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Old 05-09-2013, 02:36 AM   #1
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Labor Assistance Needed - Denver

Currently getting back in to the build phase on my 99 jeep TJ. It has just 50k miles on it but has been sitting in the garage for the last 5 years. I need to find someone to hire who can complete/assist with the labor needed to ensure it is ok to be started back up (drain gas/replace fuel filter & plugs/drain radiator/etc. Im more than willing to work/assist with the tasks as I loved learning/working on my jeep but dont exactly have the tools or knowledge to be 100% competent in the needed repairs.

If anyone can point me in the direction of an experienced hobbyist or even non commercialized shop that wont rape me on an hourly wage for these needed repairs... I would be greatly appreciative

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Old 05-09-2013, 03:23 AM   #2
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I would go to DIY auto...... They have a lift and tools, plus you can pay to have an ase certified mechanic help..... Ridiculously low prices.... For help you end up paying like 30.00 an hour including the shop space. Add roadside to you cell phone plan for 2.00 a month or join aaa and tow it there. Super easy tasks if you have basic knowledge, and know you have someone standing by if needed.... I wish they were not 100 miles away from me! Google diy auto denver and you will be set

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Old 05-09-2013, 03:42 AM   #3
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Hey Breck, thanks for the heads up and actually that was one of the options I had been considering! I think my biggest concern however is the possibility of running in to some sort of "hitch" while im down there that prohibits me from being able to finish all of these repairs at once (ex: additional parts needed or unknown other snafus) and then I have to find a way to tow it home and then back again, ya know? Maybe it would all work as expected, but if not i could just be sitting there racking up hours on their clock, right?
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:27 AM   #4
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There are a fair amount of part stores close by from what I have been told... I would try and evaluate beforehand what you need, and what you MAY need, buy it, then return what isn't needed. You can roll to full mechanic doing your repair for 60/hr I believe. It doesn't sound that intense of a job. I'd go for it. With roadside or triple a you get multiple tows anyway... Use the roadside through cell or auto insurance first if you are close enough and you can ride with the driver

Not to mention that racking up hours at 20/hr is likely MUCH cheaper than flat hiring someone. Hell their full labor rate is probably lower
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:34 AM   #5
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I'd be happy to give you a hand but I'm guessing breck is out of the vicinity worth considering for the project.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:18 AM   #6
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NAPA will deliver right to you when you're at DIY.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:03 AM   #7
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If you are in need of part there is also an O'Reily's right in the same complex. As for not being able to finish repairs and what not, I would call them and talk to them. I just went there to install a lift 2 weeks ago and they were very nice and seemed flexible. They may even let you park your jeep outside for a bit if you could not drive it home. The staff all seemed very friendly and I would highly recommend them!
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:26 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the recommendations. Any advice on what repairs/replacements to start with? I saw the threads on brakes and tires but those are both relatively new -18 months old or so with zero air loss in the tires and the brakes are firm when i stand on them. Do you think ill need to pull the tank for fuel drain and replacement?
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:43 PM   #9
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How can you let a Jeep sit for 5yrs?...just sayin'. I know, I know ....life, life, life. Hope you get it goin' soon

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