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Old Jan 28th, 11, 08:54 AM
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Default Platinum standard PUI door panels?

Just looking at Ricks new products and came across these Platinum door panels. Pic looks a lot closer to original GMs than the previous repro one. Anyone see these in person?

http://www.rickscamaros.com/camaro-f...bled-1969.html

Camaro Front Door Panels, Standard Interior, Platinum Edition Assembled, 1969
•Authentic Reproduction Of Originals
•Crafted To Meet The Highest Standards
•Correct Sharp Defined Pleats
•Measurements Taken From Original Panels To Assure Accuracy
•True Madrid Grain Vinyl Dielectrically Sealed With Stitch Bar
•Assembled Door Panels Include, Chrome Trim, Door Lock Ferrules And Pre-Installed Top Rails
•Ready To Be Installed On Your Door!

Rick’s Camaros is proud to introduce Platinum Edition door panels by PUI, the leader in quality interiors. These new high-quality door panels are completely re-engineered to offer you the pinnacle in originality for the best restoration possible. Featuring correct, as original beveled pleats, sharper and firmer edges molded to match original GM panels. Every dimension has been checked and re-checked painstakingly to insure the most authentic true-to-factory reproduction, its like having a time machine and taking them off the assembly line in 1969! Black panels use true-black Madrid vinyl to assure your panels will not fade for years to come. Rick’s is proud to offer PUI Platinum Edition door panels. Simply the best and they don’t get any better than this!
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Old Jan 28th, 11, 09:51 AM
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I wonder how those compare to Classic Industries set (or are they from the same manufacturer)?

CI @249.99 / pr:

http://www.classicindustries.com/cam...s/k64501p.html

Ricks @269.99 / pr:


Looks very close and the price is similar...
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Old Jan 28th, 11, 10:08 AM
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The pic from Classic look like the incorrect foam ones (the pleats have a puffy rounded look) The ricks pic is more flattened like the origin (my .02 )
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Old Jan 28th, 11, 10:17 AM
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Doesn't even look like Ricks is offering the "gold" level panel. That is good!
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I just picked up a set of the PUI platinum panels and they look much better than the gold editions I ordered last year and promptly returned. The metal trim is rounded almost identically to the originals and the pleats are flat and crisp unlike the puffy pleats on the gold editions. So far they are the best reproductions I've seen. I haven't installed them yet and won't be getting to it for a few more weeks so we'll see how the fit goes.
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Old Jan 29th, 11, 05:35 AM
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Thanks for the info Tony!
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Old Jan 29th, 11, 06:31 PM
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If anyone is interested in close up pictures of the pleats and trim, I can take some and get them posted.
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Thanks for the info Tony, and pics would be great. Just finished painting my interior floors and roof so door panels aren't far off for me.


Thanks!
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Here are a couple of pictures of the PUI Gold Editions that I got originally and returned due to poor trim quality and pleats that were way too puffy. The GE trim really pissed me off and forced me take a bunch of pictures, annotate them and and send to PUI ( there were more pictures than these with much more descriptive language that I won't post here).

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Here are close ups of the Platinum Edition panels I just got. The pleats are much crisper, less puffy and generally much closer to the original contours. The trim is rounded at the edges almost like the originals, which is way better than the blunt cut Gold Edition trim.
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Nice pics Tony! Thanks
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Nice pics Tony! Thanks
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Old Feb 3rd, 11, 09:47 AM
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The ricks are looking very charcoal in the pic.
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Default Re: Platinum standard PUI door panels?

Not sure what ones I bought but goy them from Ricks.I dont like the flimsy card board is what disapointed me....
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Old Feb 3rd, 11, 07:17 PM
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Tony, do you have any pics of the top curved portion? What is made out of? I am debating on having my originals recovered vs buying the platinums.
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Default Re: Platinum standard PUI door panels?

Thanks! I didn't know there was that much difference!
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