Without question Ebay is the greatest boon to car restorers since body putty. Not that any of us use body putty, but we should definitely use Ebay. It is a global swap meet, without the legwork. Sure, walking miles in the hot sun carrying the heavy metal parts you have bought at the swap meet is fun, especially toting them all the way back to your car or truck, which is usually at the far end of the local parking lot. Perhaps you have been caught in the rain at a swap meet, turning the meet into a vast mud pit.
But maybe that hasn't happened to you. Maybe you got there and didn't find a single thing you needed for your restoration. Maybe you spent the whole day there for nothing. Either way nothing can surpass the ease of bidding on parts on Ebay from the comfort of your own chair.