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NorCalCoug
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Reged: 01/06/02
Posts: 354
Loc: San Jose
Re: WHO PAID FOR THIS LIST new
#1085487 (Re: xchang) 10/26/05 08:43 AM

Christ, and here I thought I was going nuts. First NECO was down for a while, then work and (more work) gets busy, then I had issues getting to CEG for a couple of days.

Again, I want to stress to the remaining people that we really are trying our hardest to resolve this situation. I really can't even tell you how many times I was put in a minor financial bind giving somebody a refund and eating ramen and taco bell for the next two weeks because they wanted to have their spot bought out of the GB, but I did it anyway for one reason and one reason only- We really wanted to get a beautiful and unique hood made for the 99+ Contour (And 98.5+ SVT) that flowed well and looked great.

What we originally set out to do was completely perverted by poor supply and manufacturing issues, then ended up with us being somewhat screwed over by equally poor business decisions on behalf of the manufacturer in handling our situation on not just this product, but another product we tried to have made for the Cougar/Contour (IMRC covers).

All of this has left a rather sour taste in our mouths for trying to get new products made, but we're not going to give up so easily. I love these cars and this platform greatly, more than any human being should love a piece of metal and plastic I think, but please be assured that in the future we will take careful steps to ensure that we have a legal advisor examine and re-draw any contracts we sign, query the vendor on their business standing and future plans, make forcible delivery dates, superb quality control, and have a reputable history.

When we asked the question "Say, can you get a hood made for us?" and were told "Sure, minimum 20 for the purchase, get us a hood and we'll fit whatever scoop you want, we can turn it around pretty quick", we took it at face value.

Instead we were all left with YEARS of waiting and suffering. I honestly don't think I'm going to know what it's like to live without thinking about when the hoods are going to be complete, because it has been EVERY day for the past few years. But we keep on trying to get this taken care of because it's our responsibility to you guys.

More answers are coming as soon as we can get them (or beat them ) out of our vendor.

There is no way we can even express the thanks to those who have stuck it out this long.

Our email address is sales@initialvelocity.com
My email address is mike@initialvelocity.com
My backup email address is theotherwhitemike@mac.com

Feel free to use any of the above to contact myself or us.

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2001 ATX V6 Dark Shadow Grey Merc Cougar(Sport Pkg, ABS, traction control and sunroof )

Edited by NorCalCoug (10/26/05 08:45 AM)

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xchang
Hard-core CEG'er

Reged: 12/13/00
Posts: 1225
Loc: Bejing, MI
Re: WHO PAID FOR THIS LIST new
#1092198 (Re: NorCalCoug) 11/03/05 12:44 AM

Any new news? I think we just want all of our money back. Any info on the supplier?

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"Speak English... I am speaking Engrish..."

Steve Chang
99 Silver SVT Contour #196 (Garaged)
06 Dark Blue Pearl Fusion SE V6 (Daily)
05 Dark Shadow Grey Freestyle Limited AWD

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69Boss302
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Reged: 12/26/01
Posts: 2071
Loc: Annapolis, Md
Re: WHO PAID FOR THIS LIST new
#1102159 (Re: xchang) 11/16/05 04:13 PM

bump

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Former - 98 CSVT E0 T-Red 4/4/97 #173 of 6535
Dear Santa

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MapOfTaziFoSho
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Reged: 09/01/02
Posts: 9065
Loc: The E.L.
Re: WHO PAID FOR THIS LIST new
#1102180 (Re: 69Boss302) 11/16/05 04:26 PM

I really wanted one of these hoods...why do people have to suck at life.

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Born again on 04/09/06
FOR SALE:
Moonroof glass and motor MB sunshade
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xchang
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Reged: 12/13/00
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Re: WHO PAID FOR THIS LIST new
#1105010 (Re: xchang) 11/19/05 09:29 AM

Originally posted by xchang:
Any new news? I think we just want all of our money back. Any info on the supplier?




Your more then welcome to buy my spot...

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"Speak English... I am speaking Engrish..."

Steve Chang
99 Silver SVT Contour #196 (Garaged)
06 Dark Blue Pearl Fusion SE V6 (Daily)
05 Dark Shadow Grey Freestyle Limited AWD

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DEVIOUSDEV
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Reged: 01/28/01
Posts: 209
Loc: DeviousVille
Positive Update new
#1106046 (Re: xchang) 11/21/05 04:25 AM

OK positive looking update... they will very shortly actually have 3 defective CF hoods in stock (the ones that require slight modification to fit, as per the HowTo that NorCal already posted) and 2 fiberglass hoods...

Here's what we can do for the 5 of you that are left... we can either get one of these CF ones shipped out to you with no more $$ from your end, or you can get one of the fiberglass ones (along with a $75 rebate)..... or you can get your money back... your choice

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xchang
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Re: Positive Update new
#1106209 (Re: DEVIOUSDEV) 11/21/05 01:51 PM

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
OK positive looking update... they will very shortly actually have 3 defective CF hoods in stock (the ones that require slight modification to fit, as per the HowTo that NorCal already posted) and 2 fiberglass hoods...

Here's what we can do for the 5 of you that are left... we can either get one of these CF ones shipped out to you with no more $$ from your end, or you can get one of the fiberglass ones (along with a $75 rebate)..... or you can get your money back... your choice




Oh damn, Choices... I think I want a defective CF hood shipped out as soon as you can.

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"Speak English... I am speaking Engrish..."

Steve Chang
99 Silver SVT Contour #196 (Garaged)
06 Dark Blue Pearl Fusion SE V6 (Daily)
05 Dark Shadow Grey Freestyle Limited AWD

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Pole120
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Reged: 03/16/04
Posts: 4141
Loc: New Berlin, WI
Re: Positive Update new
#1106218 (Re: xchang) 11/21/05 02:00 PM

If anyone is settles for a fiberglass hood, pm me with a price as i'ld be interested in it if you aren't.

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99 SE V6\5spd - 156 HP\157 TQ 15.166-90.84
Totaled 02/12/06

99 SVT # 1571 - 175 HP\153 TQ 14.999-91.88
Born 3/24/99 Reborn 3/18/06
Pietenpol Racing Technologies project vehicle

90 Festiva L 5spd, Blue(not for long), 103k

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svt4stv
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Reged: 08/05/04
Posts: 5882
Loc: at the gas station every other day =o(
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits! new
#1106277 (Re: SvtEdwardo420) 11/21/05 03:10 PM

its been a loong time since i read through all the posts so please dont yell at me..

1. are there any fitment issues with the fiberglass hood?
2. are there fiberglass hoods in stock and ready to ship? (for those who are not awaiting cf hoods)
3. do the cf hoods have any other fitment issues besides the mounting holes? (im thinking of buying someone's spot, if possible)

i commend you guys on your ability to remain patient throughout this whole thing, not that you had a choice

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Originally posted by Tourgasm:


Sometimes you can mess up a word so bad that spell check doens't know what the hell you're talking about.









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xchang
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Reged: 12/13/00
Posts: 1225
Loc: Bejing, MI
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits! new
#1106644 (Re: svt4stv) 11/21/05 10:16 PM

Patient?! I kinda forgot about it at about a year and a half... LOL!

I'm just happy I wasn't screwed out of $425.

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"Speak English... I am speaking Engrish..."

Steve Chang
99 Silver SVT Contour #196 (Garaged)
06 Dark Blue Pearl Fusion SE V6 (Daily)
05 Dark Shadow Grey Freestyle Limited AWD

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