You are barking up the wrong tree...If somehow we could, as a group of enthusiasts, identify which quality pieces come from which select suppliers, I bet that it would pressure the industry into stepping up their quality "across the board." If the suppliers got stuck with crap inventory that nobody would buy, they would be forced to stock only the best stuff.
Of course, you're absolutely right Patrick (sigh). I'm jaded because I'm used to dealing with MILSPEC stuff. OEMs can force that level of quality control from their subs because of volume but unfortunately, that dynamic doesn't exist in the repop world.The only issue with that, is the list will only be good for right now. As suppliers continue to make parts, tools wear and need constant conditioning. So the best parts would probably be a revolving door. Not that it's a bad thing, nor would a list be a bad thing. However, it would probably be a rabbit chase to maintain.
Perhaps you could enlighten us with your selection of a better tree? Clearly, you have an opinion.You are barking up the wrong tree...
That's sad, but I don' doubt it. No one wants to repair, they just want to remove and install a shiny new one. And here in lies the difference in shops and people doing the work.when i was shopping paint every shop i spoke to said they rather take their chances with a repop then spend
days on end tweaking and refinishing an old original panel just to have possibally, maybe, perhaps so called better gaps,