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banana split Thu May 29, 2008 9:47 am

Bruce wrote: jhicken wrote: Bruce wrote: Maybe you can't tell, but I can tell the difference just by the photo posted above.

What would that difference be Bruce?

-jeffrey
Now if I posted the difference, the maker might alter his repro, wouldn't he?

I'm curious as to what the differences are as well. I've spoken to Nelson a number of times and he said he even had the correct number of spot welds and the spacing duplicated. Now that's attention to detail.

Ninamashr Thu May 29, 2008 4:51 pm

Bruce wrote: jhicken wrote: Bruce wrote: Maybe you can't tell, but I can tell the difference just by the photo posted above.

What would that difference be Bruce?

-jeffrey
Now if I posted the difference, the maker might alter his repro, wouldn't he?

Without physically looking a the actual repo decklid and not the picture it is very hard to say, with any certainty, what is different.
IMHO I think it's the way the rain tubes are positioned as they leave the rain catchers. On og decklids they flow out in an immediate arc, where in the repo, they seem to come straight out and THEN they arc downward. I'm sure the repo pic is a prototype and it can very easily be fixed by re-bending the draintubes.
Like I said it's hard to say with that picture, but, I'm still going to buy one regardless and am thankfull they are being made.


johnshenry Thu May 29, 2008 6:03 pm

Pic from their website, click on it to see it full size...


aka pip Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:53 pm




So on Sunday.... I kicked Nelson in the nut's and ran off with one of his repro lids... I gotta say this is a nice piece.... Homeboy's no sideline rookie When it comes to nice repro parts.. I'll bet every vw guy that don't have 1500-2000 to buy a beat up og one.. Will be rock'n one of these suckas in no time.. 8)

thebucket Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:57 pm

Pip don't fake the funk. You're better than that....

jhicken Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:04 pm

aka pip wrote: I'll bet every vw guy that don't have 1500-2000 to buy a beat up og one.. Will be rock'n one of these suckas in no time.. 8)

True that....

-jeffrey

aka pip Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:53 pm

thebucket wrote: Pip don't fake the funk. You're better than that....

Brother.. There's a lot of top rides with fake parts... Don't believe the hype...

Splitdog Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:13 pm

Those decklids looked pretty full-on to me. I'd run one. Especially if I didn't have one........

53 0val Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:21 pm

aka pip wrote: thebucket wrote: Pip don't fake the funk. You're better than that....

Brother.. There's a lot of top rides with fake parts... Don't believe the hype...

I have to agree................On anything but a stock restoration, I'd consider one of those bad boys. I saw one this weekend, and it was beautiful.

57Drag Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:04 am

Looks like a great option for my custom Oval(If I ever work on it again).Better than rocking a glass repo.

detroitjohnny Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:57 am

gonna rock one on my 57 rag for sure. :shock:


nice work.


johnny

johnshenry Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:06 am

Interesting that the sedan pricing really is about what a decent original one goes for. A bit of an apples to oranges comparison, but I have never found sedan Ws to be that hard to find, their prices pretty stable at about $250-$450.

'Verts are another story.

I saw the lids this past weekend also and they are indeed very nice. Talked to Nelson quite a bit, he has a long history of making parts, some of which may be in your cars already and you never knew he made them....

Dave Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:25 am

John, that's still twice the price that magazine dork paid for that one @ Litchfield..
8)

Say hello to Chuck, Dan, Glenn, and the rest of the crew for me next weekend...

johnshenry Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:32 am

Dave wrote: John, that's still twice the price that magazine dork paid for that one @ Litchfield..
8)

Say hello to Chuck, Dan, Glenn, and the rest of the crew for me next weekend...

Will do Dave......

Brezelwerks Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:36 pm

johnshenry wrote: Interesting that the sedan pricing really is about what a decent original one goes for. A bit of an apples to oranges comparison, but I have never found sedan Ws to be that hard to find, their prices pretty stable at about $250-$450.

'Verts are another story.

I saw the lids this past weekend also and they are indeed very nice. Talked to Nelson quite a bit, he has a long history of making parts, some of which may be in your cars already and you never knew he made them....

These were made primarily to create vert decklids and go after market, but they naturally start out as sedan decklids, which you get as a default and will sell anyways if/when someone wants a clean lid to go straight to prime/paint with. Basically you'll save upwards of $200+ if not more just for not having to straighten/prep an og one. So in most cases if not all you'll save time/money with either KSR lid.

No doubt given the time they took they are dead-on, and once painted no one will ever know period, which will eventually/now knock prices down for either version og lid. Without basically any differentiation on a stock part theres no real convincing way a much larger premium will be paid for an og lid, like it or not.

How folks feel about that I'm not sure, but we're all guilty at one point or another for buying Asian made items (knowing it or not) from the big catalog guys in the past. In alot of cases with necessary spare parts we don't have a choice in able to get our cars back on the road. But in this case though sort of makes me feel bad for the craftsmen out there like Wolf that was making these vert lids out of original sedan lids, and was recently working on the rain catchers as well, doubt we'll see his version at this point, but surely would of appreciated his version alot more even if it were more expensive. As my grandmother used to say, "like it or not thats progress I guess".

73sports Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:54 pm

One advandage of the KSR lids is that you will get the 50 year corrosion warranty that no one else is offering. No doubt that so some only the original will do, but for the rest of us that have a wife and kids to support, this is the answer.

johnshenry Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:10 pm

Brezelwerks wrote: johnshenry wrote: Interesting that the sedan pricing really is about what a decent original one goes for. A bit of an apples to oranges comparison, but I have never found sedan Ws to be that hard to find, their prices pretty stable at about $250-$450.

'Verts are another story.

I saw the lids this past weekend also and they are indeed very nice. Talked to Nelson quite a bit, he has a long history of making parts, some of which may be in your cars already and you never knew he made them....

.......... No doubt given the time they took they are dead-on, and once painted no one will ever know period, ..........

There will always be a way to tell the repros from the originals, with a trained eye.

Splitdog Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:14 pm

73sports wrote: One advandage of the KSR lids is that you will get the 50 corrosion warranty that no one else is offering. No doubt that so some only the original will do, but for the rest of us that have a wife and kids to support, this is the answer.

What is that? :?

73sports Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:29 pm

Splitdog wrote: 73sports wrote: One advandage of the KSR lids is that you will get the 50 corrosion warranty that no one else is offering. No doubt that so some only the original will do, but for the rest of us that have a wife and kids to support, this is the answer.

What is that? :?

Sorry I forgot the word 'year' in my post, sometimes I type tooo fast. It's the EDP coating that they come in. Check the add that Johnshenry posted on the previous page.

Splitdog Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:39 pm

Wow. 50 years. What is EDP and how can you coat an entire car with it? 8)



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