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Old 12-15-2009, 03:26 PM
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OK, you are the THIRD person I know of that has been missing some center section parts – me, Andy Hill, and now you – and it seems to be a consistent problem. I talked to Joe Blank a few weeks ago, and ended up having to buy the replacements, but I had little to complain about, as I bought a second hand kit, and there is no way I’d hold Van’s responsible for stuff that isn’t there. But there was enough of a mystery that I suspected there might be an inventory control problem. Maybe if enough of us figure it out, we can get them to make that part of the kit inventory a little more robust! All I got was the lower portion of the bulkhead (I think thats the C and D), and I was missing everything else. When I got the replacements (to the tune of about $170), they were all bundled together, almost like a subkit.....

Again, I don't hold Van's responsible for a second-hand kit, but I am fascinated that others are missing the same bits.
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