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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The gentleman with Minn-Kota passed away
several years ago. I spoke to his widow on
the phone. He had a good business and his
widow was considering what to do with his
tools and inventory. He rebuilt a steering
wheel and two sets of torsion springs for
me. VASTLY SUPERIOR to that Chinese garbage
available now.
 
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Royse
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

"The gentleman with Minn-Kota passed away
several years ago. I spoke to his widow on
the phone. He had a good business and his
widow was considering what to do with his
tools and inventory. He rebuilt a steering
wheel and two sets of torsion springs for
me. VASTLY SUPERIOR to that Chinese garbage
available now."

That's what we've heard. So did you buy his tools and inventory?
Or find someone else willing to do the work to produce quality parts?
 
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Lanexa Speedway
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Long time no post. Been a few years since I have been on here regularly, I was really burned out after getting the restoration done on my 641 a few years back. That all said…

Great job on the seats. I have two in the garage right now to be restored. Both are really nice originals, but of course rubber is junk. Besides the aforementioned burn out a few years ago, the quality rubber availability is what really held me back.

I remember a buddy of mine that has a restoration shop suggested contacting Steele Rubber out of the Charlotte area. He has had them many times restore/re-create rubber overmolded motor mounts for a very obscure old cars in the past. Might be an option if somebody was interested in doing that. If they need the tools, it would be great if we could somehow contact the lady in Minnesota and see about purchasing those old tools. Does anybody actually have her contact info?

Thanks,
Kevin
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Long time no post. Been a few years since I have been on here regularly, I was really burned out after getting the restoration done on my 641 a few years back. That all said…

Great job on the seats. I have two in the garage right now to be restored. Both are really nice originals, but of course rubber is junk. Besides the aforementioned burn out a few years ago, the quality rubber availability is what really held me back.

I remember a buddy of mine that has a restoration shop suggested contacting Steele Rubber out of the Charlotte area. He has had them many times restore/re-create rubber overmolded motor mounts for a very obscure old cars in the past. Might be an option if somebody was interested in doing that. If they need the tools, it would be great if we could somehow contact the lady in Minnesota and see about purchasing those old tools. Does anybody actually have her contact info?

Thanks,
Kevin
 
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