This product has received the 'Crappy Product' certificate.
Items that receive the 'Crappy Product' certificate are products that we carry for comparison purposes as they are often the version offered by other vendors or because it is the only version available. We would not be willing to use these parts on our own cars, and we do not recommend purchasing these parts.
WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT RETURNS FOR THESE PARTS.
The fasteners for the license plate are just slightly different but the function and placement are dead on. These reproductions are nice enough that some might offer them as NOS. The difference in these fasteners would be about the only way you could differentiate one from the other.
This was a real surprise... The reproduction weighs a tad more than NOS at 4.85 pounds vs. the NOS which weighs in at 4.65 pounds.
The mounting tabs on this reproduction look nicer than the NOS example, (notice the wrinkles). This NOS valance was one of the last Ford made, the valance that was used to make this reproduction was an earlier service replacement part.
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