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Old 03-19-2019, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default Lebaron Bonney Bankruptcy

Here is the thread from the Model A forum

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=260609
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:24 AM   #2
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I suppose it was to be expected. The warning signs were out there.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:17 AM   #3
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What a shame that this old trusted company has "bit the dust". Looks like Cartouche or going to a custom shop are the only options. Hopefully those who were waiting for kits and prepaid will get their money back. Hope our parts suppliers remain in business.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:42 AM   #4
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The fallout and impact on the hobby beyond the immediate financial losses that the customers, like myself, will likely suffer from lost deposits and/or seat springs and own material sent to them and likely not returned, such as the likely loss in of their extensive library of patterns accumulated from original pieces over six decades will be enormous.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:56 AM   #5
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I pretty much expected it.You don't keep cstomers waiting almost a year without some systemic issues.
I am out over 2,000 for deposits for kits not delivered.
No more building Fords for me.
It is a shame but there are a lot of other things changing as well.

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Old 03-19-2019, 11:00 AM   #6
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I believe they had two companies, Lebaron-Bonney and Hampton Coach. Don't know if they held them as separate entities or not. If not, it means both are in bankruptcy, so the General Motors restorers are also losing on this one.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:53 AM   #7
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Theree's another option besides Cartouche...................I believe it's Clastique, lots of good reviews on the A site.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:55 AM   #8
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Default Re: Lebaron Bonney Bankruptcy

If you Google
"Lebaron Bonney Bankruptcy" nothing shows up.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:01 PM   #9
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If you Google
"Lebaron Bonney Bankruptcy" nothing shows up.

Their website isn't working.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:05 PM   #10
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I spoke with Cam on Wednesday to update and add to my orders.
I was assured that everything was OK and that there were issues with suppliers.
FedEx sent an email informing me a package from LB was on its way.
The packsge is only 2 lbs so I suspect a partial order to call it fulfilled and wipe it off the books.
Common tactic.
This is a huge hitch in the get-a-long.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:37 PM   #11
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Clastique has no offering for anything after 1931 so they are hardly another option to the audience on this side of the barn.
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I was just about ready to confirm my 36 roadster interior order. Will hold off. I did get my top finally.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:58 PM   #13
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Lack of competence, lack of operating capital and lack of market are three of the most common reasons for any business to not achieve potential. I am certainly not in a position to judge the current LeBaron Bonney situation but i would like to think there still could be a business opportunity with this firm's assets. I've used this company over three decades and was real close to an order for a complete 36 3 W. kit. Fingers crossed for a positive outcome, based on someone picking up the corporate assets and running with it.
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Just disputed the $179 charge they made to my credit card on March 5. Never shipped.
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:29 PM   #15
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Re: Lebanon Bonney Update
Received a call yesterday from a friend who worked at LB years ago with my father who did installations for years.
He has his own shop doing high quality work. He called to tell me LB closed their doors on Friday..
He has done special work for them which he hasn't been paid.
Today's operation was not the same as in old days run by car people that understand the business.
If we learn anything on the local level we post the information.
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:53 PM   #16
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daved g cartouch has kits into the fithy,s
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:26 PM   #17
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My comment was about Clastique, not Cartouche.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:38 PM   #18
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https://www.inforuptcy.com/filings/m...bonney-company. This shows they filed for chapter 7 today.
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Interesting... I got a package with samples and an order form from them three days ago in the mail.
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I called and ordered samples a few weeks ago. Samples came in mail last week.
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