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  • No Wonder Front Bumper Center Clamps are Missing

    Just look at this NOS with shelf wear and still selling for $180.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1930-31-Mod...p2047675.l2557

  • #2
    That's just insane!
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    • #3
      Tom, did you see the Stude manifold the guy has listed. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1939-1952-1...MAAOSw82Fac2OC

      Bob

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      • #4
        Offy made a similar one back in the day and they are still available. Guess who's got one for his M5 build

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bob C View Post
          Tom, did you see the Stude manifold the guy has listed. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1939-1952-1...MAAOSw82Fac2OC

          Bob
          Years ago I would have wanted that, but now I like to keep my cars as stock as possible.
          When I was a senior in high school, one of my classmates built hot rods and only used inline 6's, and usually dual carbs and split exhaust.

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          • #6
            Notice the shade of the blue and the lower one the mask was shifted off to one side a bit. Dont matter what it sold for, the pictures are worth downloading and keeping.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kevin in NJ View Post
              Notice the shade of the blue and the lower one the mask was shifted off to one side a bit. Dont matter what it sold for, the pictures are worth downloading and keeping.
              I agree Kevin, HOWEVER understand while this may be NOS, this also may be one that never was installed due to the paint being defective too. I have seen other NOS clamps (-albeit they were the bigger ones) where the paint was not nearly as opaque. Using this one as a 'sample' may not necessarily be accurate.



              Tom, while this might seem a little pricey, consider it this way. Right now with Doug Bruce and others gone, we are struggling to find someone capable of restoring stainless to a high standard. This one could likely be cleaned/buffed in a home shop with minimal effort or expertise, then repainted and installed on a Fine-point vehicle. It already has the correct fastener and the bar on the back, which is costly if you must source those as those are not correctly reproduced either. I think we all would agree that buying time has become very expensive, and this purchase was likely a timesaver for someone.

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              • #8
                Brent, that may be true. I have heard tell that Ford did not waste anything. So parts that were not good enough for production got sold to dealers as repair parts. So that part with a lot of shelf wear might have been a part that did not fit right. The one that they gave the new mechanic to screw with him.

                It also may have been a later replacement part. I have been told that parts made after production were not always up to the print. In some cases the later spares may have been contracted out.

                It does not matter in this case as there is some significant work getting the shelf wear out and it will need to be repainted.

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