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by cgranju
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: ebay selling
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: ebay selling

Yes, what is wrong with people. I am happy to buy derelict stuff at times for likely the same reason as Andy, but why not just be honest? This reminds me of a few years ago when I was selling g a lot of random electronic/vintage computer/mechanical stuff on EBay with a friend who was doing work that...
by cgranju
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: ebay selling
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: ebay selling

To be fair here, I have to add this. About 6 months ago, I sold a set of Campagnolo bicycle wheels on Ebay. The buyer received them quickly but immediately initiated a return/claim saying that the wheels had been damaged & were cracked and that I had drilled a hole at the end of the crack to stop it...
by cgranju
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Instrument lights and key buzzer no power
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Instrument lights and key buzzer no power

good point. If anything, the knob becomes a randomly activated on/off switch in many cars. I concur. I like the idea of a dash light on/off switch (which I did in my '79 x1/9 since the lights on those are oddly wired to always be on), but I don't need a dimmer. Maybe with LEDs?
by cgranju
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: ebay selling
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: ebay selling

I put up with it fairly well, expect only hassle (so I’m usually pleasantly surprised) & don’t bother selling any Fiat stuff.
by cgranju
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fiat 124 Spider front bumper mounts - new vs old
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Fiat 124 Spider front bumper mounts - new vs old

I'd think less hard! I did a similar job on my BMW E28 installing European bumpers & fog/turn lamps..the upshot of the Bavarians' diving board approach to bumpers is they did less than Fiat in altering the sheet metal beneath...but I did have to cut new holes in a similar way to what you'd do on a 1...
by cgranju
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fiat 124 Spider front bumper mounts - new vs old
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Fiat 124 Spider front bumper mounts - new vs old

it can't be that hard to fill in the old holes & cut out holes for the early turn signals. I mean, it's harder than an oil change, but it's not exactly rocket science & I'd think a lot of times you could get away with "close enough" paint matching until the entire car were repainted.
by cgranju
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: ebay selling
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: ebay selling

Good point & for a while whatever random small stuff sold on eBay was a good way for pay for tubes and cables for bicycle maintenance . I guess it’s still better than throwing stuff away. Sometimes it’s great. Also true it’s a monopoly on the marketplace even when it starts to suck a little.
by cgranju
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: ebay selling
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: ebay selling

The fees are through the roof. I guess the model of the worldwide flea market isn’t a good one, but I liked it. I don’t sell anything Fiat on eBay anymore. I still use it to liquidate stuff we’ve had stored in the basement as an alternative to throwing it in the trash. I also sell bicycle parts & so...
by cgranju
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: ebay selling
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: ebay selling

It’s a bummer. eBay was okay for a long time. It’s mostly a wanna-be Amazon these days, imagine that.
by cgranju
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 74
Views: 10295

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

A pit is a cool idea. I had two site options....build where I had a swimming pool where I could have done a pit or excavate another part of the property and build. The latter one out due to driveway access, location of drain field, and overall aesthetics...so my garage is now on what is generally 14...