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YJrenegade 03-29-2012 06:43 AM

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

jeep973366 04-08-2012 09:45 AM

x 2
Im looking for the same to, although I am mechanically inclined, just don't have anywhere to work on my Jeep!

YJrenegade 04-08-2012 01:31 PM

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.

jeep973366 04-09-2012 05:39 AM

Sounds good, let me know when you take your jeep in, I would like to meet him.

pmartinez0007 04-09-2012 12:39 PM

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

Ask for Carlos let him know Pedro with the Jeep sent u

YJrenegade 04-09-2012 10:18 PM

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... :)

pmartinez0007 04-09-2012 10:24 PM

He is good he knows what he is doing rates are good I am by Cicero and devon

mogarber 04-09-2012 10:53 PM

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.

YJrenegade 04-09-2012 11:18 PM

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.

pmartinez0007 04-10-2012 07:44 AM

Ya ill pass by also sounds good

jeep973366 04-14-2012 06:27 PM

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.

YJrenegade 04-15-2012 11:06 PM

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?

pmartinez0007 04-17-2012 11:02 AM

I have mine lifted 6" ill like 1 more I" the body is lifted 1"

mogarber 05-14-2012 09:43 PM

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.

YJrenegade 05-15-2012 10:19 PM

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?


pmartinez0007 05-16-2012 10:37 AM

I am close to you yjrenegade

YJrenegade 05-16-2012 10:09 PM

Martinez, I'm just waiting for Mogarber to PM me his address so we can meet up on the 20th, Saturday, 1-3pm.

YJrenegade 05-16-2012 10:24 PM

Sorry Martinez, it's actually Sunday, not Saturday.... my bad.

cahill4225 05-17-2012 12:26 PM

I may be in indiana but if I'm in town I would be interested in swinging by and make an introduction.

pmartinez0007 05-17-2012 01:56 PM

That works

YJrenegade 05-17-2012 10:38 PM

Mogarber's jeep is at the shop and may not be ready for this weekend. He will let us know.

mogarber 05-18-2012 07:02 AM

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.

YJrenegade 05-28-2012 11:37 PM

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.

pmartinez0007 05-29-2012 08:30 AM

Ya that sucks about your Jeep and yj take before ansd after pics

YJrenegade 05-29-2012 11:35 PM

Will post some before after pics shortly

pmartinez0007 06-01-2012 10:50 PM

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

YJrenegade 06-01-2012 10:59 PM

Call Juan 773-642-6017. He worked at a Jeep dealer before.

pmartinez0007 06-02-2012 09:47 AM

Ok u will

pmartinez0007 06-02-2012 09:48 AM

Ok I will thanks

D2K47 06-11-2012 08:54 PM

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.:thumb:

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