: Parts Vendors



bhs82
08-12-11, 10:51 PM
OK, ok... while this may be a GREAT idea, it could be counterproductive with respect to this site's ad-generated revenue. I've done a great deal of reading and have been turned on to different vendors here and there. We all know that 60's era Caddy Parts can be hard to find. I was just thinking it would be great to have a sticky of recommended parts vendors, especially for the hard to find items. Also, some vendors seem to be more of a definitive choice.

If this is OK, I will start; Following are some of the vendors I've found helpful for those hard to find specific parts;



GENERAL
caddydaddy.com/ (http://www.caddydaddy.com/)
I've was referred to them for a dashpot originally. I've looked at items like the Trunk Lock Crest/Badge/Cover and found them to be a bit pricy. And I've been disappointed at the limited inventory. BUT, they are a very reputable supplier and may have JUST what you need when you need it so I always check with them.


GENERAL - EXTENSIVE INVENTORY
usapartssupply.com/ (http://www.usapartssupply.com/cadillac.php)
What I like about this vendor's catalog is that they use Cadillac's original part numbers. This makes it easy to cross reference. I confirm the name and part number of the item I'm looking for by first finding it's likeness according to location/function on the blown up images from Cadillac's Original Parts Catalog available here (http://www.modifiedcadillac.org/documents/Shop_Manuals_and_Illus_Catalogs/Parts%20Illus%20Catalog%20thru%201970/) (Parts Catalog thru 1970). The http://www.usapartssupply.com/ (http://www.usapartssupply.com/cadillac.php) catalog uses the same parts numbers so you KNOW you are getting the item you've just verified...

If nothing else, even if you go to another vendor, I've found it helpful to cross reference their catalog for verification prior to throwing money at a problem. The catalog can be downloaded in pdf format.


WEATHERSTRIPPING
rubbertherightway.com (http://www.rubbertherightway.com/)
These guys are the indisputable definitive choice for weatherstripping. I've searched the blogs and over and over and over I've found references to them. I won a part on eBay from them before realizing it was the same place. They sent me a paper catalog and it was extensive - all parts in the paper catalog were also online.


OF COURSE THERE ARE SEVERAL VENDORS
who carry the common GM parts (like Starters, Voltage Regulators, Motor Mounts, etc)...
Autozone (often have what I am looking for at an economical price)
O'Reily (a little more expensive than Autozone I have found)
RockAuto (better know what you are getting, have to wait for shipping, etc)
JC Whitney (got something from them, but can't remember what! - LOL)


If this topic is OK to post, please, anyone with good leads on vendors and parts resources, please post... Somewhere I have links to a Salvage Yard Inventory Search Engine. If I can find that I will post that as well.

sven914
08-13-11, 01:31 AM
I wonder if Sal has considered or maybe contacted USA Part's Supply or Caddydaddy or even Rockauto for advertising. They get plenty of free advertising with everyone looking for parts, but it would be nice to have a clickable link to their catalogs.

CADforce69
08-13-11, 02:44 PM
www.rockauto.com is a good place for most common items. Most of times they have the cheapest prices (Several quality levels available) and are quiet efficient. Ive been ordering parts from them since 2007.

sven914
08-13-11, 03:47 PM
I guess you can add cadillacheaven (http://cadillacheaven.com/) to the list too.

RippyPartsDept
08-13-11, 04:02 PM
I guess you can add cadillacheaven (http://cadillacheaven.com/) to the list too.

i can highly recommend them

they are local to me here and have helped us out numerous times

it is run by a husband and wife team who are very nice and really know their stuff!

please forgive their website design, it's probably the least of their worries

bhs82
08-15-11, 01:13 PM
I wonder if Sal has considered or maybe contacted USA Part's Supply or Caddydaddy or even Rockauto for advertising. They get plenty of free advertising with everyone looking for parts, but it would be nice to have a clickable link to their catalogs.

Great idea / point...

Also, thanx for the tip on Cadillac Heaven

Well, since this thread is surviving, I will add the Salvage Search Engines and some other resources as promised;

GREAT SALVAGE YARD SEARCH ENGINE
http://car-part.com/
I've used this engine a couple of times with good success.


ANOTHER GOOD SALVAGE YARD SEARCH ENGINE
http://www.usedpartslive.com/
This site has a search engine which has returned positive results but I've not actually used them yet.


NATIONAL CORPORATE SALVAGE RESOURCE WITH SEARCH ENGINE
http://www.lkqcorp.com/ (http://www.lkqcorp.com/search-inventory.aspx)
I saved a fortune picking up an alternator through this link for my gf's 2002 Escalade. In that case, I used the site, found the part, and drove down to the yard to pick it up. I'm not sure if they ship or not.


CADILLAC SPECIFIC SALVAGE YARDS
http://www.cadillacville.com/

Following are local So Cal sites I've been aware of. I haven't used them, but I know they ship nationally;
http://www.cadillacsonly.com/
Here is a short YouTube vid taken in their yard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijuGPHZKnhU

http://www.cadauto.com/

http://cadillacking.com/
I think this company also has an eBay store called CadillacKingdom (http://stores.ebay.com/Cadillac-Kingdom?_trksid=p4340.l2563) If it's the same company, their pricing was a little high on the NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270653073592) I was looking for.


BTW, I found another thread on this board with some additional resources here
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-seville-cadillac-eldorado-forum/109998-cadillac-only-junkyards.html

CADforce69
08-19-11, 01:31 PM
AA NATIONAL AUTOPARTS: http://aanationalautoparts.com/ . They have served me satisfactorily 2 orders of salvage parts difficult to find. They are specialized in Cadillacs from 1961 to present. As they are located in Phoenix - AZ, they can serve many rust free body parts. They have a good customer attention, fairly good prices and ship even internationally. You can contact them by Facebook also: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_358045122055&closeTheater=1