Many used items in our picture(s) have been cleaned and/or bead blasted prior to being photographed to show condition and detail. The item you receive, in most circumstances, will be pulled from the donor car and shipped to you without being cleaned. We do not retake pictures each time a used item sells. Pictures are a good indicator of what you will receive, but not all used parts age the same. On high dollar parts, email us and we can send a few pictures of the actual part available.
"Core" Items: If we use the word "Core" in the title of the product, the item has been deemed rebuildable, but has not been rebuilt. The item you receive, in most circumstances, will be pulled from the donor car and shipped to you without being cleaned.
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.
Product Condition Grades
Below is a general description of what the criteria is for our product condition grades. These are generalizations that are intended to give you an idea of the condition of the product at a quick glance. Because different parts degrade at different rates, there are variances in what the letters represent, please see the products description for details about the condition of any particular product.
A = Excellent / Above Average
B = Average / Some flaws / Good to Excellent Driver Quality
C = Obvious flaws / Poor to Average Driver Quality
D, E, F = Worse, Worser, Worsest
This is the correct ring for all years 1967 - 1973 high beam or low beam. No dings, gouges or broken spot welds. It is held in place by a spring and two screws. Four rings required per car, sold individually. Made from stainless steel, these clean up nicely with fine steel wool.
Ford part number C7AZ-13015-B.
Below is a comparison of the Repro and Used/NOS Headlight rings:
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The above picture shows the Used (top left), NOS (center), and Repro (bottom right) Headlight rings side by side.
If you look close at the above picture you can see that the Repro leaning while the NOS and Used are level.
Above is the NOS arm that attaches the ring to the headlight bucket.
Below you can see that the repro is almost 3/8" shorter. This makes it so that the repro WILL REQUIRE longer screws to attach it to the headlight bucket.
Above is the NOS Spring Anchor Tab. As you can see if you compare it to the picture of the repro below, it is much wider than the repro. You will also notice that the repro is a single piece with no joints, where as the Used and NOS are tack welded to the spring anchor tab.
Another difference to note, is that the repros have a brushed finish, whereas the NOS and Used have much more of a shine to them when they are polished up.