International Full Size Jeep Association
Home Forums Reader's Rigs Tech Library Trail Stories FSJ-List
International Full Size Jeep Association  

Go Back   International Full Size Jeep Association > Tire Kickin' > General FSJ Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-03-2020, 02:40 PM
hayduke's Avatar
hayduke hayduke is offline
232 I6
Join Date: Oct 07, 2007
Location: California
Posts: 46
Jeep recyclers

Hi All,

I was really excited to learn of a new (to me) FSJ salvage yard when I found out about in PA. Has anyone used them in the past? Does anyone have any insight into their business or process? I went on the website and found a part that I needed. The site said it was in stock and even had a picture. I paid for it.

I reached out by phone to confirm the order. I was disappointed to find out that the part pictured was not in stock and he would have to pull one and refurbish it. The guy assured me he was going to do it ASAP because he had another request for the same part. When I followed up a few days later he said the exact same thing but had not done anything yet so I was a little concerned.

Now it's been 2 weeks and they are not picking up my phone calls nor returning my emails. I don't have the part or an indication it's been shipped. My Jeep is sitting at the mechanic's yard, who is also not happy now, and I can't drive it as this part is needed to pass smog inspection and thus register.

I'm very frustrated. Has anyone had a similar or different experience? Is the owner a member of IFSJA and on this message board? I had given them some time as the order was placed leading up to Thanksgiving but now enough time has passed.

Hoping someone can assure me they'll get to it or warn me that this is typical in case I need to try to find this part somewhere else.
1978 Cherokee S
TFI Upgrade
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2020, 04:10 PM
MysticRob MysticRob is offline
327 Rambler
Join Date: Nov 26, 2019
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 576
Depends on the part I suppose. What are you needing? Try the wanted section here?
It's all personal preference, but I'd give them another week, for 3 total, then call my credit card company and dispute the charge if they haven't gotten back to you by then.
1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer / Baltic Blue & Tan
2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2020, 05:48 PM
babywag's Avatar
babywag babywag is offline
out of order
Join Date: Jun 08, 2005
Location: Land of froot loops and cukcoo-nuts, CA
Posts: 9,911
How did you pay? If they are ignoring you may be time to consider getting your money back now.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2020, 06:26 PM
hayduke's Avatar
hayduke hayduke is offline
232 I6
Join Date: Oct 07, 2007
Location: California
Posts: 46
Thumbs down

Paid by Paypal. Shockingly I got a call right after this original post.

Sadly I was given another line of BS about how there was a shipping delay.

On a Thursday afternoon, the guy said "It will go out this week"

When I let him know the next day was Friday, he said "next week" When pressed what day he said, "Monday or Tuesday at the latest"

Well, Tuesday's gone with the wind and no answers to my calls, emails, or texts.

I'll be posting a wanted post for a fuel filler neck.For what its worth (maybe nothing) I do not recommend jeep
1978 Cherokee S
TFI Upgrade
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2020, 05:07 PM
SnowShoe's Avatar
SnowShoe SnowShoe is offline
350 Buick
Join Date: Feb 24, 2008
Location: Grapevine, TX
Posts: 1,297

I will know by Saturday if I might have one price will be $150 + shipping if I do
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2020, 12:34 AM
wasillashack wasillashack is offline
230 Tornado
Join Date: Jun 04, 2011
Location: Wasilla, AK
Posts: 9
new Jeep recycler

I contacted the business you mentioned looking for a particular Jeep T18, after several emails back and forth, each requesting information I included in my first email, I gave up. I finally told them if I had to provide individual part numbers, specific dimensions and other info, I would look somewhere else. The seemed to want me to do their job for them. No bueno.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2020, 03:39 PM
SOLSAKS's Avatar
304 AMC
Join Date: Jul 25, 2016
Location: Benson. NC
Posts: 1,684

I hate this

just saw this post

I have talked with the owner in the past

I have also bought a few pieces from him when he first got started,...

really nice guy with good parts, good prices, loves jeeps as we do.

I hope this Is not the norm for them

hope to hear better things about them in the future....

dave in NC
SOLSAKS - dave
1976 J-10 HONCHO Fleetside
1982 J-10 Fleetside
1988 grand wagoneer
2004 RUBICON jeep
Benson, NC
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2021, 06:48 PM
mrtazwrench's Avatar
mrtazwrench mrtazwrench is offline
AMC 4 OH! 1
Join Date: Nov 10, 2001
Location: s.e. minnesota 55991
Posts: 3,922
I've have seen them plastered all over FB and CL, from what I have observed he might have started out OK, but now appears to have grown too big to keep up with demand. I have parts and have dabbled with selling spare stuff but never ask for payment until it's about ready to throw in the box to ship.
"Let's see that Red Blue Green **** sucker build one of these without duct taping it together!"
87J20 Member, FSJ Prissy Restoration Association
83Cherokee WT
Parts vehicles: 1.5 Wags, 3.5 J20's, 1 J10 1 J300
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2021, 02:42 AM
Brynjminjones's Avatar
Brynjminjones Brynjminjones is offline
258 I6
Join Date: Jun 11, 2017
Location: Derby, England
Posts: 419
I've used them in the past, just after I think they had bought all the stock from another Jeep recycling place.

For me they were great, they shipped some large and fragile parts (receiver hitch and V8 fan shroud) to the UK for a really good price. It was all dealt with directly by the owner. It took a little while, but wasn't an issue.

From what I've read, they've been having problems keeping up of late, plus a recent post mentioned something about staff retention issues.

Last time I got in touch with the owner it took a little while to hear anything back.

From their recent post, it looks like they're well aware of the problems and are actively trying to do something about it, so fingers crossed it'll get better in future as ultimately I think they're good guys
1991 Grand Wagoneer - Hunter Green. All stock. Rebuilt 360 with Melling MTA-1 cam.

1998 Cherokee (XJ) 4.0
1997 Grand Cherokee (ZJ) 4.0
1974 Ford F100 390
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2021, 11:54 AM
polarfire's Avatar
polarfire polarfire is offline
258 I6
Join Date: Apr 02, 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 317
I know the owner. Very stand-up guy. They have been having growing pains as well as staff issues. Secondly, they don’t just pull parts and ship them. They pull the parts, test them if needed, then clean and will even refurbish them. They are a small operation, not Quadratec. I’d give him all the business I could, and I have.

The original post here was in December and there were nation wide issues with shipping, particularly with USPS.
'78 Cherokee S Levi's 4-Door (SOLD)
'84 J10 Shortbed
'83 Cherokee Chief WT (SOLD)
'82 CJ-8 Scrambler
'77 CJ-5 Renegade
Member, FSJ Prissy Restoration Association
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2021, 12:18 PM
posulli88's Avatar
posulli88 posulli88 is offline
258 I6
Join Date: Dec 18, 2016
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 328
Well, unfortunately so far I have had a similar experience. I ordered some parts in early December. They showed up a couple weeks ago. One was perfect and exactly what I ordered, The other was the wrong part. I have reached out and heard nothing...

Ill keep giving them an opportunity to make it right but communication is very very slow.
77' J10 w/ 360, T18, Dana 20 TC
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2021, 03:52 PM
mwood65's Avatar
mwood65 mwood65 is offline
258 I6
Join Date: Jul 17, 2017
Location: Payson Arizona
Posts: 428
They had a plow part I needed and was supposed to send me a pic of it and never did, tried texting numerous times (they texted me first) and never got a reply. Tried calling 4-5 times and never got an answer.

I know they have a ton of stuff and reviews I have seen seem a divided.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2021, 09:36 AM
N645CB's Avatar
N645CB N645CB is offline
230 Tornado
Join Date: Jul 22, 2020
Location: OR
Posts: 3
Currently having the same issue with them. I ordered and paid for alternator brackets last February. I have talked with the supposed owner once and again with an employee who told me my invoice was on the top of the pile. Both times I have been promised shipment. Three months later still no shipment. I have filed a dispute through paypal and will not be using them any further. I suggest staying clear of them.

An update, As of 5/22/21 I have received a response to my dispute through paypal from the supposed co-owner who stated that they would contact me on friday 5/21/21, I received no such contact. I was able to get someone on the phone about a week ago and told them I would like a refund and was told they would have to get the refund authorized. I am still out my money no parts received. Paypal has given until 5/25/21 to resolve the issue or they will close the dispute. If I do not hear from someone by Monday 5/24 I will escalate the dispute further and file a fraud claim with my bank.

Buyer Beware

Last edited by N645CB : 05-22-2021 at 07:41 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2021, 11:40 AM
Heep-J4000's Avatar
Heep-J4000 Heep-J4000 is offline
258 I6
Join Date: Feb 09, 2014
Location: Schoorl ,the Nederlands
Posts: 344
They supposedly are to busy with posting pictures on Instagram!
Jeep "because mother nature hates flat roads to"

99' Dodge ram 2500 4x4 crew cab 5.9 Cummins ,backup work truck for now
73' Jeep J4000 (named Heep or Desert Dragon) amc 360 V8 converted to LPG with T15/D20 (was my daily work truck for thirteen years and is going to have major overhaul
80' Jeep cj5 350 V8 Chevy/ms420/D300 (a slow ongoing never finished project)

Trucks/car's from the past:
85' Volkswagen caddy mk1 1.6 diesel.
83 Toyota land cruiser BJ42 3.4 diesel.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jeep may have saved my sister! duncanstives General FSJ Discussion 10 02-01-2010 07:43 AM
jeep wont start starter ? solenoid? gremlins? westcoastflea General FSJ Tech 7 10-19-2006 07:39 PM
Help jeep wont start westcoastflea General FSJ Tech 3 10-19-2006 08:37 AM
latest jeep horror story and how do i clean up under hood???? westcoastflea General FSJ Tech 19 11-30-2004 03:01 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
corner corner