To try and answer a few questions:Randy F
-The factory lens on the taillight assemblies can be separated, but I really don't know all that would be involved in replacing it with the new one piece panel. Main point in answer to your question is yes, the lens is a separate piece.Adam
-Yea, the page should have already been updated, the reasons it hasn't been are multiple and probably beyond my capacity to explain. Time constraints figure in, computer skills (or lack of) figure in, lack of return figures in, etc., etc.. I know it's frustrating for those looking for parts and actively working on their cars, but anybody that's ever made parts by hand, or offered services just for Fiero's, knows it's not going to pay your bills, therefore must be put on a back burner more often than not. Doug literally stays busy 24/7, but not with Fiero related activites. There was a time when it occupied a good portion of his time, but life goes on, and things change. There may be a time in the future when it moves up again in priority, but unfortunately, it's not now.
Allot of it falls on me, as I make the fiberglass parts. I'm not as young as I used to be, and things have changed for me as well. I have other things that demand my time and make it impossible to get parts out in a timely fasion. We state on the web page that it may be 6-8 weeks between the time your order is placed and the time it gets filled. There was a reason for that. I wish it wasn't that way, but it's gotten more so in recent days, and I really don't see it changing much anytime soon. There is not near enough money brought in from sales, even if they could be filled as quick as they once were to warrant hiring somebody to help with the process. I have tried in the past, and to be honest, I really haven't found anybody who is willing to put in the time, sweat and amount of work required to make this stuff in exchange for what it brings in from sales. Doesn't sound right when you look at the prices, right? Don't forget to figure in expenses for materials, supplies to utilize those materials, a place to do the work, the utilites to operate that place, oh yea, and labor and know how to actually produce the parts, not to mention the care and maintenance of the molds and a place to store them. I could go on and on, but I think you get the point.Dave
-What would it take? Not sure I can tell you. Allot of things would have to "fall into place" to go at this gung-ho again like it could be a mainline business, cause truth be told, it just isn't. It's a side line, and can never really be anything else if restricted to just Fiero parts, and to expand into other cars, areas would take so much investment of time and money, unless I won the lottery, I couldn't even think about it, and then I probably would try to find somebody to turn it over to.
So essentially what to take away from this post, is if you want something that we have, or you want to know IF we have something, drop me or Doug a note. If you know you want to order something, understand that it's gonna take a while, and order it enough in advance of when you want/need it to allow for the things I've mentioned plus maybe a few "glitches" that I haven't.....things happen ya know?
So...hope I have answered a few things, and haven't turned anybody off to our operation. If it were possible, I'd have at least one of everything ready to ship and another in the mold, but it's just not going to happen.
Hang in there guys, have patience with us...it's not that we're "old", it's just that we're not "young" anymore.