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Not Original Parts
To all that are interested and involved in the
restoration and perpetuation of the hobby of antique
automobiles: We would like to introduce a new company that is
involved in just that. The name is NOT ORIGINAL PARTS (NOP).
My name is Ron Peters; my brother Terry and I have grown up
surrounded by this hobby. We both have been involved with
many makes of vehicles, but have been primarily interested in
Chrysler products (Mopars) and Alfa Romeos.
Our view toward restoration is one of extreme
quality, and we, like you, have a difficult time finding parts
with which to rebuild our cars. There are many manufacturers
of aftermarket parts for many different types of cars, and
there is just as wide a diversity in quality as well. Not
only is the search for the part difficult, but the search for
the quality in that individual part makes things doubly hard.
Other times the part is nowhere to be found in aftermarket and
the only option left is in trying to find it from a private
party or possibly a parts car or wreck. The market for
original parts is often sparse and can be extremely
expensive. This is where NOP comes in.
We are in the process of restoring a 1957 Alfa Romeo
Giulietta Sprint. We have decided to add to the aftermarket
arena by starting with the Giulietta. We not only want to do
this to return our car to 100 point condition, we would also
like to help all those out there with similar cars, as well as
others to be explained later. NOP's aim is to produce the
highest quality parts to give the absolute perfect look of
restoration without diluting the original-part market with
parts that are so close to original that they can be passed
off as original. We plan to make every part so that it can be
identified as aftermarket when not in place, but have the
perfect look of originality when in place. We don't want to
NOP is starting with a part that was included on at
least the 1957 and 1958 Giulietta Sprints. It may be on other
years or models of Giuliettas but as of now we don't have that
information. This part is a jack-hole cover. On the side of
the Giulietta Sprint, in the body there are four slots for
jack points. These parts are original equipment that fit into
these jack points to cover the hole and continue the body
line. Many other owners that we have talked to had never
heard of these covers for their cars and we thought that there
would be many others in the same situation. Initially NOP
would like any information concerning these covers and also we
would like any interested inquiries to email for more specific
NOP does not want to limit itself to producing only parts
from one specific model of one specific make of automobile.
We are starting with the Giulietta mainly for the fact that it
is the car we have most access to. We would like to produce
the parts that are needed, no matter what kind of car they are
for. All we need is the verification that there is enough
demand for any given part to make the process feasible. We
welcome any and all requests for specific parts and we will
research and consider all of them. Most people involved in
auto restoration cannot afford to have a particular part
custom made for one time use, but with a company like NOP, we
are small enough that we can have short runs of parts for very
specific applications and make it worthwhile.
I would like to thank you for your time on behalf of
Terry and myself, Ron. We would greatly appreciate any
comments, information, or requests.
Not Original Parts
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