: Repo doors for 1st gen queston :eek:
Apr 5th, 00, 08:42 AM
Anybody out there ever purchase a repo COMPLETE door from Classic Industires???
Looking to get one for my 69 and looking for info on quality. I think the prices are around 250 or so.
1st & 2nd GENGuy
Apr 5th, 00, 03:35 PM
Did not buy doors from Classic Industries but have purchased both 1/4s, rear body panel, and both front fenders for my 68. Quality was okay (not outstanding). The 1/4s seem alittle better than the fenders. Some minor fender fit problems with doors but nothing that is not fixable with alittle work..
68SS ZZ4, 4sp T-10, 12 bolt, getting painted
78Z28, 330hp vortec, TH350, 10 bolt (just finished)
Apr 9th, 00, 03:40 PM
i think the price on those doors was more like $600.but i could be wrong.
Apr 10th, 00, 05:07 AM
The price is 250.00 for each for a 69 door...anybody...with actual DOOR experience?
Apr 10th, 00, 06:20 AM
This question has come up a couple times with no answers. I am curious as to the craftsmanship myself. Maybe everyone is scared to try them after all the bad repro stories.
Apr 10th, 00, 10:55 AM
You may be correct. I have a few repo parts on my 69 body ( taillight section and rear 1/4's(full panels)) and have been very happy with the quality. Maybe the reason for no reply is for 67-69 door have just become available. My Classic Industries catalog says coming soon and its about a year old.
Lucky for me, one of my first jobs out of college(1990) was for a GM dealership and I could still purchase factory body panels at cost + 10%. For example my factory cowl hood only cost me +- $200.00 Boy, how times have changed.
DOORS DOORS DOORS WHO knows DOORS??? http://www.camaros.net/forum/biggrin.gif
Apr 11th, 00, 06:30 AM
I asked them about their doors about 5 months ago and they were not available yet. They have been in the catalog for quite some time though.
Apr 11th, 00, 07:05 AM
I don't know myself if they are available yet but I am starting to see them in everyones catalog
Apr 12th, 00, 03:27 PM
There is a company called Jimmysbowtie, he has a salvage yard in tennesee, I called them today b/c I have good 67 doors but my car is a 68. He sells complete, glass and all, and those without so you use your own parts. He said they take the old doors, blast them and put new door skins on all of them. He wants 375 each uncomplete and 475 complete. I need to sell the 67 doors before I can run off and buy 68's, I would like to trade for 68's if someone has them for 67's. I beleive the number to Jimmys is 1800414jims but I know the web site is www.jimmysbowtie.com (http://www.jimmysbowtie.com)
Apr 14th, 00, 07:22 AM
great tip charles, thanks
Jul 13th, 00, 06:48 AM
Just wanted to get an update on this subject, anybody hear anything or know about he quality of these repo doors?? http://www.camaros.net/forum/biggrin.gif
Jul 13th, 00, 06:40 PM
I think the product is just too new to judge and no one is quite sure if the doors are in fact "in stock". If it is anything similar to other industries, many times products such as these are put into catalogs and the like to see what the market holds. (is there a lot of response etc, before the tooling and cost is incurred to actually produce the doors) I've seen these in the books for quite some time and actually called once to check on availability. Doors, like front fenders, can become a real pain to fit properly, especially if you become real critical about body lines, flushness etc. I'd try to search out a good used shell, have a new skin put on it if it needs one and go with that. It may cost a little more in the long run, but a door is one piece of body metal which is used and fatigued the most out of all others.
Just my thoughts.
Sep 21st, 00, 03:43 AM
door update: I now have 2 doors on order with Classic Industries but they still are not in stock. They estimated delivery time is Jan. / Feb. 2001
I am sure glad my project is a long term one...it would be funny driving my car down the street without doors. http://www.camaros.net/forum/biggrin.gif
Classic Industires did say the door will be 1st class because with a door you cant hide or cut on quality. The current price is 249.00 a door but if your a VIP member you get 10% off. The salesperson did hint that the price may be much more when they actually get them in stock but would give the current price at the time they were ordered.
Sep 21st, 00, 05:32 AM
Just remember an old qoate of a friend of mine. If the repro supplier wanted to be honest, he would put in the catalog, "Similar to original, can be used if nothing else is available" If you don't hope for to much then you will be happy. There are some repro parts out there that are downright PERFECT, but only a rare few. The rest are "similar" some more than others, but they are just "similar"
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Sep 21st, 00, 06:56 AM
Don't forget to fill us in once you do get them. Interested in knowing what a repro bare door weighs. Hopefully they are as good as they say
Sep 21st, 00, 02:02 PM
Classic Industries always has a big booth at SEMA show. I will bet that they will have a couple of doors on display being that they are a new item. The show is the end of next month and I am going. I will let you guys know how they are if I see them. They might even have one painted all pretty and one bare. http://www.camaros.net/forum/smile.gif
Sep 22nd, 00, 05:28 PM
hope classic industries comes out soon with the repo doors soon, a DEER "speed beef" we call them here, ran into my 67 right side door and put the cave into it! KIND OF PISSED ME OFF if you know what i mean.
Mar 14th, 01, 07:34 AM
Well...I have my doors...after shipping 2 sets back for damage due to poor packaging.
The quality looks fairly good with only minor body work needed to make them perfect. The fit and finish seems to be par to above par for a repo item and I feel they will do well for the car I am building. The sheet metal seems fairly smooth and the curves match well to the fenders. Any other info I will post later on actually preparing the doors for paint. http://www.camaros.net/forum/biggrin.gif
Mar 14th, 01, 11:31 AM
I'm glad they worked for you. I personally will re-work my own metal after getting burned on repro fenders once.