In the pursuit of parts, consider more
than just cost for your determining factor. There are many manufacturers of reproduction
parts. Not all repro parts are created equal.
Because of Mustangs consistent popularity and availability, demand for restoration
products remains strong. Quality often suffers as manufactures cut costs as an attempt
to sell an inferior product in today's competitive market. Sometimes reproduction
parts will not even fit or do not come close to duplicating the original in appearance.
The restorer must make a difficult decision of which parts to use that will provide
the best service and fit to guarantee a top notch finished product.
True, parts can be returned to the supplier, but this inconvenience can generally
be avoided if the parts could be seen and compared before ordering.
Having someone in the Classic Mustang business that uses these parts on a consistent
basis could prove to be your most valuable asset. Many times certain reproduction
parts take special techniques to insure an acceptable fit. I've been working on Classic
Mustangs for myself and others since 1974. My experiences have given me an excellent
understanding of most all the weaknesses, and services necessary to avoid mechanical
complications or failures for any model or year of classic 'Stang.
Always keep in mind that your vehicle should be a source of pleasure. Don't stress
about deadlines, plan ahead and order your parts early, just to insure your pride
and joy is at it's best when the time arrives.
Shasta Mustang Supply is not limited to just one single supplier, although Scott
Drake is the main supplier, many other parts sources are also in my arsenal.
When your Mustang needs service, parts or advice, think Shasta Mustang Supply.
I'm here to help.