So you’re ready to start an exciting auto restoration project. Whether this is your first attempt or you’re a seasoned pro, the right parts can make or break your restoration undertaking.
While there are likely plenty of local shops and junkyards to visit in your area, why limit your options to just places within driving distance? Access to online stores and marketplaces gives you greater reach and a wider variety to choose from as you complete your masterpiece.
Here we take a look at five online places to source parts for your next big auto restoration project.
eBay Motors is one of our top choices because of the breadth of parts you can find. From A/C belts and car seats to body kits and complete engines, this online marketplace is sure to have exactly what you’re looking for. Sellers on eBay Motors have everything from the classics to modern cars, so whatever auto era you’re working on, chances are you are going to discover the perfect fit.
We love these vintage brake lights, found while browsing through classic car parts on eBay Motors.
Have a special place in your heart for classic and collectible cars? Hemmings is the online marketplace for you. Their parts cater to those auto-restorers who truly appreciate vehicles of a bygone era. Some of the listed items we’ve seen include 1949 Cadillac fenders, a 1969 Porsche mechanical fuel injection pump, a 1932 Plymouth drivetrain, and so much more.
Check out this excellent, original condition Recaro Rallye seat, perfect for a Porsche or Volvo restoration.
Depending on the make of your latest auto restoration project, this site may or may not be for you. Andy Bernbaum is the world’s largest seller of new and N.O.S. parts for Chrysler, Plymouth, Desoto, Imperial, and Dodge car and truck models from 1930-1971. Bonus: Their website is organized by part categories, make, and year range, so it’s easy to find the exact part for your particular vintage vehicle.
Below, Andy Bernbaum highlights their vintage car radios available for sale.
More of a Chevy fan? Classic Muscle Parts has got you covered, as it’s the #1 source for authentic Chevrolet restoration parts. Find parts to restore your Camaro, Chevy Truck, El Camino, Nova, and other Chevrolet models with a streamlined system that allows you to search by car, year range, and then by various subcategories like door hardware, engine, interior, and more.
Looking for the perfect tailgate for your Chevy Truck restoration? We found some classic options that would look great on the road, like this one below.
Another great place to purchase auto restoration parts is Jegs. Not only is this site easy to navigate, but it literally has every part you could imagine, including important elements that you might not think about like engine oil and engine stands. No matter what you’re looking for, Jegs makes sure you have everything you need to ensure a smooth auto restoration.
Among some of Jegs’ larger parts for sale is this remanufactured crate engine, perfect for a Ford Ranger or Bronco II.
If you find yourself ordering larger restoration pieces, like the engine above, don’t let shipping stop your workflow. Use uShip to connect with professional transporters at competitive rates so you can trust that your auto restoration pieces arrive safely and stress-free.
by Alena Follestad-Jutilla
Alena Follestad-Jutilla is a content production manager, specifically focusing on social media, brand strategy, and media relations. She has a history in film, video/media production, blog writing, and content marketing.