Reproduced Side Trims (low & high) from Vietnam

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Reproduced Side Trims (low & high) from Vietnam

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Here's my evaluation of the reproduced side trims (low and high) from Vietnam with photos.
For all photos: The trim on the RIGHT/Bottom is the reproduced ones. The LEFT/Top is the original. Comments attached to each picture.

My opinion is that these are great if you are not planning on spending big bucks for originals.

Now, I have to figure who will want to buy my originals as I have two set of each that are show quality, packed and ready to go!
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Re: Reproduced Side Trims (low & high) from Vietnam

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Ray,
Excellent detailed review.
Thanks

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Wholly Crap! I didn't know that they were making the early concave as well, Swing!
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Thanks Ray, nice comparison. These certainly look close enough for all but the most OEM obsessed.
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They will have 1500 ones soon as measurements and photos have been submitted.
I remember when no one wanted the 1500s......
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This is awesome, thank you Ray!
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Any idea of the cost with shipping to the U.S.?
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Well heck if I would have known that another company was in the process of making them I wouldn't have bother to get the 3D drawings done to have them made. Well at least I have the drawings if this company decides to stop making them someday. I won't waste the time and money to produce them now.
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zippy67roadster wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:46 pm Well heck if I would have known that another company was in the process of making them I wouldn't have bother to get the 3D drawings done to have them made. Well at least I have the drawings if this company decides to stop making them someday. I won't waste the time and money to produce them now.
Would yours be made in the US or overseas?
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zippy67roadster wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:46 pm Well heck if I would have known that another company was in the process of making them I wouldn't have bother to get the 3D drawings done to have them made. Well at least I have the drawings if this company decides to stop making them someday. I won't waste the time and money to produce them now.
If your quality (to include using Canadian or USA Stainless) is superior, I for one would pay a premium. My beef is if the premium is way more than double. When I needed a new chuck for my lathe, it was either a $150 from China or an almost $900 from Poland (and closer to $1500 for USA when the whole lathe was not worth that). 30-50% premium for most things I'm happy to pay--for some items that are critical (generally safety), 2-3X. All depends on your premium to them.
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mblue97 wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:56 pm Any idea of the cost with shipping to the U.S.?
Yes, would be great to know the landed cost.
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Alvin wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:53 pm
zippy67roadster wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:46 pm Well heck if I would have known that another company was in the process of making them I wouldn't have bother to get the 3D drawings done to have them made. Well at least I have the drawings if this company decides to stop making them someday. I won't waste the time and money to produce them now.
Would yours be made in the US or overseas?
Overseas but with the same company that makes all of my stainless steel parts. The company makes nothing but stainless parts and have done so for more then 20 years. The parts they make for me speak to their quality.
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Post by bossbob »

I posted on another thread, Amy Nguyen just quoted me a week ago for my 68.

Bumpers front and rear are $480
Side trim $240
Shipping $195
Total landed $915 pay through bank or paypal is another $45
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Hold off a bit, if you don't mind, as I will try these pan-head screws welded side trim mounts on the car.
Not sure if the cone of the screw will interfere the depth of the trim butting up against the body.
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Re: Reproduced Side Trims (low & high) from Vietnam

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raylim wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:53 pm Hold off a bit, if you don't mind, as I will try these pan-head screws welded side trim mounts on the car.
Not sure if the cone of the screw will interfere the depth of the trim butting up against the body.
I dont see how these will work and sit flush on the body without enlarging the hole
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