Steel body panels for many classic cars can be hard to locate due to their rarity or scarcity. Many have been out of production for decades and NOS dealers in steel body parts might be uncommon or nonexistent. Fortunately, Hemmings Motor News has numerous suppliers, listed throughout each issue, where you can still find new old stock, new aftermarket, or quality used steel body parts to assist you in your combat against rust, salt, and time. Most of these suppliers will be listed within the specific Parts for Sale section of your make and model, however, many others are listed in the Mixed-Make Cars, Services Offered, Interchangeable Parts, and Truck and Commercial Parts sections. We will be mentioning just a few of these resources in this month's column.toyota body parts prices
ROCKER KING specializes in rocker panels, headlamp panels, door skins, quarter-panel sections, dog legs, and fender-panel sections for many American cars. It has many new old stock rocker panels available for 1940s, '50s, and '60s vintage cars, with replacements available for 1935-'64 American passenger cars and GM, Ford, and Dodge trucks as early as 1946. Contact Rocker King by phone or by the email address listed on its website for your replacement panel needs.
HIDDEN VALLEY AUTO PARTS has more than 2,000 classic used cars and trucks, including project cars, on hand. Many of the donor cars and trucks still have excellent used sheetmetal. Hidden Valley is a pick-a-part salvage yard that allows you to tour its inventory and find the items you need. Over 600 acres of donor vehicles are on hand. If you can't travel to its location, you can request items be removed by its staff and shipped to you. Hidden Valley has been in the auto-salvage business for more than 55 years, supplying used American car and truck project vehicles and parts to enthusiasts here in the U.S. and overseas. Each item it sells is also warrantied for 90 days.
STEVE'S AUTO RESTORATIONS offers custom metal fabrication, bodywork, and paint services for all vintage vehicles, however its specialty is 1932-'34 Fords. It manufactures all new steel bodies for early V-8 Ford cars. A 1932 Brookville Roadster body shell is offered as well as a 1933- '34 roadster body, and it produces new sheetmetal replacement panels for these models. Additional services include adding louvers to hoods and trunks, and it has more than 35 years' experience offering headlamp reflector re-silvering in restoring distressed headlamp assemblies for all classic cars and trucks. Steve's also sells autobody lead, so your restoration is completed using original processes.