One word: eBay. Or is that two words? Anyway, it really does have everything. And because dealers have to compete with wreckers and individual sellers, prices are likely to be much less than at the sites of specialty dealers. Remember, though: You have to be a little more careful about what you get.
At a junkyard, you can whack parts with a pipe wrench. And you know the sound of a pipe wrench hitting solid metal. A solid hit is a good part. But on eBay or other peer-to-peer sellers, you have to depend on a seller's rating, pictures and descriptions of parts. You can't scrape for rust or smack it with a sledge.
That said, here's another one word: cheap. Eventually the trade-off of cheap versus easy is up to you.
For more great information, check out the links below.
- 10 Most Expensive Classic Cars
- 10 Signs Your Classic Car is a Goner
- 10 Surprising Junkyard Finds
- 10 Reasons a Car Might Have a Salvage Title
- 10 Tips for Buying a Salvage Auto
- 10 Car Shopping Tips
- 10 Ways to Spot a Flood-damaged Car
- 5 Car Insurance Tips
- How Car Restoration Works
- Are junkyard parts worth your time?
- Can all classic cars be salvaged?
- Classic Car Parts Giant. "Classic Car Parts." (June 18, 2011) http://www.classiccarpartsgiant.com/
- Murphy, Debbie. "Top 10 Classic Cars." AutoMedia.com. (June 18, 2011) http://www.mobiloil.com/usa-english/motoroil/car_care/notes_from_the_road/top_classic_cars.aspx?pg=1
- Noah, Joel. "Where To Find Classic Car Parts." PiciFix.com. (June 18, 2011) http://www.picifix.com/auto-repair/ag413.html
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