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post #1 of 5 Old 04-25-2018, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all!
New to the forum...and I need a bit of guidance.
I have a 1987 Jeep wrangler.
It has been stored in my garage for years...
And it needs a good mechanic.
All of the local "auto repair shops" i take my other cars to for repairs are saying "...we just don't work on older jeeps like your '87 because it is so difficult to find parts for..."
What am I to do?
How do I go about finding a shop that really knows how to handle my sweet ol' rig?
i am in Portland, Oregon.
Any help would be greatly welcomed!

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-25-2018, 02:40 PM
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There are very few vehicles that are easier to get parts for than a jeep, no matter the age.

What's wrong with it other than sitting? Does it run? First thing would be fluid changes, and pretty much replace anything that's rubber; belts, hoses, tires, etc

Not much action over here but post in there anyway, maybe a local will see it
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-16-2020, 09:18 AM
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you can always use yelp or google to look up reviews on mechanics in your area. Or find the local jeep club and see who they take it to.

Luckily for me my normal mechanic is a jeep nut also, so it works out.

I have had better luck at small shop mechanics than large shop mechanics, they tend to be more focused on keeping customers than getting customers.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-16-2020, 09:41 AM
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One of the best Jeep shops in the PNW is just outside Portland...
Give them a call.

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Current thread that’s not 2-1/2 years old:

[size=“3”]Shackles & D-rings are different things.
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