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Old 05-20-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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There has been some criticism about him. I have purchased a lot of product from him in building a '40 coupe and a '41 pickup. I have never had a reason to complain about the service or product. Last friday morning I ordered a bumper and it was shipped out in the afternoon and will arrive today. No shipping charge and no sales tax.....just saying.
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:41 PM   #2
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I just recived a new,
1936 ford right rear fender from Bob drake and its awesome .....lots of time and $$$$ invested ....massive thank you Bob Drake and team
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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I like him, and his products. Sometimes, if you are patient, you can get some really good buys from him.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:26 PM   #4
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I've always had good service from the company,
and enjoy visiting with Bob at LA Roadster Show and
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I saw him at Hershey last October at a friend's swap site the specializes in 49-51 Fords. He was looking for NOS things that he could reproduce. I think he bought a steering wheel horn button and some other things. He paid exactly what my friend wanted with no dickering. That showed me what a class guy he is.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:18 AM   #6
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We should call him "Doctor Bob" for helping keep old Fords alive.
I doubt his profit margin would be worth the time and investment to most entrepreneurs.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:40 AM   #7
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There is a group of members here who constantly bash or bad mouth Bob Drake, but I am glad he is in business to support the hobbyists with parts for their old cars.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:50 AM   #8
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Most times we are quick to point out what we perceive as problems, but very slow to thank for good things done. Bob Drake, Dennis Carpenter and others provided a service making and supplying parts when none were available, I also thank them for their efforts; maintaining and restoring these old Fords would be next to impossible without their efforts....LouB.
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As a dealer I have my share of frustrations of Bob's operation, however his passion for developing quality products is unmatched.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:22 AM   #10
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I've bought quite a few things from Bob Drake with good luck. This last item tho, (Upper Radiator Panel, Chrome) was very poor quality. The chrome was horrible and I'll probably paint it black before I use it. I just can't believe Bob would let the manufacturer get away with such low quality and how Bob would bring it in house and then sell it.
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