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Old 09-21-2013, 07:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Who's quarter panels to buy?

My body guy wants to replace the right quarter due to dents from previous accidents.
(March '68 built coupe with reflectors on the rear sides)

Dynacorn does not make early '68 quarter panels with the reflector recesses.
(I searched their website and it was confirmed by them in an e-mail.)

Now I don't know who's to purchase...
I asked MU who supplies theirs; and it's some Chinese manufacturer (no thanks).
I see "Sherman" body panels on the Rockauto site.

Have any of you used them?

Fitment issues?

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My body guy wants to replace the right quarter due to dents from previous accidents.
(March '68 built coupe with reflectors on the rear sides)

Dynacorn does not make early '68 quarter panels with the reflector recesses.
(I searched their website and it was confirmed by them in an e-mail.)

Now I don't know who's to purchase...
I asked MU who supplies theirs; and it's some Chinese manufacturer (no thanks).
I see "Sherman" body panels on the Rockauto site.

Have any of you used them?

Fitment issues?

Thanks,
MB
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I asked MU who supplies theirs; and it's some Chinese manufacturer (no thanks).
Dynacorn makes nothing. They resell parts made by "some Chinese manufacturer" in Taiwan. Actually, several. And Sherman parts run from pretty good to totally useless crap.

I suggest you call Glazier/Nolan Mustang Barn, who's been restoring these cars for about 40 years, and ask their opinion about these:

G10728 68 LH Coupe full Quarter Panel, before 2/16/68, with reflector indent
G10729 68 RH Coupe full Quarter Panel, before 2/16/68, with reflector indent

I'd prefer USA parts, too, but that's just not going to happen, the reason why is a whole 'nother thread. However, Taiwan is the good guys in the whole China/Taiwan thing, and some of their stuff is quite good. I remember when the repro Taiwan 4-speed shift lever came out, it made the "genuine Ford made in USA" lever look like crap.

On this car, except for the roof and hood, everything you see was made in Taiwan-



As you can see here, it looks as good up close as it does in photos-
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Dynacorn does not make early '68 quarter panels with the reflector recesses.
(I searched their website and it was confirmed by them in an e-mail.)

First of all I would like to correct your Dynacorn doesn't make any panels they are an importer they make nothing. They Get there panels from ESY or HQI

If the box says HQI or YW you should be in good shape. HQI was the original tool and YW is a copy of the tool.

Now I don't know who's to purchase...
I asked MU who supplies theirs; and it's some Chinese manufacturer (no thanks).
I see "Sherman" body panels on the Rockauto site.

Sherman is what it is its crap the Chinese is far superior

and that's the truth

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However, Taiwan is the good guys in the whole China/Taiwan thing, and some of their stuff is quite good. I remember when the repro Taiwan 4-speed shift lever came out, it made the "genuine Ford made in USA" lever look like crap.

On this car, except for the roof and hood, everything you see was made in Taiwan-
22GT - being a guy who is about to more or less buy 1 each of every body panel for my car... who sells body parts made in Taiwan? Dynacorn (if I read your original post correctly)?
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22GT - being a guy who is about to more or less buy 1 each of every body panel for my car... who sells body parts made in Taiwan? Dynacorn (if I read your original post correctly)?
To the best of my knowledge, everything Dynacorn sells is made in Taiwan. Now, if you have a problem with China, and politics, relax. Taiwan is not China.

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To the best of my knowledge, everything Dynacorn sells is made in Taiwan. Now, if you have a problem with China, and politics, relax. Taiwan is not China.
No, no issues with the politics or all that jazz. I just want the best quality non-NOS parts I can get.

Wait Taiwan is not China? I thought all those darn countries in Asia were just different provinces of China. You sure 'bout the stuff you're spoutin' on the intranets?
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If, and I repeat IF, GNMB's catalog pictures are correct...the 1/4s they have for 68 coupes are NOT, repeat NOT the correct c-scoop contour for 68. They are 67 contour c-scoops. Now, if you're replacing both and don't really care, then they will work fine. When I was looking to replace the 1/4 on my early 68 vert, the ONLY thing that I could find with the correct c-scoop contour was a skin. Unfortunately GNMB didn't have it, and from my conversations with them didn't seem to 'know' about it. They told me they would typically cut around it, but in my case that wasnt' an option. NPD and CJ's have them but shipping of the skin was 100$. I ended up making the 90 mile drive to CJ's.
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Unless it is severely damaged I would not replace a solid factory quarter for a few dents. The current generation of "bodyguys" are panel replacers not used to having real metal to work with. I'd be looking for someone capable of massaging it back into shape. Your replacement panel may take more work to make fit than repairing the original.
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Depends on how bad the panel is and/or how easy it is to replace. Doesn't matter who you are, sometimes you are time ahead replacing vs. "massaging it" back into shape (and you end up with a better result).
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If, and I repeat IF, GNMB's catalog pictures are correct...the 1/4s they have for 68 coupes are NOT, repeat NOT the correct c-scoop contour for 68. They are 67 contour c-scoops. Now, if you're replacing both and don't really care, then they will work fine. When I was looking to replace the 1/4 on my early 68 vert, the ONLY thing that I could find with the correct c-scoop contour was a skin. Unfortunately GNMB didn't have it, and from my conversations with them didn't seem to 'know' about it. They told me they would typically cut around it, but in my case that wasnt' an option. NPD and CJ's have them but shipping of the skin was 100$. I ended up making the 90 mile drive to CJ's.
I'm wondering what photos you are referring to. The early 68 coupe quarters are a Dynacorn product, and Dynacorn has yet to publish a photo of them. Certainly "GNMB's catalog pictures" do no include anything of the sort.

The photo CJ is using is pathetic- It's an airbrushed 67 quarter.
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No, no issues with the politics or all that jazz. I just want the best quality non-NOS parts I can get.

Wait Taiwan is not China? I thought all those darn countries in Asia were just different provinces of China. You sure 'bout the stuff you're spoutin' on the intranets?
You really want to know about China and Taiwan? Watch John Wayne's Blood Alley.
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Taiwan is not China.
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China thinks it is!
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China thinks it is!
True, and they are occasionally a real PITA about it, too!
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