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Old 09-12-2016, 05:45 PM   #15
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Not dealing in specifics but general terms.

Many of the parts used on cars and trucks are not made by the car manufacturer, they are supplied by specialists. Airstream doesn't make tires, axles, appliances etc. Same thing at the car manufacturers.

For cars and trucks there is an entire industry, collectively known as the Automotive Aftermarket that fills the shelves of automotive parts retailers. Its a massive industry. There are many parts that are single source but if the car population merits the expense of tooling and R&D somebody out there is offering it in a lot of situations, especially wear and tear items.

This Aftermarket industry has been my employer for 36 years.
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not just the automotive industry.... I've had the same thing happen with lawnmowers less than 5 years old.... and worse, a 35 year old friend who has had a cochlear implant since childhood, got a letter from the manufacturer that they were closing up, and would no longer be able to service her processor. ( she got a remedy, with another manufacturer, but with great hassle).
my take away: enjoy the hunt, or plan to replace not repair😕
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:24 PM   #17
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Our 2000 Ford? NLA. Our 96 Honda? NLA.

My old MG? Everything available. Even a whole new body (if i wanted or needed one). Not entirely unlike getting parts for the vintage Airstream.

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Want to drool a lot MG owner.....drool away, 0-60 5.1, 160 mph top speed.and that's the slow one.

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My 2008 AS has Hehr windows that are not used any more and when I needed a small vent window Airstream told me it was not available. Went to Portland Glass and they cut a new window for me.
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Sorry, by the question, I assumed this was a "Hillary question;" I was thinking that I'd have been court-martialed (during Active Duty) or fired from my positions as either a contractor and/or civil servant ... Along with jail time ... But seeing as that wasn't your question ...

Pretty sad that Ford treated him that way until he got publicity on his side... Thanks for sharing...
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