Disney likes to do things differently. During their 20th anniversary marathon, Disney likes to give the runners something to do while running. Along the whole route there are themed area’s that the runners can stop and take pictures, rest or simply have something to look at while running.
I was part of the local car club that was parked around the Disney Racetrack. I was located at turn 3 right at the entrance to the pit stop.
All in all there where about 125 cars surrounding the track.
Here is what Nate from Rebadge is doing for my steering wheel and dash badge.
We will be doing a group install (3-4 Challengers) on the steering wheel badge. It’s a simple but delicate process of disconnecting the battery for a good 10 minutes so we can remove the airbag. If you’re interested in replacing your steering wheel emblem with a custom emblem from Rebadge, check out Speedy’s Garage for a great how to remove the airbag and OEM emblem.
I was shocked to learn the original Hurst pistol grip shift handles where made out of plastic. I’ve been trying to source a manufacture for my current Hurst pistol grip shifter assembly for the past 6-8 months. The only place I did find does not make them anymore because their hand carver passed away. Endless searches came up empty.
Well while attending the Turkey Rod Run event, up in Daytona over the Thanksgiving holiday, I found a company willing to try and duplicate then out of real wood for me. I’ve just sent off my plastic carbon fiber secondary set and hopefully can report back on their attempt to recreate the handles in real wood.
As always, pictures and a complete write up when I have more info to report.
Received my Petty’s Garage rear strut brace and wanted to do a unboxing and installing post.
Before we get into the unboxing and installation part of this post, let me take a minute to talk about the service and speed of delivery I’ve received over the years purchasing from Petty’s Garage. While I’ve been very pleased at their service in the past, this part was ordered by my wife on Dec 21rd (Friday before the Christmas holiday) as a Christmas present. I was not expecting this to come in until after the new year. However I received a UPS notice that my package from Petty’s Garage was going to be delivered on Friday Dec 28th. I’ll be honest with you, I really think these guys are Santa and his elves or they have licensed Santa’s exceptional delivery protocols. I am amazed at how quickly these guys and custom paint a part and have it at my door step in under 5 working days.
On to the unboxing:
As always the product came well packaged and wrapped with all the extra hardware safely tucked into it’s own packaging
** My only complaint is they must use the heaviest type tape to help hold the pad wrapping in place. I had problems cutting it with a brand new razor blade. You really want to be careful with cutting this TOP SECRET NASCAR approved packaging tape, making sure you don’t scratch your freshly painted brace.
Have been keeping an eye on this thread over at the Challenger talk forums about a member who purchased a Shaker hood from Suncoast. Upon receiving the hood, it was missing the base of the shaker. After contacting Suncoast, she was berated and lied to about resending the parts.
I don’t recommend this company to anybody. They may have nice products but their customer service is completely lacking! I just had the displeasure of talking to the most hateful lady I’ve ever spoken to who supposedly owns the company. All because I ordered a shaker hood from there and they didn’t send any brackets with it. They were supposed to be overnighted to me yesterday and they were not. I’ve called them all day today and left a message. I also know that Shawn from Speedlogix called them as well. They never called back but they did finally answer the phone. Apparently this whole situation is my fault because I should’ve checked the box and known that the brackets were in there that isn’t their responsibility ya know as the company that shipped the item and took my money…. She was loud, hateful, told me to shut up, and hung up on me.
If anyone has a damaged Suncoast Shaker or if you come across the Suncoast base (that mounts the shaker to the engine) please contact princesspaola21 over at CT.
She was also told that they are now going out of business, yet they don’t mention that part on their site, to new customers. I would recommend not purchasing anything from them nor would I recommend them to anyone looking for a Shaker hood setup for their car.
We have plenty of members who have and would highly recommend Cervinis Shaker hoods. I went with AFR and would recommend them. I’ve installed both and would highly recommend either the Cervinis or AFR. Both offer the highest quality and have great customer service. Stay far away from Suncoast based on this horror story.
We wish Princesspaola21 the best of luck in getting what she paid for and the hood installed.