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Old 12-04-2022, 03:44 PM
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B-man... I have to say,... you are not correct. Max Performance is still making items. With my help, they just made the 1969-1970 & 1971-1972 Grand Prix vinyl top moldings and the 1970 Grand Prix fender plate.
You have to understand that every request they can't say YES to. If they make it, it has to be affordable for the hobbyist AND profitable for them. There were some projects that were duds... Now a days companies have to be careful of what they do. Every request is considered, so please don't think it's being ignored. Mike
Aluminum hoods. 65-67 and 68-70 GTO. 70-76 and 77-81 Trans Am. I doubt it would be quite as simple as slipping a different sheet into the pile, but they're already stamping steel ones. Ah-loo-min-E-um.

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Old 12-04-2022, 03:53 PM
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B-man... I have to say,... you are not correct. Max Performance is still making items. With my help, they just made the 1969-1970 & 1971-1972 Grand Prix vinyl top moldings and the 1970 Grand Prix fender plate.
You have to understand that every request they can't say YES to. If they make it, it has to be affordable for the hobbyist AND profitable for them. There were some projects that were duds... Now a days companies have to be careful of what they do. Every request is considered, so please don't think it's being ignored. Mike
Glad my reply garnered some attention and confirmation that this thread is still actively monitored and requested items are still being considered.

The lack of interaction from those who are in charge of new product consideration is why I decided to post what I did, I hope this exchange opens the door to further attention and information sharing on new products.

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Old 12-05-2022, 04:56 AM
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These solenoids were made some years ago. I was the contact to the mfg who was a Mopar guy of all things. We got a batch of 100 of them in.. Several were not working properly, so I had to test every one of them. In the end, I had 70 were not working properly, and the mfg did not want to repair/replace them. He said it was a very limited production. So maybe I'll put a bug in the Prez's of Max Performance's ear this week... I still think I have an original one.. Mike
Thank you sir, that would be great. Not an emergency of course, but I bet it's one of the last missing pieces for a lot of folks.

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Old 01-07-2023, 02:31 AM
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I have explored the idea of making repops of the lenses via additive manufacturing (basically a liquid acrylic 3d print) I work in that space and the margin of effort vs financial reward is pretty close. If there were enough interest it wouldn't be to difficult to print RH an LH repops of the side marker lenses as well as the front lower park lamp housings...those are even more difficult to find than the lenses. the park lamp housings can actually be printed with a high degree of strength and have a reflective coating applied cheaply. Trust me, I have a 70 lemans and through the years of it being disassembled and moved around they went missing, took me forever to find NOS parts only to hit a goose a year ago and really tear up the LH side, thankfully my front valance has never been a concern. Honestly...If i ever smashed up the front end beyond repair id would be much cheaper to put all of the repop GTO components on (including GTO fenders) than to ever try sourcing all the 70' parts.

I did source JUST NOS grills, valance, turn signal and side markers with housings. Already had hood. Would have been cheaper to clone over whole front end. Added it up both ways myself. Problem is… “it’s just a Lemans.” Hard loaded 1/1673 70 Sport Coupes ever built. I wasn’t about to give up that front end. So I spent more building “just a Lemans” than I would having “identified as” as GTO. I’d be happy to fly wherever and furnish NOS parts for the copy. If it could just be made to break even, keep existing cars in parts, and maybe save a Sport Coupe, T-37, GT-37 or someone’s dads “just a Lemans” from being cloned out of existence, I think that would be cool.


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Old 01-08-2023, 11:40 PM
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If there was a market for 1970 Lemans fenders, grills, header panel, clear parking lamp lenses, and side maker lenses, I would be all over that. I have several NOS fenders, a header panel, grills, lenses and housings. It's just hard to find that small group of people who would be willing to dish some money out... Mike

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