One Stop Shop - Local Resource for your Cruiser Service

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  1. alia176

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    I figure it's time we have a thread on the various local resources the club members have used and recommend. Anything goes - alternator repair, paint shop, exhaust, etc.

    Please post up your positive experiences with any of the local vendors.

    Alternator and starter rebuild

    Start Shop of NM - . 1325 San Mateo SE., ABQ. 255-1883.
    I had mine rebuilt for $85 with a lifetime warranty. He bumped up my 80 amp to a 100 amp as part of his normal rebuild process. All new bearings, new rectifier, new brushes and a new regulator (if needed).

    Driveshaft
    Wilson's Drive Shaft and Drive Axle
    Address: 2230 Phoenix Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
    Hours:
    Open ⋅ Closes 4:30PM
    Phone: (505) 888-3358

    Exhaust

    Jim's Route 66 Muffler.
    4600 Central Ave SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87108
    (505) 265-2880
    Fwww.jims66muffler.com


    Paint & Body work
    R&C Body Works
    11505 Central Ave NE
    293-6527

    Powdercoating and Sandblasting
    Kaehr Corporation
    1425 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87107
    (505) 344-3591


    Galvanizing and Electroplating

    Kaehr Corporation
    1425 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87107
    (505) 344-3591


    Radiator

    Walker Radiator - all kinds of custom work
    1220 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87112
    (505) 312-5143

    Performance Radiator Inc - they sell OEM like radiators.
    2505 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87107
    (505) 881-8059

    JB Radiator
    5150 A-1 Edith Blvd, NE
    344-1458


    Electronics, HAM radio antenna and coax

    Specialty Communications
    (505) 294-6100
    201 Conchas St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

    Paul Choc (father of Megalink repeater system) owns the store and can provide radio antennas, coax and install support.

    Electrical parts

    Electronic Parts Co
    2620 Rhode Island St NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
    (505) 702-8736

    Batteries:

    Mor_Co Batteries:
    1910 First St. NW, Albuquerque
    247-3434

    TnT Distributing
    8325 Corona Loop NE
    822-1422
    You can buy Blems for a decent price, have a huge selection of batts and do custom cables with lugs.

    Fabrication
    B & K Fab
    1614 2nd St, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
    (505) 243-8434

    Engine rebuild

    Budlong Motorsports -
    Todd Budlong
    9900 Trumbull Av S E, Albuquerque, NM, 87123
    (505) 275-3996

    Todd has done some work for Robbie, myself and Pappy. He does good work.

    Edwards Engines Inc
    1601 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
    (505) 247-8821

    Recovery gear - shackles, straps, winch cable made, thimbles, winch accessories, etc

    Wisco Supply Inc
    3430 Pan American Frwy NE,
    Albuquerque, NM 87107
    (505) 878-0040

    IMSCO
    3815 Singer Blvd NE,
    Albuquerque, NM 87109
    (505) 344-8024


    Hoses
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    Plant Equipment Co Of New Mexico
    1521 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
    (505) 243-3736
    brake and any other non PS hoses. They don't do PS hoses!


    Hoses - power steering, brake, etc

    Action Hose Inc
    3315 Stanford Dr N E, Albuquerque, NM, 87107
    (505) 880-8500

    Differential work
    Driveshaft mods, balance, UJ balance


    R&P installation and setup:
    U-Joints, Inc
    4220 Edith Boulevard NE,
    Albuquerque, NM 87107-2226
    (505) 345-2666


    Diesel injection/turbo shop:

    Central Motive Power.
    3740 Princeton Drive Northeast
    Albuquerque, NM 87107-4218
    (505) 884-2525
    DIESEL SERVICE CENTER, Denver CO, Diesel Truck Repair, D.O.T. Inspections, Turbochargers, Fuel Injection Systems, Pumps,Tune Ups, Oil Changes


    Filter Systems Inc
    628 Industrial Avenue Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87107-2200
    (505) 345-3858
    They carry Donaldson filters, and all sorts of useful air intake parts and stuff. Primarily a mine supply shop. Which is awesome.‎

    Spring and Suspension

    New Mexico Spring & Suspension
    6420 2nd St Nw, Albuquerque, NM, 87107
    (505) 344-2876

    Hardware

    Chase Hardware
    6740 Fourth NW, Albuquerque, NM
    (505) 344-2388
     
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    FABRICATION: B & K Fab. Contact: Bud Godwin. On 2nd Street one block up from the NAPA, east side of 2nd. Back building. He also does light machining.

    ENGINE MACHINE SHOP: Edwards Racing Engines: 2nd and Constitution--right across from the NAPA. Good work. They did my 1FZ-FE head. Contact: Scott Edwards.

    1601 2nd Street NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    Phone Number: (505) 247-8821
     
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    Radiator:
    JB Radiator
    5150 A-1 Edith Blvd, NE
    344-1458

    Where else could you find a radiator for a 1939 Farmall tractor? Or somebody who knew what the core was when I walked in with it, and was willing to fix my junk if the replacement wasn't so reasonable. They also fixed my 4Runner radiator once and for all when others couldn't.

    Bedlining:
    Smiths Ultimate Linings
    304 Muriel St NE
    322-1403

    Paint and Body:
    R&C Body Works
    11505 Central Ave NE
    293-6527

    Powdercoating and Sand Blasting:
    Paint Shop/Kaehr
    1441 Candelaria Rd NE
    3430722
     
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    Oh, and I'll sticky this solo for now, and add it to the important threads sticky.
     
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    Exhaust:
    A-Real Muffler Shop
    101 Virginia Street NE,
    Albuquerque, NM
    (505) 255-8761 ‎

    Recovery Gear section: (Large Crosby Shackles, wire rope)
    Wisco Supply Inc
    3430 Pan American Frwy NE,
    Albuquerque, NM 87107
    (505) 878-0040

    Wheel Alignment:
    Chet's Wheel Alignment
    7815 Menaul Boulevard NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
    (505) 299-4221

    R&P installation and setup:
    U-Joints, Inc
    4220 Edith Boulevard NE,
    Albuquerque, NM 87107-2226
    (505) 345-2666
    I've been told they are the best for drive shaft and U-joint work.

    Window Tinting
    Tint & Trim Factory‎
    4900 Jefferson St NE # D
    Albuquerque, NM 87109-2316
    (505) 875-0512
    tinttrimfactory.com‎
    They offer a legitimate lifetime warranty and they will stand behind their work.
    They also do good work and the film they use is high quality.

    Interior repair and custom work:
    Bear Nut Upholstery
    123 Tennessee St NE # B, Albuquerque, NM
    (505) 265-1327 ‎

    Oil Changes and Axle Service:
    Beno's Sand, Gravel, and JiffyLube:
    Corrales, Nuevo Mexico
    Oil changes in exchange for cheap beer. No complaints.

    Independent Toyota Repair Shops:
    Toyomasters Inc
    4709 Hawkins Street NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87109-4333
    (505) 890-8696

    Hoses - power steering, brake, etc
    Action Hose & Hydraulics
    3315 Stanford Dr NE,
    Albuquerque, NM, 87107
    (505) 880-8500

    Toyota Parts (new)
    American Toyota
    5995 Alameda Blvd NE,
    Albuquerque, NM 87113
    Contact: Dan or Onur
    (505) 823-4440
     
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    :lol: Too funny.

    I also do the following on all series LC's:

    1. Front axle jobs (prices negotiable/parts must be bought from American Toyota). Truck drop off on Friday. Pick up on Sunday. Rear axle jobs: Drop off on Friday, pick up on Saturday afternoon.

    2. Tune ups (prices negotiable/parts must be bought from American Toyota)

    3. Lift kit installs/suspension work (prices negotiable).

    4. Brake jobs (disc brakes only): prices negotiable/parts must be bought from American Toyota).

    :)
     
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    Geez, now Ash will post up about his Subaru service garage.
     
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    I got a day job now, no time for side jobs. Honey do lists keep me hopping on the weekends :crybaby:
     
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    Ali, U-Joints also does driveshafts. There is another place I've used, but would recommend U-Joints over them.

    Another possible category is springs and suspension. I'm thinking here about McBrides, but I haven't used them in years.
     
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    Exhaust: Jim's Route 66 Muffler.
    4600 Central Ave SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87108
    (505) 265-2880
    Fwww.jims66muffler.com
    Jim's has had GREAT service, including when they accidentally damaged my oil filter (and I had the entire stock of spares in the state). Jim actually gave me his Jeep to drive home so that I could bring back a filter once they realized they couldn't source them from anywhere but our shop. Excellent prices too, IMHO.

    Cables/Shackles: IMSCO. Also a distributor for Kroil.
    Phone : 800-284-6726
    http://www.theminesupplyco.com/index.html

    Diesel injection/turbo shop: Central Motive Power.
    3740 Princeton Drive Northeast
    Albuquerque, NM 87107-4218
    (505) 884-2525
    http://www.centralmotivepower.com/

    Filter Systems Inc
    628 Industrial Avenue Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87107-2200
    (505) 345-3858
    They carry Donaldson filters, and all sorts of useful air intake parts and stuff. Primarily a mine supply shop. Which is awesome.‎

    I'll add that Start Shop dealt with the 3B starter and alternator quickly, without complaint about their rarity. Haven't gotten to use them yet, but they look great, and they have done good work on the power wagons.

    Dan
     
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    I used Albuquerque Driveshaft & Axle for my driveshafts. address is:
    417 Summer Ave

    for springs and suspension-
    New Mexico Spring & Suspension
    6420 2nd Street
     
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    What, no love for drum brakes? Your new truck has drums in the rear. My Hundy has drums and discs on the same axle.
     
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    Agreed! They are great, when I was in school they let me use the press multiple times for rebuilding my transmission on the 93 4Runner and all for a case of Jim's favorite beer! Plus Jim ran my sliders through the pipe binder for a 6-pack:grinpimp:
     
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    Mor_Co Batteries:
    1910 First St. NW, Albuquerque
    247-3434

    Never bought batteries from these guys, but they've made up big cables, #2, #4, while I waited. Quick and very reasonable. Popped the hood, showed them what I wanted and they did the rest.
     
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    Another option for batteries. The City has a contract with:

    TnT Distributing
    8325 Corona Loop NE
    822-1422

    Our experience with them so far as been very good.
     
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    Anyone know of a place that does walnut shell media blasting?
     
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    I think Kaehr does. Charlie Best (Coating Solutions?) did too I think, but he got sick and couldn't blast the rest of our 40, not sure if he's back yet or not.

    Dan
     
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    Anyone know a local source for 3/8" stainless fuel tubing?
     
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    Stainless? No clue. Any of the autobox stores carry the regular stuff. Did you try NAPA?
     
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