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Old 03-21-2019, 08:54 AM   #41
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....so, restored cars with a LeBarron interior just went up in value.
You may well have a very good point there, Carl.
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Old 03-21-2019, 11:18 PM   #42
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I received a box from L/B today.
Inside it was a headliner and some panels.I ordered a complete kit and I guess this was sitting waiting for the rest to be put together so they sent it out.
They sent it on the day they filed for Chapter 7.
The headliner probably wont match anything out there so it won't do me much good.
At least someone there tried.
I feel bad for the employees who lost their jobs.
I can always figure out something that will work for the interior, these people have their lives turned upside down.
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:13 AM   #43
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I feel bad for the employees who lost their jobs.
I can always figure out something that will work for the interior, these people have their lives turned upside down.
Well said.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:40 AM   #44
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I’ve used their products (not any where near what others have)and was happy with service/price. They sold a quality product that wasn’t cheap. You get what you pay for. The posters on this site certainly weren’t their only customers. So, how does the company go “tits up”??...... Mark
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:49 AM   #45
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When LB started up years ago, It likely started in a garage before growing to what it became. The original ownership undoubtedly did a good job of management to last so long through thick and thin. When a company loses it's original management and has high overhead due to bank loans and all that, it can get ravaged by economic factors or poor management (or some combination). I have no idea what the situation was but we can now see the results. I'll miss the videos. It was nice to go back to them now and then for encouragement.
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Today, from Hemmings Classic Car > https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/0...cy/?refer=news
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:22 PM   #47
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Based on the dates in that article, I must have been among their very first customers for a non-Model A Ford interior and top. It was for a '32 deluxe roadster and it was 1964. I recall Jack Atherton explaining that they would be happy to do it, but they had no patterns. So I supplied them with an original interior and copies of the original engineering drawings for the top components and side curtains from Ford's archives. Seems like only yesterday, although they've done ten others for me in the interim.
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Hopefully somehow all those patterns can be saved. They worked with me on the upholstery for my 39 Zephyr. I was able to supply them with the patterns they lacked for the Zephyr.
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