Re: [FWDLK] 56 Desoto Tail Light Repops
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Re: [FWDLK] 56 Desoto Tail Light Repops



  If memory serves, "Kent" was the go-to Swede for lenses.  Perhaps a reader here has a current POC ?

  George does lenses "as needed" and has a bad rep for being slow.  His product is awesome and I would 
advise giving him LOTS of lead time, as this seems a common theme with both him and SMS (for interior
fabrics, etc) and guys think they just place their order and get it in the mail next week - just not how they 
operate.

  Burger

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On Oct 14, 2013, at 11:09 AM, Robert Tittle wrote:

Brent --
I chased the 3 links down & found that the AACA was from 2008 & filled with complaints about delivery time & praise for the quality of the parts. The FL Forum was from 2010 & mostly about alternates to George Laurie. The ch300imp link sent me to ad on the 300 site but it's last update was July 2003.
I sent an e-mail to the address on the site georgelaurie@xxxxxxxxxxx & am waiting for a reply. The site shows pics of gorgeous lenses with reasonable prices ($200 for the 6 lens set) & the DeSoto front Emblem for $100. But the ad/site is 10 years old.
I also blundered into another supplier, also in Australia, Tailights.com but it isn't very specific. I sent him an e-mail requesting info on Pricing & delivery time. Waiting for a reply.
You can never tell about complaints on a Forum listing but there's an awful lot of negative about his ability to deliver the product. 
I continue to see references to Sweden but no contact info for them.
Doesn't seem that there is as much available now as there was when you bought them for your Adventurer.
Later.
Robert Tittle


From: "Brent Burger" <cgico@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Robert Tittle" <robert.tittle@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 3:00:11 PM
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] 56 Desoto Tail Light Repops

  A quick Google search got these:

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  Please report to the group what you find.  We all benefit from each other's research and findings.

  Burger

"Duty above all else except Honor"

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On Oct 11, 2013, at 12:22 PM, Robert Tittle wrote:

Brent --
Entirely possible, recouping Expense that is. As I remember it, it took 6 months to get them as well. Do you know how to get in touch with George? Perhaps I would rather buy them than make them. If they're $1,000 & I have to wait 6 months for them perhaps making them isn't such a bad idea...

Bob Tittle

From: "Brent Burger" <cgico@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Robert Tittle" <robert.tittle@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 12:00:18 PM
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] 56 Desoto Tail Light Repops

  I only offer this to save you some grief and possible expense that you won't recoup.

  George Laurie offered them, and I got a set from Sweden too.  It has been a while since I sold my 56, and 
those sources may not be current (?)

  If they are still being made and at a reasonable price, it would seem a third producer would not sell many 
for the expense and effort.  It sure would be nice to have a current web list of who makes what for our cars
with POC's.  Not much sense in re-inventing the wheel.  :-)

  Burger

"Duty above all else except Honor"

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On Oct 11, 2013, at 10:33 AM, Robert Tittle wrote:

I've heard there were repops available but not where or who. I did hear that a set was bought from "Europe" & that they ran $1,000. I wouldn't call that reasonable.

Bob Tittle


From: "Brent Burger" <cgico@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Robert.Tittle" <robert.tittle@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 11:16:36 AM
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] 56 Desoto Tail Light Repops

  Aren't there already at least two people making these ?  I know I bought several sets of repro lenses
when I had my 56 Adventurer.  They were perfect quality and reasonably priced.

  Burger

"Duty above all else except Honor"

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On Oct 11, 2013, at 9:33 AM, Robert.Tittle wrote:


Just testing the waters re: interest in Reproduction Tail Light Lenses for a '56 Desoto. UV Resistant & Non fade colors. If there's some interest, other than mine, we plan to make a test run based on my "Best Set" about the 1st of next year. My brother has had considerable experience with Buick & Pontiac Lenses from late 40's & early 50's. I'll let the list know how they turn out.
Thanks all.

Bob Tittle
56 Desoto Firedome 4 Dr

"Yeah it's Red & No it's not an original color"

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