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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2004, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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I bought 1966 coupe that included the following reproduction sheet metal: 2 fenders, 2 door shells, 2 full quarter panel assy., frt and rear valences, and tail light panel. All is from National Parts Depot. I've used these guys on a past project, but no rep. metal. I was just wondering if anyone has had experience with their panels. How well do they fit? What do I have to look forward to? Thank you in advance.

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I have bought valances and stone guards from NPD and they all fit pretty good. With repro fenders on my '66 (not purchased at NPD), I learned the hard way that any major body panels need to be Ford originals

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Thanks, I was afraid to hear something like that. Anyone else deal with fenders from NPD?

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2004, 04:35 PM
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The best fitting repro sheet metal is the 'golden legion'brand of metal.This fits better than any repro part out there.If its not GL it will tax your attitude. Matt
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Hey Matt, good to hear. This NPD stuff is Golden Legion. The made in Taiwan had me a little bit worried. Have you used any of their big panels, doors, fenders, quarters?

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2004, 05:46 PM
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i used 2 of their full quaters on my 66 coupe and their rear valance and their full floor pans and seat platforms. you are going to have to fight with the stuff to make it fit.
but thats the same with all repro stuff.
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Matt sells the Golden Legion brand sheetmetal, i got a door from him last week..Fit is VERY nice...Thanks Matt

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2004, 07:41 PM
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My experience with NPD repo fender was bad but that fender was bought maybe 5-7 years ago so may be out of date. I had to cut mounted nuts and re weld them in to match the headlight bucket and the door jam bracket, the front was 1/4" too wide, and the area behind the front wheel well was not shaped the same as original Ford. NPD was selling that particular cheap since it had minor freight damage, which was the easiest part to fix.

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If you deside to use NOS,I have a pair of front fenders.$450.00ea+greyhound .Click 4280 and email direct.

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I just got a quarter from Laurel Mountain. Does anyone know what brand they have? Says made in Taiwan, but thats it..
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2004, 10:40 PM
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Billgear,
Thanks alot for the bizz,and CONGRATS TO UPS AND GOLDEN LEGION.The door was shipped all the way across the country to you AND DIDNT GET BEAT TO PIECES.We sell a ton of doors for the same price you paid and ours are over 100.00 bucks cheaper for the same pieces or better than what the big boys have.Thank you again for your business. Matt
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