I'm going through the same thing right now. I wanted a nice right front apron for the 'vert I bought here on the board. It had a NOS apron installed years ago, but was brazed in (barely) and modified to hold a larger battery. (Larry told me about that, so it wasn't a suprise)
I have another NOS piece that I've been using as a guide on my other cars. NPD carries both the American Designers and the cheap Taiwan made piece (only a dollars difference in price) I ordered one of each to see which one was best. The American Designers piece was better than the import, but neither was very nice. I'm either going to take a couple hours and massage the one I took out, or install the NOS piece I have. I may try wrestling with the 'better' repro for a little while too.
I wont have time to do it tomorrow, as I damaged a hydraulic line on my Kubota tractor late this afternoon, So that's more than likely what'll occupy my time Sunday afternoon.
I did ask 'joe parts' if the Dynacorn piece was better than what I had gotten. He said that item is a buy-sell item which tells me that If you ordered from a Dynacorn dealer, you'd get either the A.D. part or the cheapo import. I don't quite understand that, because doesn't Dynacorn manufacture the complete shock tower assembly complete with rail and aprons? The manufacturer of THAT part would most likely be the best source for the front apron. The pictures I've seen of the complete assy look pretty nice.
BTW, the NPD parts I ordered came in quickly. I bet if you ordered them over the weekend, you'd have them either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Got a few. .always looking for the next one
Early 65 Dagenham coupe
65 coupe (my high school car)
2 65 fastbacks
Just added. .'80 Versailles parts car