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    Profit? From what? Where's the ad for this sale I'm profiting from? Or do you just like throwing immature fits on the internet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slitherv10 View Post
    Here is a true Viper club asset. Always looking to profit big from a helpless other.

    I would pay 3000 dollars each. Send them to me and if they fit i will pay you. Honest.
    Send me a PM with your info. I have a couple sets. I’m interested at $6K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slitherv10 View Post
    Here is a true Viper club asset. Always looking to profit big from a helpless other.

    I would pay 3000 dollars each. Send them to me and if they fit i will pay you. Honest.
    First - Dave normally charges VERY reasonable rates for parts he has spares of that he can afford to let go of to help someone out with.

    Second - If you had a new set of headlights that you've been storing for ever for that just in case moment. Are you telling me you wouldn't want to know the market value of them before selling them? I've seen Dave get a real response of, that part is selling for $1000. Just for him to reply to that and say, good to know, how about $750 to help out?

    Most of the people I see on these boards are the same way. If they have a part you need they will normally help you out if you are polite and don't expect them to just give something away at their cost.
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    ^^^ ouch. That's not going to buff right out.

    The irony of asinine comments from hypocritical narcissistic members like him is that it must be OK for the manufacturer of parts to sell them to Dodge at a profit, for Dodge to sell them to someone else (like me) for a profit, but then I'm supposed to cut my losses? Or is the outrage from those other profits due in an upcoming meltdown?

    Yeah. I have new headlight sets. But whatshisname ruined my selling mood. Great asset he is to the form huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98RedGTS View Post
    First - Dave normally charges VERY reasonable rates for parts he has spares of that he can afford to let go of to help someone out with.

    Second - If you had a new set of headlights that you've been storing for ever for that just in case moment. Are you telling me you wouldn't want to know the market value of them before selling them? I've seen Dave get a real response of, that part is selling for $1000. Just for him to reply to that and say, good to know, how about $750 to help out?

    Most of the people I see on these boards are the same way. If they have a part you need they will normally help you out if you are polite and don't expect them to just give something away at their cost.
    +1...AND the supply of Vodka and other interesting Spirits he packs along with whatever you buy from him. I have yet to purchase a Viper part from ANYONE that ships booze as packing material. Now ViperMike gives me free stuff all the time...so free allows me to buy booze so its same-same at the end of the day. Dave and ViperMike...my HEROS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave6666 View Post
    ^^^ ouch. That's not going to buff right out.

    The irony of asinine comments from hypocritical narcissistic members like him is that it must be OK for the manufacturer of parts to sell them to Dodge at a profit, for Dodge to sell them to someone else (like me) for a profit, but then I'm supposed to cut my losses? Or is the outrage from those other profits due in an upcoming meltdown?

    Yeah. I have new headlight sets. But whatshisname ruined my selling mood. Great asset he is to the form huh?
    Blah Blah Blah.

    Your brainless and childless throwbacks are getting old pal. If you want to sell parts then come out and give a price you're willing to sell them for like others do. Not ask what everyone is willing to pay. We are willing to pay what you're asking. When you leave an open ended response like that you get one in return.
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    Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I’m trying to find a headlamp assembly.
    I think this is my first post too. So, quick intro/hello in case I haven’t done one prior. From TN. Long term car and Viper fanatic. Bought a GTS back in 2019 and at the end of 2020, an idiot pulled right through a stop sign and totaled my car... Ugh. Anyways I’ve got a, new to me, 1996 with 75,000 miles. It needs some resto work and amidst the list of parts is a replacement for a badly cracked passenger headlamp assembly. I’ve tried Larry, Scharf, X2, and the other typical parts vendors with no luck. If anyone knows someone who has a good used passenger one or even a pair, I would be very grateful. Thanks, Jake

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    Are Gen1 and Gen2 headlights different?

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    Being as there is an NVE happening, can someone find out which manufacture produced these headlights for the Viper, Just wondering if they might have kept the tooling and could possibly make a small batch of parts.

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    Are Gen1 and Gen2 headlights different?
    I think they are the same, but not 100%. I will have to do some digging; or maybe one of the more knowledgeable guys can chime in. I just don’t want to have to drive around with a cracked headlamp. So, I’m hoping they’re all the same or that will limit my window even more for a seemingly unobtainable part.

    Agreed. I wish some new productions would be cranked out.

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    There are several headlights for sale on the internet right now all Gen 2 used.
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    Ones just come up on facebook Not Cheap!

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    Yes it appears that headlight prices are actually skyrocketing. Can't wait for two drunk type A's to do a bidding war on one of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave6666 View Post
    There are several headlights for sale on the internet right now all Gen 2 used.
    Beyond the $4,500 set on Facebook, I haven’t been able to find any others. If you know of any others, a website or link would be greatly appreciated. I’ve been looking and maybe haven’t checked the right places because I only see the FB set. I understand these things being just over $1k, but I don’t think I can spend well over 10% of what I paid for the car on headlamps (especially when I only need the one). I know it’s ironic to buy a luxury item and then complain about it being expensive, but just trying to maintain some type of budget. Haha. Thanks again all.

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    It will be interesting to see how insurance companies respond to this. A few years ago the near $20k cost for an OEM replacement hood would get your car totalled. Headlights were still available for $600 then. Mopar recently liquidated their remaining hood inventory at prices as low as sub-$2k. I bought one as a spare when that happened.

    Fast forward to headlights. If you get in a small accident and need a bumper cover and a headlight, which technically is way below the 70% of value total mark, are they going to total the car due to lack of availability of a $600 headlight?
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    I’m hoping 3D printing eventually steps up on a “whatever you need from whatever type of plastic” scale in the near future. I.E. disassemble headlamp assembly and send to a company that has a computer scan and print exact replicas. If that was semi-affordable, it would breath life into so many limited production cars out there. Fingers optimistically (and somewhat delusionally) crossed.

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    Porsche and several other car companies are already starting to do this to reduce their inventory and warehousing costs.
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    I'll throw a little bait out there if someone wants to look in to this.

    Just like the Gen 1/2 Vipers are finding some parts scarcity so are H1s which is my other toy. Specifically the powered rear view mirrors came up on the Hummer forums. AM General quit making them and there was a thread where people were discussing a source from China. When you click on the link the mirror is at the top of the page but the link within the mirror ad I believe is the manufacturer. The Trading Company.

    https://www.alibaba.com/trade/search...xt=82C24-02009

    Not sure how they managed to copy the mirror and don't really care, but the caveat would be if they say they can make the headlights, who is going to send theirs to them to copy. There is probably also trademark BS but I'm pretty sure they don't care in China. Someone contact these people.
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    That is a vehicle I wouldn't have guessed would ever have parts scarcity issues. I suppose the parts shared with the military vehicle are plentiful but the civilian only parts are scarce?

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    That would be one way to capture that. There are way more differences between the Hummer and Humvee than most people are aware of, with the outside mirrors being one item on a very long list.

    Interestingly, the Chinese have cloned the entire H1. That may be the source of the mirrors.

    So since the Chinese have zero regard for American trademarks and copyrights, they remain the best hope for those looking to have Viper parts cloned.
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    ...or Patents...

    Bastages.
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