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Old 04-06-2017, 10:00 AM
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When and if C5s ever become collectables, aftermarket parts will start being produced just like previous Corvette generations. Market forces will drive the aftermarket.
At least I would like to agree. I am wondering how the C4 guys are doing as far as parts availability.
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At least I would like to agree. I am wondering how the C4 guys are doing as far as parts availability.
Not as well as the C1, C2 and C3 guys. When I had my C3 I could just about get every part on it. The biggest problem with C5s I think, is the electronics. In 30 years almost every electronic part will probably have to be replaced.
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I cant figure out why they quit making the LS1-6 engine. You can still buy 1st gen small block Chevy engines. Heck, you can probably buy an entire 1st gen Camaro out of catalogs.

Electronic parts and switches do seem to be in shorter supply. We always find a way around these problems though.
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I cant figure out why they quit making the LS1-6 engine. You can still buy 1st gen small block Chevy engines. Heck, you can probably buy an entire 1st gen Camaro out of catalogs.

Electronic parts and switches do seem to be in shorter supply. We always find a way around these problems though.
For now. When things like the Body control module starts reaching the end of it's life, it might be the end of the C5s. I don't know if electronic devices can last 50 years.

Can't you still get LS crate motors that will drop right in?
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For now. When things like the Body control module starts reaching the end of it's life, it might be the end of the C5s. I don't know if electronic devices can last 50 years.

Can't you still get LS crate motors that will drop right in?
I think places like Texas Speed rebuilds them. The cylinder sleeve walls are thin and can only take about one over-boar. A later LS will drop in with minor mods.
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Originally Posted by JR-01 View Post
For now. When things like the Body control module starts reaching the end of it's life, it might be the end of the C5s. I don't know if electronic devices can last 50 years.

Can't you still get LS crate motors that will drop right in?
Won't the C6 owners face the same dilemma in a few years? Electronic parts that start breaking without available replacements?
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by laurent_zo6 View Post
Check with Marc. Look at post #13
Thanks for that, I had already sent out a message to him previously. Jut waiting on a reply.

Originally Posted by JR-01 View Post
Not as well as the C1, C2 and C3 guys. When I had my C3 I could just about get every part on it. The biggest problem with C5s I think, is the electronics. In 30 years almost every electronic part will probably have to be replaced.
I agree with you on the C5, why a car so heavily dependent on it's electronic functions, and parts that have ceased to being produced is mind-boggling. I'm hoping that in 30 years I will not have to be replacing electronics.

I'm in the process of restoring an 1986 Corvette, and find that some of the parts have been hard to come by. Like the windshield wiper switch, that isn't produced anymore. Had to buy a good used one, and then I purchased a good spare just in case.
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The trouble is that if a part failed because it sucked to begin with then salvage just gets you more of the same until supply is depleted.

The trick is learning how to rebuild or repair things that are usually not repaired. I seen a lot of that going on here in the forum.

Every once in a while someone tries parts from another car and it ends up working.
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I understand every ones concerns over aging parts. However, the C5 will continue to be one of the most desirable generations of Corvettes ever produced. With that being said the reproduction market has already taken off. We now have reproduction seat switches and seat switch bezels just to name a few. The C5 will see more reproduction parts than the C4 could even dream about.

I have been selling OEM C5 Used Parts for 8 years. The 97-00 years are the only ones with non repairable EBCM's. We sell used ones but the day will come when they will be all gone. I have spoke to several companies and individuals about reproduction and it would be wildly expensive. I do believe that at some point in the near future there will be a replacement EBCM and SWPS for our cars. The only other part that is not into reproduction is the BCM but the can be refurbished and it does not fail that often. Dont get me wrong they do fail but not at the rate of the EBCM's. Example: We have 2 EBCM's in stock and 30-40 BCM's. We cant keep 97-00 SWPS's or EBCM's in stock, they sell as fast as we get them most of the time.

VetteNuts will always be a C5 business. Its the only generation we part out and 90% of our service work is C5's. We will continue to bring new parts to the market and always have used parts in stock for all of our beloved C5's.
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I understand every ones concerns over aging parts. However, the C5 will continue to be one of the most desirable generations of Corvettes ever produced. With that being said the reproduction market has already taken off. We now have reproduction seat switches and seat switch bezels just to name a few. The C5 will see more reproduction parts than the C4 could even dream about.

I have been selling OEM C5 Used Parts for 8 years. The 97-00 years are the only ones with non repairable EBCM's. We sell used ones but the day will come when they will be all gone. I have spoke to several companies and individuals about reproduction and it would be wildly expensive. I do believe that at some point in the near future there will be a replacement EBCM and SWPS for our cars. The only other part that is not into reproduction is the BCM but the can be refurbished and it does not fail that often. Dont get me wrong they do fail but not at the rate of the EBCM's. Example: We have 2 EBCM's in stock and 30-40 BCM's. We cant keep 97-00 SWPS's or EBCM's in stock, they sell as fast as we get them most of the time.

VetteNuts will always be a C5 business. Its the only generation we part out and 90% of our service work is C5's. We will continue to bring new parts to the market and always have used parts in stock for all of our beloved C5's.
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Originally Posted by Slo Yelo C5 View Post
Correction. You used to be able to.

I've heard they've been on backorder for months. And the backorder just keeps getting pushed out. It's possible they've stopped producing it.
I just bought a new EBCM for my 03 off Amazon two months ago.
They were also available from several other vendors at that time but Amazon had the best price and fastest shipping.

Looks like there are 6 still in stock.............

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I understand every ones concerns over aging parts. However, the C5 will continue to be one of the most desirable generations of Corvettes ever produced. With that being said the reproduction market has already taken off. We now have reproduction seat switches and seat switch bezels just to name a few. The C5 will see more reproduction parts than the C4 could even dream about.

I have been selling OEM C5 Used Parts for 8 years. The 97-00 years are the only ones with non repairable EBCM's. We sell used ones but the day will come when they will be all gone. I have spoke to several companies and individuals about reproduction and it would be wildly expensive. I do believe that at some point in the near future there will be a replacement EBCM and SWPS for our cars. The only other part that is not into reproduction is the BCM but the can be refurbished and it does not fail that often. Dont get me wrong they do fail but not at the rate of the EBCM's. Example: We have 2 EBCM's in stock and 30-40 BCM's. We cant keep 97-00 SWPS's or EBCM's in stock, they sell as fast as we get them most of the time.

VetteNuts will always be a C5 business. Its the only generation we part out and 90% of our service work is C5's. We will continue to bring new parts to the market and always have used parts in stock for all of our beloved C5's.
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Shifter boot retainer ring: Available only with shifter boot. Shifter boot: no longer available.
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Shifter boot retainer ring: Available only with shifter boot. Shifter boot: no longer available.
Yes, but there is readily available wire rings, and the boot can be found through various vendors as low as $50 to $60. No supply issues here at all.
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I wish there was a way to permanently disable the ABS and traction control warning lights. My 99 acts up from time to time, and I'm definitely not putting any time or effort into replacing the EBCM when it takes a dump. The dash lights and the warning on the display would drive me insane though.
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I understand every ones concerns over aging parts. However, the C5 will continue to be one of the most desirable generations of Corvettes ever produced. With that being said the reproduction market has already taken off. We now have reproduction seat switches and seat switch bezels just to name a few. The C5 will see more reproduction parts than the C4 could even dream about.

I have been selling OEM C5 Used Parts for 8 years. The 97-00 years are the only ones with non repairable EBCM's. We sell used ones but the day will come when they will be all gone. I have spoke to several companies and individuals about reproduction and it would be wildly expensive. I do believe that at some point in the near future there will be a replacement EBCM and SWPS for our cars. The only other part that is not into reproduction is the BCM but the can be refurbished and it does not fail that often. Dont get me wrong they do fail but not at the rate of the EBCM's. Example: We have 2 EBCM's in stock and 30-40 BCM's. We cant keep 97-00 SWPS's or EBCM's in stock, they sell as fast as we get them most of the time.

VetteNuts will always be a C5 business. Its the only generation we part out and 90% of our service work is C5's. We will continue to bring new parts to the market and always have used parts in stock for all of our beloved C5's.
Thanks for the good post, Marc. That should reassure some members who expressed concerns about parts availability for the C5.
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
I understand every ones concerns over aging parts. However, the C5 will continue to be one of the most desirable generations of Corvettes ever produced. With that being said the reproduction market has already taken off. We now have reproduction seat switches and seat switch bezels just to name a few. The C5 will see more reproduction parts than the C4 could even dream about.

I have been selling OEM C5 Used Parts for 8 years. The 97-00 years are the only ones with non repairable EBCM's. We sell used ones but the day will come when they will be all gone. I have spoke to several companies and individuals about reproduction and it would be wildly expensive. I do believe that at some point in the near future there will be a replacement EBCM and SWPS for our cars. The only other part that is not into reproduction is the BCM but the can be refurbished and it does not fail that often. Dont get me wrong they do fail but not at the rate of the EBCM's. Example: We have 2 EBCM's in stock and 30-40 BCM's. We cant keep 97-00 SWPS's or EBCM's in stock, they sell as fast as we get them most of the time.

VetteNuts will always be a C5 business. Its the only generation we part out and 90% of our service work is C5's. We will continue to bring new parts to the market and always have used parts in stock for all of our beloved C5's.
1) Thank you very much Marc.
2) Now... seeking your advice:
I have a 2000 C5, now bumped to 500+HP; with 20K miles on it, total garage queen.

Do I buy a used EBCM and a used SWPS from you and keep them on the shelf in my office just in case? Or do I run to big of a risk if if I need one of them; it's gone bad while sitting in my office on the shelf?
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1) Thank you very much Marc.
2) Now... seeking your advice:
I have a 2000 C5, now bumped to 500+HP; with 20K miles on it, total garage queen.

Do I buy a used EBCM and a used SWPS from you and keep them on the shelf in my office just in case? Or do I run to big of a risk if if I need one of them; it's gone bad while sitting in my office on the shelf?
I was literally thinking the same thing. Buy it for if/when it fails
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A list like this is like a list of why to get out of the C5. I think its a big reason I want to get back into pre computer muscle cars. The idea that a little computer can turn my C5 into a doorstop is scary.
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