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Kanter Auto Parts Good?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 53chevy, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. 53chevy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,509


    I've heard of them and never dealt with them. They seem to have what I'm looking for. Let's hear it!

  2. gavin
    Joined: Dec 6, 2005
    Posts: 94

    from Sonoma

    I have ordered from them, they seem ok. They seem to specialize in selling small parts for a little too much money, but they do ship quick and have a lot of stuff. They are more geared towards the person doing a restoration.
  3. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,465

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    The couple times I used them it went off without a hitch. I usually phone and the people I talked to seemed real knowlegable.
  4. choppermatt
    Joined: Dec 1, 2004
    Posts: 303


    theyre good, just exepensive
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  5. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,093

    Tin Can

    I agree, good but expensive. But you have to pay if that is one of the only places you can find the parts you are looking for. Their staff is very knowledgable in what they sell. I would use them again
  6. 56Sedan
    Joined: Feb 4, 2008
    Posts: 203


    I've used them a couple of times for customer projects, like others have said, you'll have to open your wallet a bit more with them, but customer service is quite good.

    I usually check NAPA or my local independent parts house first tho.
  7. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,197


    the have a big selection of parts and good front-end kits but are costly
  8. 53chevy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,509


    Thanks fellas! I'm looking a a front re-build kit for a 1960 Pontiac and seem to be the only ones that have one. I've tried the other Pontiac sites and seem to not much in stock.

  9. Mopar34
    Joined: Aug 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,028


    I've ordered a number of items from them, mostly brake and suspension parts and all of the parts have been first quality. But their prices are also a little high. I need a new water pump and theirs is about $100 with core exchange. NAPA is about half that, but the last time I got one from them didn't last long. So I will probably pony up and get the next one from Kanter.
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  10. 51Fourdoor
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 150


    I used them for my '51 Ford front suspension stuff and master cylinder. Had a $25.00 core charge and they issued a credit to me 2 days after I shipped it back to them. They couldn't have had it, checked it that short amount of time, but issued the credit anyway. Good service and if you're looking to buy a whole kit for something, they save you from hunting and tracking everything down. I will use them again.
  11. I have uesd them before problem,, drove up their a few time's also to match some odd ball stuff up,, they were a big help.

    Also at a local show last year (Lead East) the owner drove back to his shop on Sunday,,got a part for a stranded out of state" Hot Rodder" so he could drive his ride back home.
  12. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,444


    I bought a rebuild setup for a Nova from them.It was a decent kit,but seemed to take forever to arrive?
    S-l-o-w to ship.
  13. John O
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 96

    John O
    from Central NJ

    I've used them for my Merc...sometimes I've had to wait for parts.
  14. irishpol
    Joined: Jul 18, 2006
    Posts: 330

    from Texas

    I've allways had good luck with them.
  15. Speed King
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 217

    Speed King
    from Omaha

    I've bought quite a bit of stuff from them over the last 10 years. Almost always things I coudn't find anywhere else. Never had a problem and the quality always seemed good.
  16. They rawk, always had good luck with them.
  17. kopis
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,123


    So far, so good for me.
    I have bought the brake re-build kit and all 4 wheel cylinder for my Pontiac and I can say that I have had any problems with 'em. I would recommend them.
  18. I bought their complete new kit for the 1954 ranch wagon,,everything I needed,,,HRP
  19. Have you tried Rare Parts in Ca. . They seem to have almost any suspension part in stock or they will make it . Hell they even had suspension pieces for the Facel on the shelf.
    Kanters a good supplier and they are knowledgeable . He even had parts for the Facel but Fred dont let go of those to easy.
  20. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,425


    ive used kanter and early mentioned rare parts for some olds and cadillac parts. both had good service.
  21. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,517

    from Idaho

    They had a carb kit no one else had, called to verify it would work ... the gent I talked to knew what I was working on & reminded me to check a few other things ... kit arrives in 3 days, excellent quality !
  22. MUNCIE
    Joined: Jan 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,116


    Have been looking through thier catalog and they do have a quite a bit of parts just as stated before a little on the expensive side.
  23. hotrodj54
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 593


    ive gotten a ton of stuff from them, the parts are great, they are a little expensive on some things but not others. i got all 4 wheel cyl. from them for 120 bucks when the parts store wanted 240 bucks for the 4. so they arnt too bad. the front end kits are expensive though. they seem to be the only guys around with the shit you need when you need it.
  24. PhatCaddy
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,453


    carpet and sway bar stuff for the Caddy and worked out well.
  25. gnarleynick
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 153

    from ____

    I had a 66 cad and got a front end kit from them, Everything fit perfect and it shipped in a good amount of time
  26. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 5,119


    I rebuilt the front end under my Nomad with factory power steering using Kanter parts. The parts were great and I didn't think they were too expensive. They sell parts that other companies won't even mess with.
  27. dart165
    Joined: Apr 15, 2005
    Posts: 702


    Dan and Fred Kanter own it, and they're through and through car guys, and Fred's got a pretty bad ass collection of stuff. I did some design work for him for a summer about five or six years ago and got to drive one of his Dual Ghia Chryslers around the block. Needless to say he's a good friend and a good guy. Check this thing out.. i felt pretty cool at 21 behind the wheel..

  28. I have used thier front end kits on 4 cars.. g.m. and ford.. everything was as they said it was and it got here like quick.. no problems at all.. I thought the price was fair.
  29. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 7,481


    I just got their catalog and haven't ordered from them yet. The catalog is impressive, and they certainly have a sense of humor. I see a common theme here, quality. I don't mind paying a few extra bucks for the right quality product and not have to mess around sending back etc. Then all of a sudden the bargain is expensive. Any body know where to get dropped spindles for a 56 Plymouth? I am going to buy some stuff from Kanter. How about that Ghia Mopar!! Wow!!
  30. When we get a engine that is tough to find parts for ,we just call them with the application and the sizes we need and they do all the research,chase all the parts down,call us with a total,and ship it to us. I give them and A+++.
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