Repo wheel opening trim

Exterior Body, Paint, Trim, Chrome

  1. BAFRAID

    BAFRAID She’s looking like a Super Bee again!! FBBO Gold Member

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    I’ve read many posts on how bad these repo pieces can be. I recently ordered some and I actually tried to get the better ones “made in the USA“. I got them recently and I think I could’ve made better ones out of a roll of tinfoil. I mean I’ll get these things to work but they’re going to need to be bent into shape and fabricated. At least I have a general shape to start from. Definitely not worth the almost $400.
     
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    mopar4don Well-Known Member

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    Can you buy decent originals?
     
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    zyzzyx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Yeah, I hear ya! I've been reading posts about the junk out there and comments that people
    wish they had an old junkyard B body to beat the moldings around on to make them fit. I will
    not buy these pieces until I hear better reviews! My wheel wells look perfect without any
    moldings on them and besides, I'm not looking for "Points." $400.00 Eh? OHCH!
     
  4. BAFRAID

    BAFRAID She’s looking like a Super Bee again!! FBBO Gold Member

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    The last pair of originals I saw somebody selling they listed as original wheel well trim for an A12 Super Bee, Coronet, whatever. I think they were like $1200
     
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    eldubb440 more miracles than Jesus FBBO Gold Member

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    I just installed a set on a 70........ they were pretty much perfect, much to my surprise

    quarters were replaced and I didn't have them during mock up, to complicate thing even further

    I line up the body line with its corresponding bend in the moulding, and start drilling/screwing from the top......
     
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      Bring your car and trim over.. I'll make'm fit !
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      • Big D A12

        Big D A12 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        I have done several cars now with the reproductions. Yes, they do have to be shaped and manipulated. You will want to verify the screw hole locations as well. I did it prior to paint to avoid damage during the final install. I didn't think it was a big deal. Just my 2 cents.

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          BAFRAID She’s looking like a Super Bee again!! FBBO Gold Member

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          Picking up the D 200 on Sunday. I’ll get that running and throw the B on a trailer. I’ll be up there in two or three months. LOL
           
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            I am at the part of my build that I’m just trying to get things back together. I totally get wanting to make sure all the screws are in the right locations. The moldings I got only had the top two screw holes in them. I got some really nice stainless Phillips screws to put them on with. After the heads broke off of about three of them I decided to use the self tapping hex head screws I have. I just wanna get the damn car on the road.
             
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              BAFRAID She’s looking like a Super Bee again!! FBBO Gold Member

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              i thought I was getting the better set. One set was around 200 and the “made in the USA“ set was around three something. I went with the more expensive set thinking they would be better. I guess I was wrong.
               
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