Posted by Phoebe Foreman at Saturday, November 21st, 2020 - 08:06:17 AM in Car Parts
However, if you are not a purist and aren't looking for some sort of certification that the car is completely original, then you will have a lot more options that will still give your car the look you want of a fully restored classic without all the hassle of digging deep and long to find original parts.
Aftermarket parts generally refer to parts which are not branded and are not manufactured by the original equipment manufacturer or OEM. These car parts are also a great way to accessorize your car and make it look stylish. These parts can actually make your old model look like a newer upgraded model. These parts or accessories are manufactured by independent companies since they specialize in this particular field as compared to automobile companies who specialize in preparing the vehicles. A few of the popular car parts include fuel injection systems, superchargers, exhaust systems, or air intake systems. These car parts are used to primarily enhance a vehicles' performance.
However, if all this fails and you are still intent on getting factory original parts for your older vehicle you can always try looking for them online. While it is normal to find most car parts stores and manufactures with a significant online presence, there are many more options online than just those.
People tend to be a bit worried about sourcing parts or things that they can't fit themselves, or they think that if they were to try to save money by supplying a car part to their local garage for fitting, that they would offend the garage. One way to look at it is the analogy of taking some fresh fish round to your local restaurant and asking them if you can dine there for less if they cook the fish you brought in.
In some cases, you might have some luck finding original car parts for a car that old online, but even that could be a bit of a stretch. You'll likely find a ton of after market options, but if you want to be a purist when it comes to a full classic car restoration, anything other than an original panel will simply not do.