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Scott302
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From: Livonia, MI, USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 04-20-2001 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there enough interest in a reproduction that retails for $199.95 per pair? Let me know.

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Scott Halseth
National Parts Depot
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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine Toys: '70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150
Registered: May 99

posted 04-20-2001 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I paid $300 for my NOS pair a couple of years ago.

$200 is pricey, but I suppose I'd pay it. Mine were so shot the hood rubbed against the left fender when you opened it.

It will look funny sitting next to the '65-'70 repros going for $50-60/pair.

We '71-'73 owner are used to that, though.

These days there are places that rebuild hinges, I never checked on what they charge. They'd be your competition, in my opinion.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
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Ken
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posted 04-20-2001 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A guy in our club has been looking for a pair for two years now !!!

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1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe 302GT40-4spd
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71RESTO
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From: Oregon, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 04-20-2001 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like Steve said, a bit pricey for repros but I would still probably go for it considering the alternative. Count me in for a set when the time comes (later this fall).

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Duane
71 Fastback (under resto)
73 Mach 1
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PONYMAN
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From: Ardmore, Ok. USA
Registered: Jul 99

posted 04-20-2001 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONYMAN   Click Here to Email PONYMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The orginals on my 72 Mach 1 are still fair. Don't think the previous owners ever opened the hood to check anything. But if I needed a pair I would pay the price. rice hasn't stopped me yet on the things i really need for the car. Heck with a 71-73 you're just happy to find parts. Rick

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Bob429
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From: Watervliet,MI,USA
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posted 04-21-2001 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob429   Click Here to Email Bob429     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would pay the price if I needed them. Sooner or later I'll need them. I'm with Rick
JUST HAPPY TO FIND PARTS!!!!

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Bob
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71 J code
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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 04-22-2001 05:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why so much?

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 04-22-2001 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave Witthoeft:
Why so much?


Volume, I would think. They couldn't possibly have a run the size of 65-66. I sure hope that they are better than the 67-68 ilk that I've seen. I wonder what it does cost to have old ones rebuilt, if they can.

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Rob Parsons
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posted 04-23-2001 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Parsons   Click Here to Email Rob Parsons     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Us 71-73 guys would like to see more sheetmetal reproduced. I know it is very expensive to repop sheetmetal. Outer wheelhouses would be very popular. Anyone have thoughts on that?

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Scott302
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From: Livonia, MI, USA
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posted 04-23-2001 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave Witthoeft:
Why so much?

Costs of developement, tooling, and materials. The tooling costs must be amortized over the the initial production run. For example if the tooling costs $100,000 and your first run is a 1000 pieces the tooling costs add $100 to the cost of each part! Factor in the time value of money and that initial production run must be sold in about 2 years to make it worth while to consider.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-23-2001 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know, these guys are right, we should be happy someone is considering repopping '71-'73 parts.

I know I'd be THRILLED if someone repopped the '71-'72 Mach 1 grille!

I should start bugging Mr. Carpenter!

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 04-24-2001 03:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, please do..

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