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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by oddfirejeeper, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Mar 27, 2011
    oddfirejeeper

    oddfirejeeper Active Member

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    has anybody purchased kingpins from them? i can get kingpin bearings,cups,pinion seal,knuckle seals and something else i cannot remember for under 170. from 4wd hardware it's almost 300 and they use a lot of omix ada stuff. i only want to do this job once and for the price i can't beat it. any opinions?
     
  2. Mar 27, 2011
    w3srl

    w3srl Semi-retired in Florida Staff Member

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    Call Walck's and ask them the brand of their parts. Virtually every Jeep parts place sells at least SOME offshore stuff, better to ask up front so you aren't disappointed.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2011
    givemethewillys

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    I ordered some 2 weeks ago. The bearing races were backordered but they only took an extra week to get to me. The parts seemed decent enought to me, and don't leak at all yet
     
  4. Mar 27, 2011
    SmokinIdahoan

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    Never bought kingpins, but have gotten lots of stuff from them over the last couple years, always great service and great items IMO.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2011
    pilebuck

    pilebuck Member

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    Walcks has always been a great source for me plus carl will talk to you and you can pick his brain :)
     
  6. Mar 27, 2011
    EricM

    EricM Active Member

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    x2
     
  7. Mar 27, 2011
    mdmeltdown

    mdmeltdown Member

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    Yep, I always call Carl first when looking for something. I bought my bearings locally though. Timken does make all the bearings and races you would need and I want to say Carl likes to sell all Timken
     
  8. Mar 27, 2011
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Ditto. I bought mine at the bearing store and yes, Carl likes to sell Timkin.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2011
    dafeeesshh

    dafeeesshh Member

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    Got all my bearings from napa went with the oversea parts from japan about half the price of Timken but they seemed nice enough. Only time will tell though.
     
  10. Mar 28, 2011
    LarryD

    LarryD Member

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    When I got stuff from him in the past he would give me 2 prices, one for import and 1 for US. I usually asked him which would you use if it were your Jeep and he gave an honest answer.
     
  11. Mar 28, 2011
    oddfirejeeper

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    thanks everyone for the replies.
     
  12. Mar 28, 2011
    andy howell

    andy howell Member

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    i used walks to build the steering on an m38. still offshore stuff. shaft bushings did not fit, but they didn't fit from anyone else. had to turn some out myself. bearings & tie rod ends were ok, worm shaft had a couple of tight spots but nothing that you couldn't live with considering where it came from. at least carl called a few days later to ask how the worm had worked out, i think he was holding his breath. they have very good customer service, but parts are parts as far as jeeps go anymore. i think i only made $.50 an hour on that job due to parts quality.
    andy
     
  13. Mar 29, 2011
    mdmeltdown

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    Some parts you only have one choice for and others you can shop brands. Bearings is one you can shop
     
  14. Mar 29, 2011
    fdpwr2a

    fdpwr2a New Member

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    I put new bearing in one side of the 2a last month and got them from bearing 2000 .com they were like 6 something for the bearing and 3 something for the race. A better deal than I could find at any jeep parts or flaps store. HTH fdpwr2a
     
  15. Mar 29, 2011
    mwinks-jeep

    mwinks-jeep I still love snow, Godspeed, Barney!

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    Walck's is great, super prices, good advice parts always right. Only time I had a problem was when I ordered the wrong parts! :rofl: I shoulda asked first! They are great!
     
  16. Mar 29, 2011
    CJ5aTim

    CJ5aTim 66 Tux

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    x2!:)
     
  17. Mar 29, 2011
    Alex V.

    Alex V. Member

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    Side question, about Walck's;

    I see he sells a wiring harness for a DJ3A. Is this a correct, pretty much restoration-quality harness? Would you guys recommend it for my '63 daily driver DJ's "budget restoration"?
     
  18. Apr 6, 2011
    PeteL

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    As to Walck's, I'm glad they are in the business, and they seem like good people.

    But it is definitely necessary to "check" the parts. I ordered an air horn and the rubber flex tube to the air-cleaner. Both were shoddy junk, very poor repro and almost unusable. Plus I could have had good used originals from ebay at the same price.
     
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  19. Apr 6, 2011
    Alex V.

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    Thanks. I may just make my own replacement harness.

    Any other opinions on Walcks' wiring harnesses?
     
  20. Apr 7, 2011
    blevisay

    blevisay Oh Noooooooooooooooo! Staff Member

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    I put one on animal, I had no problems with it
     

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