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Oem/repo/nos concurous Where to buy??
Where is the best company you have found for buying parts for a restoration?? I know there are a ton out there NPD, Mustangs ulimited, ect ect.

72 Mach-1 12:1 532 Forged internal Scat stroker, Kaase P51 heads, Comp roller cam, March serpentine conversion, C6 manual VB, 9'' 4:33:1.
66 convertible 289, 82k miles.
As I work on a variety of Mustang years, parts availability for my earlier cars and later car are pretty good. For my early cars, I buy a lot from NPD, but also occassionally purchase from California Mustang, Mustangs Unlimited, and CJ Pony Parts. I really like NPD as they generally have very good quality parts, but of places I can drive to, California Mustang is closer. CJ's is all about price--but it depends what I am buying as the quality can either be the same as NPD or worse, you just never know. Service is an issue to keep in mind. NPD is very consistent (good) while CJ's has occassionally left me wondering how they stay in business.

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1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1969 Mach 1 - 351C, TKO-600, 4WDB, R&P, A/C, Shaker, Fold Down, etc.
1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 10psi Procharger
Long time members of this forum can probably concur, but to receive a better response I would ask this question referring to a particular part. From my experience

I don't think one vendor supplies the best parts in every category.
I don't think price is a good indicator of quality.
I tend to not purchase from vendors without LIBERAL RETURN POLICIES.
A vendor supplying a great/bad part from 3 years ago does not mean
they are supplying great/bad parts today. IMHO, quality has
significantly improved.

Also, I have personally had great success looking through the forums at restorations people have done and personally asking them where they got the parts and what they thought of the quality. This is more work on your part, but I think you would get a more credible response.

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Favorite Teams: Michigan Wolverines and Whoever Is Playing Ohio State.

When I drive past a herd of cows, the cows MOO at me
Regardless of where you make your purchase you'll make a mistake if you don't check first with Don Witt at: http://www.ohiomustang.com/

Don will be honest with you and he knows his stuff. Not just some salesman who may or may not care.
When I did the 65 restoration I wanted quality stuff. I used NPD, Mustang Unlim, and for suspension I used Mustang Plus.

Now I will use Don at OMS.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
RE: Power steering rack w/o pump

Haha, Don at Ohio found me a manual box, Ill probobly do the rag joint here at the same time. Anything else I should look into while im in that area?

Ohio Mustang Supply

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It depends on what level of restoration you want to do AND how much you are willing to spend. The NOS world is a very expensive place to be. My first contact is someone I trust and have done a lot of business with, Don at OMS. Chuck
Don of OMS or NPD.


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{thumbs up} Don knows his stuff!! If i didnt have a mustang ranch so close to me..I would be ordering from him...His customers have nothing but good things to say about the service.
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