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Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Hymerclassic, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Hymerclassic

    Hymerclassic

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    I know it is always going to be a challenge to find parts for my 93 Hymer built on a Renault Trafic but I can't be the only one searching for various parts from time to time.

    Part of the fun/challenge for me is keeping my Hymer on the road and in tip top condition.

    My current quest is for a new (not used) pair of front shock absorbers. Any one have any ideas.

    Also it strikes me that it would be a great idea to start a reference document for suppliers of new parts for older vans.

    I would be happy to compile it if others have info to share.
     
  2. Puddleduck

    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

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    Can't help with your Renault but these people are great for Toyota parts:

    http://www.bbcspares.com/

    Used them a few times when we had a 17 year old Hi-Ace bus (ex-Tokyo taxi)
     
  3. Hymerclassic

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    Thanks Puddleduck.

    It won't help me but it will start the list, so it may help someone in the future. The list is now underway
     
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    Hi try T&B moters 01993709000
    We have a hymer fiat 1996 and had probs
    sourcing parts we needed stub axle
    couldnt get one anywhere got it there
    ex service and not a bad price dont know
    if will help best wishes jan & mike.
     
  8. Hymerclassic

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    Hi Tootles, thanks for the info. I think that 1st choice deal mainly with parts from breakers but I have asked them anyway

    Also thanks Beacons 564 I will contact T&B in the morning to see if they can help.
     
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    Try to find out the manufacturer that Renault bought them from as I don't think they will have made them. I'm chasing gas struts so I'm trying to find from the manufacturer the nearest supplier.
     
  10. Hymerclassic

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    Good Idea Badknee. I will give that a try
     
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    I've a 1995 Peugeot Boxer and have been able to source everything I've needed from Euro car parts.
     
  12. Hymerclassic

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    Hi Swifttroy,

    Thanks for your reply

    I use Europarts quite a lot but they are unable to help me with this.

    I have received some info from goldschmitt. They may be able to supply the springs but not the struts. In that case I might be able to get the current struts renovated
     
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