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General Discussion / Re: How to tell GM NOS from reproductions : again
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:02:47 PM »
Guys, I need your help. Just purchased two "GM NOS RS" fenders on Ebay. Did GM ever produce fenders without the rectangular nutserts pressed into square holes at the hood hinge location? Seller claims that at some point GM did, to save on costs. They do not have the GM parts stickers. (Seller suggests that maybe they were removed as well as any residual adhesive.) There is part of a yellow sticker with an "R" on it. I'm being told this is an "R-DOT" sticker. (Replacement-Dept. of transportation) Would this sticker ever be placed on a Genuine GM part? When placed next to a known NOS fender and a known import, they resemble the repro. The hardware for the Rally set up is smaller and there is an 05 01 stamped where the hood hinge would mount. Still driving my SS350 that I bought in 1977, so I think I know the answers. I need to see what the experts think. Thanks John

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