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barsteel

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Who do YOU use for repop interior/body parts?
« on: April 20, 2015, 07:16:07 PM »
Hello!

Finally went through the Purgatory of CT DMV to get my '68 Z28 registered.  I dragged it home from NC in January, and posted some pics at that time.

Now that it has a plate and insurance, this plan is to go through it, fix anything that might need fixing, and drive it for the summer.  I've already had it out, and, aside for some squeaks and rattles, it drives pretty well....steering is decently tight, the car tracks straight, and I moves very nicely if you put your foot into it (which I did once or twice).

Anyway, the first thing I have to order is a new dash pad, as the original one I trashed, and the two interior pillar trim pieces (possibly...I have the originals, going to give them a good once over).

I've also got to get the battery hold down frame top and hardware, as the battery is just sitting on the tray at the moment.

This is my first Camaro (well, since that '69 RS I had when I was 17), and my first time ordering parts for the car.

So...

Which vendor, in your opinion, has the best quality parts and service?

I'm not so much concerned with the lowest price, rather with the best quality.

Feel free to throw out whatever names you've had the best experience with.

Thanks...

Chris
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Re: Who do YOU use for repop interior/body parts?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 09:25:47 PM »
The battery hold down is NOT a frame that goes over the top.

It is a 4 inch long by 1.25 or so wide stamped piece which goes into a recess at the bottom of the battery case.
Generally to get the best parts you are going to have to buy from Multiple Vendors.
Just dashes does 68 dash pads if the repros are not correct. They also do A pillar moldings.

Heart Beat City is good as is D&R.
HBC has some nice correct parts manufactured.
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Re: Who do YOU use for repop interior/body parts?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 09:53:20 PM »
http://www.rickscamaros.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=1968+battery+hold+down

This Rick's catalog page shows you the battery holding components you might need (for reference).
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Re: Who do YOU use for repop interior/body parts?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 10:58:34 PM »
Heartbeat City; and right now they are having a 20% off sale...

http://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/store/

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Re: Who do YOU use for repop interior/body parts?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2015, 12:43:09 AM »
Unless they have greatly improved their procedures, Just Dashes look very bloated. I had a 68 in the shop and spotted it immediately. Al Knoch was doing the best 67 and 68 dash pads. Reviews and pictures at Team Camaro.

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Re: Who do YOU use for repop interior/body parts?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2015, 12:53:30 PM »
I have gotten a few parts from tamraz. I won't buy from HBC after the "rebuilt" fuel pump they sent was a reproduction. They seem to be higher than others too. Their sales seem better but just gets the price down to other dealers. I have used camaro central also
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