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Hey VMFers.

Here is the Saturday Nite poll. well, Sorry it's a day late.


Where do you get your Mustang Parts? Swap Meets? Vendors? and what is your experience with them?

Mine.
I have collected Many of my parts at the swap meets. Mostly Carlisle since I live in close proximity to Those spring, Ford Summer and fall shows I go to them all. I also have bought parts from CJ Pony Parts. They do know htere stuff, unless you get one of the newer kids there that doesn't know squat about the vintage Mustangs.

Sorry this is late. So beat me with a broken fan belt, Don
 

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performance parts i get from the junkyard
mustang parts i get from vmf
all kinds of misc. stuff from
engine parts come from junkyard/stangnet classifieds
rebuild kits, new parts, etc mostly from NPD now

and of course there is summit
 

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ohio swap, local junk yards, virgina mustangs..... i refuse to pay the high ass prices some of the people ask for vintage mustang parts in the classifieds.... sorry i'm in a bit of a mood tonight... jace.... oh btw virginia mustang is great to deal with, ohio swap found a few good deals,,, junk yards i get a fair price..... people just selling mustang parts suck....... :0)
 

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I have only gotten parts from NPD. They have been extremely helpful and I really like them. I have never bought anything at a swap meet...yet.
 

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I get most of my parts from NPD....However in the past I got most of them from Virgina Mustang. When I live in NJ I too visited Carlie for all the shows. Bought a few items there but mostly did a lot of camping, drinking and checking out the cool cars and vender stuff.

I Kind of like the service from NPD so I'll be sticking with them for a while. I get to fly all around the country each week for my job and get to vist the 4 NPD locations regularly. Which is cool. My only problem is that although I get to fly around in a private cargo jet I can't justify bumping revenue frieght for mustang parts.......wish I could though. I dream of packing one of our 767'S FULL OF THE STUFF>>>>>ONLY IN MY DREAMS

I live very close (15 miles) to another large Vender but I 've been disapointed in there prices and knowledge. There a good source in a pinch but not my prime supplier.
 

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NPD for parts; kitted items (not many) for specialty shops. I'll be branching out for more resto/modified parts.

With the repaint/restorationunderway, I'll tend to get specialty items (TCP parts, stuff like that) or NOS/high quality rebuilds (bumpers, etc...).
 

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New parts I get from NPD,Mustangs Unlimited or CJ Pony Parts. Used part I get at swap meets,VFM or that banned auction site.


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Wrecking yards, NAPA, the usual supply houses, and I also buy whole, wrecked/broken cars that I either part-out or restore and sell (if cost effective.)
 

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Not many vendors I haven't tried.....NPD, Canadian Mustang, Sacramento Mustang, Laurel Mountain, Mustang Unlimited and maybe some other's. I'm an equal opportunity shopper....

PS... Never been to a show or swap meet, would LOVE to go, though...
 
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I'm fortunate, in that my sales job carries all over a 250 mile radius of my home in a Ford F-250 and I have been very lucky in finding parts. I have bought 1 part through VMF. I have only used NPD as my retail source because they are competitive, friendly & I get no lip when I return parts.
 

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I'd say it's a pretty big mix for me. Actually, I'd say mostly from vendors.

I've bought ftom M+, NPD, MU and CJ's. I live just outside of NYC, in Jersy. I've been to CJ's store a few times when I've been to Carlisle ( Hey, how come Hurtle and his GF, Cyndi, were the only ones from the VMF we met up with? ) and all I have to say is I'm not terribly impressed with CJ's. This is the first time I ever bought anything that was right the first time. Let's see, there were the MAC headers that they sent me that wouldn't fit in my 66. They were most addiment that 66's needed oxygen sensor bungs! They sent me 5.0 headers. Then last year at their store, one of the regulars gave me 6 cyl tie rods for my V8, plainly anyone in the Mustang biz can tell the difference. I had to be very insistant that they were the wrong parts, I had to point it out on a early car to them before they finally could figuire it out. I don't know why I bought a strut brace from them this year. I haven't installed it yet. Even though it looks like the right one to me, it MUST be the wrong one with their track record*LOL*
 

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Almost always vendors. Many orders from NPD, but I've ordered from all the majors pretty much. For service AND prices, Matt at Ponderosa has been outstanding. Ship time is a little longer, but worth it if you don't need a part yesterday.

For NOS, Fomoco looks best. Not cheap, but fairly priced.

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i have used NPD, and VA classic mustang. I like VA the best. NPD had alot of my order backordered. But i have bought items at swap meets. You jsut need to know your prices to but stuff there. I have seen some outrageous prices.
 

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I've had good experinces with the VMF parts, NPD, columbus swap meet, and local junk yards. Have had mixed results from , CJ pony, virginia mustang. I trust the quality of perogie and semo but can't allways afford the price.
 

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Depends on which car I'm working on.

For my concours coupe I buy parts from NPD, Virgina Mustang, and Mustangs Unlimited (in that order) and sometimes directly from a specialist place like AMK. I don't need much for that car anymore so parts aren't really a problem.

The fastback, on other hand, also gets parts from the junkyard, Summit, and other specialty parts places. It has junkyard parts on it from a Cougar, LTD, and a few other Fords.
 
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When I did my interior, I bought most of my stuff from CJ. I've also used Texas Mustang. There a local Mustang parts store here in town that I use sometimes too, to keep my connection with the owner, but he usually has higher prices and not much in stock. I'd say CJ is okay. The parts I got were okay repo's (not all of them fit exactly, but they did the job) and their customer service was pretty good. Only a couple of back orders, but they came pretty quickly.
 

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I have tryed most all of the on-line parts vendors, and I have to say that NPD is the best of the best. I ac go on and on about why I dont buy from the other vendors anymore, but thats another subject. Autozone has been EXTREMELY helpfull in all of the parts I need for the mustang, exept for some of the specialty items, which I get from NPD. Between the two I can build a whole new Mustang.....wait.....what an idea!! Ohhhhh Hun.......................gotta go fella's, got some begging to do.
 

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I had to make my own!
no one was making parts for the 65-67 juniors so I had to make molds and make them myself.
http://www.roadkillontheweb.com/plastic/10.jpg
some of the parts i make!
I also make the windshields, hubcaps, headlight lenses, taillight lenses and dash guage stickers.
Mustang Junior webpage
 
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