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post #16 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 12:46 PM
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CJPP is hit or miss.

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My take away from this thread is that it appears to be SOP for this vendor to be dishonest with a customer unless the customer "catches" them being dishonest and complains. If the corporate culture requires a vendor to be dishonest with its customers, IMHO they are in the wrong line of business.

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I agree

SOOOOOO; lets all say this together "N- P -D" Then you know what you got and Rick is usually here so if there was a prob------ he will fix it. I do hate when any mustang supplier is screwy because of the ripple effect it can have on our hobby. Maybe they (CJPP) will see this and improve (but I am still going to NPD- lol- I have trust issues)
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Well written and documented case of not getting what was purchased. I have one question, in the text the part received was said to be a LARES 19702, however, on the box, the CARiD page, and the Rock Auto webpage, all show a part number of LARES 18702, what's up with this?
That 9 is an error and should be an 8. Great eye! Thanks for pointing that out so I could clarify!

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Summit has an item on backorder. They missed the shipping date twice. Im still waiting.

CJPP has two items that I ordered, but have not been billed for, their website has them listed in stock, Ive been waiting and waiting and......

NPD has had all items in stock or shipped by the ship date, so far so good.


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I hate to hear this. I have never had any problem with CJPP, and still use them. Maybe I've just gotten lucky. I AM very happy to have a plethora of suppliers to choose from! Before this Mustang, I had a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale. Talk about not being able to find parts....
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I haven't ordered anything from CJPP since last summer but in the past I have had no issue with my orders in the past. Do they have a new management team, new warehouse employees who don't care, new sales people who are don't care? It's has to be something. I wouldn't buy that it's an industry standard practice to swap parts without telling the customer in advance.

Lately I've been seeing a lot of bad press about CJPP. Hopefully they'll try to turn this around.
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that sucks, i'd be pissed too. I'm just glad that NPD is local to me.

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Me? Buy from CJPP? Nawww. I just watch the videos and see what they say about, "customers who bought this also bought..." I'd like to have a beer with Bill The Video Guy. He seems cool. But no, I'd never buy from them...because of threads like this.

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I hate to hear this. I have never had any problem with CJPP, and still use them. Maybe I've just gotten lucky. I AM very happy to have a plethora of suppliers to choose from! Before this Mustang, I had a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale. Talk about not being able to find parts....
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I just put about 3-4,000 of parts bolts and hardware into my restoration which is now up and running. About 2/3 of that went into CJPP. I have to say their in-stock selection is usually very good and their shipping turnaround is extremely fast....albeit I only live 2.5 hours away (PA to n. VA).

Quality wise I've found much of their staple hardware and interior things are pretty good quality and fit. However, certain items like tranny dipstick tubes can be the cheap chinese knock offs and not fit well, deteriorate if you need to bend/mill them in any way to fit right. Things like that can turn a 5 minute job into a 12 hour 2-day ordeal and then ultimately fail.

Also you PAY allot for that super fast shipping. I didn't care when I needed key parts each week to maximize my time in the shop I was working out of. Now I tend to turn away from that. Nothing good comes cheap in the world of vintage cars I guess.

The most significant purchases I've made at CJPP such as Power Steering Pumps and Carb and two different styles of harmonic damper, and 24oz flexplate were pretty good. The PS pump is a bit more noisey than I expected but as it gets more broken it it's getting smoother and quieter. They are excellent about returning unused parts for full refunds less the shipping. I would like to see more transparency as to where they get things like the P/S. I think it ended up being the Lares.

Now that I am not in a dead rush to get my car off the lift and running....I can see it's best to pick parts from different vendors based on merit and supply chain origin. For example I'd only get Leaf Springs from NPD because they use Eaton. But CJ beats anyone for hard to find fasteners and many accessories. The Scott Drake stuff sometimes is really good....sometimes is really Chinese in quality.

Their biggest downside is the horrendously long time it takes to get someone on the phone, and not all of the reps are actually knowledgeable about the cars and have to run off and ask someone. When I went there in person though and the guys were extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Classic Mustangs is not all they do, they do all the newer stuff as well so I'm not surprised not everybody isn't completely versed in 1960's hardware and pros/cons. But I ran into a bunch of old cats (customers) that knew way more than I ever will.

All in all I'd give CJ a B+ no supplier is perfect and they have to go to the cheap makers to stay profitable for some things. I get that. I just would like to know if I'm buying a knockoff and just pay the extra premium on certain things that were immensely frustrating like the tranny dipstick....because I had to buy two more to get a quality one that did what I expected the first one to do! For other things like basic bolts....it matters less.

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If CJPony are not 20 percent off or more I tend to shop with Harris mustang supply who wholesale or discount me and I save sales tax vs npd who is 2 1/2 hours north. I will say npd has most parts when other vendors do not have theirs in stock which is worth a lot. Wes
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Never had issues with them but I use NPD for most of my parts.
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I would like to see more transparency as to where they get things like the P/S. I think it ended up being the Lares.
CJ Pony Parts shipped me their "CJ Classics Steering Box 1" Sector Shaft Style 16:1 1965-1967", part number SB22, that they sell for a $679.99 price tag and I received a Lares 18702 (with CJPP SB22 part sticker on box) that I see RockAuto sells for $210.70 + Shipping/applicable tax.

For me that is a $433.49 (with shipping and tax) price difference if order placed today comparing RockAuto vs. CJPP!

Do you think CJPP wants transparency on items like their "CJ Classics Steering Box"?
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You guys are making me nervous about CJPP. I live in PA, just 90 miles from them and I have yet to have anything go wrong like you all have. I use Summit often and I have, one time, used NPD also with no problems. But now... I guess I better be more cautious about it.
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