The Body Shop Secret

Discussion in 'Exterior and Interior' started by Saint, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Saint

    Saint Active Member

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    Okay so I know most body shops get parts stone cheap from places like jcwhitney.com

    Anyone know of any other places? jcwhitney is the cheapest place to find a front clip and they fit perfect...I know because I have one. The brand was actually keystone.

    I need front bumper, fenders, hood.

    Trying to keep it under or at 300$

    Any tips would help.

    The only bone yard here that used to sell front bumper/fender/hood kits raised the price from 250$ to 500$
     
  2. Tony

    Tony Legend

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    craigslist? allot of sn95 part outs here on CL
     
  3. Saint

    Saint Active Member

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    Parts are scarce for sn's in the Nashville area but I will scour it tonight.
     
  4. Saint

    Saint Active Member

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    damn nevermind...finding tons of parts now Thanks Tony lol
     
  5. whiplash473

    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    No, good body shops don't get parts from jcwhitney. Try contacting LKQ, they are a reman company.


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  6. CC'S95GT

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    My Dad is a retired auto body tech.
    Body shops do not use JC Whitiney !!!. Other aftermarket or salvage yard parts- yes.(which ever is cheaper) Sometimes OEM is cheaper and those will be used.
    I've gotten new aftermarket parts from Certi-fit in the past for a good price and no fitment issues.
    I'll 2nd LKQ. I have a friend that works there too. They were a salvage yard that only delt to dealers. They are now open to the public. They are also a nation wide company and are partners with Keystone and someone else too.
     
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    we have quite a few sn95 here in lincoln u pull it
     
  8. ttocs

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    are you replacing the core support? If you are get a used oem one. When I went to get mine replaced he had just done a mach1 that they ordered a new replacement for. He said when he got it and compaired it to a the one on the car that it looked so cheap he got an oem one and sent it back. Said there were half as many welds on it, the crush points for the bumper were not really made to crush and a bunch of other little stuff. I trust him so I went with a use oem one.

    For my parts I was able too find a complete car too use for parts but I also needed the airbags. I think after its all gone I will have maybe $300 into the parts for 2 fenders, header panel, bumper and hood, air bags and computer and a bunch of other little crap I am grabbing for myself for later.
     
  9. whiplash473

    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Yeah I forgot about Keystone.


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  10. 97stanger

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    Depends if you want used or aftermarket. Like the guys said LKQ has really grown over the years and there are always aftermarket vendors like Keystone, Continental, and Empire. Both will require a decent amount of prep and obviously labor/paint.
     
  11. MustangChris

    MustangChris Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    certafit is another popular aftermarket (rubbish) option.
    they call it sureasshit here.... lol.
     
  12. Musturd

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    I may be stubborn but only oem panels go on my shit box
     
  13. 97stanger

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    if you can find them used, I agree 100%. If not...kind of stuck
     
  14. Musturd

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    Yea I hoard oem parts , I buy a lot of write off and dismantle only cars so my inventory is pretty decent
     
  15. TheDeafElectrician

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    I have a ton of parts for both the sn95 and the new edge.
    Shoot me a pm.