Has anyone had any issues with the opgi parts? I ordered two left fenders both are garbage I ended up sourcing an oem fender. I just got my tail light hardware and the studs had some kind of crappy Chinese thread pitch and the nuts wont go on. Also my hood insert is garbage compared to the own one. Just wondering what other people’s opions on the quilts of this stuff is
Welcome to the world of reproduction parts. The best parts are the factory parts with regards to "perfect fit & finish."
Most aftermarket parts come from the same source and are sold by most of those who offer these parts. They may not fit like original and may need to be modified, but, if you don't want to pay the $high dollar for an original piece or it cannot be found, then you sometimes have to settle and deal with the aftermarket stuff. I have purchased from OPGI and have not had any issues with the pieces I have bought.
Not sure what year items you purchased or are complaining about. Posting the item and year would be helpful for all and may aid another member in his/her choice to purchase. OPGI & AMES both offer 1966-1970 fenders. In comparing, Ames states that the 1968-69 quality is poor and will require hours of prep work and use only as a last resort. OPGI does not include such a claim and says they fit like OEM. Same goes with hood inserts - AMES rates them from fair to very good. Note that none of them are rated as a perfect OEM replacement.
Again, welcome to the world of reproduction parts. Often members on the forum will ask about quality or best choice when sourcing these reproduction parts prior to purchasing them. Sometimes these type questions can be answered while other times not. And it does not matter if it is a body, electrical, interior, or mechanical part, these aftermarket suppliers and makers want to sell and make money and not all advertised parts that are said to fit or even work, do.
So as always, buyer beware unless you are buying a factory stamped item and then you have to trust the sellers description of the part and have to deal with that if it is not as accurate as you were led to believe. So the best way is to physically examine the piece you want in question prior to purchase. This is where attending swap meets at such shows as the Pontiac Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, attending a POCI nationals, or hitting local swap meets where you can see the part and decide for yourself if it is what you want and are willing to pay the price. It may be a long drive or require a vacation week to attend, but there is a better chance you will not be disappointed in the parts you need to source from original parts offered IF one of the vendors has it. And even this is not a guarantee that the part is what it is - just ask Dan who got boned on what he thought were a nice looking and refurbed pair of Rally II rims.