Houston area shops & resources

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  1. Dirk Kolnsberg

    Dirk Kolnsberg Farmall Cub

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    I know there are a lot of businesses here in Houston and surrounding area and with the geographic spread of our members I thought it might be interesting to post up some of the local places that have served you well, specifically if it is materials, tools, equipment, expertise, etc. for your IH.

    Now that I have access to the Winzer book of goodies I can just order some of this but if time is not on your side and you need it now, here are a few places I have used:

    Hydraulic / AC Hoses
    Katy Hydraulic Hose Services - hydraulic and AC lines
    1322 FM 1463 Rd
    Katy, TX 77494-5472
    (281) 392-8823

    Fasteners
    Fastenal - for the more hard to find stuff
    Tractor Supply - grade 5 and grade 8 by the pound

    Automotive Paint Supplies
    AJ Foyt Paint & Supplies - specifically POR15 products

    Raw Steel
    Triple S Steel

    Auto Upholstry Supplies
    Keyston Bros Inc.
    http://www.keystonbros.com/index.php?tasknew=houston
    6809 Fulton Street
    Houston, TX 77022-4832Our Numbers are: Phone: 713-692-2132

    6809 Fulton Street
    Houston, TX 77022-4832Our Numbers are: Phone: 713-692-2132

    6809 Fulton Street
    Houston, TX 77022-4832
    (713) 692-2132

    Transmission Repair
    Morrow's Transmission in Pearland. Had the 727 auto rebuilt out of TraveLow for $550 including torque converter.
    6073 Broadway St
    Pearland, TX 77581-7827
    (281) 997-8200

    Here are a few types of services I would like to learn more about so please post up if you have a place you recommend that does good work:

    Auto upholstery shop
    Auto body and paint shop
    Tranmission rebuild / repair shop
    Exhaust shop
    Engine rebuild / machine shop
    Driveshaft repair / build shop
    CNC plasma or water jet cutting services
     
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    Fasteners
    Stokes Hardware & Supply Co.
    3719 Irvington (I-45 & 610 North)
    Houston, Texas 77009
    Phone: (713) 227-0294


    good people been in bussiness for ever. if they don't have it. you probably don't need it.
     
  3. sullyscout77

    sullyscout77 Binder Driver

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    For hardware, all sizes & grades, try also Conroe Bolt & Fastener, right on northeast loop 336, between HWY 105 east & airport road. Nice folks and good prices.

    Also, to avoid shipping costs on POR-15, they carry it at Tasco Auto Color in Conroe. North Frazier, about 1-2 blocks south of Taco Bell.

    Conroe Mill Supply also carries diamond plate, angle, flat & round bar, but selection is limited, call ahead. Located on HWY 105 just east of downtown by about a mile.

    One other "Happy Tool Find", Harbor Freight has a great assortment of pre-cut heat shrink, multiple colors in assortment kits , ($7 for 60 pcs), and Chicago Electric Heat Guns for $10.00 in black or Deer Hunter Orange. Perfect for someone who is about to install a new wire harness.:D
     
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    phall925 Farmall Cub

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    This place has built two custom hunting rigs completely out of Aluminum for my family. He has also done rigs for alot of people that we hunt with. Recently he has built my roll cage (steel) and done some really cool custom metal work for the scout. I will post pics later in my thread on my 1980 Scout Build.

    Keith Doty
    Texas Hunting Systems
    6426 Ferris Houston, Texas
    713-663-6906
    info@texashuntingsys.com

    He started out building tuna towers and T tops for boats and has gotten into the hunting rig market as well. He started welding in the oil industry. I know that many people here weld on their own but for folks like me that are no good at it this guy is hands down the best welder I know. He is a bit pricey but you pay for the best
     
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    WRECKTHOSECARS Farmall Cub

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    Transmission repairs.

    David Salinas 281-570-7308

    Here is here in Houston. He has done several 700r4's, a couple of Mazda's and some Ford transmissions for me, freinds and family. no one has ever been disappointed. He has a small shop, does great work and has great prices. He has been building transmissions for a very long time. I have a very close freind that is MASTER TECH but only works on Chrysler Transmissions and David taught him.
     
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    Does he do Ford Transmissions? My brother is have some issus with his 2003 F-150.
    Also, what part of town is he in?
     
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    GONZALEZ AUTO TRANSMISSION
    6411 TELEPHONE Rd.
    Houston,Texas 77061
    Phone: 713-242-9011

    This guy knows Scouts. He rebulit my scout and he has rebuilt George Clarks scouts, ford, jeep and other vehicles. You can take the transmission off and bring it to him or he can take it off your truck and repair it. Takes credit cards but if you pay him cash you get a discount. His place is close to Hobby Airport. Been in business for many years. I am fixing to take my Plymouth to him.
    johnny binder

    76 Scout II
    78 SSII
    68 Travelall
    70 Travelall
    76 Terra
    78 Traveler
    78 Scout II right hand drive
    66 mustang
     
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    I had some U bolts for a Scout II made by these folks. Walked in with an old stock U Joint, guy measured it, pulled some stock then made four new ones while I waited. Fast service and good price. Looks like they deal with large trucks for the most part. They have lots of leaf springs on the shelves (large truck).

    Pruitt Co.
    3001 Canal Street
    Houston, TX 77003-1626
    (713) 222-8888
     
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    I just got a great exhaust job done at All Star Muffler and Brake on FM 1488.
    Guy name Jason does outstanding work.
    From my header back with a flowmaster for $190.00.
     
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    Had a Radiator crisis today and was referred to All-Cure Radiator @ Spring-Cypress and Kuykendahl. After explaining my dilemna on the phone, upon arrival a fellow named Ken Walked me right in and put a tech on my radiator. Found two new holes which must have come during initial motor pull, and had it repaired in about 15-20 minutes, while I waited. Let me stand and watch the process and when I went to settle up with Ken, he must have sensed my desperation and told me not to worry about it and have a nice day! The repair they did was spot on and service was great. Wouldn't expect to get a freebie every trip, but I did appreciate thier sense of urgency and understanding and will take any radiator and/or heater core issues to these folks going forward.
    Just thought it was worthy to point out that there are still a few good folks out there! :yes:

    :wrenching:
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I need a good radiator shop.
    PM sent!
     
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    Ted's Machine Shop in Conroe does great work and up front pricing.
    They've been in business a long time and it shows.

    All-cure did a great job cleaning my radiator so I definitely recommend them but at hind-sight I would suggest you specify that they NOT paint your radiator. Not sure what they painted it with but it clogged the fins and peeled in sheets that felt like latex...
    Jared and I spent the last couple days cleaning it.
     
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    If you need a good drive line shop call Northwest Drivetrain Service on FM 529 in Houston.
    They shortened and balanced my stock rear drive shaft for $120 which seemed sorta high but the darn thing looked brand spanking new when I got it back.
    I couldn't be happier with the quality of service.

    11432 FM 529 Road, Jersey Village, TX 77041
    (713) 937-8499
     
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    Has anyone done business with Precision Powder coating on Louetta in Spring? I'm looking for a place to have my frame done. Or if you know of another place that is good and reasonable in the north Houston area. I'm not having any luck finding anyone around Gause, Tx, where Bussy is so I'm figuring I'll have to haul my parts down here. Thanks.
     
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    I think I'm ready to send it to a painter. I've filled in dents, replaced floor pans, rocker panels, etc.... It's been media blasted and coated with a general purpose Sherwin Williams primer to prevent flash rusting.

    I've talked to a few local shops in the Richmond/Rosenberg area, and haven't found any that want to take it on. They either do insurance claims, or full blown restorations.

    I've attached a few pics to give you an idea of the current state.

    Can anyone recommend an (affordable) shop that could do the finish prep and put a decent paint job on this?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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    If you want to take it over to China grove just east of san antonio take it to the guy who did mine and is doing my next two. Vrzaliks Body Works. 210-559-7227 and ask for John. Very reasonable and does great work.

    http://www.vrzaliks.com
     
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    UniGlass off Hopper rd northside houston has Scout II windshields in stock. $160 installed
     
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