Any Jeep Mechanic in Chicago? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > WF Local > WF Local Forums for Your Region and State > Illinois Jeep Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-29-2012, 06:43 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
YJrenegade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Skokie, IL
Posts: 46
Any Jeep Mechanic in Chicago?

I need a good-hearted jeep mechanic that we can work on jeeps together in Chicago. I'll buy the parts as needed plus some cash to buy you a cup of coffee; or just look at the jeep and tell me some know-hows!

I love jeeps! I have had 2 Wranglers, 2 Renegades, and a CJ-5 but am never a mechanic. Now I have a 93 and 97 Wrangler. Since the jeeps age, I can only bring my jeeps to shops they know nothing about jeep and often ended up paying something for nothing; or they would tell you to buy expensive new parts instead of to fix it so they can make $$ from both parts & labor. The area where I need help are:

a. restore rusty frame
b. suspension lift kit installation
c. body mount brushing
d. minor engine work

Also, I have a pair of white half doors for sale off my 1993 YJ Renegade in perfect condition. no rust at all.

You can pm me or text me 312-927-1280
Ben

YJrenegade is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-08-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
jeep973366's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 20
x 2

Im looking for the same to, although I am mechanically inclined, just don't have anywhere to work on my Jeep!

jeep973366 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-08-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
YJrenegade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Skokie, IL
Posts: 46
Hey Jeep973366, I recently found a guy welded my rusty front end frame close to the steering gear box. Work was good and honest!! His address is 2032 S. Elmhurst Rd, Mt. Prospect, Ph# 224-260-1634 Roman. It's a small size shop, rate was very reasonable and negotiable. My next project is for him to put up new body mount bushing and a 2.5" lift kit probably in the next couple week. If you happen to have any work need to be done and in close area, call or text me, so we can go together for even better discount.
YJrenegade is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-09-2012, 05:39 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
jeep973366's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 20
Sounds good, let me know when you take your jeep in, I would like to meet him.
jeep973366 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
pmartinez0007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 264
Images: 3
I know a Guy he us the only one that works on mine Torres' Auto
1 (773) 205-7580
4228 North Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60641
http://m.google.com/u/m/d6dsui


Ask for Carlos let him know Pedro with the Jeep sent u
pmartinez0007 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
YJrenegade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Skokie, IL
Posts: 46
Thanks Pedro. I'm very close to Torres! My shop is on Montrose & Kedzie! How good is Carlos? Does he know a lot about jeep? How's the rate? And you and I are close too, I live in Skokie...
YJrenegade is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
pmartinez0007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 264
Images: 3
He is good he knows what he is doing rates are good I am by Cicero and devon
pmartinez0007 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 46
Hey guys - I am buy touhy and McCormick. I've been 'rebuilding' my jeep in my own garage. Have most tools and equipment needed for most work. Generally work on the Jeep all weekend. If you guys want to stop by and have a beer and check out some work, let me know.

Will be out of town most of April but back in May.
mogarber is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-09-2012, 11:18 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
YJrenegade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Skokie, IL
Posts: 46
Nice Mogarber, I pass by you everyday going to my shop on Montrose & Kedzie. Will definitely check out your work on your return in May.
YJrenegade is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-10-2012, 07:44 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
pmartinez0007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 264
Images: 3
Ya ill pass by also sounds good
pmartinez0007 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-14-2012, 06:27 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
jeep973366's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 20
Thanks Mogarber, I would love to stop by and see your work. I am planning on putting a lift on in the next month or so if you are interested in helping. Let me know when its a good time to stop by.
jeep973366 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-15-2012, 11:06 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
YJrenegade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Skokie, IL
Posts: 46
x2, Mogarber! I want to put a simple lift to my YJ too.

Guys, debating between a 1-1/4" shackle lift and a 2.5" Rough Country lift. Anyone has comment?
YJrenegade is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-17-2012, 11:02 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
pmartinez0007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 264
Images: 3
I have mine lifted 6" ill like 1 more I" the body is lifted 1"
pmartinez0007 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-14-2012, 09:43 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 46
Sorry everyone for being absent for so long. I ended up traveling a lot more of the last few weeks than originally planned.

Anyone up for getting together this Sunday, May 20? I am thinking early afternoon will be best. Something like 1-3pm.
mogarber is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-15-2012, 10:19 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
YJrenegade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Skokie, IL
Posts: 46
Mogarber, welcome back. How was the trip?!

May 20, 1-3pm sounds good to me. I'm from Skokie. Can you PM me your address?

Ben
YJrenegade is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-16-2012, 10:37 AM   #16
Jeeper
 
pmartinez0007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 264
Images: 3
I am close to you yjrenegade
pmartinez0007 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-16-2012, 10:09 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
YJrenegade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Skokie, IL
Posts: 46
Martinez, I'm just waiting for Mogarber to PM me his address so we can meet up on the 20th, Saturday, 1-3pm.
YJrenegade is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-16-2012, 10:24 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
YJrenegade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Skokie, IL
Posts: 46
Sorry Martinez, it's actually Sunday, not Saturday.... my bad.
YJrenegade is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2012, 12:26 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
cahill4225's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 118
I may be in indiana but if I'm in town I would be interested in swinging by and make an introduction.
cahill4225 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2012, 01:56 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
pmartinez0007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 264
Images: 3
That works
pmartinez0007 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2012, 10:38 PM   #21
Jeeper
 
YJrenegade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Skokie, IL
Posts: 46
Mogarber's jeep is at the shop and may not be ready for this weekend. He will let us know.
YJrenegade is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-18-2012, 07:02 AM   #22
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 46
Hey guys. My Jeep died on my on Tuesday. Couldn't fix it myself so I had it towed to the mechanic. He is still looking at it and hasn't even told me exactly whats wrong. I am waiting to hear from him but its unlikely my Jeep will be back by Sunday. Let's postpone until my jeep is home. Sorry for the trouble.
mogarber is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-28-2012, 11:37 PM   #23
Jeeper
 
YJrenegade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Skokie, IL
Posts: 46
Finally I found this mobile mechanic to put a RC 2.5" lift kit to my Renegade for only half of the cost of a shop. Hus name is Juan, used to work at a Jeep dealer. very nice to work with. Check him out, his # 773-642-6017.
YJrenegade is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-29-2012, 08:30 AM   #24
Jeeper
 
pmartinez0007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 264
Images: 3
Ya that sucks about your Jeep and yj take before ansd after pics
pmartinez0007 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-29-2012, 11:35 PM   #25
Jeeper
 
YJrenegade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Skokie, IL
Posts: 46
Will post some before after pics shortly
YJrenegade is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2012, 10:50 PM   #26
Jeeper
 
pmartinez0007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 264
Images: 3
Can anyone put in the dash on s yj I took it a.part and the person which had it b4 changed the gauges and I am not sure how to do It looked like it would have been easy until he did that
pmartinez0007 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2012, 10:59 PM   #27
Jeeper
 
YJrenegade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Skokie, IL
Posts: 46
Call Juan 773-642-6017. He worked at a Jeep dealer before.
YJrenegade is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-02-2012, 09:47 AM   #28
Jeeper
 
pmartinez0007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 264
Images: 3
Ok u will
pmartinez0007 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-02-2012, 09:48 AM   #29
Jeeper
 
pmartinez0007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 264
Images: 3
Ok I will thanks
pmartinez0007 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-11-2012, 08:54 PM   #30
Jeeper
 
D2K47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 200
Hey guys hows it goin, I got a jeep a few months ago, not so good mechanically but eager to learn. I have a manual transmission small leak and transfer case small leak and wanted to get it checked out by a jeep specialist but did not want to kill my wallet (am a college student). I live around Harlem/Foster your help will be greatly appreciated! Will post pics of the leaks tomorow.

D2K47 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my jeep gets me dates greenjeepgurl87 Off-Topic 92406 Today 12:31 AM
The last person to post in this thread wins.... 02Prove Off-Topic 249594 Yesterday 11:07 PM
What would you pay for the JKUR shown in this sticker? dalearyous JK General Discussion Forum 45 03-29-2012 09:33 PM
Any Jeep Mechanic in Chicago?! YJrenegade TJ General Discussion Forum 0 03-29-2012 02:15 AM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC