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Postby Neilyman » 15 Nov 2005, 13:29

nutty but nice wrote:Are these genuine panels or pattern


genuine!, did they make pattern trim bits????/
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Postby nutty but nice » 15 Nov 2005, 13:33

Trim?

Pattern body panels ,ie duplicate copys of the originals although not usually perfect they are usually an ill fit.
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 15 Nov 2005, 13:52

nutty but nice wrote:Trim?

ah sorry mate i think i may have confused you. the GL panel is a piece of trim that goes around the lights. i'll take a photo when i've been to get some batteries for my camera.

nutty but nice wrote:Pattern body panels ,ie duplicate copys of the originals although not usually perfect they are usually an ill fit.

they have to be and they will be. pattern panels cannot be a direct copy of the original due to patents and pattern panel makers have to work backwards from the finished panel to begin with not forwards like the original toolmakers would have. they also don't have the resources of the original toolmakers so their tools are cheaper and there will be less of them so the steel will have to do more work per tool. i've heard of some tools being cast in concrete - if they get 50 panels before it smashes think of the cost saving for them. there is very little money to be made in pressing panels than there is in tooling.
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Postby nutty but nice » 15 Nov 2005, 14:03

There has to be money made otherwise why are there so many panels made for all sorts of cars, lost cause if you cant make money.

Thread title was gl panel, so i thought you were fitting a new rear body panel not plastic trim :lol:
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Postby Doive » 15 Nov 2005, 14:15

I knew what the man meant, I've had a beady eye on a GL panel for my car but not sure it would look right.

As for pattern panels - why do they make so many for other seemingly obscure cars, and yet none whatsoever for the dear little chevette? Of course the escorts are well catered for, not to mention MGBs/Midgets. But people make replacement wings for the Peugeot 104 - when did you last see a 104 of any type in any condition?! Far more chevettes on the road looking for good wings!
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Postby Neilyman » 15 Nov 2005, 14:25

nutty but nice wrote:Thread title was gl panel, so i thought you were fitting a new rear body panel not plastic trim :lol:


It`s not plastic, it`s aluminium....fitted as standard to GL & up, & some special editions, like Blackwatch etc.

Here you are, it`s the black bit with a silver edge between the lights.

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Postby Shellysowner » 15 Nov 2005, 19:17

Doive wrote: But people make replacement wings for the Peugeot 104 - when did you last see a 104 of any type in any condition?!


Do you want to buy one Doive? My mate has a 104 err XS I think it is (fairly sporty but not the sportiest one) that he'll be getting rid of soon.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 15 Nov 2005, 19:24

Funnily enough.......

Anyone want to email him and get him to measure it?!!
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 15 Nov 2005, 19:31

nutty but nice wrote:There has to be money made otherwise why are there so many panels made for all sorts of cars, lost cause if you cant make money.

well of course there is money to be made but that depends on what your making. skin panels command the highest price for obvious reasons but they still have to be welded to lower value panels which still have to be made by the same people often on older less efficient equipment.
Harry Flatters wrote:Funnily enough.......

Anyone want to email him and get him to measure it?!!

this is the 3rd time ,i think, that's been on albeit at a lower price now for obvious reasons
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Postby Neilyman » 15 Nov 2005, 20:04

Harry Flatters wrote:Anyone want to email him and get him to measure it?!!


Or ask him to hack the turrets out! :twisted:

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4 x 100mm verses 4 x 108mm......Hmmm?

unless they`re aftermarket multi-drilled with 8 holes & 2 pcd`s.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 15 Nov 2005, 20:14

Yes, I thought that (about the PCD) - thought I'd leave someone else to comment though!
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Postby Shellysowner » 16 Nov 2005, 11:01

Thats the guy I mentioned here. Did anyone get them in the end?
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