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    Door Pocket Set (for 1971)

    Looking for an excellent set of all 4 door pockets for my 1971 restoration. Must be in excellent condition. My other option is a new set from Porsche, but I thought Id see what is out there. Thanks
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    Have you priced NOS?

    I still have 4 sets of NOS and just curious what market rate currently is. (Not for sale).
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    I am curious about this too. I am not happy with the restored pockets on my '70E project.

    Anyone have experience with the fit and finish for the Porsche pockets? What is the best option for replacement?
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    How Porsche ever expected cardboard to stay in shape in close proximity to the heat and humidity of a car interior is beyond me. They probably started twisting on the boat ride over!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSTarga View Post
    How Porsche ever expected cardboard to stay in shape in close proximity to the heat and humidity of a car interior is beyond me. They probably started twisting on the boat ride over!
    I want to know how Porsche decided that lousy cardboard pockets were going to be hideously expensive, even back in the day. The reason good ones are so rare today is because of the cost to replace.

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    A friend of mine has Lakewell fiberglass repros in her '73.5 T targa. They look really nice to my uneducated eye. Probably obvious to some that they aren't original, but also less expensive (and more durable) than NOS.

    I can certainly see that NOS would be worth a considerable price for certain cars.
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    Not to mention the Rube Goldberg bungie cord retraction mechanism!
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    Not to high jack my own thread...Yes, Lakewell has a set at about $1030. Porsche has their new set at about $2300 and Sierra has their set at $1685. Of course someone will say these are totally inaccurate and not even remotely like the originals. But they are a choice. I'm just trying to see if there is another viable option. So back to my ask:

    Anyone have a set of excellent original pockets who actually want to sell them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    Have you priced NOS?

    I still have 4 sets of NOS and just curious what market rate currently is. (Not for sale).
    I just bought a set NOS for $3k.
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    Sounds like NOS is unobtainable and potentially not durable. Besides the Lakewell option, has anyone tried the Porsche set or any other good reproduction?
    Tom Butler
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