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    FENDERS, TRUNK, DOOR SKIN AND ONE PIECE FULL FLOOR

    Between Classic Industries, Danchuck, Ecklers and Sherman, who has all of them and has the very best for a true 1957 2 Door BA?
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    "Restoration World", out of Ohio. Great prices and after you spend $2,500 you get a 5% off anything you buy. Check it out, great service,nice people.
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    The problem here is that Classic, Danchuk, and Eckler's all sell Sherman. Danchuk sells both Sherman and Golden Star. Not sure about the other two.

    Resto-World sells Golden Star.

    The real question should be between Golden Star and Sherman (actually EMI).

    I think the Golden Star complete floor is recognized to be the best. Not even sure if Sherman/EMI has one.

    Fenders might depend on year.

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    I just bought a bunch of stuff for my 57 from Eckler's, because they were having a 20% off sale. Not everything was discounted, but a lot was. Everything was nice, but the full quarters have a vertical seem right through the wheel well, and the trunk floor for mini-tubs had a cheesy patch where the tubs were widened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_L View Post
    The problem here is that Classic, Danchuk, and Eckler's all sell Sherman. Danchuk sells both Sherman and Golden Star. Not sure about the other two.

    Resto-World sells Golden Star.

    The real question should be between Golden Star and Sherman (actually EMI).

    I think the Golden Star complete floor is recognized to be the best. Not even sure if Sherman/EMI has one.

    Fenders might depend on year.
    Sherman/EMI makes full floors, but they're a lot more expensive than the Golden Star ones, and last I saw they didn't include the inner rockers. And they're not a one-piece floor...they're two half-pans welded together. I think it's something like $1200 versus the Golden Star price of around $900. Plus the Golden star floors are EDP coated, which provides some protection inside the braces. Sure, you may have to remove it before painting the floo, but at least the interior areas are coated.

    No question in my mind....the Golden Star floor is what I'd use. Not sure about fenders, doors, and trunk.

    I talked to Real Deal Steel at SEMA. They sell complete replacement bodies for $14000 and complete bodies with fenders, doors, and trunk for $18000. In some cases that may make more sense than trying to rebuild a body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLKY55 View Post
    I just bought a bunch of stuff for my 57 from Eckler's, because they were having a 20% off sale. Not everything was discounted, but a lot was. Everything was nice, but the full quarters have a vertical seem right through the wheel well, and the trunk floor for mini-tubs had a cheesy patch where the tubs were widened.
    So they decided to sell where everyone else prices their parts at? LOL

    Got any pics of the quarters? I can't believe they'd sell them with a seam in the middle. That's garbage, imo. I didn't know they did minitubs. Show us some pics.
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    I had heard of the mini-tubbed floors and tubs. Sounds like the factory makes them just like the rest of us do.

    I too am curious about the quarters with a vertical seam, never heard of that.

    There are lots of bad comments about the Golden Star quarters, mostly the same areas are bad in the EMI quarters. But they may be harder to fix.

    Supposedly Golden Star doors are good. Don't know about skins.

    I've seen some bad comments about both EMI and Golden Star 55 front fenders. 57 fenders may be better.

    Remember that a "Real Deal Steel" body is all Golden Star parts. It's no better than the pieces.

    To me, there's still no substitute for the real originals thing if you can get them.

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    Here are some pics of the Frankenstein quarter.20131111_175847.jpg20131111_175900.jpg
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    Sorry Olky55, but I'd send that crap back to Ecklers on their dime. No way would I use a hacked up quarter like that. What brand is it? I've never seen one with a seam in it.
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    That's really ugly, and no way you can really work with that.

    I too would like to know who made it, so I can stay far, far away.

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