This discussion is interesting.
I am glad that I got the original tools for my 120 at a tenth of the new
prices, and the car for about one-hundredth of the price for restored cars
The repro driving lights, etc that were originally Lucas that I have seen do
not have either the Lucas label or part numbers. Since Lucas is still
around, I am sure that is why. I don’t think Lucas suppliers would
appreciate unapproved copies.
I seem to remember a Jaguar representative post on the list about a year ago
in regards to Jaguar labeled luggage. I also notice that on the Jag-lovers
home page that references or copies of Jaguar or the leaper must be duly
credited to Jaguar motors.
Hopefully, copying tools that have the Jaguar label on them wouldn’t stir up
anything since the tools were not made by Jaguar, but by companies that are
probably no longer in business. I am sure Snap-on or Craftsman wouldn’t be
happy about someone making copies with their labels on them tho.
It would be nice to get copies of tools, but buyer/bidder beware if that
Tool rolls, pouches, sheet metal, chrome and rubber pieces didn’t have
labels, only part numbers on them. Most of these repro items don’t have the
part numbers on them which help to define original parts.
For a person to tool up and make items like the originals costs a bit of
money. At least the labor wouldn’t be as intensive as grills and gas tanks.
Maybe we should contact Jorge or Bill Tracy about repro tools since they make
or contract the repro parts they sell.
In a message dated 1/29/2003 7:03:08 AM Pacific Standard Time,
email@example.com writes: Playing the devils advocate – why
should reproduction tools be subject to a different standard than any other
Right now you can purchase quality reproduction sheet metal, bumpers, head
lights, shifters and knobs, tail lights, fender lights, bumber support
brackets, etc., etc., etc.
Or you can go to the effort of searching out an original item and restoring
it to new condition — probably at more expense.
But when the job is done, no one but you knows the difference. And a future
owner probably will not know what replacement parts were used.
And yet there has been no call to mark each of these items to identify them
as reproductions. So why should tools be different? Not that I disagree.
Just advocating for the devil.
Ken Hodge >>