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 WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!

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Waldo617



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PostSubject: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:41 pm

Soooooooooo.....ive decided to keep my Caprice...

...i started looking for 4 Impala SS door panels or just caprice door panels that are identical to the SS ones because mine are cloth and they dont have the pull handle and are all beat up, i checked ebay and they have em but for like $300 each!!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/94-96-Chevrolet-IMPALA-SS-Right-Front-Door-Panel-NICE-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem588c0dfcc1QQitemZ380306848961QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

.....i also have decided that i want a Caprice leather rear seat which i havent found yet....

...i dont even know where to begin looking for a mint grey caprice carpet...mine has a few burns and a few holes in it....oh yea and a few blood stains....dont ask why....

....i also need a 94/95 impala SS center console and as you all know they cost an arm and a leg which i refuse to pay more than $90 for a center console....so i am still using my center arm rest that i kept from when i swapped my bench seats out...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/94-95-96-CHEVY-IMPALA-SS-CENTER-CONSOLE-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem45f8410248QQitemZ300517753416QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

....the last thing i need is an Impala SS rear spoiler painted DGGM...there is one on ebay for $120... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/96-Chevrolet-Caprice-Impala-SS-Rear-Spoiler-Factory-/140499535143?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20b66cc527

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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:43 pm

Grey interior parts for these cars are like plastic gold. Good luck finding any for cheap. I have front gray door panels 4 sale.
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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:46 pm

got any pictures?? how much are you looking to get??

"plastic gold"...that is a very good way to put it...
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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:56 pm

It's as simple as the basics of our economy, supply and demand. I have parted out many Impalas and the demand for the parts far outweighs the available supply.

-For a center console you will not find a nice one for less than $150

-For door panels you will not find a clean set for less than $400.

-No idea on carpet, the chances of finding a clean used carpet are nil, just buy a new one.

-Spoiler is the same way. The price you have there is about standard, but be advised that the add says it is a "random color and expect to need paint" so it will come across black, no doubt.

These are not inexpensive cars to own/fix, What few parts are left 15 years after they stopped being made are either broken, brittle, or high priced.

Good Luck,

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Waldo617



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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:27 am

$400 for a full set sounds pretty good to me....
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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:49 am

Try finding parts for a 55-57 chevrolet. Parts are through the roof. As Doug stated, supply and demand.
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No Moa



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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:45 am

If you refuse to pay no more than $90 for a console your nuts. You will never find one for $90 that is usable.
I bought one in pieces for $140. (mine was 96 though) I have yet to see a usable console go for less than $125. (usable)

Save up and spend the good money or you will regret it. Trust me, been there, done that.
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Matt Trakker



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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:46 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
Try finding parts for a 55-57 chevrolet. Parts are through the roof. As Doug stated, supply and demand.

A 74 is worse! Aftermahhket pahhts haven't really caught on yet for them, it's a pain. I'm seeing things picking up though...

I would put a Blazer/Bravada console in before an SS console simply because of the premium you have to pay, pretty cool mod.
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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:12 pm

S10 console.

You're welcome. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:59 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
Try finding parts for a 55-57 chevrolet. Parts are through the roof. As Doug stated, supply and demand.

A 74 is worse! Aftermahhket pahhts haven't really caught on yet for them, it's a pain. I'm seeing things picking up though...

I would put a Blazer/Bravada console in before an SS console simply because of the premium you have to pay, pretty cool mod.

Or a box two door....at least the second one I got wasn't a rust bucket! But Matt I feel your pain on aftermarket stuff SLIM pickins.
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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:09 am

I got a dggm caprice myself has mint interior. I'm stripping the whole interior "soon" for a completely custom design. If interested in buying anything let me know! Its a light grey interior but non-leather. Carpet is mint/near mint.

55-57 parts shouldn't be hard to find at all, but they will bend you over without a kiss on the cheek on prices.. I owned a 56 2door hardtop and a 55 2 door post last year and both were super easy to get stuff for (just besause they are the tri-five and everybodys gotta have one, they even make euro tail lights for them now wtf???)

Matt- true 74-76 has to be the rarest to find parts for of all the imps 58-85 (maybe only second to a 77 cuz its kind of a one off year)
All the boxy caprices I never had a problem with either.. Check out classic car industries (I think that's it) they sell every nut, bolt and screw for those boxes. I still have an un opened box of trim clips ( the little GM anchors) that hold the headliner and window trim!!!
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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:06 am

If he doesn't buy any of the interior. LMK, I may be interested Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:22 pm

Pm sent
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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:52 pm

Its first come first serve on the grey interior, buy whatever you want, but I have to ask for your crappy parts your replacing along with the asking price. So it would be like $25 per door panel plus your broken ones etc etc. Don't matter what color or condition as long as they aren't smashed into little pieces, don't have to look good just be a functional piece..
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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:00 pm

Ironfistdog wrote:
I got a dggm caprice myself has mint interior. I'm stripping the whole interior "soon" for a completely custom design. If interested in buying anything let me know! Its a light grey interior but non-leather. Carpet is mint/near mint.

55-57 parts shouldn't be hard to find at all, but they will bend you over without a kiss on the cheek on prices.. I owned a 56 2door hardtop and a 55 2 door post last year and both were super easy to get stuff for (just besause they are the tri-five and everybodys gotta have one, they even make euro tail lights for them now wtf???)

Matt- true 74-76 has to be the rarest to find parts for of all the imps 58-85 (maybe only second to a 77 cuz its kind of a one off year)
All the boxy caprices I never had a problem with either.. Check out classic car industries (I think that's it) they sell every nut, bolt and screw for those boxes. I still have an un opened box of trim clips ( the little GM anchors) that hold the headliner and window trim!!!

try finding body parts Arrow IMPOSSIBLE! You'd think with a trunk that size you could find plenty though Razz
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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:23 pm

http://www.classicindustries.com/impala/catalog.html

Check this out. You can download the catalog for free. I built my 1980 2 door and they had floor pans, fenders, door skins etc etc (at least they used to) might be worth a look. And I know up at the yards around here there is always at least one 1980-1985 style and one 86-90 style up in the back.
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PostSubject: Re: WTF!!! Why are Impala SS parts so damn expensive!?!?!   Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:37 pm

Ironfistdog wrote:
http://www.classicindustries.com/impala/catalog.html

Check this out. You can download the catalog for free. I built my 1980 2 door and they had floor pans, fenders, door skins etc etc (at least they used to) might be worth a look. And I know up at the yards around here there is always at least one 1980-1985 style and one 86-90 style up in the back.

I have the current catalog, no two door stuff really. Just rocker skins and 77-79 stuff.
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