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Old 04-16-2020, 02:57 AM   #1
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Question Online Parts Suppliers (List)?

So, I've got a 2004 Thomas Saf-T-Liner that I'm just beginning to convert. The bus is parked in Southern GA, in a spot anyone would describe as rural. One of the things that popped up during the ride down from VA, where I purchased it, was that the latch for the diesel fill door is non-functional. I'm pretty confident that this won't be the only part I'm going to need in the next many months.

I tried searching here for some list or even the names of one or two parts suppliers, and also tried Thomas' site, which wasn't super helpful either


My question(s) is/are:
Are there any national parts suppliers of bus parts who one can shop online and ship everywhere (in the JC Whitney model for cars), or are there only local dealers?

Anyone have a suggestion for this door part? Even one with a lock would be better.

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Old 04-16-2020, 05:42 AM   #2
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My experience with sourcing Thomas parts (of which I have not purchased) is that they sell through local/regional dealers. Some of the dealers have online stores. That’s as far as I got. I decided that the AC condenser grille wasn’t worth it.
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Old 04-16-2020, 08:29 AM   #3
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https://midwestbusparts.com/index.ph...&cPath=771_776

They even have one with a lock: https://midwestbusparts.com/index.ph...ducts_id=11303

I keep forgetting how cool this site is. I even found the body clamp/brackets I was looking for months ago: https://midwestbusparts.com/index.ph...ducts_id=13217. It's nice to see they're $40, which certainly justifies my fabricating eight of my own.
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