We can honestly say these are much better than the originals when it comes to durability. The originals were backed with a "fiber-board" that was prone to failure in the clip areas and almost always curl at the edges with age. These new panels are backed in sturdy, moisture proof ABS plastic and covered with the correct textured vinyl. Secondly this much improved new version does not crack in the arm rest area like the originals. You will have to reuse your original decorative trim, emblems and pull straps. If you do not have these items we often have originals in stock. If your car was equipped with power windows or stereo you will have to make the appropriate cuts to facilitate them using your old panels as a template. These have the correct grain vinyl stretched over the abs backing so they look and feel very much like originals. Due to the fact that these were made from a mould taken from NOS original door panels there is always going to be a size difference from the originals. This is really only noticeable where you attach the horizontal belt-line kit (available from us). The fix is to trim a little off the stainless strips that attach to the top of your panels.
Make no mistake, these are the same, exact panels sold by other vendors, it's just that we want you to know up front what the differences are between original and reproduction "Before" you go to install them.
This is a Drop Shipped item, please allow up to a month for delivery.
Sold as a pair only.
You can watch the video on replacing your 71-73 door panels below.