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Old 03-03-2013, 09:23 AM
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Reproduction parts

Hi guys, I'm fresh on this forum but have had some great advise and help already through some nice guys. I have another question for everyone, when it comes to reproduction parts is there someone in particular I should lean towards ???
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:03 AM
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What car and model Steve?

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:33 PM
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Hi Greg, I have a Factory 67 Camaro..
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:42 PM
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Hi Greg, I have a Factory 67 Camaro..
Pm was sent on 69 panels early today
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:45 PM
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The big-name brands often make the worst crap.
OER love to boast that many of their parts are actually superior to the originals, and I'm telling you from a 9 year nut & bolt resto that they certainly are not.
In several instances, I decided to recondition the original part which resulted in a superior finish over the brand new repro.

I've found that shopping at certain parts suppliers is a much better approach than being brand loyal.
Companies like Classic Industries used to be good, but now it seems they are just interested is selling bling in bulk with a high profit margain..

Companies like Heartbeat City do actually stock better quality repro parts. Their ads often describe the quality of that part and suggest a better alternative if available that they also stock. They boast made in USA if they have it, which is good as most of the cheap labor Asian stuff (an obvious short-cut in any manufacturing) lacks quality and detail in so many areas.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:59 PM
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I have also had a good run from Heartbeat City, I used Auto Metal Direct for my sheet metal, they make their own for 69, I'm not sure about 67.


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I have used Classic Industries exclusively. Their service and range is great, but like Steve said, it is hit and miss with quality and fitment of some of their gear.
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Repro parts, like mentioned, are really a hit and miss. Some of the repro panels I have seen and read about were far from perfect and some required minimal amount of work, the former being a lot more common. As for vendor, Heartbeat city has been good for us. Never had any problems and stuff always arrives fast.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:52 AM
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Thanks guys. That has narrowed things down for me. Will let you know how I go. Cheers
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Where are you in Queensland mate? There is a little place up here who are selling their stuff at half price because of a barney with their supplier. Pm me and I will let you know..... It can be our little secret lol.
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Steve, if ever you need something overnight, try East Coast Mustand and Camaro in Vic (mostly OER per Classic Ind) and Pontiworld in NSW. Good luck!
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Where are you in Queensland mate? There is a little place up here who are selling their stuff at half price because of a barney with their supplier. Pm me and I will let you know..... It can be our little secret lol.
awwww do share Ash
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I second that, do tell Ash ha ha
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