Gramps' turn with "The BRR Curse" (new pics on 5)

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Post by 05SEblue » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:23 pm

car looks great, give em hell for the steering wheel though!
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:59 am

The shop believes that it can be repaired but I get the feeling that they think that I am putting them on. :roll: After all the arguing I did about OEM parts, why would I want to have anything (repairs or replacement) done to the original wheel? The whole idea has been to have the only "stock" SRT around. Plus, I have never been careless enough to drag keys or tools against the wheel, no way.

Ziebart has agreed to wait for the 60 day paint period required by the body shop. Reapplication of rustproofing and undercoating is scheduled for Monday.
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Post by biggrobb1995 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:18 am

Car looks great Dave. Hopefully they make good on the steering wheel.
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:45 am

are the hood decals in the correct spot?
otherwise I'm glad to see it's back together again :thumbup:
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:29 am

BlackRoseRacing wrote:are the hood decals in the correct spot?
Here's where I screwed up- I didn't take pics of the old hood so I can't vouch for the stock locations. Anyone who knows what to look for will correctly figure out that I have had a hood replacement since the VIN sticker is missing so I guess that it really doesn't matter now. :roll:
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:43 am

That's great that Ziebart came around :)

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:06 am

Hey LSP- is BRR correct that the decals might be placed incorrectly?
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:28 am

Hey Gramps, wanna know where the original stickers go on your hood? :lol:
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Post by Tam » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:34 am

The car looks nice now. The hood and bumper looks so shiny and perfect.

Sucks to hear about the noises and steering wheel. Hopefully you get your %100 satisfaction.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:09 am

FAC3L3SS wrote:Hey Gramps, wanna know where the original stickers go on your hood? :lol:
Yeah smarty, how would you know? :rofl:
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Post by Paul56 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:13 am

Wowa... not sure how I missed this thread.

Sorry to hear about the troubles Gramps!

Those after shots look great... hopefully everything sorts itself out.
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Post by lilnicko11 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:59 am

looks like its making progress Gramps. Good to see its coming along. I hear ya about the purr of the good ol SRT4. I drive my 02 ACR for weeks at a time and then when I get into the SRT4, I go "dude what the heck am I doing driving the other car" :)
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:29 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote:Hey LSP- is BRR correct that the decals might be placed incorrectly?
They look fine to me. They're in the same spot on both hoods:
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:47 am

^^Thanks, I was a little nervous. Thanks again to everyone for the encouragement and kind words. :D
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:14 pm

Okay, I just noticed something while cleaning under the hood for Carlisle. Does anyone know when Chrysler sells new body panels, do they have a "dummy" VIN sticker on the part (meaning a VIN sticker without a VIN number on it)? I just noticed what appears to be a painted-over VIN sticker under the hood on the passenger side so now I'm wondering if the body shop put used parts on my car. :cussing:
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:28 pm

I don't think new replacement parts (hood) come with the emission stickers on them. They would have no idea what year vehicle it was destined for. It would seem a waste.

But it could be a shipping label. (Like what is stuck to the bag, or parts you order) Being on the passenger side, it is possible they were just too lazy to remove it. :beatstick:

Of course the guy who slapped it on, would have had to take time to get it lined up with the hood edge, if it is parallel. I don't see that happening, unless the person is super anal.

A Mopar shipping sticker would be paper also, so the paint would be rougher there, than the shiny emissions label. :-k

I guess we'll see it in a couple a few hours...


Edit:Or are you referring to the thin VIN sticker, maybe 3/8" by about 2.5"?
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:28 pm

occasional demons wrote:Edit:Or are you referring to the thin VIN sticker, maybe 3/8" by about 2.5"?
Dat be da one. It is partially obscured under the "WARNING" sticker that the body shop put after per my request. What I think is a VIN sticker is on the passenger side of the hood, parallel to the edge so care was taken in its placement.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:29 pm

Got a pic?
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:31 pm

TheRandom1 wrote:Got a pic?
Give me until this evening- I'm right in the middle of detailing and actually just came inside for a Diet Pepsi.
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:38 pm

That is exactly where the VIN sticker is. I remember it was getting worn by the cowl seal on my original hood.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:17 pm

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You can see the edge of it underneath the big sticker- there is a white outline, sort of like when you wax over something.
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Post by JeffM » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:19 pm

Looks like the VIN sticker. :-k
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:20 pm

^^My thought exactly. And a "new" hood according to the bodyshop and instructions from State Farm.
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Post by gtxtreme19 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:26 pm

Id throw a fit!
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:50 pm

^^I'm going to pay my State Farm agent a visit next Tuesday after I get back from Carlisle.
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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:19 am

do all neons have this? I had a theory my hood is a cheap replacement....
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:44 am

Okay, it was decided by people at Carlisle who know their stuff that this is just a part number sticker from Chrysler, not a VIN sticker. Thanks everyone for your help! :thumbup:
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:02 pm

They still should've removed it prior to painting, but I'm glad to see that it isn't a used hood :)

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:30 pm

^^Very true.

Dante told me that I can get a new VIN sticker for the replacement hood through Chrysler so now I need to get busy on that.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:21 am

I had tried to do that awhile ago but was told I couldn't. When I painted my car I removed them, and a rep from Chrysler told me that you can't purchase those stickers, you would have to have a local VIN check done. Confused me since there's a part number on them.

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