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Posts: 97
From: Bensalem, PA, USA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 11-17-2001 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangRdr68   Click Here to Email MustangRdr68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey im justwonderin wy in catalogs its so much more to by original parts than by repro. Are the original a better steel than the repro or some kind of other better make?Any help would e great.

Thx Mike

1968 Mustang Coupe 289

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From: Austin, TX USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-17-2001 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pthornton   Click Here to Email pthornton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Repro quality is generally terrible compared to NOS or Ford replacement parts. I will never buy another repro part is I can help it.

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From: Delta BC Canada
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posted 11-17-2001 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
not always terrible. But the smaller companies don't have Fords huge markups.

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From: Virginia Beach, VA
Registered: May 2001

posted 11-18-2001 08:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rseitzinger   Click Here to Email rseitzinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It depends on what your goal is, if you want to refurbish your car back to its original condition for showing, you need original parts. And since Ford hasn't made these parts in years, the rule of supply and demand comes in to play.

I have a 66 coupe that I refurbished, the price difference between OEM and Reproduction would have probably added about 4K over what I spent. Since I wasn't looking at bringing the car back to original I used repro parts, and depending on where you buy them they can either be terrible or as good as OEM.

Ask anybody who has seen my car if they can tell the difference, every piece of chrome was replaced. I recommend Restore Mustangs because of their free shipping and the great quality of their products.

They liked my car so much, which was redone using 90% of their parts they adopted it for their logo:

It's all about what YOU WANT YOUR CAR TO BE!!

Rob Seitzinger
66 Mustang Coupe Restomod
01 True Blue Bullitt #1650
93 Mustang GT Convertable
99 Eddie Bauer Explorer

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From: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Registered: May 2000

posted 11-18-2001 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ctastang   Click Here to Email ctastang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rob, bring at least one of your 'stangs to the show today. Giant Square shopping center.


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99 Coupe, Crystal White with 35th anniversary badging, 3.8 liter, new daily driver "Anni"
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From: Saco, Maine MCA # 47773
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posted 11-19-2001 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never buy repro if I can help it, either. The difference is dramatic. The best example I can think of is fender aprons. On my Sprint, I have three new repros and one NOS. The NOS one is as thick as what was on the car, .043" while the repros are .028". The repros feel like tin foil next to the NOS panel. Also, when I stripped the black paint on the repros to prep them for painting, they mill scaled {started to rust} immediately, while the NOS panel didn't.

I even try to get used panels instead of repros. I just bought a used upper cowl panel for my Mach, and I don't even know if repros are available.

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