While I was in college the FIRST time around, I spent several years working part-time in a Chevy dealer's parts department. I used to get a big kick out of looking up parts that were still available from the General for my '65 Impala SS. Someday, the car will be back on the road, but that's beside the point.
What I'm getting at is that there are still lots of parts available directly from GM, and the vast majority of hobbyists are going through the middleman. A good portion of my Year One catalog showcases GM parts that are still available from GM. Now its great that we have vendors who are making GM and repro parts available to us, but the fact of the matter is that we can simply trot down to any GM dealer, not just the Chevy ones, and order these same GM parts without having to worry about shipping costs. Just give them the number(s) and have them special order it.
What I'd like to propose is that we create an area on Team Chevelle that lists part numbers that are still available. Some of these numbers are floating around in various posts, and it would be nice to have them all in one place.
I'm willing to give a hand (although grad school take up alot of time!), and I've got some parts books to reference. Does anyone work at a dealership that could check on availability? I do have a connection that could do some of the checking. Can one of the administratiors give some feedback on the idea?
PS - Access to the numbers could be another little membership perk when we go with dues!
'70 LS3 400 Malibu
[This message has been edited by Rainer (edited 03-02-99).]