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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CustomChevy, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. CustomChevy

    CustomChevy 1/2 ton status

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    Where do you guys order parts in canada. I'm specificly talking about the big things that would kill you to ship from the us (crates, axles, etc)
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    It's not so much the shipping that kills you, it's brokerage fees. For large stuff I try and find private deals here in Canada and go pick it up in person. Anything else I try and get shipped by USPS/Canada post. No brokerage fees that way, just the tax on the value of goods.

    I have used a shipping address in a nearby border town (Blaine WA) with good success, however Canada Customs are real ball busters if you don't have all the i's dotted and t's crossed. Free trade my ass...you won't pay duty but they'll make you pay double in aggravation.

    There are 4x4 shops up here that carry a lot of the kinds of things we buy, however I find they really jack the prices up well beyond what I'd consider reasonable. When I bought my Swampers they were literally double the US $ magazine price.

    Rene
     
  3. BlazerGirl

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    I buy from Chevyduty.com and with shipping so far its been cheaper than buying here. Like Rene said ... get it shipped to a PO Box place close to your border
     
  4. Brocky

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    Ya we really suck for ordering parts. It is more for me, Newfoundland had to be an island. The prices I find around here are jacked way up aswell.
     
  5. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Part of our problem is we have so much less sales volume up here (a function of lower population :rolleyes: )

    It depends a lot on what you want/need. NWF and OTT Industries are Canadian. So is Cross-Canada (mostly sheet metal body parts)
     
  6. Paxx

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    Yeah it helps to have the stuff shipped by the postal companies. It saved me cash over having ups deliver, although it took a lot longer to arrive and there was no way to track it. I ordered my rear locker and steering brace from ord and paid $120 in fees when it arrived. Then the next order was new gearsets front and rear with overhaul kits plus a front locker and a heavy duty tie rod. A much heavier shipment which only cost $160. The first was through ups and the second was through us post. I guess it just depends on how quick you need your parts.
     
  7. fireplug

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    The good news is we have WAY less competition when it comes to parts trucks and D60's sitting in the field! :D The bad news is everything is rusted to hell. :mad:

    Anyone in the Golden Horseshoe area that needs parts feel free to PM. I've got a great lead on good deals!
     
  8. Brocky

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    So very true, a parts truck around here is completely melted out metal with a few salvagable parts like axles which are still covered in rust. But like you said they are easier to come by.
     
  9. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    So let me guess, north of the border, if I find a clean K5, more than likely somebody's went through the trouble of putting aftermarket reproduction sheetmetal on it. Am I right?
     
  10. Brocky

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    Yes , or it came up from down South before hand.
     
  11. K5-newf

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    try some local parts stores they might be able to order u somethin or be able to tell u were to go


    Jason


    "keep on truckin"
     
  12. natehate

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    dealer ships and parts source and other parts store can get you crate motors
    and obviously any speed shop
     
  13. darkshadow

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    or someone actualy took care of it from the start, and had it sprayed every year.

    but there few and far between
     
  14. K5-newf

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    my nieghbour bought a 76 mgb and the previous owner sprayed the bottom of the car with oil and drove it down a dusty road twice a year the floors are solid but the rockers and fenders and some parts are rust out badly

    first time i ever heard of spraying oil up underneath a car to pretect it from rust i figured it would remove the paint off it

    and i also heard tell if u have a small electrical current ruining trhough ur body it prevents it form rusting or slows it down

    Jason


    "keep on truckin"
     
  15. darkshadow

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    lol, run dc thru it it would rust more, (thanks mythbusters :surepal: )

    when oil, of what ever kind hydrolic to used moter oil, i sprayed it must be done clean and dry it will displace the mosture, from getting in the knoks and crannys and bringing the salt with it.

    many companys garanty NO rust for your life if you bring the car back once a year, from new.


    as for shipping, i look local, make friends who can keep an eye out, and ship to my wifes aunt in detroit, and pick it up my self :D
     

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