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09 Jun 2003 16:41 #366 by Josh Malks
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Someone is selling "pads" on eBay for both 810/812 and L-29 Cords. I can't speak for the L-29s, but some of these for 810/812s are replacements for parts that never existed in the first place. To wit: There were no rubber "pads" between the trunk latches (all four pieces) and the body of the car, or between the license lamp and the deck lid.

Yes, there should have been to protect the paint. But there weren't. Guide yourself accordingly.

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10 Jun 2003 13:19 #370 by balinwire
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About the pads, I was not aware there were not pads as the "reproductions" look so fine and would work so well.

Would they affect judging an original car? They seem like a good idea.

The price seems fair and as I see it anyone making anything <parts> for these cars should be applauded.

There should be a disclamer if it is advertised as an original part. With the paint jobs I have seen on these cars I could comb my hair in the reflection. They would work well to protect from chipping.

I made mine from some from some cork but I really like the black rubber hinge pads as mine are always loose.

I wish the fellow made rubber donuts and sway bar bushing also maybe window rubber, etc.

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10 Jun 2003 14:13 #372 by PushnFords
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Have you considered using clear plastic or rubber as a paint guard? I've seen clear plastic washers designed to go under standard hardware to keep the paint from splitting when the bolt or nut is tightened down. I was also working on a '62 Vette last year that used a clear plastic strip under the hardtop to keep from scratching the paint.

I'm not sure where exactly (Eastwood, farm supply?) but I'd think there would be a clear plastic out there that would be several mills thick and durable enough to use as a pad under latches and emblems like this. It would keep the paint from being scratched or chiped but would also be a lot harder to see than the black rubber.

Just a thought........

Derek

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10 Jun 2003 14:25 #374 by Josh Malks
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Good idea, Derek.

The main problem with these kinds of aftermarket "pads", as I see it, is the bead that the designers put around the edges. That simply accentuates the inauthenticity.

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