Kentrol Review

Kentrol was established in 1968 and have been an automotive parts leader since then. They have warehouse and sales point in New England and New York, they are strictly professional to what they do.

Kentrol Industries manufactures high quality Keep, Bronco and Scout parts. Bronco parts are available for models 1966-1997, Jeep parts for model hears 1945-2006, finally Scout parts for model 1960-1980. Few of the Kentrol products are officially licensed by Chrysler Group LLC.


There are two categories for Kentrol Jeep parts. There is stainless steel parts and then the fiberglass parts. Stainless Steel parts include accessories like hinges, body accessories, bug shields, frame covers, bumper accessories, differential covers and many others. All these parts are available for specific Jeep models and are priced $100.
Fiberglass parts include bodies, hoods, doors, body tubs, and many more.

Fiberglass Jeep parts are available for model years 1945-2000 and one piece front ends from model years 1955-2006. Fiberglass body parts for Ford Broncos for model year 1966-1977. Other available parts for Broncos are fender, hoods, frame kits and body tubs. Scout parts are also available for years 1960-1980.

All the parts and accessories of Kentrol can be seen in a catalogue. All you have to do is go into their website and click on catalogue. Then choose from which country you want to buy the parts and Kentrol will give you the location of the dealer from whom you can purchase your desired body parts. Kentrol does not directly provide customers parts.

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If I was to have a motto, mantra or anything else it would be this: See a need, fill a need.  Yes, I know that it is a quote from the animated movie Robots, but it is something that has always been true to me since I was a kid.

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