I tried a search but came up dry, looking to find identifying features of what would be accepted as Concours.
I did see a thread for the early 64-1/2 with square corners so obviously, I left that out of the discussion.
I have my originals for my 67 (presumably original but because I had them off multiple times, I could have switched them out had I noticed I had better looking ones to have used, don't remember though)
I have a pair of Corvex reproductions, with "Ford Licensed" logo plate
I have a pair of
Ford Service Replacemnts with shipping dates on the boxes of January, '98 that look very close to my originals
What I have noticed between the three I have on hand is that the aftermarket ones, the ends where they meet up to the windlace are not shaped at all the same. (see pictures) They are not notched like originals either so fitment at the ends is way off.
2nd difference I noticed are where the the pen in the pictures is pointing. Aftermarket ones are more squared off from either NOS or originals on this detail.
3rd difference, the logo plate. Color of blue is off and some finer details of the FoMoCo script as well is the brushed finish is off slightly. These details are difficult to see in pictures so I would say the reproduction logo plates may pass muster unless you are keen enough to notice these slight variations. (note: both original logo plates were missing, I have no images to share)
I hope this thread helps to produce better reproductions or to at least bring to the attention of restorers and judges the variations that are easiest to spot between the three (original,
Ford Service Replacements & repops).
Genuine Ford Service Replacement scuff plates are getting very scarce and prices are ridiculous on parts such as these that used to be very inexpensive. (when available through Ford)
Any other input from other original scuff plates or any other reproductions on the market would be great
As for me, I happened into these
OE Ford Service Replacement ones last week at what I thought to be a very good price so I am good. I see another pair of what is commonly known as NOS for sale on "the bay" for quite a sum and haven't noticed any NOS or Service Replacement sets for under $150 for years now. I hope there are better options still out there for restorers to go to.Last Edit, made corrections for improper over-use of the term NOS