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joesauer

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Re: What is the best after market sheet metal?
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2012, 10:10:48 PM »
L22K19....from my experience, licensed by GM does not mean better quality.   This applies to all parts, not just body sheet metal.  I still think the best way to get quality parts is by getting input from forum members, and others that have gone through the restoral/replacement process.

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Re: What is the best after market sheet metal?
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2012, 10:26:52 PM »
After a couple of rounds of the Licensed By GM I quit buying any of it. All of it was  junk.
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Re: What is the best after market sheet metal?
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2012, 12:23:03 AM »
" I fthese parts are licensed by GM then I would think that they have examined them to asses the quality of them before giving their approval."

I suspect that 'licensed by GM' doesn't mean much more than that the mfg/seller has paid GM a licensing fee to use the GM logo in their advertising....
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Re: What is the best after market sheet metal?
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2012, 09:35:21 AM »
After a couple of rounds of the Licensed By GM I quit buying any of it. All of it was  junk.

OER is the perfect example of GM licensed junk that's made offshore as cheaply as possible..
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Re: What is the best after market sheet metal?
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2012, 01:26:41 PM »
After a couple of rounds of the Licensed By GM I quit buying any of it. All of it was  junk.

OER is the perfect example of GM licensed junk that's made offshore as cheaply as possible..
 After reviewing the different user experiences with the different brands, I went with AMD because of the seemingly better fit and thicker metal gauge. I called AMD yesterday to order a door skin and had questioned what the difference was between the same part number, but one has an 'X' in it. I spoke to a gentleman who told me the parts without the 'X' are made with their owned tooling and was of better quality vs. the X. When asked if they were made here he said both parts are made over seas. The price was slightly higher by $10. I should get it this week and likely hang it this weekend so I'll post my results to share when done.
  As for made over seas, until we have another world war upon us to reverse the trend, I'm afraid the business generation of greed will continue with the shameful practice of moving jobs off shore.

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Re: What is the best after market sheet metal?
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2012, 02:42:44 PM »
AMD does not selll the lower quality "X" quarters anymore. Matt's Classic Bowties has good prices on AMD tin. Due to sales volume they beat my price even with a discount. There's a thread on Team Camaro about AMD quarters' pros and cons.

Mike, Make sure to fit the shell to the adjacent panels first, loosley hang the skin on the shell, and final fit it before nailing it home. Disregard if you've done this before.

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Re: What is the best after market sheet metal?
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2012, 03:52:24 AM »
Thanks everyone. I am leaning towards AMD for quarters, tail pan and floor... I got positive reviews on AMD from a lot of folks around here as well.

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Re: What is the best after market sheet metal?
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2012, 12:23:26 PM »
Thanks everyone. I am leaning towards AMD for quarters, tail pan and floor... I got positive reviews on AMD from a lot of folks around here as well.

I brought the L78 to the body shop last week.  So the fun begins...   :D
Joe, sure its in good hands but assume you have good knowledge of the body shop. Many do great work but have seen first hand work that was not correct or sat due to being busy with insurance work. Many do not have jigs, or the knowledge to install to a factory look. 
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Re: What is the best after market sheet metal?
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2012, 01:25:27 AM »
" I fthese parts are licensed by GM then I would think that they have examined them to asses the quality of them before giving their approval."

I suspect that 'licensed by GM' doesn't mean much more than that the mfg/seller has paid GM a licensing fee to use the GM logo in their advertising....


I have inquired into licensing from GM for a project I was considering, and it's a little more involved than that, however IMHO it is not near strict enough...
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Re: What is the best after market sheet metal?
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2012, 09:35:32 AM »
how are the AMD front 69 inner fenders

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Re: What is the best after market sheet metal?
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2012, 02:09:01 AM »
Any experience on using the quarters from Year One?   

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Re: What is the best after market sheet metal?
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2012, 01:59:12 PM »
Any experience on using the quarters from Year One?   
Don't worry too much about who sells them, worry about who made them.  AMD quarters are the best right now.
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