So my order with 1977 is bust. Today I opened a dispute with my credit card and provided all supporting info pertaining to my order and received full refund. 1977 still has my za50 cases and I'm going to look for some legal ways to get them back even if it costs me.
What a shit experience this was. The order had consisted of their boring/welding/matching services and two za50 rebuild kits; I'd placed it on 11/30/14. I had emails from 1977 confirming the cases were ready to ship, then not ready, bad weather was blamed once. I even managed to get Dan Kastner on the phone assuring me things were great.
Next step is to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan.