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Darryl T
Posted 2020-03-26 2:30 PM (#596069)
Subject: SMS sale



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Got a notice today from SMS Auto Fabrics advertising a 19% sale, first time in their 43 years of business. Apparently it applies to everything they sell. I have no connection to them, just a past customer. If you aren't in a hurry they do have a good product line.
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Powerflite
Posted 2020-03-26 3:12 PM (#596073 - in reply to #596069)
Subject: RE: SMS sale



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However: "Local government restrictions put in place to minimize the COVID-19 outbreak have limited the amount of workers we can have in our building, and will likely limit our manufacturing and order fulfillment". I interpret that as saying they are essentially shut down, but they are happy to accept your money now, and they'll get to it when they can. What happens to your money if he dies from this virus? Just something to think about.
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2020-03-26 7:59 PM (#596089 - in reply to #596073)
Subject: RE: SMS sale



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I saw that in my email too!  Looks like a good time to make an order to me...

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Myke
Posted 2020-03-26 9:14 PM (#596091 - in reply to #596069)
Subject: Re: SMS sale



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This Does Tempt me quite a bit considering im starting t Ok round the corner with the bodywork and will be to the interior shortly, they were very promp sendi g me a sample a few months ago. Wondering how fast or how many pr Ok bkems I would have seeing as I only need a Hand full of yards of Fabric for my 58 Savoy. Decisions decisions
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The Adventurer
Posted 2020-03-26 10:24 PM (#596093 - in reply to #596069)
Subject: Re: SMS sale



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I personally have had great dealings with a Doug , but I know how he works and his he doesn’t always deliver .
I’m with Nathan on this one ,Doug knows not so many will b spending now , so he knows getting any money in is a good thing to keep paying his rent etc.. and if he doesn’t deliver then it’s tough luck to the customer , so they just keep surviving by having people pay ahead . He isn’t offering this to help you out believe me .
If Doug was serious he would catch up on all the outstanding orders while not so many are spending , so that then he gets his full staff on board he would b caught up and can make up orders quicker than ever . Or re organise things etc , there is plenty he could do in this quiet time . He just wants your money and worry about the rest later . Be wary if I was you , he might get a glut of orders and you could b waiting longer than ever !
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2020-03-27 6:17 PM (#596125 - in reply to #596093)
Subject: Re: SMS sale



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I went out on a limb and ordered four panels (door and rear) for the Coronet!  I was going to order seat covers, but you have to mail in your old ones for patterns - I didn't have any.  I noticed it was payment in full.  I asked about timeline - she said probably end of the year.  We'll see.  I have heard SMS does great work on the panels - and they have the only game in town!

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Shep
Posted 2020-03-28 12:37 PM (#596150 - in reply to #596125)
Subject: Re: SMS sale



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Try and pay using a credit card then if no delivery in a reasonable time frame, you have some recourse , same with PayPal.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-03-28 1:02 PM (#596151 - in reply to #596069)
Subject: Re: SMS sale


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paypal you have 90 days?
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2020-03-29 8:24 PM (#596211 - in reply to #596151)
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I used AMEX.  They are pretty good about resolving disputes.

 

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57DODGECONV
Posted 2020-04-04 9:09 PM (#596447 - in reply to #596069)
Subject: Re: SMS sale


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Mike ,a while ago I had them make 2 sets of Door panels and rear panels for my 58 Dodge Mayfair Convertibles Which are Basically 58 Belvedere Panels .Excellent reproductions .I Thought about ordering panels and seat Material for the 58 Coronet Convertible ,What Color are you going with on your 58 ?
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Darryl T
Posted 2020-04-05 2:19 PM (#596468 - in reply to #596447)
Subject: Re: SMS sale



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I have a roll of correct gold vinyl from SMS that I never used, if interested. That, along with a new white convertible top ('57 Dodge) and a lot of other surplus items will soon be offered for sale here prior to going to ebay.
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Powerflite
Posted 2020-04-05 3:44 PM (#596472 - in reply to #596069)
Subject: Re: SMS sale



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I picked up a roll of original '56 Fury cloth as well that I'll probably never use. I should sell it as well.
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2020-04-05 9:11 PM (#596478 - in reply to #596447)
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57DODGECONV - What Color are you going with on your 58 ?

Green is the interior color - they sent me a fabrick sample, vinyl sample, and carpet sample along with an image of what the door panels would look like.

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57DODGECONV
Posted 2020-04-05 9:21 PM (#596479 - in reply to #596069)
Subject: Re: SMS sale


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That will be Sharp Milke ,They Do Great work .
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57DODGECONV
Posted 2020-04-05 9:25 PM (#596480 - in reply to #596069)
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Darryl T ,I have Several 57-58 Dodge Convertible Projects in the Works I might be Interested in some of your Surplus Items ,Thanks.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-04-06 1:56 AM (#596487 - in reply to #596069)
Subject: Re: SMS sale


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i tried to order from SMS. Never got a reply? best to call?
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Darryl T
Posted 2020-04-06 2:54 PM (#596510 - in reply to #596480)
Subject: Re: SMS sale



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57DODGECONV - 2020-04-05 6:25 PM

Darryl T ,I have Several 57-58 Dodge Convertible Projects in the Works I might be Interested in some of your Surplus Items ,Thanks.


One of my projects for this spring is to organize all my surplus and get photos for a listing. I still need to figure out what I might need for the wagon project, though.
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57DODGECONV
Posted 2020-04-06 4:32 PM (#596515 - in reply to #596069)
Subject: Re: SMS sale


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Sounds Good Thank you Darryl.
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2020-04-06 9:33 PM (#596532 - in reply to #596510)
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Hi, Darryl - I have a list too.  Send me a PM when you list your stuff so I make sure to get in on the action! 

 

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DonFromTexas
Posted 2020-04-08 3:33 PM (#596590 - in reply to #596069)
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I took advantage of the sale and ordered yesterday. they seemed responsive to my inquiries. I did not ask about shipmen time since they say up front tha they are working with a reduced staff. I am not in a big hurry, will let everyone know when it has shipped. Saved me over 4200 by taking advantage of the sale.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-04-08 7:40 PM (#596597 - in reply to #596069)
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did you call or did you email?

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DonFromTexas
Posted 2020-04-08 11:28 PM (#596613 - in reply to #596069)
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Both actually. Approximately 6-8 emails getting samples, determining what I needed and how much of it. I then emailed requesting an invoice for the order, and in minutes she called and took my credit card information, paid invoice followed minutes later..
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DonFromTexas
Posted 2020-04-15 9:13 PM (#596899 - in reply to #596069)
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Update: After all the bad reports of SMS, I was pleasantly surprised to find a company responsive and willing to satisfy customers. I ordered all the interior material for my 1959 Imperial restoration on 6 April, today I got proof of shipment by UPS, will arrive at my house on 21 April! Not bad at all in the middle of the Corvid 19 crisis, while all the other vendors are operating on a skeleton crew, and quite inefficiently as well.
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DonFromTexas
Posted 2020-04-21 9:21 PM (#597201 - in reply to #596069)
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For those not convinced, I got my material today. It is perfectly beautiful stuff. I will try to post a photo later.



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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-04-22 12:50 AM (#597204 - in reply to #597201)
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DonFromTexas - 2020-04-21 6:21 PM

For those not convinced, I got my material today. It is perfectly beautiful stuff. I will try to post a photo later.


That's good to hear. I'm working on my order for my '60 Chrysler wagon.
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soiouz
Posted 2020-04-22 8:23 AM (#597214 - in reply to #597201)
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DonFromTexas - 2020-04-21 9:21 PM

For those not convinced, I got my material today. It is perfectly beautiful stuff. I will try to post a photo later.



That is also the experience I had with SMS, on multiple orders. Flawless service and flawless material. Just my own experience.

I am placing an order today for some vinyl again.
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57DODGECONV
Posted 2020-04-22 11:24 AM (#597218 - in reply to #596069)
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I Recently placed a order for Seat Material as well as 57 Dodge Convertible Door panels the seat Material arrived Quickly ,and I Didn’t ask on the time frame of the Door Panels ,But Took Advantage of the Sale.
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59 SportSub
Posted 2020-04-22 12:27 PM (#597221 - in reply to #597218)
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I ordered fabric and embossed vinyl for my 59 Firedome Sportsman on March 31. they arrived April 13.
I also ordered door panels but who knows how long they'll take. I've been waiting 20 months for door panels for my '56 Hornet.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-04-22 7:14 PM (#597234 - in reply to #596069)
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i got a quote of sale price at 120$ a yard for 60 imperial seat inner cloth (with the crown stitched). It isn't factory exact though.

normally 150$ a yard and the car needs 5.5 yards. its a diamond pattern with crown.

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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-04-27 5:36 PM (#597426 - in reply to #596069)
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I just ordered the materials for my 1960 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country. A couple prices went up since the quote I got in October. Especially the embossing fee. I need to make some paper patterns to make sure I got enough of everything once it gets here as I don't know when I'll be able to get the seats done.

The sent me the wrong carpet sample for the floor carpet so I'm waiting for the new sample to come before ordering that as it was almost $600 for that, and that's just for the regular carpet kit extended under the middle seat for the wagon.




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DonFromTexas
Posted 2020-04-27 5:49 PM (#597427 - in reply to #596069)
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You might be at the wrong source for carpets. Try Newark for carpets, best company out there. I just had them add two yards of carpet to my order for the seat backs like yours and they did. Less than $200 for the entire order, first class people, they are closed downn by the coronavirus now but they answer phone and emails.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-04-27 6:06 PM (#597429 - in reply to #597427)
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DonFromTexas - 2020-04-27 2:49 PM

You might be at the wrong source for carpets. Try Newark for carpets, best company out there. I just had them add two yards of carpet to my order for the seat backs like yours and they did. Less than $200 for the entire order, first class people, they are closed downn by the coronavirus now but they answer phone and emails.


I'll check them out. Stock Interiors sent me samples and they are junk. What they consider cut pile is like fuzzy indoor/outdoor carpet they sell at Home Depot. This picture shows my original cut pile in the middle and a sample of left over carpet that came with my 300F and the sample from Stock Interiors. Only the back of my front seat uses loop pile. The sample from SMS was better than the one from Stock Interiors.





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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-04-27 6:45 PM (#597434 - in reply to #597427)
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DonFromTexas - 2020-04-27 5:49 PM You might be at the wrong source for carpets. Try Newark for carpets, best company out there. I just had them add two yards of carpet to my order for the seat backs like yours and they did. Less than $200 for the entire order, first class people, they are closed downn by the coronavirus now but they answer phone and emails.

 

they dont sell 57-64 chrysler carpets do they?

http://newark-auto.com/replacement-carpets/

 

 

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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-04-27 7:26 PM (#597435 - in reply to #597434)
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mikes2nd - 2020-04-27 3:45 PM

DonFromTexas - 2020-04-27 5:49 PM You might be at the wrong source for carpets. Try Newark for carpets, best company out there. I just had them add two yards of carpet to my order for the seat backs like yours and they did. Less than $200 for the entire order, first class people, they are closed downn by the coronavirus now but they answer phone and emails.

 

they dont sell 57-64 chrysler carpets do they?

http://newark-auto.com/replacement-carpets/

 

 



According to their application guide they do. I sent them a product request for my wagon.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-04-28 3:49 PM (#597477 - in reply to #596069)
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I got my "cut pile" carpet sample from SMS today. Glad I didn't order the carpet kit. It's the same cheap fuzzy stuff as Stock Interiors uses. I could just go to Home Depot and get this. I'll see what Newark sends me. I don't really mind that they don't have the right thing, they should just say so up front. I sent them the sample pictures before they sent the sample.







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Powerflite
Posted 2020-04-28 3:58 PM (#597478 - in reply to #596069)
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I heard that there was really only one manufacturer of automotive carpet, so you are likely to get the same stuff no matter which automotive distributor you go to.
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DonFromTexas
Posted 2020-04-28 4:07 PM (#597479 - in reply to #596069)
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My two extra yards of carpet from Newark is beautiful, and they charged me $22.95 per yard instead of $85 per yard.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-05-09 12:51 PM (#597993 - in reply to #596069)
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Just got an e-mail from SMS stating that the sale is ending 5/15/2020. I got part of my order. The loop carpet for the back of the front seat was sent from ACC. Hopefully I'll get the seat materials soon. Some of it had to be embossed so that will probably delay it (hopefully not for months).
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mstrug
Posted 2020-05-20 6:26 AM (#598539 - in reply to #596069)
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Anyone else get the letter about being 'delayed'? Saw that coming....
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-05-20 10:43 AM (#598542 - in reply to #598539)
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mstrug - 2020-05-20 3:26 AM

Anyone else get the letter about being 'delayed'? Saw that coming....


I got the following from them. I got the basketweave and flat vinyls for my seats yesterday. I didn't get the embossed vinyl and there was no invoice included to explain the situation. I sent them an e-mail and they responded this morning to let me know that there is at least a 12 week lead time on materials that have to be embossed. So short of better communication, they do appear to be trying to get orders out faster than in the past. Only time will tell when I get the balance of my order.


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Thank You!
When we announced our 19% off sale in March, we thought it would be a good way to show our appreciation to the classic car community for its support over the past 40+ years; and a good way to help both you and us get through these tough times.

As it turned out, the positive response to the sale was beyond anything we ever imagined. Thank you all so much!

Of course, working with a reduced staff in order to maintain proper social distancing has made it challenging to quickly respond to each and every e-mail and phone call. However, rest assured that WE WILL RESPOND to every customer's request as soon as possible.

If you inquired about making a purchase before the sale ended and have not yet received a response, the 19% DISCOUNT WILL STILL BE HONORED, even if your order is not yet finalized.

Thank you for your patience as we work through all the emails and calls. If you have already placed your order, we appreciate your business and will deliver your order as fast as possible.

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