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LMC Truck repair panels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jpdrake, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. jpdrake

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    im looking at this seasons lmc truck. page 23 <interior body>
    have any of you used these parts?
    have any pics or advice on them?

    38-7912 <1> footwell LH RH
    38-7942 <2,3> cab floor half front LH RH
    38-7946 <4,5> cab floor half rear LH RH
    38-7840 <6> inner rockerpanel LH RH
    38-6528 <8> outer rocker panel LH RH

    is there a beter company that makes better quality parts?
    hows the fit on them?
     
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    Try yearone
     
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    ive looked there. have you bought there parts? think there better quality?
     
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    Check these guys out. They are only about 15 minutes from me in Calif however, they have real nice chevy stuff. Give them a try. It might be worth the shipping. Hell, you are going to have to pay shipping for LMC as well so might as well try Thruck Shop.
    http://www.truckandcarshop.com/
     
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    their website was kinda poorly done it sayid it had parts for 73-91 but i couldnt find them.


    out of all the people who've veiwed the post no one has any storys or pics of replacing their front floor?
     
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    I don't recomend buying any body parts from LMC they are not the best quality replacments.

    I just redid the body on my truck this summer and I went through YearOne and Classic Parts of America (aka Chevy Duty). Both places had excelent replacement body parts. Remember, the saying, you get what you pay for! So don't be afriad to spend a few extra $$ on quality sheetmetal.

    EDIT:

    I have an extra cab floor support (Item #10) but I got mine from YearOne. Check out my For Sale Thread:
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=183101

    Also check out my body restoration thread:
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181502
     
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    thats what i wanted to know if their the same pieces from the same manufactors and just different disributors. are they a thicker gauge do they fit better?
    im not affraid of spending a dollar more for 1st class
     
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    Well there are no replacement panels that fit 100% perfect and alot of them are thinner than original stuff. But alot can come close. I really like everything YearOne sells, I think they have some of the best quality parts money can buy. But also check out Classic Parts of America, because their stuff is pretty good too.
     
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    i appreciate your reply, good to know. i wish more members who have done the same would weigh in. youve got to pick as many brains as you can!!
     
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    i dont think you should go to the truck shop, they're a couple miles from my house most of their replacement panels are thin and chinese or taiwanese but there other stuff seems pretty nice
     
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    Well unless you go original or NOS then all replacement panels are made in china or whatever. Thats just the reality of it... sucks don't it :(

    Some Chinese replacements are better than others though...

    Get yourself a YearOne catalog, they are much easier to read and figure out than their website.

    LMC is great, I order from them all the time, but ther body parts aren't the best.
     
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    ohh i forgot they're overpriced too.
     
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    If you want American made panels where would you find them? When you do are you ready to pay out the a$$ for them? They may be a bit more than some places but if you can will call the parts rather than paying sometimes expensive shipping costs then it all about equals out.:D
     
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    check out that link give me your opinion.
     
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    yeah but for him in mass he still has to ship the parts so hes not saving anything, thats all i ment, it might be cheaper for us though
     
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    Damn where did you find those guys? If those are truely genuine GM replacements then that is a damn good bargain on them. Because any other resto catalog/website sells only some NOS GM body parts for the minimum price of $500 or more!
     
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    looks good huh!! keep that on the down low til i get everything i need....lol
     

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