Author Topic: "retooled" Ford scuff plates  (Read 2173 times)

Offline astat1

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"retooled" Ford scuff plates
« on: September 08, 2009, 05:13:57 AM »
Has anyone had any experience in side to side comparison of original vs the new 'retooling' of the scuff plates on a 69? I heard that the finish is better but was wondering whether the $150 difference is justified.

Offline rockhouse66

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Re: "retooled" Ford scuff plates
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009, 08:03:17 AM »
I don't have a NOS scuff plate for comparison (which I think is actually your question), but I did install a pair of the new "Ford Tooling" plates on my '69 and I am very happy with them.
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Offline J_Speegle

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Re: "retooled" Ford scuff plates
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2009, 09:35:14 PM »
Not sure if NOS are the ones we should be comparing the reproductions too since we so often find that the NOS ones are nothing like (or at least they are different) the originals

Have not done a good study but will dig out some originals and compare them to the repos next week and try and post some pictures to help everyone  unless someone beats me to it
« Last Edit: January 07, 2010, 03:27:04 AM by J_Speegle »
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Offline astat1

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Re: "retooled" Ford scuff plates
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 09:47:05 PM »
Hi Jeff, any luck on finding some samples for comparison? Thanks

Offline rmaginnis

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Re: "retooled" Ford scuff plates
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 11:57:56 PM »
Hi Jeff, any luck on finding some samples for comparison? Thanks
I realize this response might be a bit too late but, I recently purchased (NPD) and installed the OE tooling plates on my '70 and they are excellent. My originals are looking pretty worn and dull and these look identical except new finish. Not ultra bright or highly polished (like some cheap repops) but fresh.
Rick
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