Originally Posted by Bleamer
I have had issues finding lens for running lights, as example. Finally found one but cheap remake. All good,like you said. I'll find the bus specific place I lost eventually, I know it sounds easy, cuz they were quick, cheap,and knew their bus ****. There are distinct advantages to calling a co. that had its own warehouse full of original bus parts. Theres acceptable, then there's outstanding. Maybe I'm a bit OCD. Couls be worse! Thanks again.
Suspension parts should not be that hard to find since the General Motors (Chevy) P30 chassis was also used for a lot of motorhomes and stepvans (think FedEx, UPS type truck) JC Whitney even used to sell parts for them. Workhorse is just a body manufacturer like Grumman Olsen. Think Chevrolet for OEM. Interpret the VIN for more info on the chassis manfacturer.
I think that it's more like there is acceptable, there is superior, and there is pay out the rear when it comes to OEM. My experience is that OEM does not always make the best parts or even good parts. I once bought 8 new AC Delco OEM spark plugs that all 8 were bad. Only spark plugs that I ever bought that were bad when new. I have never bought any thing made by AC Delco again (last 30 years)