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Need Parts from Japan?? I'd like to help.

Discussion in 'Trade-A-Part' started by ZakRides, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. ZakRides

    ZakRides New Member

    Hey guys, I'm a USAF veteran and live in West Tokyo. I work on the military base and have access to the US Post office which allows me to mail stuff statestide for a little less than standard international shipping.

    I can order from Yahoo Auctions and am in the process of cataloging all the local parts warehouses nearby. I recently bought a set of fan belts for my Minicab and noticed on the US websites, the belts were nearly double the price!

    I have done this type of stuff for people that modify japanese cars and since I now own a kei truck, i'd like to do the same here. I typically add a 20% service fee but for expensive purchases I am flexible on that. Since most things for these trucks are cheap, I don't think 20% is too bad at all.

    On the topic of tires....I see a lot of you guys using tractor, ATV, and lawn mower tires, which look awesome. However, there are awesome tires, even aggressive offroad tires available here for much cheaper than what i'm seeing stateside, which i'm sure are much better for driving on the road.

    Let me know if you need anything from Japan and i'll see what I can do!
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  2. justintime_3

    justintime_3 New Member

    Been through Yokota AB quite a few times. Also a vet but still in the military. I am in need of a couple parts for a Mitsubishi Mighty Mits truck. It looks to be a early 90s model. I am looking for a seat base for the right side and the engine access panel in the bed and I am sure more stuff if you can actually get your hands on this old of a vehicle. Let me know
  3. ZakRides

    ZakRides New Member

    Would happen to have details on your model? Chassis code or the model number (Jpn ver of the VIN number). If you have the original Japanese title that would be mega helpful.
  4. justintime_3

    justintime_3 New Member

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    Well this is all I have for identifying year or model. I know the u14 model was 88-92 or so. That’s all I really have to I’d the year of the truck.

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  5. ZakRides

    ZakRides New Member

    Justin, right now I dont see anything on Yahoo auctions. With it being such a old truck, it will be tough to find. I will stop by a few auto wreckers when convenient and see if they happen to have any they havent crushed yet...the japanese are nuts about crushing nearly everything.
  6. Maximal

    Maximal Active Member

  7. ZakRides

    ZakRides New Member

    I use Rakuten often, currently helping another member purchase some Toyo Open Country tires! Shoot me an email with your address and I'll get a quote.

    My email is blownsirii@gmail.com.
  8. ZakRides

    ZakRides New Member

    Last edited: Sep 3, 2019
  9. Bobacuda

    Bobacuda Member

    Does that Rakuten site have a toggle to put it in English?
  10. Bobacuda

    Bobacuda Member

    How tall is that the 12”?

    Do they make it in 13” or 14”?
  11. ZakRides

    ZakRides New Member

    The Rakuten site does not have an option to display English. Your best bet is to use Google Chrome and set it up to automatically translate the page.

    Yes the Toyo Open Country comes in many other sizes. The 12" is basically the same size as the stock tire. I should have measured them before I shipped them out. I'll look up sizes available and post them here.

    However, the 12" is currently on sale.
  12. ZakRides

    ZakRides New Member

  13. eperez

    eperez New Member

    This is awesome, thanks. I will keep you in mind, as I am a new member/owner of a Subaru Domingo, and I'm having a hard time finding a source for parts outside the one shop in Vancouver Canada.
  14. Bobacuda

    Bobacuda Member

    Anything like those in 13”? My truck spends most of the time on the road, but I would like to have tires that are good in the pasture, as well.
  15. ZakRides

    ZakRides New Member

    Nothing offroad comes in a 13" however I can get you a set of 14" steel wheels for around $70 (with some cheap snow tires mounted...you can keep them but it will increase the shipping fee).

    And then you can run the Nankang FT-9 pictured above in 14" with a 2" lift.

    Or if you have your stock 12" steel wheels (which I can also get for very cheap, $50-60 a set), you can run the Open Country in stock size (also pictured above).
  16. Secant

    Secant New Member

    New fish here, just bought a 1998 Honda Acty SDX (HA4 2398956) truck, very pleased with it. It needs a tailgate, can you help?
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2019
  17. Cliff67

    Cliff67 New Member

    Hello from a fellow Vet in MN. Is it possible for you to get and ship a rebuilt 3G83 12 valve?
  18. KCCats

    KCCats Member

    Curious if you could find a 99 n newer 660efi motor and efi controler to upgrade my 91 to efi?

    Also would you have any contacts in Germany?
    Looking for a VW T4 transport
  19. Dexclusive

    Dexclusive New Member

    Hi, can you help me find a body kit (aero kit) for my Subaru sambar ks4. I find the conversion kits on the internet.
  20. tuanies

    tuanies New Member

    How much for a set or two of the Nankang FT-9? Alternatively, Yokohama also has the Geolandar X-AT in 145R14C, too.

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