When you are restoring a car you can get really focused on getting original parts which can be hard to find. A great solution is junkyard auto parts. Many don’t consider tromping through a jJunkyards near me as exciting, but it really can be when you spot the vehicle you are looking for and then find the part you want. (And the price is great, too!)
Some parts you just can’t skimp on, things like breaks for example! But some are purely for the purists, like the right door handle or the lock mechanism, or the knob on the radio. These parts can cost an arm and a leg if you buy them from manufacturers because they know how hard they can be to find on some dealer’s shelf. But used auto parts of this nature can be found at your local junkyard in many cases.
Junkyard cars provide a wealth of cheap auto parts if you want to take the time to look. And you can get more stuff for the bucks you spend. Getting your cool auto into tip top shape is the real goal.