Post by westend1530 on May 14, 2012 9:03:16 GMT -5
I was doing some research about making wings for my 66 compact and ran across these on eBay. I probably paid to much. They where $245.00 buy the time they where shipped. This is a good example of why you should not search eBay and drink beer at the same time.
The guy said they were the correct size for a compact. They are about 38 X 9". I might use them to make a close facsimile of the wings and then sell these. We will see. I like these a lot
I think I am lucky they made it here intact. The guy charged me $20.00 for shipping, he just put them in a flimsy cardboard box with no padding and dropped them in the mail.
That's my Border Collie Dexter posing for the photo.
Post by boandsusan on May 14, 2012 10:21:08 GMT -5
Really cute pup! Wings are nice too. I don`t think beer was the culprit here. I ebay and drink coffee. Same darn thing happens lol. I think the price was ok for original wings. I agree with offspringin though, they seem big for a Compact. On the other hand, big wings are better than no wings, imo. Enjoy!!!!!
Wings or no wings, ya can't fault anyone who loves dogs.
Although people (my wife) in general frown upon my use of beer as a search engine for eBay, I do draw inspiration from time to time. The key is to see if the inspiration still plays out the next day. (BTW $245 is a pretty average price WHEN you can find them.)
I did a little research (key word = "little"...) and some measuring (key word = measuring tape in pocket at all times...) and figure that my 1970 16-footer had the 27" wings. There is little left now to show it ever even had any, but it will again someday. I know from looking around that the earlier Shastas, Compacts and canned hams, had what seemed to be really oversized wings, that being the 36". Original or not, I think 36" on a '66 are quite suitable. And, Dexter should guard them carefully...you must know by now that they are a very valuable commodity.....
I am going to throw a commercial in here though. If you decide that they just won't do, I personally decided to quit looking for them and get Tyler to make mine. I'm, a long way from needing them yet, but am super-impressed with his work. I will end up needing two sets, and he is likely to get my $$ rather than someone off eBay for the wings. That is, if he is still making them by the time I need them.
I liked it better than the old standard, "The more I know people the more I love my dog." I lost my best friend a year and a half ago, and she still sleeps under my bed. She was 14-1/2 years old. This probably isn't the place for this, but to bring it back around, she did go camping with us once...
Post by westend1530 on May 15, 2012 5:12:23 GMT -5
Chris everyone deserved that one great dog at least once. If this was true the world would be a better place. For me it was my German Shepherd that I had to put down a year and a half ago also. What a great dog he was. Dexter however is coming in a very close second.
And to bring this back around here is a photo of dexter on his first camping trip.