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Old 02-19-2012, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default Vintique phone number? beware of door handles

Anybody got a phone number for Vintique Inc? Their web site says "under construction". DUH

I bought some oftheir "locking" door handles and, guess what..... after about 1 month of use one of them won't lock and the other one won't unlock.

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Old 02-19-2012, 06:25 AM   #2
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Ive bought several of thier products and been disappointed every time. Never bought directly from them but got some thru MACs. Latest return was poorly chromed and mis cut mirror. This was to replace one that yellowed and flaked off after about a year. Vintique is poor quality, import crap. Anyone have a better supplier?
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:51 AM   #3
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The Vintique stuff I have bought was supplied by other vendors whose catalogs do not mention that they are reselling Vintique stuff. Most of it I either still have because it was unusable or I have thrown it away. I have also bought other reproduction stuff that was very poor quality. I bought some 12-v 35-37 pickup horns from Obsolete. The vehicle they are on has never been in the rain and is washed with only water a few times a year. The horn covers rusted on both of them within a few years. When possible, I try to use OEM even if I have to have it rechromed. Mirrors can be remirrored inexpensively.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:14 AM   #4
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I have never bought anything that says Ventique on the package that fit. Walt
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:49 AM   #5
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Looks like Vintique will be deserving to be ranked with Drake.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:09 AM   #6
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Much lower than Drake...at least some of their stuff fits.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:24 AM   #7
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Bought Vintique tail lights and brackets for my 41 pickup. Got ready to trial fit and found their taillights don't fit their brackets!
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:38 AM   #8
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Had the run around with them more than once. i how to never get anymore of there stuff. I think there number is 714-634-1932
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:47 AM   #9
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I purchased a gas tank sending unit for my '40 that turned out to be a Vintique. It never worked properly. So, I tossed it (I chalked it up to the cost of a Friday Night Pizza). I than concentrated on the original (what I should have done in the beginning) and was able to repair it. I will always avoid the Vintique stuff....................... Bob Drake works for me.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:17 PM   #10
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Default I ask vendor first..tell them I won't Vintique

I learned the hard way about Vintique shit. If I suspect that they are selling me Vintique, I have started to ask first. I know it will only be making a round trip back to them. Maybe if enough customers refuse to use their inferior quality non-fitting CRAP ( another 4 letter word..is it OK Ryan) they will either improve it or go out of business. If they made better stuff, even at a somewhat higher price.. preferrably MADE IN USA, I'd buy it.
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Anybody got a phone number for Vintique Inc? Their web site says "under construction". DUH

I bought some oftheir "locking" door handles and, guess what..... after about 1 month of use one of them won't lock and the other one won't unlock.

Part #40-702350/1-L
What is the area code for China? LOL!!
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:38 PM   #12
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Their window felts are the worst!!
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:48 AM   #13
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Chased them down - I'll call them today and see if they will give me credit.

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Old 02-20-2012, 04:04 AM   #14
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I purchased the same door handles as you Tom, so far they're still working ok. Maybe I've been lucky? Must admit I'm a little nervous now.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:53 AM   #15
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hmm-- Now its finally Vintique`s turn to be ganged up on. For the last 3 yrs it has been Drake thats` been raked over the coals for everything except the stock market crash, because he didn`t send somebody a catalogue 20 yrs ago or put his name on a part where you could see it even though it fit perfect and worked well. But heaven forbid if you even recommend sombody else other than Skips for a water pump or Nacewicz for bolts you will have their yesmen on top of you faster than the chevy v-8 police. So who`s it going to be next year? How about Carpenter. He`s still selling the same parts from 30 years ago with no improvements, that still don`t fit or are made wrong.---If you have a legitimate complaint thats fine but we don`t need another lynching.---Barry
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I personally would not rate Bob Drake's parts anywhere near as low as Vintique's parts. I have ordered parts from some major suppliers that shipped me Vintique parts in boxes that had the Vintique name cut off the outer layer of their box. Does that tell you anything about the supplier's ethics and what that supplier actually thought about Vintique? I still have those parts, unused, in those same boxes but now can't remember exactly what they are....I'm thinking maybe repro '39 taillights. If there is anyone here who truly likes Vintique parts, send me a pm and these unused Vintique parts can be yours at a very reasonable price

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:02 AM   #17
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The '40 Ford Deluxe exterior door handles I bought for my '50 Suburban have been stout, good chrome and nice positive feel. No issues on my end of things.
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To compare Drake and Vintique--Everything that I have bought from Drake has worked well and nothing has worked that I got from Vintique. Is that a coincidence??
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:10 AM   #19
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Now this might be considered a dumb response to Tom but, Have you considered squirting in a couple drops of 3 in 1 oil in the key slot of the lock unit. Most locks become dry and the tumblers do not work easily if they lack lubrication, same for a pad lock as a door lock.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:03 PM   #20
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Well I will Say that in December I ordered a bunch of stuff for my 47. In a 3 week period I got a taillight that was in a vintique box. The lens was broke and it set crooked in the taillight housing. My girlfriend bought me the chrome dash. It also came in a vintique box. It was scratched and had to be sent back. Then I ordered a winshield wiper motor from carpenters. Also came in a vintique box. It was missing the piece that the arms attached to. Called vintique and cesar said there are no extra parts. I said well what do you wanna do. Then he said send me a picture of the motor. I sent it and he never responded. Called him back Oh hi Spencer I am just looking at your email. Ill send the part out today and you will have it by the end of the week. 2 weeks later and still no part. Call cesar back and you should have gotten it by now I dunno what happened. Finally a month later I got my part. I told him of my experience with their products and he said hmmm thats odd. Heck at that point i was ready to give up on my project b.c I also bought some rubber for the taillight housings from Drake and they sent me two driver side pieces. I am not lynching them just telling you my experience with them. am satisfied with the parts that are working now but not satisfied i had to go through what i did to get them. honestly have not had any problem with Drake stuff
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