I was cruising Kijiji ads for a classic car, when I came across one for a 1963 Mercury Meteor, 4 door, small block V8. The body was near mint, according to the ad, and that’s hard to find.
The car was posted by a fellow in Calgary, who bought it from a friend in Southern BC, for his son, who later decided he wanted something else.
My husband and I contacted him and set up a date that we could drive down from Edmonton to look at it – that was this past April 1st. It truly was a great find, exactly what was advertised.
I bought it, and we trailed it home 2 weeks later. Being an out of province vehicle, it had to be inspected-no problem, it’s a great vehicle right?
We took it to a local auto shop to have it inspected and it didn’t pass. The leaf springs had to be replaced. Well, Edmonton has lots of business that do springs but we soon found out non of them could manufacture ones for the 63! Either I find springs or I bought myself a beautiful lawn ornament.
Stressed to the max I turned to a google search, and thank god “EATON Detroit” came up. With nothing to loose I phoned and and Mike answered. We chatted briefly and to my instant relief, my problem was solved.
What a great guy, personable, professional and knowledgeable. We had struck a deal, a price and a timeframe for delivery. We received email updates along the manufacturing process, which to me exceeded any expectations. The leaf springs arrived ahead of the initial date given and I was able to have them installed promptly.
Thank you Mike, thank you EATON Detroit Spring Inc., and kudos to my husband Clarence, and our awesome mechanic friend Ken Tomkins, for installing springs & getting this car on the road. There is a significant difference in the ride – greatly improved!
I highly recommend this company and have bragged it up to many, as one should do with such a great outcome.
I have put some miles on the car now, and the car is riding so smoothly. Those leaf springs are working wonderfully. I am truly satisfied with the work that your company did for me.