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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old May 12th, 00, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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I'm in the middle of converting my '68 powerglide to an M21. I've got the tranny & shifter but I need to order all the other stuff (linkage, pedals, console shifter plate stuff, etc.). I've price compared all the Camaro resto catelogs and D&R has the cheapest prices on just about everything - my question is: Does anybody have any experience with the quality of parts from D&R and were you generally happy with thier parts ? Thanks for your help.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old May 12th, 00, 03:31 AM
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I think Ricks (www.firstgen.com) and year one are the best personnally, and prices aren't so bad.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old May 12th, 00, 04:55 AM
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The only parts I have had problems with are RS actuators leak. All the other parts I have ordered have been great from Classic and Rick's

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old May 12th, 00, 08:02 AM
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It's been a while, but I never had problems with stuff purchased from D&R. I have a Rick's catalog, but haven't purchased anything from them.

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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old May 12th, 00, 08:45 AM
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D&R is fine - I've bought parts from them and been happy. You may also get one of the others to match the D&R price if you feel better going there.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old May 12th, 00, 09:20 AM
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The people @ D&R are good. Bought some great NOS parts.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old May 12th, 00, 09:42 AM
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They're all good, reliable places to get parts from. I've gotten parts from all 3 without problems.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old May 12th, 00, 09:56 AM
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I also like D&R. I have purchased many good parts from them. They usually had the right stuff I was looking for when some others didn't.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old May 12th, 00, 11:45 AM
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BH3CHEVY,

I would definitely check out firewheelclassics.com . My personal experience has been great pricing and even better quality. I have known them to refuse to carry a product if the quality wasn't right. They are VERY particular and it shows.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old May 12th, 00, 03:09 PM
 
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i buy all of my parts from mchenry classic car parts in chicago. ron norman, the owner answers the phone himself. he is very knowledgable and carries a full line of reproduction, nos and good used parts. he will also let you know when a repo isn't worth a darn. his pricing is as good or better than the big guys and his service is better. he can also help you answer questions about what is right and what isn't. his number is 815-363-7878. you should give him a try.
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old May 12th, 00, 05:01 PM
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Remember that many of these companies get their parts from the same source.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old May 12th, 00, 05:06 PM
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Ditto on Chris. The bulk of the resto parts have only one or two mfg's. Ask your supplier who is the OEM on the part and compare.

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old May 12th, 00, 07:37 PM
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I just had my car painted and used a lot of aftermarket parts, I decided to replace the door handles and marker lite bezels so I ordered them from the local chev dealer to get the better Quality. I got to tell you the chrome on the handles was terrible and the bezels were pitted I was very [email protected]#$%^ at chevy for the Quality of the parts!
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old May 13th, 00, 05:39 AM
 
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Yep! I've bought ALOT of resto stuff from D&R, and am 200% satisfied with their service.... )

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old May 13th, 00, 07:06 PM
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molaker,

Wait 'till you try and mount the door handles. They don't seat completly on the main seal. The original one that were on my car fit perfect.

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