1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Poor Wallys Landcruiser Emporium

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by zach1972fj40, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. zach1972fj40

    zach1972fj40

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Has any one ever heard of Poor Wallys Landcruiser Emporium, somewhere in southern Vermont near Mass. I have heard that they make these crazy 1/4 inch body tubs for 40 series and wanted some info from some one else but the actual place. Has anyone ever dealt with them or knows some one who has please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Zach
     
  2. bjowett

    bjowett Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    3,051
    Likes Received:
    544
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    Location:
    Western Massachusetts
    Hey Zach. Wally is a friend of mine, he (over)builds some fine tubs, that's all there is to say. LMK if you need any more info.
     
  3. milesstarkey

    milesstarkey

    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2002
    does wally's have a website? what else does he sell for fj40's?
     
  4. bjowett

    bjowett Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    3,051
    Likes Received:
    544
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    Location:
    Western Massachusetts
    No websight.... it's a small yet well equipped grassroots shop he runs out of one his barns. He parts many FJs of various vintage, but his main work seems to be resto. You can try to e-mail him at farmboy@sover.net , yet are better off calling 802 823 5645.
     
  5. 76_FJ40

    76_FJ40

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2002
    I too know "Poor Wally". He does not currently have a website but he does all kinds of thing for cruisers. Mostly custom stuff, PS conversions, engine work, fabrication and of course tubs. I have some pics of the last tub he built if anyone is interested. Listen to bjowett when he says "(over) builds, these things are rugged. I have 3/16" panels on my 76, worth every penny.

    Here's a inside pic of a tub that he just built.
     
  6. rabid

    rabid

    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2002
    Location:
    Mooresville, NC
    A few pics of mine built by him.  Before. SHe was ROUGH.
     
  7. rabid

    rabid

    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2002
    Location:
    Mooresville, NC
  8. rabid

    rabid

    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2002
    Location:
    Mooresville, NC
  9. rabid

    rabid

    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2002
    Location:
    Mooresville, NC
    ok, one more. :D
     
  10. rabid

    rabid

    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2002
    Location:
    Mooresville, NC
    Please excuse the lame poser shot, but I only have a few pics when she was pretty. She is a little more mangled now, but the tub is still perfect.
    Tyke (aka wally) is a good friend of mine.
    He does all kinds of work, and as was said before, the tubs are badass. I have a long story about a friend who rolled his at 65MPH on the highway, slid for 100 yards, then rolled 1-2 times, and walked out of it. They were able to use the tub when they rebuilt it. No kidding.

    He has a ton of parts as well, and is about real close to the mass border, about 3 hrs from boston, 1 hour from albany.
    You can email me for more pics or info.

    He makes real stuff for use, not for show. Overbuilt, and priced right. &nbsp:Does all kinds of installs, right down to my custom PTO winch setup.
     
  11. Erics75

    Erics75

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2002
    If enough people are interested, do you think he might start a web site?
     
  12. rabid

    rabid

    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2002
    Location:
    Mooresville, NC
    he is working on one, but as bjowett said- it is just a small homerun operation. He is trying to avoid a big business, and the headache and traffic that comes with it. He does one tub at a time, custom to each vehicle, so that the doors fit right, the top fits, etc. He does not want to mass produce anything, as all of these trucks have been tweaked or bent a little over time, and the thought of a 1 size fits all tub or anything custom is just wrong.

    He does have a small website with some pics, but I can't find the address.
     
  13. milesstarkey

    milesstarkey

    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2002
    if you find the web address, please post it. if he needs help, my wife is a web designer, as well as a graphic designer, working out of the home. works for about 1/3 the price of anyone else. and since it would be for fj40's, she'd probably work for even less, especially if it would be fun.
     
  14. Gus

    Gus SILVER Star

    Messages:
    1,127
    Media:
    8
    Likes Received:
    63
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2003
    Location:
    Ridgway, CO
    :)I have done bussiness with Tyke/Wally quite few times, real cool guy, he dose excellent work, bullet proof, has a good selection of used parts, good prices and can answer just about any cruiser related question you could come up with.
     
  15. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Long ago TLCA# 2231 SILVER Star

    Messages:
    14,301
    Media:
    130
    Likes Received:
    2,323
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Location:
    Albany, NY area
    thought i would revive an old thread with an old pic of the man? or myth? :)
    Tyke on rock2.jpg Tyke on climbing2.jpg
     
  16. BigRedFJ40

    BigRedFJ40

    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Location:
    East Glenville, NY
    Wally built my tub too..... he is a true craftsman. Great guy to work with and builds some sick s*** for Cruisers......:beer:
     
  17. antFJ

    antFJ SILVER Star

    Messages:
    3,797
    Likes Received:
    483
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Location:
    Lincoln, CA
    since the pics on the thread seemed to have disapeared i wouldn't mind some new pics of his tubs.. or maybe he got around to that website..?
     
  18. yotawheeler

    yotawheeler

    Messages:
    1,384
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB/Vancouver Island, B.C.
    yea i would be interested in seeing the lost pictures of this thread as well....how much does one of those suckers weigh? is it a complete replacment tub i.e. floors and everything? whats he put on the floors? i think 3/8's would kind of be a wast for the floors..though im diggen the idea of it for quarters and rocers ect...
     
  19. VT Fj-40 Owner

    VT Fj-40 Owner

    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Location:
    Essex, Vermont
    I've heard of him, however it would be a lot nicer if he was closer to essex. It is a long drive to his shop :doh: . How much does the tubs cosT?
     
  20. nodaksn3

    nodaksn3

    Messages:
    706
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2006
    Location:
    Ipswich, MA, North Dakota, Phoenix
    A few years ago, I bought an green '82 from a guy in Boston. It had a massively built tub on it, with a huge bull bar on the front, and a 2" or more lift. Well done, good running too. Sold it in West-by-God a couple of years later. Wonder if it was one of Wally's? :confused: