When i went to gather my parts to reassemble my 69 i found i had misplaced a lower. So while shopping and looking at ball joints i would need, I came across speedway's upper and lower A arms for 500 bucks. I decided to splurge a little and went for it. This cautionary tale is intended for anyone looking at these specific parts. The attached pictures are the replacement items i got today. The first sets that i got were even worse. I had asked for this order to be checked before sending and the great rep i spoke to did request that but someone dropped the ball. I'm going to end up using these in my mock up and then blow them apart, fix some welds, replace ball joints, and powder coat them. If i had to do it again i would have went up to the next tier of UMI or the like and gotten a perfect product the first time for 3 times the price. While i did not expect showroom finishes I don't think exposed metal is acceptable. I'm guessing any others on the speedway shelves will have these problems. I wiped the surfaces before these pictures so that is not dirt but just a trashed finish. Just fyi.