Where to get parts?!?! WAS: (URGENT! Real time q& a... Need bolt size)]

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  1. beachcruiser

    beachcruiser SILVER Star

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    Okay, so I have got to replace the four studs that mount the steering arm to the knuckle... I am also going to rebuild the birf/ knuckle replace seals, etc. Who should I get the parts from? I just ordered the studs from cruiserparts and they arrived today. I would say it was via "air mail" because the driver literally threw them from the driveway up onto my porch (20' +/-). He has a hell of an arm and his aim was impeccable. Glad it wasn't fragile. I opened the box, and I got my studs... Only problem was that hey were used and the "old" style, meaning that they DID NOT have the torx end. I need to order the "new" studs, and gasket/bearing/seals for front end. Who is the best resource (read: need new parts!) for me to buy the parts from. I am literally dead in the water until I can get the parts in.... Any thoughts? Thanks :doh:
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    http://www.ih8mud.com/ads.php

    American Toyota is the forum source for factory stock parts....cruiserdan on the forum...and yer in luck, he's back from vacation :D

    Lots of other great vendors on that list too....
     
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    Dan at American Toyota...his Mud user name is Cruiserdan, PM him.
     
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    I tired the other day to PM him, but he wasn't accepting private messages... I was thinking of sending up the "DAN" signal, maybe he'll see it out there in Albuquerque!
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    he was on vacation, as 5-6 posts in ChitChat will attest to, and his PM's were turned off....
     
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    In case you haven't caught the billboard advertisement flash at the top of the screen, Dan's number is 1-800-432-6668, Ext. 8. Leave a message and let him know your in a jamb. He will call you typically within the day.

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  7. beachcruiser

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    Thanks for all the help...
     
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    Would suggest 2 things: first, get the parts ahead of time next time :doh: :flipoff2: and second learn who to search around the forum to find things like Dan being on vacation (or you could always just have called and left a vmail or talked to one of his coworkers).
     
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    Dan is a great guy but honestly for such a small order as studs and with the urgency just go to your local dealer.
     
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    I gathered from his original thread he was looking to buy the while setup.
     
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    Thanks all... I spoke with Dan earlier today, and all of the studs and birf rebuild parts are on the way... The man is, well, THE MAN. He is an invaluable resource for all of us 'cruiser nuts... Thanks Dan, and the rest of you guys that have gotten be "back on my feet."
     
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