That'll buff right out
For those who participate in the world of classic car restoration, there always comes a time to replace parts on your ride. The companies that provide these parts need the best materials possible. When the time comes for customers to source parts, they find themselves stuck sourcing them and perusing forums of gearheads with a whole lot of opinions. If a customer is looking for brass era car parts or bronze car parts, you can provide them with the best phosphor bronze that Mead Metals has to offer.
Restoring a classic car is a whole lot of work for a customer, meaning that you need metal that is affordable and easy to rely on. Any customer who thinks the quality of their purchased part is subpar won't be returning any time soon. Also, there is the question of performance. Customers aren't restoring that car so it can collect dust in the garage (at least that's what we hope). Working with us to source the metal for your bronze car parts means that your customers can get parts in the right thickness and temper to fit their classic car restoration project to ensure everything runs smoothly when the restoration is complete.
Working in sync
You might be wondering why you should source high quality metal, instead of going with a cheap alternative. You don't need someone who's pretty good at turning wrenches to tell you that a car is a machine, and machines work in sync. When one part goes bad, so does your experience. Often, breakdowns happen because the metal failed to meet the standards necessary for producing car parts. Finding the right, high-quality materials from the start is a surefire way to make sure that your customers come back again and again.
We mentioned thickness and temper earlier because those seem to be the biggest problems for metals used in classic car restoration. Sure, you could find metal that'll work when you're in a pinch, but we've taken an effort to ensure that our phosphor bronze gives your customers an authentic ride.
Quality is hard to find
Some gearheads couldn't care less about the authenticity of their set of wheels, but we know that a majority of customers require legitimacy. In the restoration world, there's an emphasis on realism, which is why you need to provide parts made of the correct material that would have been used at the time.
Finding authentic parts means that your customers get as close as possible to a car's condition when it rolled out of the factory and hit the open road for the first time. There's so much love and passion that goes into a restoration, and it shouldn't be soured by settling for metal parts that wouldn't have even existed at the time.
When the rubber meets the road
So which car parts can benefit from Mead's phosphor bronze? Well for one, you might use phosphor bronze for a number of valve guides that were used during the era. These parts have been especially hard to find, given that they come in high demand for the vehicles that used them at the time. A lot of valves and bushes on older vehicles also use phosphor bronze. If you're supplying parts for a restoration that needs brass era car parts or a revamped suspension, then you're going to need a lot of high-quality phosphor bronze.
Bronze car parts can also include any springs or bearings that were present during the brass era. The older a car is, the higher the chances are that you'll need more bronze to meet the needs of your customers. Working with Mead Metals to source these materials will ensure that your customers' projects have durability and authenticity. Trust us, that combo is getting harder and harder to find.
For a full rundown of our phosphor bronze products and capabilities, download our free guide to phosphor bronze by following the link below.