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#21 yenpit

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 02:57 PM

Buying NOS parts to copy will have been your best move in the end.........NICE!!!!  :thumbup:

 

So the NOS housings are late, have all 3 spru's, so a buyer with earlier 2 hole reflectors re-using the earlier reflector will need to snip 1 spru?  That seems easy enough......

 

Option 2 - snipping off a plastic spru to fit the earlier 2 hole reflector is better than the buyer with 3 hole reflectors "seeing" that your housing is missing a spru. In other words, make with 3 sprus, buyer can simply snip off if not needed. 

 

What kind of heat will it take to "melt" the sprus down once reflector is in place?  Will a regular Joe Schmo have the tool needed to melt it?  If not, option 4 might be better..... 

 

Option 4 - the more complete ANY repro part is, the better for the buyer! This option 4 sounds more like a "bolt in" part......can't beat that in replacing a part in a restoration!

 

My 2cents!