Sheet Metal Body Parts
The sheet metal you receive may have scratches, dings, small dents and other minor imperfections which are considered normal sheet metal characteristics due to the nature of the product. These minor imperfections will be easily corrected during the filling, priming and sanding phase of your sheet metal installation. We does not consider dings, scratches, minor dents or other imperfections on the sheet metal to be defects in the panel nor are they considered damaged. All sheet metal panels will require some sort of preparation and manipulation during installation. Every panel that we sell is inspected and then carefully packaged to protect against damage that may occur during transit. If damage occurs we require notification within 48 hours of delivery and we will require photos emailed to email@example.com.
We recommend test fitting all sheet metal panels prior to final paint and installation. Minor modifications including elongating mounting holes, adding additional shims, etc. are normal and may be necessary when installing sheet metal. It is important to note that hard driving conditions, like racing, can twist bodies and frames out of original tolerances. Poor bodywork from previous collisions can cause problems with the body structure that the panels are attached to. Some vehicles were manufactured with a unitized body causing even the most minor accident to twist the body creating a situation that would cause sheet metal panel mis-alignments. Take into consideration that tolerances on classic vehicles are not as exact as they are on modern vehicles. This is primarily due to the hand fitting of panels at the factory on most antique and classic cars as opposed to the robotics used in today’s modern factories. All of these factors will affect the way your new reproduction sheet metal will install and fit on the car. There is really no such thing as a direct fit body panel when it comes to older vehicles.
Truck Freight / Over Sized
Products that require truck freight are indicated as such and must be shipped via truck freight. This indicates that the product is too large for ground delivery and must be shipped by truck freight. There may be items listed herein that are not indicated as truck freight. These items must be pre-paid in advance including freight charges before the shipment can be sent. Truck Freight rates could be higher depending on what is being ordered and the destination. Should the customer’s delivery require special handling (lift gate service, re-routing, additional freight charges, etc.), any and all additional fees will be billed to customers credit card. Acceptance of truck freight shipment is acknowledgment that additional charges will be incurred. Please include a commercial business address when selecting “Business address” .Shipping to a residential address is only available if the address is the same as the billing address used for payment of order.
*Any commercial address in a rural area (farm/school) is considered residential, and will not qualify for "Business" freight cost.
Oversize is the designation for UPS ground or UPS Standard packages that meet one of the specifications for billing purposes. Oversize 1 (OS1) designates a combined length and girth exceeding 84", but less than 108". Actual weight is less than 30 lbs, and is billed at 30 lbs. Oversize 2 (OS2) designates a combined length and girth exceeding 108" but less than 130". Actual weight is less than 70 lbs, and is billed at 70 lbs. Oversize 3 (OS3) designates a combined length and girth exceeding 130" but less than 165". Actual weight is less than 90 lbs, and is billed at 90 lbs. We reserve the right to charge oversize fees on any order containing oversize products, even if it is not indicated on the web site. We reserve the right to charge oversize/overweight fees on any order containing oversize products. Oversize/overweight products are excluded from free shipping policy.