Best Repo Trunk Lid

Discussion in 'Repro Parts' started by ranger, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. ranger

    ranger Well-Known Member

    Hi folks,

    Currently need to replace trunk lid. How many (Chinese?) manufacturers are there? I've heard the Goodmark brand, licensed by GM, is not that great. Tamaraz has 2 brands; one more expensive than the other, and neither one is marked "Goodmark."

    Prefer an original used one but they are getting rare.

    Thanks!

    Best,

    Ranger
    Aiken, SC
     
  2. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    I would get a used one. Most cars that wound up in yards had front end damage - rather than rear end. Also the lid fits other cars - 68 to 72 Chevelle and 70 - 72 Monte Carlo. So there are plenty out there. Am surprised the repro houses even thought they could make money reproducing them.
     
  3. ranger

    ranger Well-Known Member

    For sure, a good used one is best. But they are getting scarce. The Northern ones are rusted and many/most of the Southern rust-free ones have the lock punched out of the rear, causing damage that is not worth fixing.

    Yes, fits all the cars you mention PLUS the Grand Prix.

    Seems to be at least 2 Chinese suppliers, and maybe 3. The Goodmark, licensed by GM, I don't believe is the best. At least, I've heard stories that it is hard to fit and has "issues."

    Best,

    Ranger
    Aiken, SC
     
  4. laz

    laz Silver Level contributor

    I have used a repo trunk, i'm not sure who was the actual vendor I bought it used. I was happy with the end result.
    since chevelle's uses the same trunk and a few other models luckily for our buick's we can use them too.
    Yes I would rather put on a good used original but if you have no choice put on a repo, then take your time finding a really nice original.


    Look at link below:
    AMD is supposed to have good tooling for their sheet metal products.


    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/amd-850-3468/overview/
     
  5. rtv72

    rtv72 Founders Club Member

    Ranger,

    You can give this try

    http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/pts/5834290494.html


     
  6. ranger

    ranger Well-Known Member

    Thanks!

    Will check out!

    Best,

    Ranger
    Aiken, SC
     
  7. 1970bl20

    1970bl20 1970bl20

    I have a good clean used one I got to have a spare for my GS. The car is gone and I have no need of it. I will sell it cheap to someone who needs it but don't know how to handle shipping. If you are not in a hurry I get to Monroe ,SC a couple times a year if that's close to you.
     
  8. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    If the OP isn't interested, where are you located? Does it have holes for trim along the back edge?
     
  9. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    I used one from Tamaraz ....no issues just a bit lighter/thinner than original
     
  10. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    Greyhound is cheap for shipping stuff
     
  11. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    I have a used one but it needs a little work
     
  12. ranger

    ranger Well-Known Member

    John,
    I am not in a hurry. Not sure how close Monroe is to me but it's a small state. Let me know when you will be here next. Do you have a pic of outside and inside? Thanks to Everyone for your input!

    Best,

    Ranger
    Aiken, SC
     
  13. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    For anyone interested: Hollander ('74) states
    #973 - GM #8761214
    Buick Special - '70-'72 (yes they still used that name even after Buick dropped it)
    Chevelle - '68 - '72
    Monte Carlo - '70 - '72

    Grand Prix
    '69 - '70 is #976
    '71 - '72 is #1004
     
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  14. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Those trunklids are small enough to ship FedEx ground. I've done it.
     
  15. steve covington

    steve covington Well-Known Member

    Ranger, I have a 72 SKYLARK trunk lid, and relatives in LEXINGTON, SC that I plan to visit in June. Interested?
     
  16. ranger

    ranger Well-Known Member

    Steve,

    Yes. Pics and price, please. I can pick it up; not even an hour away.

    Thanks!

    Best,

    Ranger
    Aiken, SC
     
  17. steve covington

    steve covington Well-Known Member

    I can't ever get pic's to come up. I can send via phone to you. 843-479-3740 leave message.
    I'm in BENNETTSVILLE SC (2 &1/2 hours.); relatives in lexington...
    Also, correction: It is a 71 lid (not that matters)
     
  18. steve covington

    steve covington Well-Known Member

    Ten pics sent to your email.
     

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