Like anything on a nearly 50 year old automobile, the kick panels in your classic Mustang can wear out. While a number of reproductions are available, Scott Drake's 1965-1968 Kick Panels rise above the rest.
Scott Drake offers their kick panels for 1965-1968 Mustangs in four versions:
Each of these versions features the quality and attention to detail that's common to all of Scott Drake's parts. For these kick panels, here's a few of the details that Scott Drake got just right:
- Materials: The standard reproduction kick panels typically use a cheaper grade plastic that is very rigid (and is not what was originally installed from the factory). Scott Drake's versions feature a heavier grade plastic, with much more flexibility, which is exactly like the original parts.
- Texture: Scott Drake's kick panels feature the correct texture for a 1965-1968 Mustang, while the standard reproductions utilize a texture not found in a Mustang.
- Shape: The original kick panels in 1965-1968 Mustangs were contoured for a very tight, factory fit. Scott Drake maintains the same shape as the originals, so your Mustang kick panel will have that same tight, factory fit when the Scott Drake part is properly installed. The standard reproductions are shaped slightly differently, with sharper edges and a fit that isn't nearly as precise as the factory kick panel, or the Scott Drake replacement.
- Screw Holes: Each of Scott Drake's kick panels feature reinforced, pre-drilled screw holes, making attaching the kick panel to your Mustang simple and painless. The standard reproduction kick panels don't pre-drill their holes, and only one is reinforced, meaning it is very easy to crack the kick panel on installation, completely wasting the money you spent on the purchase of a standard reproduction kick panel.
With so many benefits to the Scott Drake kick panels, why would you even consider purchasing a standard reproduction? With a product of higher quality and better fitment, Scott Drake should be the only kick panel on your list!