Jeepster Jim specializes in 1948 – 1951 Jeepster frame off, concours restorations.
The process begins with a complete car that we own or has been brought to us for restoration. We start by completely disassembling the car all the way to the frame. The frame is sandblasted, primed, and completely undercoated. All suspension parts, brakes, brake lines, fuel lines, wiring harnesses, etc., are rebuilt or replaced with new parts. Every nut, bolt, and washer is either restored or replaced, tagged in inventory, and ready for assembly.
The engine and transmission are then disassembled, inspected, rebuilt as needed, and reassembled. It is then installed in the drive train and completely made operational for testing. Essentially, you could drive the chassis before the body is ever installed. During this process, the chrome is sent out to the chrome shop, which is typically a 10-week process. The top, interior, and carpeting are ordered in to customer specs and installed by our staff.
The body, fenders, hood, grill, splash pans, steering column, etc., are bead blasted, repaired, primed, and painted separately. The typical rust issues that all Jeepsters have are dealt with by removing the rusty area, replacing the steel, and mig welding. We do not do body shop Bondo repairs.
After all of the repairs have been made and parts have been painted, the Jeepster is reassembled, and the carpeting and interior are installed.
All vehicles are test-driven a minimum of 50 miles prior to leaving our shop to ensure that all systems are functioning properly.
Partial restorations, frame on body/paintwork, and all aspects of mechanical and electrical repairs can be performed on your vehicle to your specifications.
Jeepster Jim would be happy to give you a quote on the restoration of your vehicle or restore your vehicle on a time and materials basis to your specifications.
The number of restored and restorable Jeepsters is rapidly dwindling. Even in these trying economic times, the investment realized in owning one of these wonderful cars is a fantastic opportunity.