We all know how had it can be to locate classic car parts when your ready to restore your car. There are a lot of places that sell them, but you don’t know if they are reputable parts dealers. You know that you need the parts, but you don’t know where to start.
First I would begin by searching your local area, at least you can easily get the information that you need about the business that your dealing with. Hemmings motor news is a great resource, and they are completely reliable, and have been in the business for years.
You can never go wrong when looking for classic car parts to get a copy of Hemmings motor news, most book stores carry it. After you have exhausted both of these options, you will need to scour the web looking for parts, this can get a bit harder to do.
If you have gotten to this stage of the game, you need to research the companies very carefully before you buy from them. This will take some time, you need to check with the BBB, and the local chamber of commerce where the business is located.
Just to help make it a bit easier I will give you a few places that I have done business with, and I know they are reputable companies. First let’s go with Year One; this company has been in the business for years, and I have personally done business with them, and found it to be a good company.
Next up is Classic Industries; this is another great company to do business with, I have bought a number of parts from them also. The two companies are a lot alike in what they do, but they do stock a different variety of classic car parts.
If your restoring a truck, I would suggest LMC truck parts for classic truck parts, this is another company that has been in business for a long time. They sell quality truck parts at a fair price, and also Hemmings motor news is great for trucks.
If you look in the right places for your classic car parts you should find exactly what you need, and the quality you need. Searching for parts can be a daunting task, and it is most certainly not the most fun parts of restoring a classic car, but you need to do it to get the job done.
If you take your time, and search for you parts the right way you will be surprised what you can find for your car. I don’t recommend the use of used classic car parts for a restoration, the whole idea here is to make the car new again, and you can’t do that buying a lot of used parts.
Most companies who sell used parts don’t have a great return policy either, generally your just stuck with the parts that you bought. You need to be very careful if you decide to go this route, if you do you will most likely need to refurbish the parts you buy, and you will not save money if this is the case.