Repro sheet metal: Old vs. New?
I have an opportunity to get some AMD sheet metal that is most likely over a decade old, maybe older. ('71 SS-right rear quarter, roof panel, SS hood). In new condition, 2 pieces in the original packaging, although the boxes are raggled up. The metal is all good, no dings, etc.
My question is, is the newer stamped stuff (of any manufacturer) better than the older stuff, either fit wise or any other issues wise?
The guy basically wants today's retail pricing for it, the only real advantage that it is local, so I wouldn't have to pay freight, or take a trip to Carlisle. Then again, if I end up with some kind of issue, there would be no solution that I may get from a reputable vendor.
Or am I overthinking this?
Thanks for your opinions.
'71 SS 350
3rd and 6th owner
2017 Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra