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Old 19th March 2009, 14:30   #1
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Default Sources for Vintage & Classic Car Parts/Accessories/Restoration Services

The objective of this thread is to compile a comprehensive one stop record of sources of those hard to find parts for that exclusive vintage or classic car of yours.

Restoring or maintaining your car in top nick usually entails access to service personnel and above all quality replacement parts.

As the saying goes, "DO IT ONCE, DO IT RIGHT"

So before you start stripping your car make sure you line up parts for it as more often than not many a grand automobile ended up with the breakers for want of parts.



Please note : As per the TBHP policy retailers may not advertise directly here.

This thread is meant to share info posted by enthusiasts only as a way of helping each other out. Should a retailer choose to advertise specific parts, please refer to the Classifieds at : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/classifieds/

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Kanter Auto Products

trim, NOS, replacement, reproduction parts

76 Monroe St. Boonton NJ 07005 USA
toll free 1-800-526-1096
info 973-334-9575
fax 973-334-5423
Packard Parts

Bill Hirsch

trim, upholstery materials, parts

396 Littleton Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103 USA
toll free 1-800-828-2061
intl phone 973-642-2402
fax 973-642-6161
-Hirsch Automotive Products

Potomac Packard

wiring harnesses

P.O. Box 117. Tiger, GA 30576 USA
orders 800-859-9532
tech info 706-782-2345

Terrill Machine Inc

parts

1000 County Rd 454, DeLeon, TX 76444 USA
phone 254-893-2610

Kepich Exhaust

exhaust systems, interiors, tops

17370 Alico Centre Road, Ft. Myers, FL 33912 USA
toll 800-365-5764
Phone/Fax 239-267-2550
www.kepichexhaust.net

Max Merritt

NOS, NORS, reproduction parts and accessories

P.O. Box 10 Franklin, IN 46131 USA
info 317-736-6233
orders 800-472-2573
fax 317-736-6235

The Packard Ranch

parts

P.O. Box 816 Bennett, CO 80102-0816 USA
office 303-644-4761
mobile 303-503-4541
Restoration Specialists Packard

Patrician Industries Inc

parts and accessories

22644 Nona, Dearbon, MI 48124 USA
phone 313-565-3573
packards1@aol.com

Echo Hill Packard Parts

parts

3676 Echo Springs Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549
phone 925-939-4455
fax 925-939-5588

Lucas Automotive

Tyres

Longbeach CA USA
phone 800-952-4333

Springfield, OH USA
phone 800-735-0166

John Ulrich

parts

4184 Garden Lane, El Sobrante, CA94803 USA
phone/fax 510-223-9587
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The Antique Auto Shop

full or partial restoration

2961 Ariens Drive, Hebron, KY 41048 USA
phone 859-689-9900
fax 859-689-9904

Stone Barn Inc

restoration

202 Route 46, P.O. Box 117, Vienna, NJ 07880 USA
phone 908-637-4444
fax 908-637-4290
cell 973-222-7744
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GRAIN-IT Technologies INC

woodgraining

528 C, S.E. Winter Haven, FL 33880 USA
phone 863-299-4494
fax 863-291-3094

Ren-Mac Restorations

woodgraining

3274 Merced Rd, New Castle, PA 16105 USA
phone 724-652-3377
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As a matter of interest to fellow enthusiasts I have used Kanter Auto Products services on two occasions and find them not only very helpful but dependable and supplier of quality items. They probably are one of the world's largest retailers of Packard spares

I know of friends who have used Bill Hirsch services and had no complaints. A very well known retailer in the business

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Default Daimler Double Six Restoration Services

RM Restorations

One Classic Car Drive
Blenheim, Ontario N0P 1A0 Canada
t:519-352-4575 f:519-351-1337

RM AUCTIONS

Restoration Services extend to many more marques

Awards : 2006 Best of Show Pebble Beach 1931 Daimler Double Six 50 Sport Roadster by Corsica

CRAILVILLE LTD

Canal Yard, Hayes Road
Southall
Middlesex
UB2 5NA
United Kingdom

Crailville Ltd - Various: Best in Show, Pebble Beach '99

Restoration Services extend to many more marques

Awards : 1999 Best of Show Pebble Beach Daimler Double Six

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Are these houses specific to Daimler Double Six? I was under the impression they do much more. I think Crailville had rebuilt an ex-India F&F Delahaye as well.
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Are these houses specific to Daimler Double Six? I was under the impression they do much more. I think Crailville had rebuilt an ex-India F&F Delahaye as well.
Oh definitely yes , they do all kinds of marques. Actually the people looking after the Daimler Double Six 30 coupe in India are not familiar with who are the best in the business, hence these leads. It just so happens that both these shops aced it on the Double Sixes at Pebble Beach.

What we can do is to link these shops to marques as and when we cover them

So when someone does a search for Daimler specialists this thread reference should pop up
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Oh definitely yes , they do all kinds of marques. Actually the people looking after the Daimler Double Six 30 coupe in India are not familiar with who are the best in the business, hence these leads. It just so happens that both these shops aced it on the Double Sixes at Pebble Beach.

What we can do is to link these shops to marques as and when we cover them

So when someone does a search for Daimler specialists this thread reference should pop up
Agreed, but then giving title to the post as "Daimler Double Six Restoration Services" is too specific. You could instead send 3 emails to prospective clients

But seriously, all Im saying is that since they cater to such a wide spectrum, it should have been pointed out.

Thank you for this great initiative.
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they cater to such a wide spectrum, it should have been pointed out.
Managed to edit the post!

Interestingly when we do a search of particular models TBHP is popping up. I was thrilled to see that when I do a search for a 1939 Packard 120CD or a 1937 Packard 138CD the TBHP link pops up.

While as you say I could have sent an email to these owners thought it would be nice for people hunting for Daimler specialists to hear it first from TBHP !

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Good thought and thread, but can be a double edged sword as far as sources of classic car parts are concerned. From my personal experience, I can say that.
Because these old parts are usually sourced from old shops and scrap shops.In many cases these guys dont know the real demand of these items. But once many enquiries come for these obsolete non moving items,they start to raise the price astronomically.

i had a source in south Tamil nadu who gave me 2 landmaster meters in nice working condition .the first one I got for Rs.1500/- in 2005 and the second one in 2008 for Rs.3600/-(given to Steeroid) in early 2008.Now when somebody else whom I gave his contact was telling me he is asking Rs.7000/-for a used Smith landmaster meter set!!!
So I think it is better not to give much publicity to these sources of the classic/vintage parts.

i am saying about INDIAN context

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So I think it is better not to give much publicity to these sources of the classic/vintage parts.
India has an amazing collection of cars. Now it is practically impossible to source spares locally. Packard parts vanished by late seventies in local marts. So its important that owners across India have access to atleast the info on where to shop for parts. Without quality part replacements the restoration is invariably compromised.

The vintage car movement abroad being in a mature state has a whole slew of retailers catering to the need. This thread would serve as a good starting point when you are hunting for spares or require specialised restoration services.
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Good thought and thread, but can be a double edged sword as far as sources of classic car parts are concerned. From my personal experience, I can say that.
Because these old parts are usually sourced from old shops and scrap shops.In many cases these guys dont know the real demand of these items. But once many enquiries come for these obsolete non moving items,they start to raise the price astronomically.

i had a source in south Tamil nadu who gave me 2 landmaster meters in nice working condition .the first one I got for Rs.1500/- in 2005 and the second one in 2008 for Rs.3600/-(given to Steeroid) in early 2008.Now when somebody else whom I gave his contact was telling me he is asking Rs.7000/-for a used Smith landmaster meter set!!!
So I think it is better not to give much publicity to these sources of the classic/vintage parts.
Ajay says something which is extreemly important. It may be advisable to buy the part and pass it on. I have so many guys buying parts for me, all it takes is a phone call from them to ask if am interested and they give the price. To fascilitate this, perhaps a "Parts Wanted" thread could be started as a kind of parts exchange. When someone comes across something he can make a call, agree on price and buy for his dear tbhp friend.
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perhaps a "Parts Wanted" thread could be started as a kind of parts exchange
You may wish to explore the CLASSIFIEDS section at TBHP that just allows this
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Apparently one of the world's finest restoration shops for Rolls Royces and Bentleys is the firm of:

P & A Wood

Great Easton
Dunmow
Essex
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Telephone: +44 (0)1371 870 848
Fax: +44 (0)1371 870 810

Rolls-Royce and Bentley - P & A Wood, Essex

Philip Strickland of Benjafields Racing who I met at the Cartier show was of the opinion that their hallmark was uncompromised authenticity in restorations. He recommended I approach them for the Nizam's RR

AX201 and some very significant RR's have been done by the firm

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India has an amazing collection of cars. Now it is practically impossible to source spares locally. Packard parts vanished by late seventies in local marts. So its important that owners across India have access to atleast the info on where to shop for parts. Without quality part replacements the restoration is invariably compromised.

The vintage car movement abroad being in a mature state has a whole slew of retailers catering to the need. This thread would serve as a good starting point when you are hunting for spares or require specialised restoration services.
Hi…I'm trying to post my first message on FORUM, but dont know how to ! The message reads " I have a 1958 MG saloon which shares the same BMC B series engine with the original Ambassador car and most running parts, except for the suspension , steering etc. The car has been jacked up and kept in storage for the last ten years . I need to remove it to a workshop within the next week, for an engine rebore , suspension modification and some body work .
Having just returned to Bangalore,I don’t know many people here . There used to be an old mechanic called Joseph working for MF Motors / Ali Garage ? behind Koshys/ old Berys hotel . He died and I understand his son now repairs old cars in a garage near HBR layout ( close to the ring road / Hennur road ) .He also calls himself Joseph . Would anyone know of this person \ recommend whether I should give the MG for him to work on ?
In fairness he cant do much damage, because most parts are common with the old Ambassador, but I also have a 1947 Buick Roadmaster which has been in storage for the past ten years, and needs to be put back on the road. I would therefore like to find a good mechanic in Bangalore for the MG ,whom I could subsequently use for the Buick as well If Joseph is not known to anyone, it would be great to receive some suggestions re a competent mechanic, who would have time to work on these old cars ,as I need to find one in under a week." .Could you tell me how to post the above message onto the General Forum site ? Many thanks

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