Door dovetails have been repro-ed by the Alpine club in the UK, SAOC.
I purchased a couple for my car. They are virtually
indistinguishable from the originals. Haven't had 'em in long enough
to know whether they crack like the originals. Cost was about 25
pounds apiece ($40). As far as I know, sales are to SAOC members
> Subject: Re: Tiger II grills
> Reply-to: Dave McDermott <Dave.McDermott@cusys.edu>
> Air cleaner assemblies, door dovetails
> At 06:15 PM 7/16/97 -0400, Spook37211@aol.com wrote:
> >Ladies and Gentlemen,
> >I have recieved the the first shipment of new Tiger II grills. They are
> >exact recreations of an original, new grill (Thanks, Bob!). After close
> >examination, I do not believe that they can be distinguished from an
> >original, up to and including the type of material that Chrysler/Rootes used.
> > I am so sure of this, that if you can tell the original from the new ones, I
> >will refund your money, AND you can KEEP the grill!
> >Three of the grills, out of ten (10) have been sold already to people
> >promised first on the list. This leaves seven to go.
> >These seven will be sold under the following provisios: One to a customer,
> >none will be sold to businesses, none to someone who may, in my view, be a
> >speculator. The price is $356 plus shipping. The first to contact me to
> >make arrangements will get the grills.
> >I hope that these items will be the first of several that can be arranged to
> >be recreated (to call these parts a 'reproduction' is really a slur against
> >them). I have for some time seen that there are a number of people out there
> >that are interested in obtaining some of the parts and accessories that these
> >cars were available with when they were new, only to be discouraged by some
> >of the absurd prices asked.
> >(No slam intended, things are what they are...)
> >This is not a 'give away'; I'm a believer in capitalism, and the price as
> >stated allows me to make a small profit.
> >I am interested in getting some feedback from others out there as to what
> >pressed and cast metal parts they feel might be of interest to the group.
> >Best Regards,