Particularly prone to pitting and rust, the original part was die cast pot metal. Easy and cheap to make. But not made to last 45 years...enter McVey's. We made this part out of solid stock with the precision of an aircraft part. Now this part IS made to last 45 years (and longer). It is complete in appearance and fit of the original, but oh so much more beautiful. Ready to install and includes the necessary attaching hardware.