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Fastymz
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posted 03-07-2002 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dose any one know of this company and if so whats your take on them.

SCOOP

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-07-2002 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, they make a lot of repro stuff. Some of it is good.

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SuperDave
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posted 03-07-2002 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuperDave   Click Here to Email SuperDave     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott Drake Reproduction as been around for a wile and makes "repop" parts for many kinds of cars beside Mustangs. Like most reproduction stuff, I like to judge quality on an item to item basis. It believe Drake to be a reputable business.

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-07-2002 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have only had one experiance with them and it was bad ! I purchased their 65-66 Mustang reproduction trunk relase kit. What a chinsy piece of crap! Tony and I worked for hours installing it in MM and it never would release. The instructions looked more like a bad xerox of a cartoon than an information guide. Phone calls were never returned, then finally on our own dime of course, we were told that nobody else complained. They would not accept it for return. The trunk latch cable attaching device was made from a paper clip. I am not exaggerating! I have seen better cables on lawn mowers! Absolute junk! Anyone want it? FREE to any member who needs the aggrevation.
This is all that I know about the company. I have heard others speak highly of them, but most with the same dissatisfction that we experianced. Beware!

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Fastymz
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posted 03-07-2002 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks I'll stick to NPD or Mustangs Plus.
Good price on parts is cool,if they dont fit thats not.

SCOOP

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mellowyellow
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posted 03-07-2002 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott Drake has supposedly acquired Pro Products. A number of Pro Products parts are not being mfr'd at this time. One thing I got from them that is perfect- is the repo open letter Cobra valve covers-paid extra for polished. Redesigned baffles and excellent quality. And those have been taken off the market. Look for Carpenter to start selling some of the stuff on Ford dies. One is 65 fenders. Perhaps Rick can shed light on this parts situation.

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posted 03-07-2002 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott Drake is a distributor, you don't buy direct from him unless you are a dealer. You would be surprised on the number of the big name catalogs that carry his parts. Like all repop parts, some are good, some are questionable. I have his master catalog, the parts he manufactures and packages has very good pricing, parts that he has to subcontract out can be bought just as cheap from the other guys.

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Fastymz
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posted 03-07-2002 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My pops inlaw just started working for a parts house in Carson City Nv.He can get me his price on the Scott Drake parts.
Thats why I asked,I was going to order a manual steering center link,and a few misc,little parts.

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-07-2002 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They sold me direct.

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posted 03-07-2002 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ive purchased two Scott Drake parts - a '65-'66 Taillight housing which was honestly a piece of crap (the connector for the bulb was all screwed up and got jammed

and Ive bought his reproduction heater box hoses, which, to be honest, there is NO way to screw up ducting haha

So 1 good (but it was a given!) and 1 bad

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posted 03-07-2002 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fastymz, I had disassembled and rechromed the vent window housings on my '68. I had first gotten a replacement weatherstrip that had some brand like M.M. or something. It was crappy, not modeled cleanly with a lot of flashing or fuzzys at the edges from a poor mold. I tracked down a vendor that didn't use M.M. brand, and it turned out to be Scott Drake brand weather stripping. It was molded well and fit well. I was pleased. Charlie

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RICKS
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posted 03-08-2002 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RICKS   Click Here to Email RICKS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll try to shed some light on the Carpenter deal without stepping too strongly on any toes. I originally had the option on the Ford tooling for sheetmetal (65-66 fenders, hoods, valances, etc...) Only problem was that when you added up expenses of moving it (picture a convoy of semi trucks), refurbishing it as needed, building new fixtures to replace stuff that was lost or broken, and on and on, and factor that in with the unfortunately HIGH quotes we received to produce the fenders in the U.S., that the cost of the finished product would be so high that the volume would be pathetic (in my view) and we would have run the risk of digging a hole way too deep to ever come out in the black on paper. Plus I simply think that it's B.S. to have to charge $350-$450 for a stinking Mustang fender, even if the ghost of Henry Ford formed it with his bare hands. It just rubs my sensibilities the wrong way. Of course there are those in the hobby that lose their minds and their sense of value-received for value-given when you even mention original Ford parts, so consumed with blue oval fever that they'll pay $800 for a door lock knob. They think that at any price that people will line up like drones in droves and pay it just because it's off Ford tooling. Well, I've been sitting on a stash of 65-66 Ford fenders left over from when they were still available from Ford that I've got to get $500/piece for because of how much Ford used to charge for them. I haven't sold a single unit in over a YEAR at that price. Meanwhile, hundreds and hundreds of affordable repros have flown out the door. I'm not knocking anybody particularly, but pricey parts is not where the true "hobby" is at, pricey parts like the stuff we roll our eyes at on ebay is the fringe. What fuels the popularity of the Mustang hobby above and beyond other cars is not the thoroughbred class, but instead the wide availability of affordable parts, and yes alot of them come here on a boat. It's a car you can fix up to be sharp and enjoy and get alot of attention in without taking a 2nd mortgage out on your house. So on this fender issue, I guess you can consider me your "advocate for sanity in pricing". I'm sure that plenty of vendors will be selling these re-issue fenders at probably $399.00, and the annointed few who have the dough will buy them in what I believe will be piddling amounts compared to how they WOULD sell if a U.S. factory actually put their minds to making them affordable instead of holding a gun to everyones head and saying "pay us for these, or install an imported fender". Well, I'm not going to carry them. Call it a protest, a boycott, whatever, I'm figuring that if the largest distributor says "no" that maybe something will change for the better. Maybe it won't. Carpenter is not directly making the fenders, they will be produced at the same factory that had been making them for Ford. Carpenter has the distributing rights through his Ford tooling agreement. I'm not knocking Carpenter here either, they're doing a beautiful job with the Ford tooling that they're producing "in-house", and they aren't the ones setting the manufactured price for the fenders. They're simply handling the distribution. I was going to do it first, but didn't feel that it made sense. Other than the obvious stigma of putting Taiwanese metal on your American Mustang and wanting to support American-made product (we ALL want that), the imported fenders continue to improve as manufactures have invested in progressively better tooling. The seperation in quality today between repro and original is closer than it's ever been, and for your average daily driver or weekend cruiser there's no justification to spend another 300 bills on a re-issued Ford off of an old possibly tired tool-set. But if you're working diligently on a quality, original-Ford-parts restoration (there's nothing wrong with that, that's how I do MY cars!) that you'll be proud of when you're done, well....there's that gun pointing at your head. My gripe is that it doesn't have to be that much more expensive. Back when the fenders were readily available through Ford, Ford set a retail of around $500 bucks. At that retail I used to sell roughly 1 Ford fender for every 100 repro fenders. I don't know why that ratio would be any different today. Probably worse, considering the strong advent of "resto-mod".

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posted 03-08-2002 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boy......and I thought that I had problems when I needed new fenders. Glad that I don't need to go through that ordeal again. I feel for you Rick.

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Mike65
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posted 03-08-2002 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sccop,
They make repo parts, & just like any other company some is good & some not so good. Be careful. Just my .02.

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