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85 grand prix in need of body parts


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hornswagel69
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Mar 11, 2016, 3:35 PM

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Looking for any leads to obtain doors and a rr quarter panel. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 11, 2016, 10:03 PM

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Not sure but have you asked local salvage yard to hunt them down or perhaps search for yards, especially SW US, So. Cal areas for rust free metal and would want pics,


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hornswagel69
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Mar 12, 2016, 6:15 AM

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Have feelers out but seems hard to find. Thanks


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 12, 2016, 6:45 AM

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The "Junk Yard" should really be doing the hunting for you OR suggest who or where to check anywhere.
BTW - Save me the search, is this a RWD car like the last few Olds Cutlass Supremes? Junkyards should know for doors anyway if they are usable or not. Quarter panel may or may not depending on if tail light lens or other is different.
May have to get the name of a place far away and plain call them. Not all places have an accessible inventory quickly at hand for some old cars like this - some others might?
At any rate if you are bothering for this much stuff/work don't get rusted junk - try to know as best you can if shipped from far away from you,


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Double J
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Mar 13, 2016, 12:28 AM

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Check with Desert Valley Auto Parts.
Web site dvap.com

I found they have 1 85 GP
Click Here


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 13, 2016, 3:16 AM

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GREAT FIND! OP - those parts don't look to rusty to me but unsure of one door might be trouble?
Now seeing it think Olds and maybe the Monte Carlo body is the same metal? These places should know what models and the years that are the same metal parts you seek. Soft stuff (door panels, trim etc.) you'll almost have to use your own if any good or a separate hunt. IMO there are places in rust belt areas with good soft parts and rusted metal. Good for rubber seals for doors even when door is rusted out for example,


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hornswagel69
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Mar 15, 2016, 2:48 PM

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Hey all thanks for all the help. Been out of town working and just got back to the forum. The car is for my 20 year old son and he is contacting the suggestions as we speak.. Thanks


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 15, 2016, 8:54 PM

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Good luck. Don't forget real phone calls for certain parts nobody is going to inventory for the web for you to look at.
Many dinky parts are the same as other divisions as mentioned. Once the source for old car/vehicle/machine ad book was called Hemming Motor News still around for a wild assortment of parts, services for the hobby of it.
Your call to get one paper copy I thing still sold where you find magazines, I think Walgreens still had them?
Website for Hemmings should click at WWW.HemmingsMotorNews.com .. or here > http://www.hemmings.com/
Depending on how much and how far you are going with this car you may want a whole car to pluck stuff from.
I should know but your car had a letter symbol for GMs like it made from about 1977-1988 or so and TMK shares nothing with 1976 and older.
Popular body of vehicle to work with,
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(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Mar 15, 2016, 9:32 PM)






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