post #1 of Old 08-11-2005, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Restoration Shops?

Just out of curiosity, do you guys know of any shops where you can just send your Jeep away and have it restored? I know when I was building my VW, there were a few of those. Not that I'm going to do it but I was just wondering how much something like that would cost. (I already saw Collin Brothers) Thanks

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post #2 of Old 08-11-2005, 01:23 PM
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Cost is going to depend on what's being done. There's a handful of places that do it like Collins Bros, Toy Box, Jeeps R Us, J&L 4WD, Body Swappers and most custom 4x4 shops are capable of doing the work, they just may not advertise themselves as Jeep specialists.

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Not to be a jerk or anything, but why don't you want to do it yourself. if it a skill issue, find someone who knows the skill and learn it. There is always time to work, think about how much TV you watch a week, that could be Jeep time. Maybe I am just an ADD haveing fool, but I would rather be in the shop working then watching TV.
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Not to be a jerk or anything, but why don't you want to do it yourself. if it a skill issue, find someone who knows the skill and learn it. There is always time to work, think about how much TV you watch a week, that could be Jeep time. Maybe I am just an ADD haveing fool, but I would rather be in the shop working then watching TV.
No, don't get me wrong. I LOVE working on my beast. I love the sense of satisfaction when I finally complete something. The only reason I ask is that I really don't have all the time I need and when I do have free time to work on it, I get nagged by the woman. Combine that with parts cost and shipping so much crap..... I'd really like to have a finished product. I'll probably never send it away but I was just curious. I know once I retire, I'll spend 99% of my time in the garage but right now it's very difficult.
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Ya, I feel this way sometimes. I don't have the facilities or the time (and in all honest the money ) to work on it now. At home I have no garage and a gravel driveway. My parents (only live with them in the summer between semesters) are convinced I don't know anything about cars/engines and won't allow me to start projects on their property that involved the car being immoble in fear that I won't finish and it will just sit there forever. I can't wait till I get my own place! But money also being a factor, there is no way I could afford a restoration!
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Classic City Off Road known as CCOR here on the board specializes in restoring Jeep's. There are about 10 restorations going on there now from a CJ2 in paint to a cj-8. www.classiccityoffroad.com is the website

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post #7 of Old 08-11-2005, 02:37 PM
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I feel your pain. When I had the time, I didn't have the money, tools, or facilities. Now I have the latter 3, and time has become a premium. I'd rather be in the garage than in front of the TV, but the wife doesn't see things my way. Gotta keep her happy as a divorce would put me back at having time, but none of the other 3

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My Jeep is at this place as I type. I can tell you how good these guys are. Not ony in their work, but they too are simply just good, nice dudes.

http://www.damjeeps.com/

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Dont know how far ya wanna send it to have work done, but there is Endangered Species Jeep in Holyoke Ma.. 155 Elm St, Holyoke, 01040 - (413) 532-0732... No more web site for them, they never had the time to update it.. And there is Rigid Steel in Rowe Ma. http://www.rigidsteel.com/ Unsure if they still take in jeeps,but you could email them I spose..

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http://damjeeps.com/ in south east Pa.

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My Jeep is at this place as I type. I can tell you how good these guys are. Not ony in their work, but they too are simply just good, nice dudes.

http://www.damjeeps.com/
I already emailed Toy Box Jeeps and Classic City but these guys in PA seem to have it together and thy're pretty close (in the grand scheme of things). Can I ask what you're having done and what it's costing you?
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http://damjeeps.com/ in south east Pa.
bruce and dave are very nice guys and are jeep guys they both have scramblers that they are reduing right now

1978 cj-7 had since 1979
401 .030 over- full floating flat top pistons
crower solid cam 292 dur .500/.510 lift
turbo 400 tranny 2500 stall
model 20 transfer case
aj delux glass body
4" lift
dana 30 frount
dana 44 rear
4.56 gears
http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v...slideshow=true
http://photobucket.com/albums/v31/fu...slideshow=true
13.461 @ 92.45 mph on 37" super swampers on 1/4 mile
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http://www.damjeeps.com/jeep_sales.aspx


You can even buy one restored..... but that kida takes the fun out of it
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So it seems that the damjeeps.com is the consensus so far. I shot them an email too.
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Look at some of the pics on damjeeps.com.... they seem to get a little nuts with the black spraypaint....

I'm not doubting their quality, but I'm always suspect to companies that literally douse engine components (including the overflow bottles in these pics) with shiny, black rustoleum.

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