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LOCAL Resources for Service, Parts, Tools, Supplies, Services Etc.

Discussion in 'VA/DC/MD- Capital Land Cruiser Club' started by John Smith, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. John Smith

    John Smith In the garage

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    This thread will serve to compile our recommendations for LOCAL shops, mechanics, parts and tool suppliers, along with any other services we may use such as blasting and coating.

    FELIX - Please sticky for me once you find this.

    Bolts and Hardware:

    TSC - Tractor Supply Company Tractor Supply Company - Home They have various locations in our area, usually found in outlying areas such as Warrenton or Mt. Airy. They sell graded bolts by the pound for reasonable prices along with fluids and winching and recovery supplies. They carry welding supplies, gas and consumables, tools, and many other products we use. They are one of very few places you can get your welding gas bottle exchanged on a weekend! If you have never been to a TSC, make the pilgrimage!

    Fastenal Home | Fastenal A supplier of nuts and bolts and fasteners or all sizes and grades. Large selection of metric! They have retail stores in Rockville and other locations in the area.

    Applied Applied.com Industrial Supply, Industrial Bearings, Material Handling, Power Transmission, Fluid Power Products | Applied Industrial Technologies | Applied.com | Applied.com This company specializes in bearings along with other industrial products. They can make custom hydraulic hoses on site and sell many OTC bearing related tools also. If you need a bearing for your Land Cruiser they probably have it on the shelf and if they don't, can get it to you the next day usually. They have a retail store in Rockville almost within sight of the Fastenal with other locations in the area.
     
  2. Felix

    Felix

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    Stuck.

    I'll second John's recommendation for Fastenal and add that there's a location on Calvert St. in Alexandria, about 1/4 mile south of Taylor Toyota.
     
  3. kulangot

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    Most of mine are NOVA Based, I do all of my own work so these are mostly vendors and sources. Like John Smith, I also like TSC, here are a few of my favorites:

    Welding - Arcet Equipment on Euclid in Manassas. Charlie, Chuck, Devon and the gang are amazing. I've learned more from them that I did in welding school. Every time I go there, I learn something.

    Steel - BMG Metals in Manassas. Great prices and free delivery if you meet the minimum order. Saves the hassle of cutting stuff up to take it home.

    Steel in MD (and Tools) Posner Industries.

    OEM Toyota Parts - Browns Toyota in Glenn Burnie has a great mail order parts department.

    Power Coating - Extreme Power Coating in Springfield/Lorton and Goose Creek Finishing near Leesburg in Waterford. Does small sand blast jobs but not major ones.

    Paint - Vienna Autobody. Chris is a nice guy.

    Radiator and Gas tank reseal/repair Dolphin Auto Repair 703-750-0985

    There is a Czech guy in Manasas that does alternators and starts, I'll dig up his info. Jim took his HJ45 starter there and it worked out great.

    Speedshop - Power House - Bill Mathis

    Sandblasting and Powdercoating - Sandblast America in Manassas, ask for Jeff (703) 392-5570 For you restoration folks, he can sand blast and primer.

    I'm currently looking for someone who does plastic media blasting and or dry ice blasting in the area. There used to be some outfits but they have closed.

    There used to be a chem dip place in Upper Marlboro Md but not anymore as far as I know? Anyone?

    Tires- Costo for BFG! But bring the wheels off the truck or you'll find their a stickler for OEM size. Just tell them it's for a vintage WWII Dodge Command Car.

    Tires- Super Swamper - National Tire and Wheel in Wheeling WV 1-800-847-3287 ask for Carl. You get the tires in two days and they have cheap shipping and no sales tax. I have them mounted at Costco, BJ's or Sam's club. I've been buying Super Swampers from them for 24 years. Great vendor. Also sells Skyjacker, etc.

    Snapon Tools -Mike Cole 703-929-3835

    Matco Tools - Billie Creed 703-203-7086

    Rust Repair - Georg's Automotive Restoration in Great Falls 703-969-1715 this guy has a college degree in Automotive Restoration. How cool is that? Fair prices and good work. He works on my friend's Model A and is a Ford Specialist but if you go there, there are all sorts of cars being worked on.

    Out of the area:

    Marksoffroad.net used parts, cool stuff and OEM/Aftermarket new. The guru.

    Carbs, Mark above and Jim C. both on this board.

    Bodies - Todd and Domineke at Aqualu are super nice people.

    SOR.COM the Home Depot of Land Cruiser parts. Not the best prices, not the worse prices but they have everything and then some.

    Eastwood.com - restoration supplies. I like their rust encapsulator paint.

    Autobody Supplies: Mattos locally or Auto Body Toolmart - Paint Booth, Shop Equipment, Dent Repair Tools online

    -Stumbaugh
     
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    kulangot

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    Great Local Toyota Mechanics

    Josh Thronton - Miller Toyota Manassas.

    James Leonard - Small shop in Front Royal but spent a lot of years at Fairfax Toyota and has 20+ years of experience as a pro wrench. Solid guy that I've known since 3rd grade. His cell number is 540-622-7461. Email is jaml70@aol.com
     
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    All that info was sweet, I just moved back here after being away for six years. Any other places to get bodies besides Aquala, new or used? Thier's do seem to be pretty cheap by comparison to other places I've seen. I'm trying to crunch some numbers and see if I've got the scratch to do a frame off to my 1973 FJ40.

    Chris
     
  6. StaleAle

    StaleAle MUD-aholic SILVER Star

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    Iron Pig in Fredericksburg sells Heritage Sheet Metal steel bodies...I hear they are close to stock, but perhaps missing a few captured nuts, depending on the model year you are replacing.

    (Heritage Sheet Metal)

    Jon
     
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    ok, thanks jon. I'll check them out.

    chris
     
  8. Devilmans Hand

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    Anyone have a local source for plastic waffle board?

    Besides shopping carts

    * honeycomb fiberglass reinforced plastic is a better description

    Btw, i'd be making half doors and a tailgate out of the material for the fj40, then skin them both with thin sheet metal. I'm thinking light, durable, and super cheap.
    Not for use as a sandladder.
    In my 'research' i've found that the shopping cart lines almost match the fj40 door lines. :eek:

    didn't want to post the pic in the sticky, but just follow link.
    http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/915672/8888135/0/1244859599/Plastic_shopping_trolley_supermarket_cart.jpg
     
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    Devilmans Hand TLCA #19517

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    Trailer parts, pintle hooks, recovery gear, roof racks are all at

    Restless Wheels RV Center
    8104 centreville rd.
    Manassas VA 20111
    703-257-1067


    It is just before Kline's freeze on 28
     
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    You'll also find a good selection at American Truck & Trailer on Balls Ford in Manassas
     
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    StaleAle MUD-aholic SILVER Star

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    Hey John, why'd you take down the useful list of local service providers? I need that info please!

    Thanks!

    Jon
     
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    Devilmans Hand TLCA #19517

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    fixed if for you Jon and John
     
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    Thanks guys....I was feeling lost in the wilderness there.
     
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    Bmg. Metals in manassas is awesome. Bring cash and look through their scrap/drop section.
     
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    hi, i need a brake shop or guy to work on my kids lc in alexandria, if anyone can recommend a shop or mobile guy that would be great. thanks, phil
     
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    The time has come for me to move my 1970 FJ-40 and my 1955 Jeep CJ out of my ex-house before my ex-wife decides to make them my ex-trucks.

    Need to have them winched-out and flatbedded from Stafford up the road to Gateway outdoor storage in Woodbridge.

    Anyone have a preferred tow company?

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
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    Tow Truck Dan if he goes that far south - Big Tow or DM Tow in MD
     
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    If Dan won't try Timmy at Convenience Car Care in Manassas
     
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    Need a shop recommendation in Montgomery Co. MD

    I need a service shop recommendation (have a bad idler or tensioner bearing) in the Silver Spring/Rockville area for my 100-series. Any recs would be greatly appreciated.