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firstgenaddict
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« Reply #60 on: September 27, 2012, 01:36:38 PM »

I can't imagine the latex covered foam weatherstripping being that difficult to make in small quantities. The autoclav for vulcanizing the rubber seems as though it would be the most difficult part of the process other than the actual making of the molds...
I can tell you I would pay $1000 with out hesitation for (2) roofrails and (2) door seals. Given the price of the NOS ones $1500 would be a decent deal if you couldn't tell them from NOS!
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« Reply #61 on: September 27, 2012, 03:57:10 PM »

Jim, your comment reflects the thinking that inspired my question originally.
There are guys like us who will pay for quality, so why is the marketplace so barren of 
quality replacements? To add to the frustration we are just trying to meet the oem standard
which is not that high a bar, with today's manufacturing processes you could far exceed most oem parts in both tolerance and quality
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« Reply #62 on: September 27, 2012, 06:00:18 PM »

Not many of the early guys recognized the differences PLUS the reproduction quality steadily improved, it's only when "we collectors and restorers" decide to be exacting and/or demand exactness that the market for absolute correctness was created. Until the cars reached 40-50k few people cared about original interiors, latex covered weatherstripping etc, nor would the market have supported them as there were too few people willing to pay for the quality and engineering required to produce the correct part.

Anything can be reproduced... how big is the bank account and what's your D&B number... lol
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James
Collectin' Camaro's since "Only Rednecks drove them"
 
Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
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