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Old 05-09-2008, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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$17.00 for a starter bracket?!

So I finally got a GR starter from a 6.5 to replace my tired DD starter. First off the DD starter didn't even have the bracket on the front of it like it should have but luckily no damage has been done. So I called up the stealership to get a bracket, which from what i've read on here shouldn't have been more than $5, and they quoted me $17!! Anywho I have seen some homemade ones on here and was wondering if I could see pics of all the people that have made their own and an explanation of how they made it. There's no way I am paying $17 for a piece of steel that took $0.50 to make.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I made one, and it lasted for about 3 months (....guessing) anyway it broke the stud off the back of my starter. So I haven't had one for about a year. Its on the list of things to fix. When I get to it I plan to use the GM bracket.
I would just bite it and get the GM bracket or see if you cant pick one up in a local junkyard for cheaper.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, $17 is nothing in the scheme of things and when it comes to car repairs it's cheap. Costs me more than that for 2 gallons of Rotella to change the oil in mine.

You are right, however, you could make a bracket like that pretty easily out of a piece of steel. Really all you need is a piece of angle iron. Measure, drill holes, cut along the corner lengthwise on the one end to make the angle you need, trim off the excess and weld the corner back up. Hmmm. Hard to describe, pretty easy to do, and there's probably an easier way still. That's just what comes to mind.
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Old 05-10-2008, 12:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, $17 is nothing in the scheme of things and when it comes to car repairs it's cheap.
Yeah, I guess it's not really the price that I don't like its more of the price gouging. I hate to support a business that reams so many people out, but I guess I gotta do what I gotta do.
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree on the price gouging, go see a wrecker. Lets see 17$ for bracket and lets now price out a block........
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, I guess it's not really the price that I don't like its more of the price gouging. I hate to support a business that reams so many people out, but I guess I gotta do what I gotta do.

The engine is no longer in production so of course the price goes up. $17 is nothing, if your upset, get a bicycle,
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All I am saying is that I have read numerous recent posts about it costing $5.00 at the most. Seems silly that there would be such a variance if other dealerships are selling them so cheap. Thats a 200% increase in price.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah, $17 is nothing in the scheme of things and when it comes to car repairs it's cheap. Costs me more than that for 2 gallons of Rotella to change the oil in mine.

You are right, however, you could make a bracket like that pretty easily out of a piece of steel. Really all you need is a piece of angle iron. Measure, drill holes, cut along the corner lengthwise on the one end to make the angle you need, trim off the excess and weld the corner back up. Hmmm. Hard to describe, pretty easy to do, and there's probably an easier way still. That's just what comes to mind.
It might be easy to make a bracket as long as you have one to duplicate from, trying to acuratly measure dimensions in the truck is near imposible unless one has eyes on a stalk to peek in the limited space avalable.
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Whats the part number, I'll check at my local GM dealer and see what they say.
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
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if you really want to make one order it up take it home and make it then return the part. you might have to pay a restocking fee of 10%. i have done this with many different things. good luck
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