Not for all cars or light duty trucks. A good example is, I converted a
1969 Buick Electra 225 over from front drums to front disk. Using the
correct Spindles, instead of the more commen olds 88/98 spindle swap.
Not only could no local parts house get me the correct rotors, nor the
calipers, nor the brake pads.
I got one rotor out of califronia, the other out of PA. A fellow rare
parts vender had a caliper rebuild kit. The pads came from a third vender I
deal with in Florida.
These parts are the same for all 67 to 69 full size buicks, execpt 1968
Riviara. Which uses a different one year only set up, which I could have
used, if I had one. Yet those parts Auto Zone does not carry either.
Auto Zone doesn't carry as wide of range of parts as they try to make
you beleave. Got a 20 year old truck? Don't go to auto zone to get a heavy
duty flasher. They do not carry them for vehicals that old. Every one else
Auto Zone is the Maaco of Parts Houses. With Advanced being the Earl
Schieb. Pep Boys is a joke.
You know Auto Zone probably sells 10% of the NOS parts I am going to
take to the swap meet this weekend. Yet people will be happy to buy New Old
Stock OEM parts, or after market replacements from me.
When it comes to replacemnt parts for older cars, E-bay and Swap Meets
are what keep them on the road.
The Rare Parts Hunter
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