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Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:12 pm 
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hi guys,
if going a respray, would you rather buy new aftermarket quarters, bonnet, bootlid etc panels or repair original panels.
Where would you get new panels from?

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:26 pm 
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it all depends how bad the panels are .as some new panels are very expensive.
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Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:46 pm 
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I'd be more inclined to buy good straight second hand genuine panels if I could.....The after market panels are usually made from inferior quality metals in China or Taiwan.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:51 pm 
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EL2XR8 wrote:
hi guys,
if going a respray, would you rather buy new aftermarket quarters, bonnet, bootlid etc panels or repair original panels.
Where would you get new panels from?
what happened to it? did you fit the sunroof?

 

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 Post subject: Re: new panels or repair?
Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:04 pm 
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hans hartman wrote:
EL2XR8 wrote:
hi guys,
if going a respray, would you rather buy new aftermarket quarters, bonnet, bootlid etc panels or repair original panels.
Where would you get new panels from?
what happened to it? did you fit the sunroof?


yes mate i fitted it back in january.
nothing but wear and tear, am planning on keeping for a long while so want to get it back to pristine condition this summer.
have just fitted a GT Wing, and am soon putting on a GT Scoop.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:09 pm 
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I was suprised how many wreckers had brand new ford panels when I was ringing around, they seemed easy enough to get and around the same price as good 2nd hand ones.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:10 am 
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If it's a car you want to be immac, and plan on keeping then get hold of either new, or VGC secondhand genuine panels.

Aftermarket panels are cheap for a reason, and although I've used the aftermarket option quite a few times myself, if I actually cared about the results I wouldn't - they generally look crap, don't align well, are a slightly different size and cut, and quite often body lines aren't as pronounced.
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