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#1 sixpack_sid

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 03:19 AM

I am working on a 79 t/a and need a resto quarter panel skin for the pass side. I can find aftermarket ones for around $100, but they want $200 shipping. Anyone know of local places in PA or NJ where I can pick up the panels instead of having them shipped? I know you can meet some retailers at car shows, but the next big one around here is Fall Carlisle in October. I'd like to have my car painted by then.



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 04:02 AM

Best I can do for you is NPD in Michigan or Firebird Central in Kentucky. If you can drive to pick up parts, pretty sure you can make the trip for around $100.

 

Having said that, I've done business with NPD and can recommend them. They usually have quarter skins in stock.

 

Firebird Central, I have not done business with. Can't say anything good or bad about them. 

 

Only other thing is to try craigslist to see if someone has a right side quarter skin for sale within driving distance to you. Even if you have to go & cut a rust free quarter skin off a car.

 

It just so happens that I have a repo right quarter skin, and a used rust free original GM used complete quarter panel. Shipping price would be out of this world.


Edited by sea dog, 20 July 2018 - 04:04 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 05:43 AM

Thanks, sea dog. That's the thing, I can find the quarters, but shipping is outrageous! I'll keep looking on CL. I was just hoping to find some retailers or junkyards in my area to save some money.  



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 03:07 PM

you could try a local shop that sells body panels to shops and see if they can get ahold of them.  the one here is keystone



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 04:27 PM

Thanks, JOE68. I called Keystone and they don't have one.



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 05:57 AM

You could drive to summit racing here in Ohio and pick one up they are in stock .

Well the drivers side is in stock you could could call them and find out when you could pick it up.

https://www.summitra.../model/firebird

https://www.summitra.../model/firebird


Edited by Brown Bird, 21 July 2018 - 06:03 AM.

A coworker asked me what its like restoring my car I told him its like going to the parts store once a week to buy one part for five years until you have enough parts to build a whole car and then put it together with no directions !


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 11:18 AM

I bought one from Summit Racing for $210.99 includes S&H.
Thanks for the help!


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 07:59 PM

For future reference, Ames Performance is in New Hampshire. A little bit of a drive, but still manageable if needed. Plus they are great people to deal with.




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Posted 30 July 2018 - 12:38 PM

For future reference, Ames Performance is in New Hampshire. A little bit of a drive, but still manageable if needed. Plus they are great people to deal with.

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A coworker asked me what its like restoring my car I told him its like going to the parts store once a week to buy one part for five years until you have enough parts to build a whole car and then put it together with no directions !





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