Detailed Vendor List


DISCLAIMER: The comments below are based on the opinions and experiences of individual VetteNet members and should not be taken as the consensus opinion of the VetteNet as a whole. Furthermore, the information has been collected over a long period of time so it may be out of date and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Check with vendors on pricing and other details before you buy; the information presented here is intended to serve as a guide only, NOT a definitive reference.

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American Custom Industries (ACI)
5035 Alexis Road
Sylvania, OH 43560
800-822-8020

What: Fiberglass.

Pros: Good selection.

Cons: Very expensive (see Corvettes Limited below).


Andy's Auto Sport
15005 Concord Cir
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
800-419-1152

What: Sells tons of aftermarket Corvette parts, including: Corvette seat covers, Corvette shocks, Corvette body kits, Corvette hoods, Corvette wheels, Corvette exhausts, Corvette spoilers, Corvette floor mats, Corvette clutches, Corvette headers, Corvette superchargers, Corvette tail lights, Corvette coilovers, Corvette sway bars, Corvette rims

Pros: Huge selection, good prices

Cons: They drop ship almost everything


Auto Accessories of America
Route 322
Box 427
Boalsburg, PA 16827
800-458-3475
814-364-9615 FAX

What: Good selection of interior parts. Some fiberglass and miscellaneous gaskets, etc.

Pros: Seems like good prices on interior packages. Also, good sales.

Cons: ?


Autocenter Inc.
8401 Carpenter Frwy.
Dallas, Tx. 75247
214-634-3900
214-634-3364 FAX

What: They advertise new LS-6 454's for $2867, a new 510cid engine and I'm told (although the ad doesn't say) LS-7 454's w/ 12-1 compression! These are brand new GM engines! Also, GM performance parts catalogs and Chevy power manuals.

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


Callaway Cars
3 High Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371
860-434-9002

What: Supernatural Corvettes, custom performance mods, Corvette repair.

Pros: Excellent engine knowledge, "outstanding machine shop," nice facilities.

Cons: Expensive, but quality costs money!


Chevs-N-Vettes
3230 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
602-994-VETT (994-8388)
Ask for Alan

What: ?

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


Chicago Corvette Supply
7322 South Archer Road
Justice, IL 60458
800-872-2446

What: Just about everything!

Pros: Good one stop shopping with excellent prices. Their price on rebuilt calipers ($54.95 plus $50 core charge) beat Willcox, Long Island Corvette Supply, and Vette Brakes by more than a trivial amount.

Cons: ?


Classic Automotive Restorations Enterprises
3239 Orange Ave., NE
Roanoke, VA 24012
703-343-2040
703-343-2137 FAX

What: Restoration parts including: body panels, emblems, handles, interiors, molding, weatherstripping, etc. They also do labor work up to a complete detail rebuild of your car.

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


Contemporary Corvette
2705 Old Rodgers Road
Bristol, PA 19007
800-367-VETT [8388]

What: Corvettes-only junkyard (mostly C4 and shark cars) -- lots of broken/trashed Corvettes

Pros: " It seemed as if they had it all. Need a used LT-1 motor - they've got it. Wheels - I've never seen so many Corvette wheels in one location outside of Bowling Green... The best part is that these guys not only sell Corvettes - they drive them themselves. Contemporary Corvette knows Vettes."

Cons: ?


Corvette Center of Phoenix
2811 S. 46th Street
Phoenix, AZ
602-437-3065

What: ?

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


Corvette Central
5865 Sawyer Road
Sawyer, Michigan 49125
800-345-4122
616-426-3342 LOCAL
616-426-4108 FAX

What: Mostly '53-'82 parts.

Pros: List chevy part numbers, sounds like they have good one stop shopping.

Cons: ?


Corvette Cosmetics
1228 South Jackson Street
Suite C
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 72901
800-222-3590
501-646-3500
501-646-5638 (fax)

What: 1963-1982 Corvette parts.

Pros: A netter's experience: "Very good luck recently dealing with him over the phone in both small shipments, returns, and larger shipments (at least they were large for me)."

Cons:


Corvette Country
111 High Street
Boscawn, NH 03303
603-796-2104

What: '53-'82 parts, repairs, accessories, restorations, paint and interiors.

Pros: "Two great guys, Paul and Brian Raymond are the owners and they have many hard to find parts used and NOS." - John DeCaprio

Cons: No catalog available.


Corvette Salvage
3532 Delaware Ave. Suite A
Kenner, Louisiana 70065
504-441-VETT
email: dino@corvettesalvage.com

What: Used parts for late-model Corvettes.

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


Corvettes and Classics, Inc.
Taunton, MA
508-823-6150

What: New and used Corvette parts.

Pros: Owner claims, "He can get anything that's in any of the catalogs for less."

Cons: ?


Corvettes Limited, Inc.
324 Home Avenue
Maryville, TN 37801-3989
615-982-3091

What: Fiberglass.

Pros: Good, inexpensive selection.
For example:ACICorvettes Limited
'74 front bumper$325$239
'74 2pc rear bumper$395$249
Cons: ?


Country Corvettes
R.R. 1
Box 159
Nortonville, KS 66060

What: ?

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


D & M Restoration
46 Grand Ave.
Greenville, SC 29607
800-722-0854 M-F, 9am - 5pm ET
864-421-9960 FAX
email: dandmrestoration@mindspring.com

What: Complete repair and restoration of antique, classic and muscle car clocks (stock or quartz), speedometers, tachometers, radios, instrument clusters, gauges, wiper motors, Corvette headlight motors and much more.

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


Dr. Rebuild
P.O. Box 6263
Bridgeport, CT 06606
800-866-9362 ORDERS
203-366-1332

What: Just about everything!

Pros: These guys have all the little oddball gaskets, knobs, etc. They also have a rebuild kit for almost everything (including clocks!). Very close in price to Chicago Corvette on many items.

Cons: Multiple Vettenet members have reported poor customer service, bad attitudes and rude treatment by the Dr. Rebuild telephone staff.


Doug Rippie Motorsports
14070 23rd Avenue North
Plymouth, MN 55447-4900
612-559-7605
612-559-7954 FAX

What: Late model ('84-'96) performance parts.

Pros: "They are the best at suspension work," friendly, reasonably fast on turn around work, and they are very knowledgeable about how a Corvette works.

Cons:


Eastwood Company
580 Lancaster Avenue, Box 296
Malvern, PA 19355
800-345-1178

What: Auto restoration tools & equipment (polishing wheels, welders, fiberglass tools, radiator rakes, how to books, etc.).

Pros: "The only place I've found with this complete a selection of restoration aids. I've mostly bought polishing stuff from them for polishing, chrome, plastic (yes! plastic), metal, etc."

Cons: ?


Eckler's
P.O. Box 5637
Titusville, FL 32783-5637
800-327-4868
407-383-2059 FAX
Email:ecklers@ecklers.com

What: Just about everything.

Pros: One stop shopping.

Cons: "Way, way, way, too expensive! You can do better elsewhere, IMHO."


Energy Suspensions
714-361-3935

What: Polyurethane suspension parts.

Pros: Good quality components.

Cons: ?


Harbor Freight Tools
3491 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93011-6010
800-423-2567
805-388-3000 FAX

What: Almost every tool you can imagine, including things like engine stands drill presses, compressors, hand tools, air tools, commercial grade tools... You name it, chances are good they have it.

Pros: Excellent prices, excellent variety, FREE SHIPPING for orders over $50. "I have spent hundreds of dollars here and always gotten quality merchandise at great prices. Sears is dead. Harbor Freight lives!" - Roger Goff

Cons: ?


Helm, Inc.
P.O. Box 07130
Detroit, Michigan 48207
800-782-4356
313-883-1430

What: Manuals.

Pros: Helm is the original publisher of the factory service manuals for all Corvettes. If you order from Helm, you should get an exact factory manual. Many if not all other service manual suppliers, such as Chilton for example, copy illustrations and text directly from the Helm manuals.

Cons: ?


J&D Corvette
800 838-8353

What: Corvette salvage yard.

Pros: "Seems very well supplied, knowledgeable, and fair. Credit card orders OK. Talk to Woody, tell him Gabe Field sent ya." - Gabe Field

Cons:


J.C. Whitney & Co
1917-19 Archer Avenue
P.O. Box 8410
Chicago, Illinois 60680
312-431-6102
312-431-5625 FAX

What: All sorts of OEM mail order parts for all kinds of cars.

Pros: Been in business for eons. Lots of parts for old cars.

Cons: Most parts are OEM spec and reasonably priced, but are not the best quality available.


Last Detail
4106 Stacks Road
College Park, GA 30349
404-209-8388
404-209-0055 FAX

What: '53-'82 restoration parts. Also do repair of gauges, electric motors, radios, consoles, radiators, dash pads, etc. They also do zinc and cadmium electroplating.

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
1557 Winchester Road
Decatur, Indiana 46733
219-724-2552
219-724-8761 FAX

What: High-performance engines, components and modifications, crate motors, race engines, R&D.

Pros:

Cons:


Long Island Corvette Supply, Inc.
1445 Strong Avenue
Copiague, NY 11726
800-466-6367

What: '63-'67 restoration parts.

Pros: Prices are equivalent to Chicago Corvette. Good technical knowledge. Good service and good return policy for incorrect parts.

Cons: No parts for non-midyear vettes.


MidAmerica Designs
One MidAmerica Place
P.O. Box 1368
Effingham, IL 62401
800-500-8388
217-347-2952 FAX
Email: madvet@madvet.com

What: Just about everything.

Pros: One stop shopping, good catalog, superior customer service and return policy.

Cons: "Prices are better than Ecklers, but still somewhat expensive. Watch for their sales though, I just bought a Evolution3 cover from them for $135. Usually though, you can do better elsewhere, IMHO."


Muskegon Brake
(616) 733-0874

What: Brake and suspension stuff.

Pros: Good customer service, good prices.

Cons: ?


Pacifica Motoring Accessories
P.O. Box 2360
Atascadero, CA 93423-2360
800-488-7671

What: Parts for all years, clothing and novelties.

Pros: Good prices and inventory.

Cons: ?


Paragon Productions Ltd.
8040 S. Jennings Road
Swartz Creek, MI 49473
800-882-4688
313-655-4641 (Customer Service)

What: Manufacturer & distributor of fasteners and misc. steel pieces.

Pros: Parts are made from GM blueprints. "Once they offered a one-year-only fuel line that differed from the two-year line only in the location of one bend. The difference was very subtle and only visible on close inspection. They clearly could have made a one-size-fits-all line, but chose not to." Great attention to detail.

Cons: ?


Partridge Williams Design

What: Wiring harnesses, repro spiral shocks. This includes the extremely rare/hard to find/expen$ive HD shocks for "off-road" use. There is even some consideration being given to doing some repro work on HD brake pieces....a godsend for those who r*** old iron.

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


Performance Suspension Technology (PST)
P.O. Box 396
Montville, NJ 07045
800-247-2288

What: Suspension components.

Pros: Good service (according to a friend), and they carry polygraphite bushings (graphite impregnated polyurethane that is not supposed to squeak).

Cons: Not as good a selection as Vette Brakes & Products (still pretty good though).


Permatex
800-338-9000

What: Sealants (gasket, etc.).

Pros: Good service.

Cons: ?


Piper's Corvette Spec., Inc.
#2 Water Street
P.O. Box #133
Vermilion, IL 61955
800-637-6111

What: ?

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


Rik's Unlimited Corvette Parts
3758 Hwy. 18 South
Morgantown, NC 28655
704-433-6506
888-RIKS-VET (orders)
704-437-7166 FAX
Riksvet@Riksvet.com

What: "We sell parts and accessories for '63-'82 Corvettes only since 1983. A free parts catalog is available upon request when you mention the Vettenet."

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


Scoggin Dickey Performance Parts
5901 Spur 327
Lubbock, Texas 79424
800-456-0211 ORDER
806-798-4108 INFO
806-798-4086 FAX

What: A place that sells genuine GM performance parts; heads, cranks, Bowtie blocks, etc. They claim to have been selling parts since 1929, and have 4 million in inventory.

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


Stoudt Auto Sales, Inc.
1350 Carbon Street
Reading, PA 19601-1696
800-523-8485 ORDERS
215-374-4856 INFO
215-372-7283 FAX

What: ?

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


Straightline Performance
2085 Glenn St.
Lansing, MI 48906
517-482-6100
517-482-1850 FAX

What: Performance Ignition wires for Corvettes (and almost everything else).

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


TECHLOCK
800-448-6866

What: Antitheft solenoid.

Pros: Discount for VetteNet members, recommended by Gordon Killebrew.

Cons: ?


Van Steel
813-442-7835
1141-A Court Street
Clearwater, FL 34616

What: Rear hub rebuilds, trailing arms.

Pros: At least one satisfied Vettenet customer! Been around for years. Many vendors carry their products -- offset trailing arms sold in Ecklers catalog are Van Steel arms.

Cons: ?


Vette Brakes & Products, Inc.
7490-30th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
800-237-9991

What: Brake and suspension components.

Pros: Quick shipment, excellent selection of parts.

Cons: ?


Vette World
RD #9
Box 770
Greensburg, PA 15601
800-327-0185 (except PA)
412-837-8600 (in PA)
412-837-4420 (fax)

What: Just about anything for Corvettes.

Pros: Cheaper than Ecklers/MidAmerica/Zip, fast delivery.

Cons: ?


Virginia Vettes
110 Maid Marion Place
Williamsberg, Virginia
804-229-0011
804-465-1629 FAX

What: ?

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


VSE (Very Special Equipment) by Herb Adams
408-649-8423

What: Suspension components: They have two catalogs. The first is called "Corvette Handling: A Performance Handbook" which discusses how to improve a '63-'82, and "Performance Handling: The Complete Handbook" which has information and parts for many GM and F**d vehicles.

Pros: ?

Cons: ?


Willcox Corvette Department
123 E. Maple Street
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130
800-58-VETTE (Orders only)
812-288-7103 TECH
812-288-7147 FAX
Willcox@bellsouth.net

What: They are a GM dealer along with selling Corvette stuff. "All Corvette and GM parts sold at wholesale prices." Web site includes a huge parts list plus online ordering, or you can e-mail them your parts list and they'll price it out for you and e-mail you back.

Pros: Probably the best parts prices around. They sell factory GM stuff. Their service is outstanding. The guy I talked to when I was pricing parts was very friendly and didn't mind giving me detailed info. I received all of my order in 12 days. They seem to charge 10% to 35% less for most of their stuff. Ships orders quickly.

Cons: ?


Zip Products
1250 Commercial Centre
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
800-962-9632
804-730-7043 FAX

What: Just about everything.

Pros: One stop shopping.

Cons: These guys are about on par with MidAmerica in terms of price and selection. You can find some good deals, but not everything is a good deal.


Last Modified 7/98

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