Okay, you're working on your Mopar, and you realize you need a whatchmacallitthingamabob, but you know that what you need isn't being reproduced. How will you ever find what you need if you don't know where to get it? Well, that's why we're here to help. The expression one man's trash is another man's treasure couldn't be more true in some cases. There are several guys who have used parts for sale, and you just need to know where to find them. We have put together a grouping of vendors that specialize in used parts, and we hope you can find what you need with these guys. We're also compiling a more comprehensive list at www.moparmusclemagazine.com, so if you know of a vendor we need to list on our website, just let us know about them.
Now if you've ever been to a large salvage yard, there can only be one word that comes to your mind-overwhelming. But hidden deep within these accumulations of cars can be buried treasure-that '70 Dart door handle or '67 Barracuda trim piece. In the past, some of these salvage yards did a poor job of cataloging what cars they had in stock. You would show up, ask the manager a question about a particular car, and he would say something along the lines of, "I think we got one of those."
Well it's 2011, and many of these yards have turned to the digital age to solve this ambiguity. The big news here is that you can call these lots up and tell them the exact item you're looking for and they can tell you if they have it. If they don't, some will even track the part down for you-for a nominal fee.
We have found some of the best Mopar salvage yards in the United States, spanning from coast to coast. If you're in need of an affordable, original part for your current projects, or even looking to find a project car, these are great places to start your search. Sure, there are always swap meets and eBay, but nothing beats finding the part on an original '71 GTX sitting in a field of muscle car carcasses all willing to donate their parts in their last effort for life and street duty.
Here are some top-notch Mopar salvage yards you may want to take a look at as you begin working on your project.
If you're looking for a one-stop shop, take a look at Stephens Performance, located in Anderson, Alabama. Stephens is located on a 58-acre lot that is entirely dedicated to Mopars ranging from '62-'74. While they don't sell complete cars, they will be able to find any part you're looking for on their lot. "If we don't have it, we'll find it for you," says Ted from Stephens. Their locator service means that they'll do all the leg work for you to hunt down the pieces you're looking for, but with around 3,000 cars on the lot, they probably have it sitting out there. If you're also willing to go down the restoration parts route, Stephens also sells Authentic Restoration Products from Mopar. It truly is a "one call gets it all" place.
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9321 Highway 207
Anderson, AL 35610