Swedes to US roadtrip

Discussion in 'Wet behind the ears??' started by Chriskack, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. Chriskack

    Chriskack Member

    Hi!
    We're planning on heading to the US this spring for a roadtrip in kalifornia. Maybe we will do Route66 at least a part of it.
    I wonder where the best places are to find car parts in this area? I have a Buick -57 who needs some parts.
    Are there some junkyards near by? Maybe any car events who sells old car parts?
    ALL suggestions are welcomed!
    Kindly Regards /Christine
     
  2. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Welcome! I hope you really enjoy visiting and meeting people here. I’m not knowledgesble about specific places out west other than being aware of Desert Valley Auto Parts in Phoenix Arizona, but wish you luck!
    Patrick in Georgia.
     
  3. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a fun trip, a bucket list item for me anyway.
    That's the best place to find dry, rust-free parts, maybe there's an online listing somewhere. Like Patrick said, I'm not from that area either but there are probably board members who are.
    Hopefully some will chime in.

    Good luck on your journey, and welcome to the family!

    Philip T.
     
  4. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    You should get a Hemmings magazine. They have tons of classified ads including a bunch of the "out west" junkyards. Good luck on your ventures and enjoy your trip!!!
     
  5. Chriskack

    Chriskack Member

    Hi Patrick! Thank you a lot! Its a dream come true so I will sure enjoy it a lot! Cant wait!
    Kindly regards Christine
     
  6. Chriskack

    Chriskack Member

    Hi Philip! Yea I bet theres a lot of good stuff to find if you know where to look. Thank you so much!
    Kindly regards Christine
     
  7. Chriskack

    Chriskack Member

    Hi! Ok thank you very much I will try to see if I can get me one of those magazines. Sounds like a good idea!
    Thank you so much!
    Kindly regards Christine
     
  8. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    To be clear you should get ‘Hemmings Motor News’; it’s the thick book of classified ads. (Hemmings publishes a few other monthlies that are magazines, not classified ads). You can subscribe electronically if you can’t find a print copy.

    https://www.hemmings.com/

    Patrick
     
  9. Chriskack

    Chriskack Member

    Ok thanks I've been checking it out! :)
     
  10. Chriskack

    Chriskack Member

    Do you know where to buy the best roofrail? :)
     
  11. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member


    Drip rail stainless molding? If so, buy a good used one and send it out to be straightened and polished. It will look better than NOS.
     
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    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Chriskack Member

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  17. Chriskack

    Chriskack Member

    Thanks! I will check that out! :)
     
  18. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

    Hej Christine, hvis i skal forbi Steelerubber.com, kan i da tage lister hjem til mig? Bor i Danmark, så told+moms+fragt er dyrere end listerne..

    Hi Christine, if you're going to visit steelerubber.com, would you take some weatherstrip with you home for me? Live in Denmark, so tax+fee+shipping is more expensive than the rubber..
     
  19. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Their road trip is on the west coast. Steele Rubber is located in my state which is on the east coast. The only time SR travels near the west coast is the SEMA show in November, 2019:

    SHOW LOCATION DATE
    *Autorama Detroit, MI Mar 1-3
    Run to the Sun Myrtle Beach, SC Mar 21-23
    Charlotte Auto Fair Charlotte, NC
    Spaces JB39-49 Apr 4-7
    *Refit International Exhibition and Conference Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Booth 312 Apr 10-11
    Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run Pigeon Forge, TN Apr 11-13
    Spring Carlisle Carlisle, PA
    Spaces IJ94 - IJ101 Apr 24-28
    NSRA Street Rod Nationals South Knoxville, TN
    Spaces 1158A-1162 May 3-5
    NSRA National East York, PA May 31 - Jun 2
    Steele After Hours Cruise-In
    in celebration of
    Collector Car Appreciation Day Denver, NC Jul 12
    Goodguys National Columbus, OH Jul 12-14
    Syracuse Nationals Syracuse, NY Jul 19-21
    NSRA Street Rod Nationals Louisville, KY Aug 1-4
    Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run Pigeon Forge, TN Sep 12-14
    Fall Carlisle Carlisle, PA
    Spaces P40-48 Oct 2-6
    Hershey Region Eastern Fall Meet Hershey, PA
    Spaces CA76-85 Oct 9-12
    Fall Charlotte Charlotte, NC
    Spaces KB42-52 Oct 17-19
    *SEMA Show Las Vegas, NV Nov 5-8
     
  20. Chriskack

    Chriskack Member

    Yea thats right! :)
    Maybe anyone knows how to buy a classic car in the us as a tourist? We really want to buy one for our roadtrip and than bring back home.
    As I heard it will be difficult to buy insourance as a tourist?
     

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