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Posted 2017-03-20 6:20 PM (#536320)
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Hope all is well ,, Not Sure how to ask this , is Gary doing ok ? Sent an order last December with no response back. I have ordered in past.

He has always came through.
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Greg P.
Posted 2017-03-22 6:53 PM (#536470 - in reply to #536320)
Subject: RE: Gary Goers



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I've heard on some of the other forums that he is dealing with some medical issues - one surgery done and at least one more still to go. As of January 2017, he temporarily stopped taking orders. No idea as to when he'll be back, but the word is optimistic that he will.

This copied from the Facebook Forum:

From Ian J Smale For those who don;t know what is happening with Gary: This is from Rich Barber of the Chrysler 300 Club:

"Due to circulation and other problems, he had the end two joints of his left big toe amputated—the first of three major surgeries. Although the surgery went OK, he was disappointed the surgeon took two joints instead of one. Problems with his severely-damaged left ankle have necessitated replacement of his right hip joint. That surgery will be delayed for three months to make sure his body is healed enough to make the hip replacement safe. After healing from the hip replacement, he will be scheduled for amputation of his left foot below the knee. That’s the mixed news for Gary. There is light at the end of the long tunnel.

For the rest of us who value Gary as a friend, as well as a provider of otherwise unobtainium items for our 300’s, the good news is that it appears there is a plan to return him to a full mobility, pain-free and productive existence and continuation of his business providing over 700 restoration items from screws to full leather seat covers. Additionally, in the interim, Gary continues the majority of his business as his limited mobility allows. He says he is catching up on back orders somewhat and is taking orders. He is molding rubber parts but trunk panel kits are on hold until warmer & dryer weather when they can be properly painted. He is working on seat sets and has a big batch of leather coming for more. New seat orders are at least a couple months out. He said he would appreciate knowing of customers wants and needs for seating and other major items in advance so he can plan to have material on hand when needed."

Maybe someone has updated info?
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b5rt
Posted 2017-03-22 8:08 PM (#536479 - in reply to #536320)
Subject: Re: Gary Goers



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I sent in a small order a few weeks ago and got it back in a little over a week so I believe he might be getting some help?

Please note that he wishes all orders to include a 10% increase over the prices on his last list.
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Posted 2017-03-23 7:18 AM (#536511 - in reply to #536320)
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I sent a small order for rubber parts a few weeks ago and it arrived in about ten days.
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Posted 2017-03-23 6:10 PM (#536542 - in reply to #536511)
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Thanks all,

Great that he is doing well, Great guy and valuable asset to all !
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Posted 2017-03-23 8:35 PM (#536550 - in reply to #536320)
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I ordered a trunk card board kit for my '61 and it has not arrived yet, I ordered it a month ago
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Posted 2017-05-22 12:08 AM (#540560 - in reply to #536320)
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I still have not received my trunk card board kit I hope Gary has fully recovered from his illness
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Posted 2017-05-22 10:31 AM (#540592 - in reply to #540560)
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Steph give him a little more time. I believe he makes each set of these as they are ordered, and it could be difficult if he is still recovering from amputation surgery. If your order was placed and your check was cashed, you'll get them, hopefully soon
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Posted 2017-05-23 11:17 PM (#540773 - in reply to #536320)
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I got my trunk card board kit to day . I still wish Gary a full recovery.
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Posted 2018-01-09 12:35 PM (#555916 - in reply to #536320)
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I just mailed a small order before Christmas, received my trim fasteners just after New Year's.
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Posted 2018-01-09 3:42 PM (#555924 - in reply to #536320)
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I got my tail light turn signals quick.
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Beltran
Posted 2018-01-12 8:12 PM (#556130 - in reply to #536320)
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Mike M. what came of the review of taking over his business?
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Mike McCandless
Posted 2018-01-13 7:02 AM (#556141 - in reply to #536320)
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Waiting for him to get home from rehab, get mobile within his shop, then fly out to inspect the place. Talked to him this week. Hopefully get out there in 2-3 weeks depending on his progress. Will do an overnight to see what I'm getting into. Come up with an outline for an agreement, to see if it works for both. If it does, send someone for a week to apprentice under him for 7-10 days to learn his process's and go from there. IT's not a short process.
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DEH
Posted 2018-01-13 9:27 AM (#556145 - in reply to #536320)
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Mike, thanks so much for taking the time to follow up on this. I bought many small parts from Gary that were invaluable in restoring my 57 Dodge. I'm sure many others could say the same for their vehicles. It would be especially nice to see the business "stay in the family", so to speak.

Don H.
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Mike McCandless
Posted 2018-01-13 9:53 AM (#556147 - in reply to #536320)
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There will be challenges of course. There is no formal inventory system, it's what is in his head, which is everything. Also, cost of goods vs what he's selling. It needs to be a viable business. I'll have a lot of work to do once I visit to get a true costs of goods to make sure this can function as a viable business. I have a possible location where this would work. Next trick is upholstery, as I think I have that figured out as well. A lot of variables, but I'm sure it can be worked out. What I lack in forward look knowledge, I make up for with business knowledge. We will see!
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mstrug
Posted 2018-01-13 2:50 PM (#556162 - in reply to #536320)
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I and a bunch of us hope it work out. Can you imagine trying to get 'Classic, Vans, Steele, or Year One' to make these little parts? One piece windshields and backlight seals/gaskets would be great. Marc.
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Posted 2018-01-14 2:28 PM (#556219 - in reply to #556162)
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I just sent a fax with few part of the out of the shelf category, prepaid by PayPal. The fax's ringing but no answer. It seems the fax machine is out of work right now. God bless Gary Goers and serves him a fast recovery and a good solution for him (I know he would retire).

Dieter

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