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Where to order body parts from????

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Sam avatar
Sam   +1y
Hello, i'm in the process of rebuilding a 1990 mazda b2200 xtra cab and need a new entire front facia (front grille, bumper, bumper end caps, etc) my question is which one of these online sellers is worth buying from (autosdepo, parts geek, discount body parts, c2c fabrication, etc)? All of them seem to have alot of bad reviews. I live in west texas. Any info would be great. Happy memorial day.
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mazdatweaker_2 avatar
mazdatweaker_2   +1y
It is likely that the aftermarket suppliers of the parts get those parts from China. Due to legal restrictions prevent Chinese replacement parts from being identical as the original parts. Factory parts fit correctly and prices are in line with the aftermarket suppliers. Go here for a Factory location; http://www.jimellismazdaatlanta.com/online-parts-ordering.htm
Cusser avatar
Cusser   +1y
I bought a front bumper center section through RockAuto a few years ago, fit fine. Years earlier I bought a new front corner light and a front bumper corner piece from some other company online, they fit as well.

My daughter bought a new front bumper (RockAuto) and fascia for her 1998 Pathfinder (other) and they also fit fine.
mazdatweaker_2 avatar
mazdatweaker_2   +1y
Cusser didn't you mention at the time that you put that bumper on, that you utilize different bolts, due to the new bumper having smaller holes or something?
Sam avatar
Sam   +1y
I've checked the dealer's, I use Mazdaswag first and foremost. Aftermarket parts are way cheaper that factory. I already checked. I know they are cheaper in price because most of the time they are cheaper quality. I figured since this is just the front facia, aftermarket parts will do. As long as they fit. C2C fabrication has everything I need except for for the grille.
Cusser avatar
Cusser   +1y
"Cusser didn't you mention at the time that you put that bumper on, that you utilize different bolts, due to the new bumper having smaller holes or something? "

Yes, I bought 4 carriage bolts that had smaller "square part" than the original Mazda carriage bolts because the square holes in the replacement bumper were smaller. Was easier than grinding down the square part on the four small carriage bolts, and inexpensive, and very minor.
The Lizard King avatar
The Lizard King   +1y
Like Cusser, I put an aftermarket front bumper bar on mine, but I opted to dremel out the square holes on the bumper and use the Mazda OEM bolts to hold it on. To each his own.
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