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    Quote Originally Posted by dn010 View Post
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    Most people I've talked to about these don't realize that these are not a bolt-on kit. You need to figure out how you're going to attach these, you'll be drilling holes, sanding and mine at least needed fiberglass work so that they would fit the curves of the car. Not only that, I have to repaint the rocker skirts after a few years due to road debris chipping the paint slowly. After hitting a few parking blocks, I removed the front strip entirely.

    I think it is all worth it though, I love the look. Good luck.
    I agree, I actually don't have the front lip or the rear bumper extension. I really only was a fan of the sides so that's what I've got installed. Also, for anyone considering these, I recommend painting them using something that comes in a rattle can. That way anytime one gets scuffed, scraped, rock chipped, etc. you can rattle can it and match the color while it's on the car.

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    Pimping out the DeLorean!! looks good

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    What's the status of body kits? I've heard from multiple sources that they are no longer being produced. I was considering getting a set, or at least the skirts..

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    I did and apparently the guy retired and the molds have been sold. I suppose I'm asking if there are any used or shelved sets out there.

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    The molds are now owned by Roberto Grady of Long Island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfox2506 View Post
    I did and apparently the guy retired and the molds have been sold. I suppose I'm asking if there are any used or shelved sets out there.
    Yes we bought the molds for the Ground Effects Kits, HEADLINER KITS, A&B Post Mldgs, Rear T Roof Screens, Coil Box Covers, & Radiator Shrouds from Hank Bolden last year. He is training our body tech in the intricacies of making fiberglass parts using his molds. We were his first wholesale customer for many of these items so he gave us first dibs when he decided to sell them. We are currently starting to slowly crank out headliner kits and his next visit will be to assist in the making of ground effects kits. None of the DMCH franchises have expressed interest in any of these parts so not sure what they are doing about supplying them.
    Rob Grady

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ Grady Inc. View Post
    Yes we bought the molds for the Ground Effects Kits, HEADLINER KITS, A&B Post Mldgs, Rear T Roof Screens, Coil Box Covers, & Radiator Shrouds from Hank Bolden last year. He is training our body tech in the intricacies of making fiberglass parts using his molds. We were his first wholesale customer for many of these items so he gave us first dibs when he decided to sell them. We are currently starting to slowly crank out headliner kits and his next visit will be to assist in the making of ground effects kits. None of the DMCH franchises have expressed interest in any of these parts so not sure what they are doing about supplying them.
    Rob Grady
    Hank offered Stephen the molds to all the parts a year or so ago, I think, when he was talking again about finally retiring. We thought his ask was on the high side, and as we had already been making headliners locally for several years, we went ahead and had molds made for the stuff Hank used to supply. Headliners, radiator ducts, a- and b-pillars, coil covers, washer bottle covers, and fuel filler access covers are already being produced here in Houston, Texas. We've also got a number of new molds being made for some other parts that are getting low or otherwise NLA.

    We saw so little demand for the body kits that we always bought them from Hank on a "made to order" basis and we don't see a business case to re-make the tooling for those and further dilute that already limited market since Rob has the molds for it now.

    Fiberglass front fascias are still made exclusively for us in Ohio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMCH James View Post
    Hank offered Stephen the molds to all the parts a year or so ago, I think, when he was talking again about finally retiring. We thought his ask was on the high side, and as we had already been making headliners locally for several years, we went ahead and had molds made for the stuff Hank used to supply. Headliners, radiator ducts, a- and b-pillars, coil covers, washer bottle covers, and fuel filler access covers are already being produced here in Houston, Texas. We've also got a number of new molds being made for some other parts that are getting low or otherwise NLA.

    We saw so little demand for the body kits that we always bought them from Hank on a "made to order" basis and we don't see a business case to re-make the tooling for those and further dilute that already limited market since Rob has the molds for it now.

    Fiberglass front fascias are still made exclusively for us in Ohio.
    Well it's true he wasn't exactly giving the molds away but they are of a high quality and, because Hank needs some help to get his Delorean back on the road, we were able to negotiate a partly barter deal that left all sides happy. I believe that in the best type of business deal both parties leave the table smiling and so we did!
    Rob

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