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Marlinman 10-17-2012 08:02 PM

4x4 Instaltion shop in Austin?
All, I am in hopes to get my wife a 2013 JKU for Christmas. She has always wanted an old Jeep for the family to mess around in, but for reasons I want to get her a new one that has been costumized to her style. I don't have the ability to do the work myself so I need a good shop in the Austin area to do the work.

Things I need done will be adding a lift, tires, rims, hood, paint, and etc.....

Thanks again for any recommendation......

jeepers29 10-18-2012 07:04 AM

Welcome to the forum! You can try Just Jeeps, think they are in Round Rock. There is also Jeep Masters down on S. Congress. I don't have experience with either but you could google reviews. Sounds like your wife is a Keeper. LOL

CubbyXL7 10-18-2012 12:35 PM

MarlinMan - if you are in Round Rock, then I recommend Jerry's Garage at AW Grimes and Old Settler's. The owner's son and the shop manager are both jeepers. They have mine in the shop right now doing an engine swap. Not necessarily the cheapest around, but definitely quality work.

On another note - are you the same MarlinMan I have seen on the Marlinowners forum?

jeepers29 10-18-2012 07:43 PM

Cubby, what happened to your engine? It seemed to be running fine when I met you in that parking lot a few weeks ago?

CubbyXL7 10-18-2012 11:25 PM

Cracked block in the water jacket. Had a slow coolant leak. I thought it was the head gasket. Pulled the head and the gasket was good. Had the head machined (it was warped) and put it back on, and it ran great, but the coolant leak was still there. Had about three of four cracks in the block on the driver's side.

Bought a 4.2 crate motor from a place in Houston and Jerry's is doing the install. Almost done, but all kinds of good thing happened like
- replaced the clutch while it was out
- Exhaust manifold was warped and had to replace that
- had to replace the distributor

They got it running this evening (I was there) and it sounded great. Have to resolve a few vacuum line issues, and I should have her back tomorrow afternoon.

After some break in, I will be ready to hit the trails again soon.

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