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#2410775 - 11/29/17 01:52 PM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: AAR#2]
minivan Offline
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Originally Posted By AAR#2
I suspect another case where the lowest bidder gets the work.


Just like the O rings on the Space Shuttle.....


Edited by minivan (11/29/17 01:53 PM)

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#2411087 - 11/29/17 10:34 PM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: AAR#2]
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I agree with the gold... Got a bunch of parts from cars removed in the 70s and a lot have no see the light of day since and the pentastars are all gold.
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#2411176 - 11/30/17 07:52 AM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: AAR#2]
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Registered: 10/02/11
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Loc: Dry Heat AZ
Great, I think we all agree on gold at this point, next issue is correct gold.

Looking at the difference between my original and aar1064's original, its clear to see they were not manufactured by the same company, with the same process.

Equally noticeable is the depth of color. Since he sanded the front of his I can only go off the back, and the color or fairly deep, a fair match to the "Authentic Restoration" shown at the top of the thread.

Mine on the other hand appears more light gold or light brass in color on the exposed surface, but the back is clearly not covered in color. Makes it tough to say what it started life as. We also know that Fastmark believed his cars to be silver, or very light gold, more in line with what I found.

So whats a guy to do to be considered correct?
Simply buy the "Authentic Restoration" part?
Does anyone know if its a two piece construction?
Paint or plated?

The only other options would be to find an NOS one or get mine anodized with a shade of yellow gold thats closer to my current color.

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#2411265 - 11/30/17 10:45 AM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: AAR#2]
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I had a bunch of Nos ones it's the only correct gold. Here a reproduction one from a year or so ago. Nothing like Nos. I had about 13 of them to sell after keeping ones for my cars. I have one left in the package. I sold almost all of them to Moparts members and they are still the same price. Pm if interested.


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#2411326 - 11/30/17 01:01 PM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: QuickBpBp]
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All 4 of my classic cars have them & they are gold. I even added one to my 2012 Challenger Classic to keep the typical Mopar Muscle theme going.
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#2411334 - 11/30/17 01:06 PM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: 6PKRTSE]
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Loc: Indianapolis, IN
QuickBpBp,

You are over your PM limit. I was going to PM you that if AAR#2 does not want the 1 NOS Pentastar you have remaining, I would be willing to purchase for my project.

Thanks.

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#2411380 - 11/30/17 02:26 PM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: QuickBpBp]
DAYCLONA Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 15631
Loc: Mass
Originally Posted By QuickBpBp
I had a bunch of Nos ones it's the only correct gold. Here a reproduction one from a year or so ago. Nothing like Nos.




I have a few I bought NOS back in the mid-late 70's, they're all on my cars, but my latest project I needed one, and looked at and bought a few repros (appears 2 or more different mfg's/vendors making them, or revisions?), while they were all OK from the various vendors, only one was a match compared to the originals and NOS units I have, the one from Year One was pretty much "dead-on" in terms of appearance/construction...

Year One (bottom) offering compared to your NOS/repro pics below


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#2411444 - 11/30/17 05:20 PM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: QuickBpBp]
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Loc: Dry Heat AZ
Yep, appears your inbox is filled, maybe shoot me an email or PM with your asking price.

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#2411450 - 11/30/17 05:32 PM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: DAYCLONA]
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Registered: 10/02/11
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Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
Originally Posted By QuickBpBp
I had a bunch of Nos ones it's the only correct gold. Here a reproduction one from a year or so ago. Nothing like Nos.




. . . only one was a match compared to the originals and NOS units I have, the one from Year One was pretty much "dead-on" in terms of appearance/construction...

Year One (bottom) offering compared to your NOS/repro pics below


Dayclona, the YO image is identical to the Goodmark image I mentioned in an earlier posting, perhaps YO and Goodmark are one in the same?



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#2411461 - 11/30/17 06:12 PM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: AAR#2]
DAYCLONA Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
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Loc: Mass
Originally Posted By AAR#2
Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
Originally Posted By QuickBpBp
I had a bunch of Nos ones it's the only correct gold. Here a reproduction one from a year or so ago. Nothing like Nos.




. . . only one was a match compared to the originals and NOS units I have, the one from Year One was pretty much "dead-on" in terms of appearance/construction...

Year One (bottom) offering compared to your NOS/repro pics below


Dayclona, the YO image is identical to the Goodmark image I mentioned in an earlier posting, perhaps YO and Goodmark are one in the same?




Could be?...YO is mostly just a marketing agent of other vendors offerings, although they do have a few of their own exclusive licensed products...

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#2411474 - 11/30/17 06:47 PM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: AAR#2]
QuickBpBp Offline
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Registered: 07/06/03
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Loc: SE PA.
That's a big improvement on the reproduction for sure... The one I have next to the real one was sold being a Moparts sponsor. Maybe he now sells the newer version that at least resembles a real one. Aar#2 I sent you a PM...


Edited by QuickBpBp (11/30/17 06:48 PM)

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#2411476 - 11/30/17 06:50 PM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: AAR#2]
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When I was a parts driver kid for Ply.& Dodge I remember a couple of them just laying around on the floor never thought years later Id be buying an NOS one for too much $$$$.

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#2411490 - 11/30/17 07:39 PM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: 71GTX471]
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Loc: Pacific NW USA
I bought three from Koller Dodge in 2003 for $5.75ea. They look identical to the one in this eBay listing. Guess I should have bought more.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/63-74-Mopar-Pre...em/381824853069
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#2411980 - 12/01/17 06:32 PM Re: Pentastar, Lower RH Fender [Re: AAR#2]
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Loc: Harriman NY
I think I bought one from Kohler also around the same time & it was a repop.

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