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New 66 Lemans owner would like advice

Hello everyone I just purchased a 66 lemans and am excited to learn how to restore a classic car. I do not have any experience with cars however part of the reason I got it was to learn. I apologize if my questions seam obvious or beginner, I am just that a beginner. I have a friend helping me and he is a mechanic however I would like to learn and do as much of the work as possible. So I am hoping you the experts can point me in the correct direction.

1. what site would you good people recommend for purchasing parts I am in Canada but it appears all the best sites are in the states?

2. there are some rust parts specially the pack peace behind the rear window that will need a new one and the other two spots can be patched. Where and how do I go about looking for patches and where could I find that back peace between the rear window and the trunk?

3. I will be converting it to 4 speed standard what are all the parts I need for it and where would you suggest I buy it from.

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ames.com and performance years. Both have catalouges in pdf form.

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Do a LOT of research, take your time. Gentleman who stated Ames was correct. As well as Chevelle Parts, El Camino Parts @ OPGI.com tag, mark and bag parts as you disassemble. Believe me, it will make loads of difference when you re-assemble. Need any advice, contact me. I'll help you as I can.
You'll learn a lot over time. And love every minute of working on it... After your done (lol)
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That panel between the rear window and trunk I believe they call that the filler panel. I bought mine from ThePartsPlaceInc.com.
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Lots of good reference materials out there. There are some books like this one
http://www.amazon.com/Restore-Pontiac-1964-74-Restoration-Design/dp/1934709697that could be worth a read.

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