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Keeping A Vinyl Roof Fresh:

Restoring A Vinyl Convertible Top

The roof on a convertible needs some simple treatment to keep if flexible and free of cracks.

 

Basic Rust-Proofing:

Undercoating A Car

This car had lived in the desert of Arizona, so when the owner brought it back to Michigan, she wanted to preserve the perfect un-rusted underbody by having undercoating applied.

 

Tailgate Won't Open:

Fixing A Disconnected Tailgate Latch Linkage

The repair cost less than 2 bucks, but getting there was half the fun...

 

Professional Collision Repairs:

Fixing A Jeep Wrangler After A Rollover Accident.

While partaking in some off-road 4-wheeling adventure, this Jeep found itself upside down and bent-up. Our friends brought the wrecked Wrangler from the salvage yard and we fixed 'er up.

Collision repair on a Jeep Wrangler.
 

Replacing Original Hinge Pins With Greasable Pins - GM Full-Size Van

Also Covers Rear Doors On Chevy Suburban, Tahoe And GMC Yukon.

The owner of this commercial van got tired of rusty external hinges, so we replaced the stock hinge pins with new pins that have a grease fitting that allows for excellent lubrication.

Replacing van door hinge pins with grease-able pins.
 
Collision repair on a 2005 Chevy Equinox.

Professional Collision Repairs:

Fixing Side-Impact Collision Damage On A 2005 Chevy Equinox

This car was so badly damaged that the insurance company "totaled it". But a local man bought the repairable wrecked car and asked us to fix the body while he repaired the interior and other details.

 
 

Classic Car Restoration:
1949 Cadillac

After 60 Years This Classic Car Needed New Paint

Restore an old Cadillac.
 

Fixing A Car Door That Won't Stay Open:

Replacing The Detent Roller And Pin

When a door won't stay open, it might be time to replace the roller mechanism in the door hinge.

 
 

Fixing A Sagging Car Door:
Replacing Hinge Pins On A 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The car door sagged so badly that the sheet metal around the latch actually split. We fixed the sag with new hinge pins and bushings, and then did a quick patch job on the ripped sheet metal. 

 

Burned Out?

Replacing Headlight Bulbs

'00 Chevy Cavalier...
'07 Chevy Cobalt...
'94 - '04 Chevy Blazer / GMC Jimmy / S10 / Sonoma...
'08 Chevy Trailblazer...
'02 Dodge Grand Caravan...
'06 GMC Envoy...
'02 Kia Optima...
'06 Kia Sedona...
'06 Ford F150...
'98 Olds Silhouette / Chevy Venture / Pontiac Trans Sport Minivans...
'04 Mercedes ML320...
'05 Volvo XC90...
 

Replacing Tail Light Bulbs

 
 
Removing Car Door Panels
Chevy Trailblazer 2005...
Dodge Dakota 1993...
Nissan Maxima 1995...
Pontiac Grand Am 1999...
Ford Taurus 2008...
Kia Optima...
GM Full-Size Van...
Buick LeSabre...
Olds Cutlass...
Scion tC...
Chevy Cavalier...
BMW 323i...
Nissan Frontier...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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