The question I receive the most is where do I get my parts? Other than a secret underground bunker filled with NOS jeep parts (location to remain undisclosed) the list below is of the main suppliers I use and WHY I use them. Each supplier name is also a link to their website.
I am also adding now some suppliers I have not used but who come highly recommended by other vintage Jeepers. So, as with the restoration shop list, this is a work in progress.
Army Jeep Parts: George Baxter knows what he is doing and his parts FIT RIGHT. If you want a correct spec radiator that will not overheat, go to him. If you want an amazing rebuilt transmission or transfer case, go to him. AJP carries electrical parts made by MV Spares in Australia which are all engineered to correct WW2 specifications. AJP also carries panels produced by Midwest Military. These are made in the USA to correct specifications unlike the MD Juan parts. George is amazingly knowledgeable and a perfectionist. Some folks want to save a few dollars and wrestle with the consequences. Save your time, buy from AJP.
Walck’s 4 Wheel Drive: I use Walcks for a wide array of parts. Walck’s has extensive knowledge of their product line and the vintage Jeeps the parts go to. They cover WW2 and up. A family business they are wonderful to deal with and provide reputable quality. I cannot say enough about them. Customer service is fantastic. Walcks carries many made in the USA parts, and many parts made especially for them.
Beachwood Canvas: the best canvas products available in my opinion. And the ONLY people to go to for seats unless you want to be feeling metal under your butt.
Midwest Willys. Harry and Jo sheets. They dismantle a wide array of Willys vehicles and stock the parts. If you are looking for a part they probably have an original of it.
Kaiser Willys Auto Supply: Just when I think nobody has a part these folks have it. Kaiser has a fantastic paper catalog and an extensive line of parts. Not the people to go to for questions though, I have consistent complaints about lack of knowledge of phone staff and irritable customer service.
Ron Fitzpatrick Jeep Parts: On the west coast Fitzpatrick is an amazing parts supplier. Also use him for rebuilt transmissions, transfer cases etc.. Ron has everything. Sheet metal is MD Juan as far as I remember though. Also, if you are not on the g503 forum then follow the link to his site and join it.
D L Bensinger: On the east Coast if you need a gas tank, combat rims, handles etc.. go to Darryl.
TM9 Ordnance: Now owned by Midwest Military. I have not tried them yet but fellow restorers who have say they are the best paint suppliers.
Brent Mullins Jeep Parts: Brent carries a wide array of NOS parts. Brent also makes rivets for your frame restorations. They look like original rivets from the top but actually are a type of bolt which breaks off on the bottom after the torque spec is reached.
In the end the best thing I can say is that it does cost money to restore a Jeep. Use the best parts and you will enjoy restoration, maintenance, and driving of your Jeep so much more.
Have fun!! -Merlin