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Old 12/11/2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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NOS Hood locks: Are they worth it?

Are the reproductions available on market ok or is it worth to get the Ford Originals? What are your opinions and why?
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Old 12/11/2010, 12:24 PM   #2
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I have cars with both, but because I drive them and don't compete in judged shows, the ones that have repros are fine, and few the wiser. When the day comes when I begin selling them, I will try to apply as many original-spec parts (to include proper alternators, carbs, etc..) as $$ permit to keep the desirability among collectors as high as possible. So, I guess it depends on what your personal preferences are. Like everyone - I try to collect and keep original parts to this end, but I don't always install them on driven cars where they can be subject to wear & tear or etc... for the present moment.

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Old 12/11/2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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Real or repro?

If you shop carefully you can probably buy a set of NOS hood locks for nearly the same price you'll pay for repros. I bought our new set in the Ford factory boxes for under $100.00, so they were a good deal. (I kept the old original pair in our spare parts of course ...)

I may have passed my "best before" date, but I haven't reached my "expiry" date!
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