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Buying parts

Discussion in 'Mini Lounge' started by installater, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. installater

    installater Member

    Has anyone on the forum purchased parts from Rytparts
    out of the Philippines.
    Has some parts I would be interested in
    Update just found this site FitinPart.sg
    Ordered 2 windshield wipers
    1 set back brake shoes
    1 set front disc pads
    inside/ outside cv boots both sides
    Total $79 free shipping
    Hope all fit
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2019
  2. matt167

    matt167 Active Member

    I think I used him once for brake pads for my DD51T.. They were a cheap off brand and the locator pins that slotted into the caliper were 'off' to say the least. I had to get him to send another set of a different brand which did fit. Seems he just sends whatever is cheap. Not his fault though
  3. installater

    installater Member

    Thanks for the heads up. Will see how they turn out, I respect everyone
    trying to make a living but sometimes you got shop around can be
    frustrating and also fun. The parts above are from Fitinpart they
    don't have much but just received email and there already shipping
    Will see
  4. fmartin_gila

    fmartin_gila Active Member

    I (retired American) live in Iloilo City, Philippines on a different Island than where this Rytparts is located. I have found my best source of parts to be Megazip out of Japan. A bit more expensive than local, but always get the right parts as ordered. I have found the local auto parts stores pretty much useless except for fluids, batteries, light bulbs & such. Philippine businesses seem to have no Customer Service & no returns(even if wrong parts) ALL SALES FINAL. Just my opinion, but I would not buy from them unless I physically walked in with the old parts in hand to compare with the new parts they are trying to sell me.

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  5. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    We are from a by gone era! Up here in the states, as you remember, we used to walk in with an old part, and 2 or 3 old timers would take care of you and have conversations about what you were working on. Giving, their help full advice, and what not. Today, when you do get someone to wait on you, naturally they ask what it's off of? When I tell them a 1989 Daihatsu Hijet s81lp. They say all they can find is a charade or some other cockamaimee porter or whatever. I always want to tell them If I didn't want a Mini truck that dumps and has a scissor lift bed, then maybe we could talk about their charade or whatever!!! I have been having fun rebuilding my mini truck, just laughing at the society that were dealing with today. You have helped many people on this forum with you advice and many yrs. of experience. We are all very grate full to people like yourself! Thanks Fred.
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  6. fmartin_gila

    fmartin_gila Active Member

    WOW!! Now I'm going to have to find a bigger hat size cap to wear. LOL Actually just trying to do what I can to help keep these little gems going. Yeah I too miss the old parts houses of days past, I know that back in the 50s & 60s when I was staring on my journey through life that I received a good bit of advice from the people at them. Nowadays if it can't be punched into a computer, it doesn't exist. Kind of sad, but I guess its the modern world.

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  7. Koffer

    Koffer Donating Member

    Many moons ago when the parts suppliers would put out paper parts catalogs I would always ask the local parts suppler for the old one when they replaced it . They were always a wealth of info ,cross referencing, specs , diagrams . I always worked on weird stuff so I would do my own research and just walk in with the part number . Always told it was a non returnable special order part but I was right 98% of the time with what I needed . Then there was always the 1% book was wrong and the 1% I just blew it ;)
    Now that I still do my own research and with the internet I am able to just order by part number online and get it in a few days or “pickup in store “without dealing with “ was fired from BK last week” parts specialist store associate .
    I don’t want the brake slide grease in the little packets cause I buy it in the can/tube or bulb grease or the other crap your poor self is told to hawk .
    Now back to this forum , I bought a bunch of Japanese parts manuals for these little trucks Subaru, daihatsu, Suzuki . and the real Japanese service manuals ( plus got a few of the English versions which are a little weak to be nice )
    What I spent on the books even though they were not cheap have paid for themselves many times over . Like a good hand tool it will pay for itself and save yourself money every time you use it
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  8. fmartin_gila

    fmartin_gila Active Member

    As I remember some of the most valuable were the Hollander cross ref books that most all junkyards had. Listed most any part that would fit another make/model of vehicle. Don't know as they are are around anymore either. Probably disappeared like the parts books of old. Parts people these days "if it ain't in this computer, it don't exist".

    On your other note: back in the early 60s when I was learning about Detroit Diesels, one of my mentors was a man named Charlie Powers, RIP. He taught me just about all there was to know of the merits and quirks of the screamers. Then he retired at about age 70 and I 'inherited' most of his accumulated tools which I kept and used over all my working life. When I sold out and moved to the Philippines in 2014, I sold my accumulation of tools to a friend who was gathering tools for his son who was in his early 20s and embarking on his journey thru life. So some of Charlies tools ( which date from the 1920s & 30s) are still working to this date in the hands of this young man. Good tools are forever.

    Todd, Thanks for posting, brought back some memories of a very good old man from many years ago in my life.

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