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Offline henry nash

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« on: July 10, 2010, 02:20:34 PM »
hi my names henry nash, im actually only 15 years old. my dad and i bought a 1976 corvette stingray out of the states and are basically doing a complete rebuild. I was wondering if you guys could help me out. basically all I need at the moment is parts places. cheers

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2010, 04:27:14 PM »
Welcome!

Two local suppliers are:

http://www.corvette.net.au/parts.htm

and

http://www.chevparts.com.au/home.htm

and there are too many in the USA to list, but a few popular ones are:

http://www.corvettecentral.com/

http://www.corvetteamerica.com/

http://www.mamotorworks.com/corvette-parts.html

http://www.zip-corvette.com/Default.aspx

http://www.ecklers.com/

Meanwhile, why not join the Club where you'll meet fellow C3 owners and get plenty of friendly advice and assistance:

http://www.nswcorvettes.com.au/applicform.pdf



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Offline henry nash

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2010, 08:00:25 PM »
thank you very much! will make things much easier for me in the coming years. I'll definately be joining the NSW corvettes club if I can. one part im having real problems finding is the radiator support panel, any ideas anyone?

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2010, 11:25:43 PM »
Quote from: henry nash link=topic=7744.msg1045937538#msg1045937538
one part im having real problems finding is the radiator support panel, any ideas anyone?


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Offline demonx

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010, 12:06:24 PM »
I buy most of my parts from http://willcoxcorvette.com/
Also one of the better places in australia is "all american auto parts" http://www.allamericanautoparts.com.au/

Willcox have good quality parts and the price is usually the cheapest. I have bought from many other vendors and usually get let down by the quality or some other reason. Also Willcox uses usps instead of other postal methods which means the postage is heaps cheaper than many of the other places. When buying lots of parts the postage adds up quite quick and this will mean a lot to you!

You'll have to post pics of your vette so we can all check it out!

Offline henry nash

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2010, 06:39:26 PM »
thanks heaps guys. at the moment its a bit of a bomb.. some red neck americans tried to do god knows what with it.. theres masking tape all over the place and a horrible paint job. the bolts for everything dont match.. but it makes up for it a bit in the engine where at some point they bought a new crate 383 stroker and dropped that in. yea ill definately put up some photos so you guys can see the before and after shots may take about 2 years.. but to be 17 and say your first car is a 76 vette stingray should definately be worth it.

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2010, 08:40:57 PM »
I had that big list of Vette parts suppliers....wreckers and New parts? It was a Sticky thread? where did it go?
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2010, 08:42:19 PM »
Ill probably be removing mine this week to fix radiator leak may even repair the bottom of support,what is wrong with yours?I have a spare may be of use to you
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Offline henry nash

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2010, 09:03:46 PM »
mine is rusted through in multiple areas and bent because at some point somebody has clearly driven straight into a rock ant the whole thing is warped so it doesnt hold the radiator properly and it doesnt bolt on properly. thanks a lot sirfixalot thats actually really helpful

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 02:55:12 PM »
Quote from: 69 DIRTY RAT link=topic=7744.msg1045937542#msg1045937542
I had that big list of Vette parts suppliers....wreckers and New parts? It was a Sticky thread? where did it go?


Found it!! :grin:

http://nswcorvettes.com.au/forum/viewthread.php?tid=6668#pid1045932009
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