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Post by stevelav on Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:06 pm

I have managed to source a replacement headlamp and indicator for £50 inc p&p from a decent sounding scrapper called mega 24 breakers, but I am amazed at how awful it is sourcing parts online. Most companies seem to be out to rip you off in one way or another, they try and get you to phone high cost numbers, send expensive texts and when you ring them the only thing they seem interested in is getting your credit / debit card details. I did not trust them at all, the worst I think is jap parts in birmingham, very dodgy I would not believe a word they say, I think that they say anything just to get you to give them your card number.

In the end the best method i found was trudging through ebay looking for contact details of anyone selling Hijet bits and phoning them. They all seemed to me like normal honest people. Its strange how looking for car parts online seems more risky than looking at porn!

What a strange world we live in.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:18 pm

That Jap parts place sold a friend totally the wrong gearbox, and they must of known it too. After all, when did a front wheel drive car become a 4x4?? They never had the right part in the first place. Breakers are shady, and mostly run by foreigners.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:07 pm

Breakers yards are few and far between and if it's a dismantlers then in m y opinion most are to be stayed away from usually the good ones specialise like our own hijet parts but the best breakers are the ones where you can take it off yourself that way you can see the condition of the rest/remains of the vehicle and you know it has been removed in a way you are happy with as opposed to a sledge hammer, I travel an hour or so to get to a great yard down near southend.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:53 pm

As the years go on, that sort of yard will become even more few and far between I guess due to the public liability risk and insurance companies etc.

Right near me is a place called Car Transplants, check out how much stock these boys are braking:-

http://www.car-transplants.co.uk/breaking-vehicles-used-parts/

10,000 vehicles last year dismantled - 20,000 vehicles collected.

Look up CW5 6BU on Google maps and have a look at them on the satellite pictures, what you can't see is that its not just one layer, those cars are shelved up about 8 high on racking! And they have 2 sites too.
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