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i talked to that guy a while at Macungie. nice bunch of guys, said his friend bought that truck all done in the last year or so and it was restored by someone over 15 years ago. said he bought it off craigslist or ebay and it came from Louisiana. I took pictures because it had a bulldog logo 905 Bostrom just like Barry sells but it was a really low back seat, not the mid back Barry sells. id like that seat but good luck finding one. same guy that brought that B there has a single axle yellow Superdog with a fresh Detroit in it. pretty sure theres burnout videos of It on youtube

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that's what got me Jim. it was a Bostrom 905 just like Barry sells but it was below the window like an original B model seat. got me thinkin maybe someone had an upholsterer cut the headrest part off and maybe reform the cover? either way it was a nice truck

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Could be a custom deal? It sure does seem that everyone is going to mid or high in the business. Well, that is fine when you are dealing with a big cab but a B is not a big cab.

I must have bought the last Bostrom Viking T Bar seats in the world. Three short years later, the drivers shock blows and leaks fluid all over. (Insert joke now) I called various dealers and the Seat Specialists, etc. and a couple vendors even called direct to Bostrom. No shocks exist for a T Bar period. Gee, the T Bar has been out there for decades!

Luckily, Freight Train Larry had a good used one in his parts department and got me back into business. Thanks again Larry!

OK, morning rambling and bitching almost done. Why can't Bostrom and others have low, med, or high back options instead of everyone getting a high back 915? Or keep shocks? I have been involved with manufacturing and it doesn't cost that much to keep older inventory to keep your customers happy!

Jim

It doesn't cost anything to pay attention.

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I ran into the same leaking piston problem. When I spoke to the Bostrom technical people they said "no replacements" or stock available. I ended up getting a replacement kit Bostrom #6222079-001 which was the same dimensions as the original with the exception of the eyelet on each end which I had to drill out to fit (3/8" out to 1/2"). You would think those technical people at Bostrom would suggest that.

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Or keep shocks? I have been involved with manufacturing and it doesn't cost that much to keep older inventory to keep your customers happy!

Under the current IRS tax codes manufactures, distributors and businesses pay federal taxes on older inventory either as bulk lots or individual items. This is the IRS law in part.

Inventory Tax

An inventory is necessary to clearly show income when the production, purchase, or sale of merchandise is an income-producing factor. If you must account for an inventory in your business, you must use an accrual method of accounting for your inventory stock, purchases and sales.

To figure taxable income, you must value your inventory at the beginning and end of each tax year. To determine the value, you need an IRS approved method for identifying the items in your inventory and a method for valuing these items.

The method you use must conform to generally accepted accounting principles for similar businesses and must clearly reflect income. Your inventory practices must be consistent from year to year.

Items Generally Included in Inventory

Include the following items when accounting for your inventory.

  1. Merchandise or stock in trade
  2. Raw materials
  3. Work in process
  4. Finished products
  5. Supplies and components that are intended for sale

Containers such as boxes, kegs, bottles,drums, pallets and cases, regardless of whether they are on hand or returnable, should be included in inventory if title has not passed to the buyer of the contents.

  • For merchandise on hand at the beginning of the tax year, cost means the inventory price of the goods
  • For merchandise purchased during the year, cost means the invoice price less appropriate discounts plus transportation or other charges incurred in acquiring the goods. It can include other costs that have to be capitalized under the uniform capitalization rules
  • For merchandise produced during the year, cost means all direct and indirect costs that have to be capitalized under the uniform capitalization rules
  • A trade discount is a discount allowed regardless of when the payment is made. Generally, it is for volume or quantity purchases and the discount percentage is taxable as inventory.

"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

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Customers effectively pay the tax for the corporation on inventory as well as other taxes. The corporation just is doing the collecting for the IRS.

The customer is willing to spend the same or more for obsolete or classic parts to keep their stuff going. The corporation doesn't ever lower the price on an obsolete part even though the design cost and tooling cost have long since been amortized.

Jim

It doesn't cost anything to pay attention.

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I ran into the same leaking piston problem. When I spoke to the Bostrom technical people they said "no replacements" or stock available. I ended up getting a replacement kit Bostrom #6222079-001 which was the same dimensions as the original with the exception of the eyelet on each end which I had to drill out to fit (3/8" out to 1/2"). You would think those technical people at Bostrom would suggest that.

Thanks for the info!

Jim

It doesn't cost anything to pay attention.

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i agree. the t bar has been around since the B model was on the production line and was in every ford, chevy, Brockway and every forklift known to man but got forbid we provide seat covers or shocks for it. I have been to witts end tryin to find an air ride seat to fit my B model and gave up, that's why the T bar is still in there. I cannot believe Bostrom discontinued such a universal seat.

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Customers effectively pay the tax for the corporation on inventory as well as other taxes. The corporation just is doing the collecting for the IRS.

The customer is willing to spend the same or more for obsolete or classic parts to keep their stuff going. The corporation doesn't ever lower the price on an obsolete part even though the design cost and tooling cost have long since been amortized.

Bingo.

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