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post #1 of 5 Old 01-18-2014, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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various manufacturer - exterior body parts

do you have any experience with these parts, like you get from rock automotive. i'm going to need a header and bumper.

one of my concerns is that the original jeep header is fiberglass, the after market is plastic. I'm thinking the fb is better but under normal use will the plastic one hold up? thanks

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-18-2014, 02:56 PM
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Why not go to a junk yard? You will probably get both parts for 20 bucks.

That said, plastic will hold up fine, possibly even better than fiberglass.

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I could but it would be easier to order the after market online. I checked with the junkyard, they have one but the parts would be about the same price. maybe a little more from junkyard.
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I could but it would be easier to order the after market online. I checked with the junkyard, they have one but the parts would be about the same price. maybe a little more from junkyard.
New will come unpainted, so keep that in mind.
I'd tell them you'll offer x amount, seems odd they would be that much though.

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Most of the plastic header panels are thin and flimsy, and fit pretty crappy.

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