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Hello all. Purchasing parts suggestions

Hi, Iím about to dive into a 67 Coupe project, and was wondering about suggestions on who to order parts through? CJ Pony parts, Rock Auto, etc. looking for all different parts from motor to wiring to body items.
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Slam dunk NPD around here at VMF. Summit Racing too.
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Hi, Iím about to dive into a 67 Coupe project, and was wondering about suggestions on who to order parts through? CJ Pony parts, Rock Auto, etc. looking for all different parts from motor to wiring to body items.
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The best answer I can come up with is "it depends".

Rock Auto can be a good source of maintenance type parts as in oil filters, plugs, gaskets, etc. Also some items like brakes, calipers, alternators, AC compressors, as well. There parts are not going to be part of a accurate restoration, but good to get the car running again. Others who have Amazon Prime accounts have found that they can beat RA prices with prime free shipping.

I have used CJPP in the past with good results. Many here have had issues lately with customer service, parts shown as in stock being back ordered, and trouble with returns. CJPP has had some great sales in the past, a 15% off anything last Black Friday saved a bunch on Dakota Digital gauges for my build.

NPD seems to be the go to supplier now for larger items like sheet metal and more. Many former CJPP customers are switching to NPD.

For performance oriented parts I like Summit Racing a lot. Good range of available parts and manufacturers, a easy return policy, with periodic promotions than bring down their prices even lower.

The best part of working on a Mustang is that you have so many choices for sources of parts. It is going to be up to you to determine which source is the best fit for what you are after.

Good luck, but beware we will not hesitate helping you spend your parts budget.
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Welcome to the forum!!

Do a search and you'll have plenty of opinions on different vendors, some bad, some good.

My personal choice is National Parts Depot, NPD. The owner, Rick - @69bossnine, is very active on our forum and doesn't hesitate to offer his opinions along with industry insight on our hobby as it relates to our cars. And NPD's customer service is second to none.

Hope this helps and best of luck with your project. Be sure to post up some pics when you have a chance as forum members love to spend OPM (Other People's Money)

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Where are you located? Some vendors you may be able to drive to for picking up big things. As others have said, NPD, summit, rock auto and your pretty much good to go unless you want to order some cool custom stuff from folks like open tracker, mustangs to fear, etc, then there's other small vendors like zray or chock o stang for specialty things as well. The only advice I would give is to not go crazy ordering parts that you need in the future, get what you need for the project at hand and maybe a 2nd undertaking as a backup plan. Make a budget and a timeline as well. Welcome to VMF!
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Iíve bought from all if them it seems, but my go to for Mustang specific stuff is NPD.
I have had good experiences with CJPP, butís itís been a while since Iíve used them. Summit or Jegs for performance parts, Rock Auto or Oreillys for the day to day stuff like filters. Rock Auto regularly seems to have close outs on a lot of stuff for the older cars, sometimes itís good to pick up extra wear type parts.

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NPD case closed. been using them almost 40 yrs.

if you call in a larger order $2500+ range they used to take off some bucks

not sure of they still do it as thankfully im done and havent ordered in a while

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Like you, just getting started. So far I have placed two parts orders with CJPP, for a total of a couple-few hundred bucks. Zero issues with out of stock, delayed shipping, no shipping charges, etc. So far so good. I haven't gotten to the part where I order a truck load of sheet metal yet, but it's coming. Haven't ordered from NPD yet... every part I need I check both places, and CJ has so far always come out less expensive for the same parts (meaning, exact same part from the same source). Just my experience so far.
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I asked myself the same question then I started to work on the stang. Here is my experience so far. Most of the standard parts I buy from NPD. Fast delivery, good quality. For my suspension rebuild I worked with John from opentracker. Especially if you are new to the business it is great to have someone to call for help. For steering chockostang is my go to guy and for the disc brake conversion I worked with CSRP.

I have very good experience working with the specialist for bigger projects. Smaller projects or single parts NPD is my way to go. Hope it helps.
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NPD for most stuff.
Summit for go fast things
ModernDriveline for transmission swap if you want to do that
Street Or Track for suspension (Second to OpenTracker...i've used them both)
Mustang Depot for restomody stuff


I have had 0 good experiences (out of 3 tries) using CJP so i refuse to use them....ever. I see no advantage to them since there are lots of good vendors (see above) with great prices, customer service, and fast shipping. I have nothing but good things to say about the above vendors and have done a lot of business with all of them.
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Boss50 kinda nailed it. I will say NPD is amazing if you need technical help or have questions. Rick has even replied to posts of mine on here with tons of information. For that reason alone, I have been ordering more from them. If you are only interested in your nickles, you will probably end up at CJ Pony. I've had decent luck with them in the past and have taken advantage of their sales. Customer service can be iffy with them and is well documented on this site. They do have a whole library of awesome how to videos though. As previously stated, I use RockAuto for very basic things. I even ordered Transmission fluid from them.

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Wow, thank you all This definitely helps. Like you say, sometimes peopleís experience with vendors differ from time to time. Iím starting my list, so when the weather breaks a little, I can dive in. Iím in Amityville NY. I will post pics when I figure that out. Lol. Wanna say thanks for everyone taking the time to post your vendors and experience with them. Looking forward to being a part of this site
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Your location can play a part on who you use.
In the beginning of my 67 resto, I used a few different vendors to check if they had the part in stock and quality. Also for me the effort a vendor puts into either printed or on line catalog means something to me. In the end I'll now mostly use Virginia Mustang and NPD.

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Your location can play a part on who you use.
In the beginning of my 67 resto, I used a few different vendors to check if they had the part in stock and quality. Also for me the effort a vendor puts into either printed or on line catalog means something to me. In the end I'll now mostly use Virginia Mustang and NPD.

Exactly the same here: if it's a Mustang-specific part I look at both Virginia Classic and NPD. I've never had an issue with either company. Most of the time who I order from comes down to total price and which part. Sometimes NPD has a higher quality part that I'd prefer. Both (seem to, at least) have parts in stock when you order them.
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