Feedback by our customers
“OK I finally picked up my SL/R mirrors today from rare spares today after a three month wait.I have been assured the mirror defects have been fixed and the wait was worth it.
So ive decide to give them a review so other members can examine and comment on what they think of the current reproductions.Here goes:
The mirrors are made in Taiwan for Rare Spares.
The molded casing looks to be finished very well with no plastic flash around the edges and everything is smooth and well finished.
The chrome work looks to be very good with excellent shine and no evident sand marks or machine marks under the chrome.
The fit of the chrome pivot is very good and all attaching and adjusting cap screws are stainless.
The attaching plate is zinc plated very nicely and is a good fit in the bottom of the mirror and the attaching hole placement is spot on.
The rubber seal that fits under the mounting plate is smooth with no flashed edges and looks original.
The glass is an even fit in the mirror and moves nicely for adjustment with slight pressure and moves on it axis as it should with ample adjustment.
The retractable molded head moves chunkily when forced as it should in the event of being knocked.
So without actually having them on the car I would say that these mirrors are a good reproduction and Im very happy with the overall finish fit of the components.”
“We fitted both left and right repo guards to my Hk Premier they were a little tricky to fit, no worse than old replacements as long as you have experience fitting panels then it wont be a problem, but in saying that some cars are different to others. If I were you I would go with the new repo guards. I am very happy with mine no rust, straight and look great once fitted.”
Great products and excellent service guys as always, most appreciated!
“From Web site: What will I pay for a set of HQ GTS guards?, Reply from Alex, Too much. Buy new ones, I did and they are fine. I would say just as good as original ”
“LJ Battery Tray Rares Spares one is fine and the support bracket is factory”
“RE: LX Hatch Repair Lower Corner With regards to these corner sections and the channel sect, they are pretty well spot on when you look at the profile of theses pieces compared to the originals. I have no hesitation recommending these to anyone! ”
Received parts as ordered and in good condition
In the process of fitting them at the moment
Thank you for the prompt service and look forward to doing more business with you”
“I bought a steering wheel for my LX, looks excellent and very happy with the quality and finish”
“Paul Robbo Robson Ive got a pair of Rare Spares HJ park lamp and lenses on my Kingy, nearly seven years old and no fading........The car lives under a carport, front out......So it has copped sun nearly everyday of those seven years.....”
“HQ Door Belt Fitment:Installed a driver side one on the weekend and had no worries at all.”
“First of all Id like to say a big thank you for the amount of repro parts that are being made available to enthusiasts for older cars such as my beloved original VL berlina.”
“RE: Rare Spares LC LJ Radiator Support, Stone Tray and Nose Panel Surprised how good rare spares front end lines up like factory”
“I have had a Rare Spares grille badge on my HK daily driver for over 3 years now and even despite the harsh Adelaide summers it still looks as good as the day I bought it. Good job.”
“Facebook HK Forum:Gday, Im chasing a drivers side mirror for a hk prem if anyone has one floating around that they want to sell. I have 2 screw holes in my door and didnt come with a mirror but Im assuming they are all the same. Any help appreciated thanks. Reply:Rare spares have brand new ones at ok price. And the one i got 4 years ago is good”
“The only difference between these parts and NOS was the lack of dust and the crazy price tags people put on NOS stuff! Floors getting replaced using Rare Spares panels,fit very well !! - XB Ute Restorer
“Need advice. about to purchase quarter window rubbers looking for best quality and fit. Rare spares or betta auto rubber kingswood country Thanks in advance
Mick Curry I used rare spares and had no problem, they were a good fit”
“Rare Spares have got better especially with the door rubbers I bought some for my 4 door LJ a few months back and Im very happy with them”
“RE: Rare Spares repair panels Got a few repair sections for my LX rear 1/4 outer sill and lower radiator support, no issues. Just did my LC 2 door new sills guard bottoms rear and front all fit perfectly I used RHS rare spares sill on LC coupe Im doing, and genuine LHS sill and they were both the same fitment so very happy I used them on an LH front floors found them fairly good, ex boilermaker I got sills and guards from rare spares and they fitted in perfectly! Used them on HQ & LX all good”
“Rare Spares HK radio covers are a perfect reproduction, 100% accurate to original. I myself have trouble telling the difference between genuine and your reproduction”
“RE: LC Indicator Switch. I have fitted the rares one to my LC, am happy with it”
“SOME OF THE BEST QUALITY PARTS I HAVE EVER BOUGHT The Aussie folks know quality. 1968 American 2dr falcon”
“I have just completed my replacement of ALL my LX Hatch rubbers after a respray. Used the Rare Spares kit, and all fitted fantastic, no complaints at all - brilliant.”
“Well I had a very unexpected thing happen after my post...
On Thursday I had a message from one of the kind people at Rare Spares, I made a phone call and had a great chat with one of the team. Rare Spares actually make the lenses, my local supplier didnt think that they were available, but they were. Yay! Wow holy crap, wow.
The best customer service I have ever received. Ever! Cheers Rare Spares!
Btw my local store is fantastic, if you get the chance talk to Ian at Richmond, Adelaide you wont be wasting your time. ”
“I would like to express my approval on the new four speed shifter for the LJ Torana. it felt like it just came out of the Holden factory. The lever was chromed and the whole assembly looked brand new , as it was. It fitted perfectly”
“I followed up the video that was sent on the FC door belt fitting. I looked at the video, went home & was able to install the door belts without any problems.
The pillar seal issue was also resolved. Your help was far better than offered by listening to other people.”
“We are very pleased with the FB-EK Door Handles. They have been selling well and the members have been commenting how good they look.”
“I have fitted anew set of the EH Door handles to my car and I am impressed with quality and fit.”
“Your service was excellent, thank you”
“1. I purchased one of those gts repro mirrors though and Im reasonably happy. Their floor pans werent too bad either though and did the job with minor tweaking.”
“Rares battery trays are excellent ”
“We have fitted your new XW GT Bonnet Scoop to both an aftermarket and genuine bonnet now, fitment was fine on both”
“I can tell you that my experiences within the street machine industry have, in the main, been fairly poor in regards to the service levels received.
Rare Spares is the exception.
Every time Ive spoken to someone at the store or been in to visit Ive received excellent service.
You have a great range of products and your website is easy to navigate.
Hopefully once my VL Commodore is finished I can send through some pictures of the finished article!”
“No problems with the Rare Spares steering wheel on my HT GTS.”
“I brought one HQ Tailgate (150 bucks)Transferred all the guts over and it is great,We sit/stand on it and it seems ok,A friend loads his motor bike on his and also no probs,.
Put it this way we were going to spend more than that to fix the tin worm in the other.Fit was great and had no probs fitting new rubber in to seal it.Top gate fits to it also.
This is my own personal experience with them and I would not hesitate in doing it again.
“XY GT Bonnet F2150 My grandad and I fitted one not long ago from rare spares and it was perfect”
Just a word of thanks to you guys.
I am sure you are aware of the challenges of restoring vehicles out here in SA.
But with support like I received from you guys it is a treat.
I received the package today, and low and behold all the correct parts!!
Once again thank you very much for the excellent service....AND FOR THE GIFT!!!
“Shane, the under bonnet insulation came today.
Thank you very much for the out standing customer service.
Customer for life now I’m telling all my friends and family about the good service.
My 18 month old son will also be a lifer as well (when he starts restoring).
Top effort if ever need any info on what’s the sort after items love to help.
“We bought some outer door weather strips, Part RDS1050 and 49 they were a very good reproduction, and fitted perfectly the best we have had, and these are the third. Also the bonnet lacing was very good, as were the consoles. ”
“RE: 7417364 I tried the drain tubes in my EH daily driver. Perfect fit”
“I had such a great weekend and I would love to do it again. Big thanks to Rare Spares, David Rayner, Amy Rayner, Hamilton (jb manger) and John Bowe for the great weekend and the experience dad and I enjoyed. Adelaide is a very nice place to stay and the hotel Rare Spares set up was wonderful. The dinner with John Bowe, David Rayner and Hamilton was great and we laughed a lot and got to learn a little more about the category JB is racing in. We got to do so much more than we were expecting like the tour of Jason Brights pit and car. It felt like we were part of the team being able to go into pit lane as John Bowe lined up to race. Dad and I couldnt stop smiling the whole weekend and we couldnt believe how great and how much activities we got to do. Big thanks again, couldnt be more happier with how the weekend went.”
“The 7400227 layshafts arrived on Friday – many thanks. I fitted them up with no drama at all. Good to finally have those gearboxes finished.”
“Greg, On behalf of the Ford JDRF Committee, I would like to extend our thanks and gratitude for the generous donation RSP provided towards our "Hot Dogs & Hot Rods" event recently. Collectively we managed to raise in excess of $11,000.Please extend our thanks to you and your team-it is very much appreciated. Carl Parkin General Purchasing Manager Ford Motor Company Australia”
“HJ HX HZ Front Bumper Bar Rubbers. I have a rares one and it fitted perfectly. They are good. ”
“I recently saw your LC GTR badges and was impressed with the quality, couldnt tell the difference between original and your badge on the car. Its good to see Rare Spares is making more and more for Toranas”
“RE: EJ Holden EJ Whitten Project Resto My Ride Sold $70K "Great work guys! Top Job!" "Great to hear. Congrats to you all for your hard work on such a worthwhile project" "Thats fantastic well done everyone, all the hard work paid off" "Congratulations on a brilliant outcome for such a heartfelt labour of love"”
“Just purchased the GTS steering wheel and think that is a great item. I had forgotten how bad they are to steer the car but they do look good.”