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Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 10:06
by xr7g428
Yes, making suggestions is a good idea, although we have to keep in mind that the parts are not free to Don, so he has to watch the $$$ when making his choices.

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 15:48
by OldWood
I think it sounds Great! And good deal Don you are the man. I am looking forward to the list!

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 20:36
by cougar2
What if you have already bought the parts from Don, even up to a couple years ago, but didn't get to it yet, Does that still qualify for a credit?

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 21:49
by xr7g428
I can't speak for Don, but I also can't see why it wouldn't be okay. This is not a bad deal for WCCC. First off, they don't have to answer the same questions about "how do you install this?". Then they get more sales from customers who are confident that they can do the project. It should also reduce returns. There is more but I think that covers it.

For the rest of us, it makes things easier and more fun.

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 22:36
by Don Rush
I also would enthusiastically like to invite other vendors in on this. Not many classic car parts vendors understand the benefits of social media participation but if members of this forum pointed their favorite vendors to this site and voiced their enthusiasm maybe they would bite? We are constantly getting great ideas for "how to videos" but we cannot do them all. Would love to get some help from some advanced skill Cougar enthusiasts. It really needs to be above average quality though if we are going to link them to our website (remember the TCCN tech articles done by readers?). A cheap tripod, good lighting, clear instructions and a willingness to let the forum help edit are a must. On projects that do not need much of an outlay cash wise, WCCC will most likely give more than the face value for in store credit as we want to reward you for participating. On projects that do cost a lot, WCCC may offer a large percentage back for in-store credit, say 30-60%? Keep in mind we want folks to really know what they are doing and give expert advice (or close to it) so this is mostly for folks that have done the repair / install a time or two successfully. Here is a short list of ideas that folks often need explanation on.

1967-1968 RH Mirror installation (trickier than it looks)
1969-1973 RH Mirror instalation (do you know how to install riv-nuts with this?)
1967-1968 Front window regulator install
1967-1968 Quarter window regulator fix (folks always think they need a new regulator and they almost never do)
1969 Conversion to 1970 Bolt In Glass (John Benoit are you listening?)
1967-1968 Converting non console car to Console (lots of little parts here)
1967-1973 Trunk Torsion Rod R&R
1970-1973 Remote mirror wand replacement (this is an easy one)

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 22:39
by Don Rush
cougar2 wrote:What if you have already bought the parts from Don, even up to a couple years ago, but didn't get to it yet, Does that still qualify for a credit?
If it meets the criteria of what we have laid out why not? What do you have in mind?

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 07:23
by cougar2
Don Rush wrote:
cougar2 wrote:What if you have already bought the parts from Don, even up to a couple years ago, but didn't get to it yet, Does that still qualify for a credit?
If it meets the criteria of what we have laid out why not? What do you have in mind?
I wasn't sure what the list would look like and since I have been buying up parts for the project but not using them yet,..... I thought if a project came up that qualified and I already had the parts bought, would that work in credit? You have answered yes to that so I will move on to "what do I have in mind"
Well, there isn't a video on installing new backer boards for the 67 and 68 cougar. Since I had made these up for you in the passed, Im aware that a credit would not apply here, but, I know there is a need in this area. The instructions that I wrote up, although clear to me, may not be clear to others and a visual aspect to the install would be an asset.

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 14:45
by Don Rush
Here is a good one! Dynacorn just announced they now reproduce the 67-68 vent window frames for Mustang / Cougar. Cougarbill did a write up on the current repos (not pretty) so we are anxious to see how these are in comparison. WCCC will offer a 70% credit if someone will do a how to install article and critique the quality and fit. This includes all rubber needed to install the units as well.

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 22:30
by cougar2
Don Rush wrote:Here is a good one! Dynacorn just announced they now reproduce the 67-68 vent window frames for Mustang / Cougar. Cougarbill did a write up on the current repos (not pretty) so we are anxious to see how these are in comparison. WCCC will offer a 70% credit if someone will do a how to install article and critique the quality and fit. This includes all rubber needed to install the units as well.
Don, I went to their site and they are showing two sets, one from Scott Drake and the other Golden Leaf. Are the one's you are talking about one of these or another?
Also, If we buy a set from them, how is it that the seals are part of the package?

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 10:48
by Don Rush
Here are the parts I refer to. Driver side / Passenger side. The reason I would discount the seals is we want the whole story on how to install.