JDM parts source...what's in demand?

Discussion in 'Importing' started by tokyem, Nov 9, 2018.

What JDM parts do you want?

  1. Used parts

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  2. New parts

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  3. aftermarket gear

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  4. other?

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  1. tokyem

    tokyem

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    Hi All,
    I have a connection in Tokyo that is considering setting up a business to sell JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) Land Cruiser new and used parts and aftermarket gear. Any thoughts on what items he should focus on? What do you all want that you've found difficult to source?
    Thanks!

    P.S. Cross-posted for my homey's in FJ80 tech thread.
     
  2. MES

    MES

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    A Toyota 15B engine variant. 15BT, 15B-t , 15B fte.

    They were in Dyna trucks, Coasters, and Mega Cruisers.

    I’ve had a few people try to source one with no luck.

    Help me please.... lol
     
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    12HT stuff for sure.
     
  4. Living in the Past

    Living in the Past SILVER Star

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    Years ago a commercial airline pilot was bringing in 60 series cable lockers because was able to get them on the plane for free. Once I heard about it and tracked the guy down he had stopped importing them. Think there is a market for both 60 series and 70 series cable lockers in the US. Wouldn't limit it to just diesel engines.
     
  5. joekatana

    joekatana GOLD Star

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    These axles pop up from time to time but it seems that the price is the biggest issue here , I feel that other parts in the world appreciate some parts more then the cruiser guys in the US. Maybe that's why the guy stopped importing them ?
     
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    Believe the airline was cracking down on the large items that pilots were shipping in the cargo hole for free. Think this was around twenty-five years ago and was selling sets of cable lockers for $600. This was pretty much word of mouth. By the times I heard about it and got the guys phone number it was too late. Happen that way to me years ago. Still sorry it didn't work out for me a little over a year ago on that front ( or was it the rear?) 60 series cable locker axle. Fastenal was shipping west at that time then my wife health issues timing wasn't right.
     
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    I am visiting a long time bussines relation next month that has several sets of 6x and 7x cable lockers stashed away , I just need to get a few FF axles for customers but might give a try at getting at least one 6x and one 7x cable locker set if he is willing to come down on price a bit, these sell for a pretty penny the last few years in Europe and I do not see prices coming down as these are getting older and harder to find.
     
  8. SKULLYOTA

    SKULLYOTA Always needs a nap

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    I’m new to the JDM diesel scene, but it seems like some of the 24V electrical parts might be handy to have. Unless they’re already easy enough to get, them ignore me. Lol
     
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    I'm afraid I have to agree with you on prices not coming down. Might have jumped on a set from Netherlands for the 60 series but the mods to the housing and rust were just to much to deal with.
     
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    I keep most of the 24volt parts at the shop , all from lhd cruisers though so if you need a wiper motor you might have to look elsewhere ;)
     
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