Brief History of Seth and Quality Classic Parts
1972 – While rodeoing in Sonora California Seth spotted a 1956 orange big window that changed his life forever.
1973 - Seth started gathering parts for the truck he had purchased while rodeoing and found out they were everywhere.
1973 - He started selling the excess parts he found such as back bumpers that were highly sought after. He could find these in hideaway wrecking yards in little rodeo towns.
1974 - Seth's mom typed up his first catalog.
1975 - Seth had his first swap meet Booth at Pomona.
1975 - He placed his first ad in Hemmings motor news. Only Chevy truck at that time.
1976 - He produced the first reproduction parts for 1955 to 1959 trucks. Gas tank grommets and vent door rubber.
1977 - He Started traveling all over the west to GM dealerships buying obsolete parts.
1978 - Opened a retail store in Santa Barbara California.
1978 - He took his first trip to the Carlisle PA swap meet to buy parts.
1978 - First ad in Truckin’ Magazine. Only Chevy truck at that time.
1979 - Seth's first magazine story in Classic Rodder magazine and Truckin’ magazine.
1981 - He produced the first ever Chevy GMC Truckin’ nationals in Ogden Utah.
1982 - His was the first company to produce classic GM truck bumpers.
1982 - First year selling parts at Carlisle Pennsylvania.
1983 - Opened store in Buena Park California.
1983 - Seth put a big rig on the road to work swap meets from coast to coast.
1985 - Seth added second big rig on the road to be able to hit all the major shows.
1985 - He jumped into the monster truck scene with a classic twist Skoal Bandit monster truck 1958 cameo.
1986 - He built the second monster truck in 1966 a Fleetside Copenhagen Skoal Crusher.
1988 - A third monster truck was produced 1972 Fleetside AMPM Boss.
1989 - Seth moved to a 40,000 square-foot warehouse in Santa Ynez California
shipping out over 200 packages a day with 30 employees.
1990 - He secured discontinued tooling from GM and began to distribute two out factories in the United States.
1992 - Over 1200 parts in our catalog were produced off the original GM tooling or tooling that we had produced exclusively.
1993 - 1957 old iron 4WD & off-road project truck. Built in our Buena Park store. Two years of stories and a great sweepstakes giveaway.
1995 - 1957 Truckin’ magazine sweepstakes giveaway truck. Built in our Buena Park store.
1999 - Seth sold Golden State pick up parts.
2003 - Seth still had the bug to provide hard to find and quality parts for GM trucks so he started Quality Classic Parts.