisco Ground office, but they never answered the phone or returned a call. So after numerous calls with PRDesign, they were able to put together a heater box for me. I wish it was the original box but that’s not to be. The good news is a nicely refurbished heater box is waiting for the point in the restoration when it can be installed in my car. Just because curiosity got the better of me, we hooked it up to power to see how much better it is. What a difference from the old fan and leaking seals! I don’t know what the answer is for shipping our rare and valuable parts but I’ll use someone else in the future. By the way, PRDesign used USPS to ship the refurbished box.
  7. wojo


    I bought my car from Peter Gregg MB/BMW in Jacksonville, Fla in November, 1978. I'm the third owner. The second owner, Jim, was one of their mechanics who only owned it for about 6 months, selling it when he left working there. My Dad met Jim at Robert Overby's shop in Jacksonville and he told me all about the car. What had been done to it and what it needed. He also told me that he'd teach me particulars about the car. It was originally a daily driver, then in '81, it became a second car when I got a company car. It has remained as my fun car ever since. Being a '74, it burned oil. Jim had moved to the dealership in Tallahassee and rather than rebuilding it, he suggested an exchange motor in 1981. Also the original paint wasn't great, so in '82, just before moving to South Carolina, it was repainted. A 5 speed was added in 1983. In '85, it suffered some body damage, so all of the Florida salt air rust damage was repaired and/or replaced and it was painted again. Since then, it's lived in a garage, had regular maintenance and various upgrades. Like many others, I had some frame rail rust around the gas tank. And the 30 year old paint was showing its age plus there were some dings and dents, so I decided it was time to tackle the job. Of course, paint and some rust repair has turned out to be a several year restoration process. When the job is done, it'll be way over budget but worth it.
  8. I bought my copy the first time I went through the exhibit early on and it just has the 24 cars. When I went back at the end of the exhibit, I saw Steve and Lisa cars that weren't there the first time through.
  9. Tried to PM. Something not working right. Am interested. Try to PM me. Thx.
  10. Here is the set I recently got from Carl for my '74. As Mike suggested having a file of pictures for easy access would be very helpful as it's going to be a while before we get to the point of adding the stickers. Some of mine were missing so we don't know where some are supposed to go!
  11. In spite of weather issues in this part of the country, mine arrived today. Very well done. Thanks very much for the effort to do this.
  12. Read Mike's column last night and just saw this thread. You'll need to factor in more time than you expected and lots of mission creep. I've owned my '74 almost 40 years and it's been garaged most of that time and was in overall good shape with minimal rust. But it needed TLC and I wanted that rust repaired. Project started over two years ago and still has a long way to go. So far I'm in for a little over $20K for parts and labor. That doesn't include the unplanned new garage that will be it's home. I must admit that FAQ is the source of some of the mission creep. Too many good ideas on here of things to do....
  13. I also just received mine from Afton Design. Fully agree with Scott that it was packaged to withstand anything that might happen in shipping. Since we're not at the point of installing it yet, it going to stay in the packaging. But the brief inspection revealed a very dense pad that is far better than the factory pad that it's replacing. So glad I saw this on Andrew Wilson's blog as we had really been wondering what we were going to do for good firewall insulation.
  14. Beautiful. What is the gray firewall insulation you're using? Blunt is working on getting a replacement but last time I asked it wasn't ready.
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