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Old 06-05-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of any brick and mortar stores that sell Mustang parts, chain stores or not? Sometimes I find looking on the internet and waiting for the order in the mail to be daunting. S&H on some of these part can also be pretty expensive. I live in SoCal area if that helps. Thanks in advance.
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What is brick and mortar
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What is brick and mortar

It means a physical building you can walk into, not just online order only.
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Brick and Mortar means a physical location like your local Walmart or supermarket is a brick and mortar store. Having a physical presence that you can walk in to. Unlike AM which is an online store aka not brick and mortar.

I haven't come across any in my area. Maybe you can get lucky and check out some dealerships and see if they have anything in stock.
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Oh yeah that'd be nice! Any in houston area
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I lucked out I have lethal performance warehouse a mile from my house and all I have to do is just place the order online and then pick it up there. I'm in palm beach florida btw
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I don't know what you're looking for but even in SoCal there isn't much. BBK, there used to be a place in Rancho Cucamonga named GTR Performance, not sure if they are still there. It was nice when Brothers was here, they carried a lot in stock. I think they moved to Florida. Stillen might have some stuff...
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Old school Speed Shops have pretty much become extinct...
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The problem now is that stores don't/can't carry all parts anyway. Most of the time they will have to order it as well. If that's the case you might as well order it yourself, it will probably be cheaper. I do like to support local business and I don't mind paying a little more, only if I can have it now.
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Thanks everyone.
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Yea, the internet has done a pretty good job of making "brick and mortor" local parts and speed shops extinct. When a centralized site can sell to masses, verses a local shop only supporting the few within an area, the choice for a starting business is an easy one; go global.
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Have you tried your local parts store? If it is a line they carry out of their warehouse shipping may be free to the local branch. You still will have the time thing but you also get to build a relationship.
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Speed shhops in California

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Performance Speed Shops in , California with Reviews & Ratings - YP.com

Also look for "Brothers Performance " They have a store here in Florida as well as one in California.
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Anybody see American Pickers the other night? They stopped at Rocco & Cheaters Speed Shop in Alabama? Supposedly a popular shop back in the day, even with the Allisons. Now they are closed, but the placed is still packed with stuff. They even had a set of OEM floormats for a '65 Mustang still in the box. Pretty sad places like that can't make a go of it anymore.
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It is really sad

The days of hanging around the speed shop is dead. We do have a good one here in Daytona but you will only find stuff for the older engines Etc. If you need anything for a newer car you can forget it.
Brothers Performance in DeLand has a huge warehouse and retail store that does carry a whole lot of Mustang items. Mostly for the V8's and not much in stock for the V6. They can get stuff fast for you though. They also have an installation department and a dyno.
It is really sad that the old time speed shops are mostly all gone but with the new computer cars it takes a lot of talant to do anything to them.
We do have a full race shop in DeLand that specialises in Late model Mustangs. I have not had anything done there but my friend Jack has had them do some race mod's to his Boss 302. They do excellent work. Not Cheap but done right the first time.
I'll probably get them to install my headers if I ever get them.
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Viser stickers to cover ugly yellow warning crap,Aluminum driveshafft and Swarr Bar.
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The days of hanging around the speed shop is dead. We do have a good one here in Daytona but you will only find stuff for the older engines Etc. If you need anything for a newer car you can forget it.
Brothers Performance in DeLand has a huge warehouse and retail store that does carry a whole lot of Mustang items. Mostly for the V8's and not much in stock for the V6. They can get stuff fast for you though. They also have an installation department and a dyno.
It is really sad that the old time speed shops are mostly all gone but with the new computer cars it takes a lot of talant to do anything to them.
We do have a full race shop in DeLand that specialises in Late model Mustangs. I have not had anything done there but my friend Jack has had them do some race mod's to his Boss 302. They do excellent work. Not Cheap but done right the first time.
I'll probably get them to install my headers if I ever get them.
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Brothers is a cool store. I was sad when I saw they left California. It was like 15 minutes from my house.
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There DeLand Florida store is great

Both of my clubs have had great car shows there. Extremely large turn-outs and just a good time. They do free dyno's at our show's. They also have a big show in November each year. It is a good shop.
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Yep. There are just too many makes and models of vehicles to modify nowadays. The business model of yesteryear can't be successful.
Now we can hang out on the internet and "bench race" with hundreds of our buddies from all across the country... the world really.
And the parts are more competitively priced than during the "speed shop" days.

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Between the reduced cost's of not having a retail store and the tax-free status the gov't gives most online stores there is no way speed shops can stay in business. I worked in retail (bicycles) and most people will squeeze a nickel to get 2 dimes if they can. Many Americans are unwilling to pay for knowledge or expertise. Many consumers would use the store as a showroom, lie, then go home and order online. The worst was when people would bring in something they ordered online and want you to fix or warranty it for free. In the end the loss of free labor, warranty, or installation would make the price about the same but few look at the big picture. People these days just want to go online and brag how cheap they got something even when they often have no idea what they got.
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If you're in SoCal don't forget about Galpin Ford (one of the largest Ford sellers in the country) and their shop Galpin Auto Sports. They also have a website with location and hours galpinautosports.com. These guys are like the biggest Shelby/Steeda/Roush movers out there.
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If you're in SoCal don't forget about Galpin Ford (one of the largest Ford sellers in the country) and their shop Galpin Auto Sports. They also have a website with location and hours galpinautosports.com. These guys are like the biggest Shelby/Steeda/Roush movers out there.

Good to know. Thanks!
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