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56 THE SHOP MARCH 2019 lished a reputation among shop owners for making its own quality parts. The company has separate catalogs for A-bodies like GTOs, F-body Firebirds and Trans Ams and B-bodies such as Catalinas and Bonnevilles. A large in-house inventory permits shipping 98 percent of all orders within a day. Parts may be ordered over the phone or by mailing or faxing order blanks inserted in the catalogs. Ames talks to customers and displays its products on the road, attending some 15 major car shows each year. The company has extensive Pontiac technical knowledge and keeps many Pontiac manuals onsite for technical advice. California Pontiac Restoration Parts California Pontiac Restoration Parts is a big supplier of NOS and reproduction parts to restoration shops. It specializes in full-size vintage, antique and classic Pontiacs from 1926-'70s models. CPR carries more than 15,000 NOS and 2,500 reproduction Pontiac parts including mechanical, brake, suspension, electrical, upholstery, weatherstripping, bumpers and grilles, body moldings, sheet metal, litera- ture and factory accessories. Some CPR staff members have been involved with full-sized Pontiacs for as many as 47 years. Shop owners who are customers come from all over the world to buy parts from CPR or to take advantage of information that can help in the restoration of their clients' Pontiacs. Kurt Kelsey Antique Pontiac Parts Iowa Falls, Iowa farmer Kurt Kelsey has been helping Pontiac restoration shops with their parts needs for decades. Kelsey and his son bought out parts caches from many old dealerships and always seem to have that rare item that no one else in the Pontiac field stocks. Frank's Pontiac Parts Frank's Pontiac Parts & Auto Dis- mantling of Twentynine Palms, California specializes in parts for 1959-'74 full-size Pontiacs, 1962-'77 Grand Prixs and 1982- '92 Firebirds and Trans Ams. The company is a state-licensed auto dismantler and works to keep its website updated with the latest Pontiac-related inventory. PONTIAC SERVICES Finally, other Pontiac restoration businesses that shop owners might be interested in include companies that rebuild specific components or offer other services: In a way, Pontiac restorers do the same thing auto work- ers did on the assembly line. Greg Stelse of Greg's Speed Shop also owns this chopped and customized Pontiac Streamliner fastback. A 1973-'76 Pontiac Rally Wheel center cap manufactured by OER. LOYAL COMPANIONS

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