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  • I love the way they word that kind of statement.
    "May not have been installed"
    Well, do you have a room full of cases of latches that didn't get installed or not.
    Everything is ordered by demand. Either you never got them, or you did, but didn't use them.
  • DownDaRiver: I love the way they word that kind of statement.
    "May not have been installed"
    Well, do you have a room full of cases of latches that didn't get installed or not.
    Everything is ordered by demand. Either you never got them, or you did, but didn't use them.


    Ask the UAW boys. If they're not too stoned/drunk after lunch break, that is.
  • I can't even get out of second gear.

    /55
  • Would it be impractical for pickups to have hoods that hinge in the front?
  • JohnAnnArbor: DownDaRiver: I love the way they word that kind of statement.
    "May not have been installed"
    Well, do you have a room full of cases of latches that didn't get installed or not.
    Everything is ordered by demand. Either you never got them, or you did, but didn't use them.

    Ask the UAW boys. If they're not too stoned/drunk after lunch break, that is.


    I'm not saying that this happens in every industry, but my father worked for a nationally recognized newspaper (you know, with the bestseller lists) for 30 years, and It's amazing that newspapers got to the paperboy on time.
  • If the secondary latch is missing, the maker will replace the entire hood, according to GM.

    Sure, but will the hood be the same color?
  • I used to own a 1972 VW Bus.

    You could literally work on the engine while you were driving down the road. I know, because I did it.

    Well, my Dad was driving, but still.
  • unexpectedly flying open on the highway.

    Freedom, baby.
  • DownDaRiver: I love the way they word that kind of statement.
    "May not have been installed"
    Well, do you have a room full of cases of latches that didn't get installed or not.
    Everything is ordered by demand. Either you never got them, or you did, but didn't use them.


    Or they got boxes of random brass findings instead of latches from the supplier. I used to find boxes full of hinges, doorknobs, door pulls, knockers and rails randomly shipped to an automotive parts assembly plant, instead of small metal frames for components.

    Why? Because for a decade not one shipment of components had been spot-checked before being put on the assembly line. Small things are sold by weight, and presumably for years suppliers had just been boxing up whatever crap had been made on the previous run, and the assembly line pilots had just been tossing it out without comment.

    You can spout "just in time manufacturing" all you like but all that means is that there are a lot more expedite trucks out there hauling stuff around because of these issues. The supply chain still has a lot of problems and it always will.
  • Sneakernets: JohnAnnArbor: DownDaRiver: I love the way they word that kind of statement.
    "May not have been installed"
    Well, do you have a room full of cases of latches that didn't get installed or not.
    Everything is ordered by demand. Either you never got them, or you did, but didn't use them.

    Ask the UAW boys. If they're not too stoned/drunk after lunch break, that is.

    I'm not saying that this happens in every industry, but my father worked for a nationally recognized newspaper (you know, with the bestseller lists) for 30 years, and It's amazing that newspapers got to the paperboy on time.


    I haven't seen a paper boy in two decades or more. Seems the bike-riding paper boy has been replaced by car-driving adults.
  • If the primary latch isn't properly engaged the hood could pop open. Am I missing something? When was the last time you failed to engage the primary latch? Wouldn't the hood not being flush with the fenders be a big clue?
  • I had this happen once. Had a truck with a hood latch that wouldn't pop the hood reliably; one day, I tried to check my fluids, couldn't get the hood open, and figured, "Well, at least it's not going anywhere." Discovered the hard way while doing 75 that yes, the latch did, in fact, let go of the hood.

    Thankfully, it was a pretty empty and straight freeway, so I was able to trip the hazards and safely pull over.
  • Sneakernets: JohnAnnArbor: DownDaRiver: I love the way they word that kind of statement.
    "May not have been installed"
    Well, do you have a room full of cases of latches that didn't get installed or not.
    Everything is ordered by demand. Either you never got them, or you did, but didn't use them.

    Ask the UAW boys. If they're not too stoned/drunk after lunch break, that is.

    I'm not saying that this happens in every industry, but my father worked for a nationally recognized newspaper (you know, with the bestseller lists) for 30 years, and It's amazing that newspapers got to the paperboy on time.


    I have 16 years in newspapers.
    And yes, every damn day it is amazing.
    In fact, every day its like controlled chaos with a heart attack chaser.
    But every damn day, the paper gets out the door.
  • DownDaRiver: I love the way they word that kind of statement.
    "May not have been installed"
    Well, do you have a room full of cases of latches that didn't get installed or not.
    Everything is ordered by demand. Either you never got them, or you did, but didn't use them.


    I hate it whenever I have left over pieces after building something. I just hope that they sent me some extras.
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    They didn't change the tires at all! They didn't even rotate them.
  • Huck And Molly Ziegler: Would it be impractical for pickups to have hoods that hinge in the front?


    They'd just forget to install the hinges.
  • Solid Muldoon: I used to own a 1972 VW Bus.

    You could literally work on the engine while you were driving down the road. I know, because I did it.

    Well, my Dad was driving, but still.



    I had a '76. Loved it.

    /VW buses will learn you to wear a seat belt
  • What else would you expect from a corrupt bureaucracy like Government Motors!?

    /Just getting that out of the way
  • The union boys haven't felt this secure since the early 70's. God help us all.
  • My father owned a 1929 LaSalle (at a time when it was a crappy old car and not an awesome vintage roadster) that had a oil gauge in the dash. You'd pull it out and being attached to a float in the oil pan it would tell you how many quarts it was down based on how far it would come out. It apparently burned oil about as fast as it burned gas so he'd buy gallons of waste oil at gas stations and refill the car ever hundred miles or so.
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