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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
JS Restorations
      #6065409 - Fri Jul 02 2010 09:55 AM

Hi Folks,

This is Jim from JS Restorations. I mainly specialize in Cuda and Challenger electrical restorations of the full line of switches and relays, rear window defoggers, non A/C heater boxes, and harness repair. Dash heater control panel and A/C control panel re-lettering and plastic grille restorations. Dash, front and rear lens polishing. I have lots of used parts, too.

I am increasing the line of switch restorations to include the B body cars.

I have restored parts to offer or I can restore your parts.

If there is something you are looking for, please feel free to email at jsrestorations@rocketmail.com or call 1.412.295.1333.

I will be attending Carlisle at booth D27 & the Nats at booth K1 and I look forward to meeting you at one of these shows.

Thank you for checking this thread. Here are pictures of some of the restoration work that I do.

Jim









































































































































Thanks again for looking.

Jim


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Alaskan_TA
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Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: Still moving in.
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6066999 - Sat Jul 03 2010 12:13 PM

I thought it was awesome that I could send out the original switches for my T/A & get them back all tuned up & working, thanks again Jim!

I will keep an eye out for you at Carlisle, see you soon.

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mopardamo
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Loc: St. Louis, MO
Re: JS Restorations [Re: Alaskan_TA]
      #6067399 - Sat Jul 03 2010 05:22 PM

Hello Jim,

Looks like you do very nice quality work!

Damon

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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: mopardamo]
      #6067504 - Sat Jul 03 2010 06:53 PM

Thank you Barry! Glad to hear everything is working well for you. I look forward to seeing you again at Carlisle.

Hi Damon,
Thank you very much for the kind words! I do appreciate it. Stop by and say hello if you are making to Carlisle. It looks like a monster engine is in the works.

I do have and will try to accomodate requests for date codes on the parts that I have in stock. Just ask and I will see what I can do to help.

Thank you,

Jim

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JulesdaWiperman
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Reged: Jan 19 2003
Loc: Montreal,Quebec,Canada
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6067958 - Sun Jul 04 2010 06:01 AM

Very nice work. Congratulations.
Jules

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Website: http://www.julesdaddio.com/index.html


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hemi68charger
the not-so-famous HemiCharger


Reged: Aug 27 2003
Loc: Houston, Tx
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JulesdaWiperman]
      #6073893 - Wed Jul 07 2010 03:33 PM

Very impressive photo-resume there...

Cheers,

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Houston Mopar Connection Club
'69 Charger Daytona 440 - auto - 4.10 Dana
'70 Challenger TA 340 six pack - A-833 - 3.55:1


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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: hemi68charger]
      #6074699 - Wed Jul 07 2010 09:57 PM

Thank you Jules and Troy for kind your comments. I do appreciate it.

Jim

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71TA
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Loc: Warren, MI
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6077415 - Fri Jul 09 2010 07:24 PM

I agree the photo resume rocks! I'm particularly impressed with the organization of all the little pieces in many of those photos.

Very, very nice looking work!

Jim Fillmore

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Mopar body and heater box restoration gaskets


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Challenged
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Loc: Martinez, California
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6079676 - Sun Jul 11 2010 11:36 AM

WOWWWWWWWW!!!! I agree with everyone else, you do fantastic work. What you do is very tedious and time consuming and what I consider an art. I hope you have an apprentice who is learnig from you so that your skills will go on and on and on.....Keep up the excellent work .....Ed

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Troy
"Nice Guy"


Reged: Dec 02 2003
Loc: West Coast, CA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: Challenged]
      #6080110 - Sun Jul 11 2010 04:20 PM

Very nice, I'm going to keep your address in my favorites.

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stwheels
super gas


Reged: Feb 13 2003
Loc: Edmonton , Alberta , Canada
Re: JS Restorations [Re: Troy]
      #6080922 - Mon Jul 12 2010 12:01 AM

Very impressive work! You'll attract plenty of customers with a portfolio like that.



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RRGTX72
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Re: JS Restorations [Re: Alaskan_TA]
      #6092166 - Sun Jul 18 2010 10:54 AM

PM Sent

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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: RRGTX72]
      #6122732 - Wed Aug 04 2010 04:01 PM

Thank you all for the kind replies!

This is a complete and restored B body 71 – 74 Road Runner, Super Bee, Charger, GTX Rear Defogger H31 setup.















Jim

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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6216902 - Sat Sep 25 2010 07:43 PM

Hi Folks,

I wanted to mention that I have been recovering from a recent surgery and have not actively worked on any restorations for about a month. I have not been responding to PMs, phone calls and emails in a timely manner, either.

As of this weekend, I have started to make an effort to get rolling again. I will try to reply to all unanswered correspondence this coming week and more importantly, to work on the parts that have been sent to me for restoration.

I apologize for the delays that I have caused during this time and look to rectify any issue as soon as possible. Thank you to those who have been very understanding and very patient with me. I appreciate it.

Thanks again,

Jim

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JulesdaWiperman
super gas


Reged: Jan 19 2003
Loc: Montreal,Quebec,Canada
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6217747 - Sun Sep 26 2010 09:13 AM

Get well soon.
Health is THE only important thing in life.
Jules

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Website: http://www.julesdaddio.com/index.html


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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JulesdaWiperman]
      #6466205 - Wed Feb 09 2011 11:46 AM

Thank you, Jules. It's been a slow recovery and pretty much recoverd now.

I just completed these ten 2770380 variable speed wiper switches for the Cudas and Challengers. This is the most I have restored at one single time and they are all spoken for.

Three of these are going overseas. One will be on it's way to Norway, one to Australia and one to New Zealand! I really do enjoy trying to help and admire their drive to restore a Mopar. Parts can be hard enough to find just in the States.

In the future, I will only be offering these 2770380 with a core exchange. If you do have this type of switch and would like to sell, please send me an email with a few pictures and a price.



Here's a short video clip showing how I test these through an E body dash harness and three speed wiper motor. The light simulates the washer motor power. Just click on the image above to view.





















Jim

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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6489004 - Mon Feb 21 2011 07:09 PM

Here are a couple of pictures of the 2947713 E body dash dimmer switches recently completed. I replace the resistor coils with custom made stainless steel resistor coils. The second picture shows a close up of the old scorched coils.







Jim

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68Blubird
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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6489041 - Mon Feb 21 2011 07:18 PM

How about the b body dimmers, do you have any of those currently?

Would you be willing to sell a small parts kit for someone wanting to rebuild one at home?

thanks


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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: 68Blubird]
      #6491109 - Tue Feb 22 2011 07:02 PM

Quote:

How about the b body dimmers, do you have any of those currently?

Would you be willing to sell a small parts kit for someone wanting to rebuild one at home?

thanks




Thank you for the inquiry. I have received lots of inquiries about restoring the B body 68 - 70 switches. Believe me, they are not ready to offer, but are on my radar screen.





Jim

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IMGTX
Senior Installer.....from another store


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Loc: Looking for a way out of Middl...
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6491201 - Tue Feb 22 2011 07:41 PM

Do you do power window switches?
Do you do power window wiring?
What about cruise control switches or control units?

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Scatransit
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Reged: Mar 22 2006
Loc: Mid-Atlantic
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6491768 - Wed Feb 23 2011 07:00 AM

Very nice work - organization is everything!

Do you deal with clutch pedal/starter-cut switches?

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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: IMGTX]
      #6493079 - Wed Feb 23 2011 08:11 PM

Quote:

Do you do power window switches?
Do you do power window wiring?
What about cruise control switches or control units?




I have only been asked one time before and restored a set of power window switches. Nobody ever asked about the power window wiring or cruise control. Please send me an email if you would like to discuss these further. Thank you for asking.

Quote:

Very nice work - organization is everything!

Do you deal with clutch pedal/starter-cut switches?




Thank you! I have only been asked one time to and restored one clutch switch. This part is not a very often requested item, either. Please send me an email if you would like to discuss this further. Thank you for asking.

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6564593 - Sat Apr 02 2011 04:09 PM

JS Restorations , our newest sponsor on moparts.com



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Tom

2011 Ram 3500 C&C Diesel
2009 Challenger R/T
1983 CJ7 6/Auto
1971 Challenger Conv. 511/4 speed
1970 Challenger R/T 503/Blower/727
1957 Willys Wagon 4x4,4BT,518Auto,205


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burdar
Owen's Dad


Reged: Oct 31 2006
Loc: Iowa
Re: JS Restorations [Re: moparts]
      #6564865 - Sat Apr 02 2011 07:38 PM

Jim just restored my map light switch. He's great to deal with.

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Eagleone1983
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Loc: Utah
Re: JS Restorations [Re: burdar]
      #6567681 - Mon Apr 04 2011 10:41 AM

He also did my heater blower motor for the Runner, looks and functions great.

Jim, any word on '69 b-body switches yet?


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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: Eagleone1983]
      #6568850 - Mon Apr 04 2011 09:20 PM

Thank you Darren and William.
The last piece of the puzzle for the B body switches is getting the original plastic knobs rechromed. I was not at all satisfied with the quality of the chroming and the turn around time of the last company I was trying to work with. I believe I have found a very reputable company this time and samples are in the works.

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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6594817 - Wed Apr 20 2011 07:25 PM

While attending the16th Annual All Mopar Winter Swap Meet in Columbus, Ohio on February 26, I had the pleasure of meeting Rob Wolfe. I introduced myself and mentioned that I had started a business restoring Mopar parts. Also mentioned that I had advertised previously in MCG and asked if he had any ideas about promoting JSR in MCG. I showed him a 2770380 variable speed wiper switch that he gave a close look to and asked if I had anything else with me. I pulled out a 2947713 dash dimmer switch and a 2947305 headlight switch. He took them, turned over a poster board for a white background and started snapping pictures. He stated that he wanted to run a press release on JS Restorations in the next month’s issue and that someone would be in touch. Within a week, Randy Holden called, did a phone interview and here is the outcome in the June 2011 issue.









Jim

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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6633783 - Sun May 15 2011 01:10 AM

This is a 71 Challenger grille and bezels that I recently completed. There were some repairs that were done a long time ago that needed corrected. One of the unusual areas that needed repaired were the stainless trim sockets and the lower rear mounting tabs that were badly wrapped. The trickiest part of this restoration was masking for the top and bottom black areas between the high and low beam openings because of the compound radiuses and centering the triangle points. This was a 75 hour project that included 25 hours for masking and masking removal.













































































Jim

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A990
super gas


Reged: Jan 19 2003
Loc: Oregon
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6634988 - Sun May 15 2011 07:29 PM

Very nice work

Would you consider restoring fuel sending units? This is a huge issue since "the industry" has not made accurate units in ages.

The rheostat windings are tricky, if you got one opened up you'd see it immediately. Also the contact seems to fail, so maybe a better design is possible?


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68Blubird
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Re: JS Restorations [Re: A990]
      #6635360 - Sun May 15 2011 10:11 PM

Jim,

Would you rework a 68 b body ignition switch? Thanks


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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: 68Blubird]
      #6635964 - Mon May 16 2011 12:12 PM

Quote:

Very nice work

Would you consider restoring fuel sending units? This is a huge issue since "the industry" has not made accurate units in ages.

The rheostat windings are tricky, if you got one opened up you'd see it immediately. Also the contact seems to fail, so maybe a better design is possible?




Thank you!

Yes, I have had to open those and adjust them to get back to -12 and -70 ohms. You're right that not many new ones read correctly out of the box and it was a bad design from their inception.

Quote:

Jim,

Would you rework a 68 b body ignition switch? Thanks




Thank you for asking. If you have it removed and could let me see a couple of pictures of it’s condition and what is not working properly would be good. You could send the pictures to: jsrestorations@rocketmail.com

Jim

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resq302
super gas


Reged: Jan 23 2003
Loc: Northern Passaic County, NJ
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6638018 - Tue May 17 2011 03:21 PM

Jim,

Fantastic resto on that chally grille. I know the owner is absolutely overwhelmed with the outcome of it. Very very nice job!

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Brian
Northern NJ
69 Charger 383 HP 4-spd console (AACA Senior Gold National Winner)
69 GTX convert, #s match, orig. sheet metal, T3 Honey Bronze, quasi-survivor
70 Challenger Convert. #s match, built 9/69 (AACA Senior Gold Natn'l Winner)


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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6667330 - Sat Jun 04 2011 11:15 PM

I promised that I would soon be offering B body restored switches. Here are some prototype restored rallye switches. I only use the word “prototype” because I have some tooling and chroming details to resolve. Non rallye switches will be offered after these.

The 68-69 dash dimmer switches will offered with custom made 302 stainless steel resistor coils.

I was extremely disappointed with the first vacuum metalized plating service company that produced poor results and cost me more time and dollars than I care to mention. I will not comment, please don’t ask.

An extremely respected vacuum metalizing resource is now working with me. I look forward to being able to offer these knobs as original as possible.

My goal is to be able to offer my restored switches with the option of vacuum metalized knobs just the way they came from the factory or plastic chromed knobs.

I have a pair of NOS dash dimmer switches at the end to show what NOS, after 40+ years at premium prices, really pays for.

More to come. Stay tuned…



















































Jim

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Alaskan_TA
Fluffy Balladeer


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Loc: Still moving in.
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6667340 - Sat Jun 04 2011 11:20 PM

Will you be at Carlisle Jim?

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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: Alaskan_TA]
      #6667741 - Sun Jun 05 2011 10:22 AM

Hey Barry, Yes, I'm planning on it. I hope you can make it. Look forward to seeing you there. Dinner will be on me this time!

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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6761957 - Wed Aug 03 2011 08:46 PM

Here are a pair of 70 Challenger tail light lenses before and after. There's nothing like the color of the real original Mopar lenses.













Jim

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Hemiken
mopar addict


Reged: Feb 13 2007
Loc: Queensland, Australia
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6789306 - Mon Aug 22 2011 01:14 AM

Excellent shine from those lenses buddy.

You produce an awesome service and your product and skills speak for themselves, very nice work.

Once i get my wiring sorted out and all the switches and the rest of what i need doing, i will be able to trade in my old ride for something with even more roar than my old dinosaur.

Will be talking to you soon from Australia


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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: Hemiken]
      #6790962 - Tue Aug 23 2011 06:05 AM

Thank you! Look forward to being of service.
Jim

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Hemiken
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Reged: Feb 13 2007
Loc: Queensland, Australia
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6809903 - Sun Sep 04 2011 01:06 AM

Quote:

Hi Folks,

This is Jim from JS Restorations. I mainly specialize in Cuda and Challenger electrical restorations of the full line of switches and relays, rear window defoggers, non A/C heater boxes, and harness repair. Dash heater control panel and A/C control panel re-lettering and plastic grille restorations. Dash, front and rear lens polishing. I have lots of used parts, too.

Jim























Thanks again for looking.

Jim




Hi Jim,

I see you repair interior plastics.
It looks as if you have nailed the textured finish on the switch panels and under gauge panels. Do you have any other pictures you could post of the textured finish on panels you have repaired please< such as the radio panels and A/C panels and Non-Rallye control unit panels. It looks like i will have to send some plastics back to the USA for a touch of class from your good self, love your work .
Thanks,
Kenny.


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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: Hemiken]
      #6820487 - Sat Sep 10 2011 09:58 PM

Thank you, Kenny. Here is something slightly different from your request.

This is an order I received to make an E body rallye heater delete panel delivered in primer. The customer will be installing three round gauges and applying the finish coat. Here’s what I built from two non rallye panels.































Jim

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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6852136 - Sun Oct 02 2011 12:22 AM

I hope you like this one. This was a request from Norway to see if I could make these work again, as is. Any guesses on what car they went back into?
If you think it was from a 60's car, well no.









Jim

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Hemiken
mopar addict


Reged: Feb 13 2007
Loc: Queensland, Australia
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6877697 - Tue Oct 18 2011 05:51 PM

Quote:

Thank you, Kenny. Here is something slightly different from your request.

This is an order I received to make an E body rallye heater delete panel delivered in primer. The customer will be installing three round gauges and applying the finish coat. Here’s what I built from two non rallye panels.































Jim




Hi Jim WOW

Your workmanship really is outstanding. Looks like a void in the market that has been needed to be filled has finally has come with your ability to provide any panel needed weather it be custom or original with such detail work to make pieces look as new condition.

I will be in touch with you shortly to place an order, i hope business is good, i am thinking you would be swamped with request from both Country wide and World wide.

Keep up the amazing work, void filled and with class, well done JS Restorations.


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Hemiken
mopar addict


Reged: Feb 13 2007
Loc: Queensland, Australia
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6877704 - Tue Oct 18 2011 05:55 PM

Quote:

I hope you like this one. This was a request from Norway to see if I could make these work again, as is. Any guesses on what car they went back into?
If you think it was from a 60's car, well no.









Jim




Hey Jim,

As for these switches you posted. I would guess they came in a mid 50's car, they look as if they are a little larger than the 60's stuff and i know that Mopar released Power everything in the 50's, you name it the released it with POWER, even to the point there was a dash mounted pod that was a light sensor that would dip your lights automatically when an approaching car came toward you.........


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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: Hemiken]
      #6885679 - Sun Oct 23 2011 10:17 PM

Thank you. Look forward to working with you.
Good eye! Yes, these power window switches are from the 50's. They are from a 58 300D.

Jim

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JS Restorations
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Reged: Jan 13 2008
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6889870 - Wed Oct 26 2011 05:14 PM

This is a restoration of a 70 E body non A/C heater box clear zinc plated fan motor.















Jim

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resq302
super gas


Reged: Jan 23 2003
Loc: Northern Passaic County, NJ
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #6890173 - Wed Oct 26 2011 08:13 PM

They really, really, need a drool icon. You really do some phenominal work!

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Brian
Northern NJ
69 Charger 383 HP 4-spd console (AACA Senior Gold National Winner)
69 GTX convert, #s match, orig. sheet metal, T3 Honey Bronze, quasi-survivor
70 Challenger Convert. #s match, built 9/69 (AACA Senior Gold Natn'l Winner)


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Hemiken
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Reged: Feb 13 2007
Loc: Queensland, Australia
Re: JS Restorations [Re: resq302]
      #6999272 - Mon Jan 02 2012 10:13 PM

Hi Jim, I have sent you my gauge cluster and switch panel for my M46 Barracuda to have restored thanks mate, all the way from Australia I will also get you to make me a radio delete panel also please, and if you can finish it in original organasil Black texture please, and i will get a standard heater control panel done at the same time too please. Let me know when it arrives. Thanks, Kenny.

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: Hemiken]
      #7004824 - Fri Jan 06 2012 05:40 PM Attachment (116 downloads)

Do you have the electrical connector that fits to a variable wiper switch on a 70 Challenger T/A with rally cluster?

thanks.


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Re: JS Restorations [Re: ef8Cuda340]
      #7005016 - Fri Jan 06 2012 07:09 PM



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      #7005701 - Sat Jan 07 2012 07:02 AM

Thanks guys. I appreciate it!

Quote:

Do you have the electrical connector that fits to a variable wiper switch on a 70 Challenger T/A with rally cluster?

thanks.




I'll check my stock and let you know. Thank you for asking. Were you able to isolate the problem that caused that condition?

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7006087 - Sat Jan 07 2012 12:09 PM

Quote:

Thanks guys. I appreciate it!

Quote:

Do you have the electrical connector that fits to a variable wiper switch on a 70 Challenger T/A with rally cluster?

thanks.




I'll check my stock and let you know. Thank you for asking. Were you able to isolate the problem that caused that condition?

Jim



so far i have rebuilt the switch, but have not installed it because I want to replace the connection ends first.
thanks.


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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7034911 - Tue Jan 24 2012 11:38 AM

I can tell you guys from personal experence that Jim's work is of the highest grade and a wonderful person to deal with...He's a bit sneaky..lol lol lol..( alittle inside joke).But he does the best work,and its perfect...THANK YOU for my switchs....U R THE MAN...Sorry I can't find my pics of the switchs...


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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7054632 - Sun Feb 05 2012 09:48 AM Attachment (99 downloads)

Nice work Jim!

I have a 1972 Plymouth Satellite Heater/AC control I need restored. It is all intact, never taken apart. It is just aged and I need it brand new looking and working again. Ball park me on it if you would please. Thanks! Steve Reid 562-254-5340
moparbros@yahoo.com

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Hi Folks,

This is Jim from JS Restorations. I mainly specialize in Cuda and Challenger electrical restorations of the full line of switches and relays, rear window defoggers, non A/C heater boxes, and harness repair. Dash heater control panel and A/C control panel re-lettering and plastic grille restorations. Dash, front and rear lens polishing. I have lots of used parts, too.

I am increasing the line of switch restorations to include the B body cars.

I have restored parts to offer or I can restore your parts.

If there is something you are looking for, please feel free to email at jsrestorations@rocketmail.com or call 1.412.295.1333.

I will be attending Carlisle at booth D27 & the Nats at booth K1 and I look forward to meeting you at one of these shows.

Thank you for checking this thread. Here are pictures of some of the restoration work that I do.

Jim









































































































































Thanks again for looking.

Jim




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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7060397 - Wed Feb 08 2012 01:43 PM

What is the differance between the A-body and E-body variable wiper switch?

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: ns1aar]
      #7061254 - Wed Feb 08 2012 08:13 PM

Sorry for the late reply. I’ve been a bit under the weather lately and put a post in the General section a few weeks ago. I will be trying to reply to everyone shortly. It’s just taking a bit longer than I expected to recover.

Great to hear from you, Russ and thank you very much. I’m glad the see you’re out stinging with the Bee!

Thank you, Steve. I will be in touch.

There is a subtle clearance difference between a 2770378 and 2770380 wiper switch. The E body shaft is 3/32” longer between the threads and the D channel than the A body shaft.



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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7164293 - Sat Apr 14 2012 04:40 AM Attachment (108 downloads)

I received my switches today. Very nice work. Thank you Jim.

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: Chal340]
      #7212374 - Sat May 19 2012 11:57 AM

I now have an active contest in the Moparts General section for you to be able to win a restored A, B, C or E body part. Contest rules are posted there, too. Good luck.

Thank you Herve! I look forward to seeing some pictures with your car parked by La Tour Eiffel and Arc de Triomphe.

Jim

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7288032 - Wed Jul 11 2012 05:36 PM

Here is a restoration of a 71 Charger R/T power window harness setup. The two internal factory splices in the main harness have been repaired.































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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7288352 - Wed Jul 11 2012 08:54 PM

I have some 70 B-body switches that need to be redone are you doing B-body stuff now? 70 Road Runner.

Thanks
Brad


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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7340020 - Sat Aug 18 2012 05:51 AM Attachment (122 downloads)

Quote:

I now have an active contest in the Moparts General section for you to be able to win a restored A, B, C or E body part. Contest rules are posted there, too. Good luck.

Thank you Herve! I look forward to seeing some pictures with your car parked by La Tour Eiffel and Arc de Triomphe.

Jim





Hi Jim,

I was in Paris this morning with my Challenger, a picture in front of the Tour Eiffel and the Statue of Liberty.

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7342152 - Sun Aug 19 2012 08:49 PM

I have purchased several items restored and custom made by JS Restorations. I am very picky, so Jim's OCD and attention to detail are exactly what I look for. Can't wait to order a few more high quality parts.




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Re: JS Restorations [Re: NZ440R/T]
      #7342576 - Mon Aug 20 2012 06:26 AM

Quote:


Hi Jim,
I was in Paris this morning with my Challenger, a picture in front of the Tour Eiffel and the Statue of Liberty.




Thank you for posting this picture, Herve. That is awesome! I'm glad to see your Challenger on the road.

Quote:


I have purchased several items restored and custom made by JS Restorations. I am very picky, so Jim's OCD and attention to detail are exactly what I look for. Can't wait to order a few more high quality parts.




Thank you too, Carl. Yes, OCD (Obsessive Chrysler Disorder)!

It was great working with both of you. I appreciate it.

Jim

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7369295 - Fri Sep 07 2012 07:16 PM

The power window setups have become pretty popular as of lately. Here is a power window setup from a 68 Charger.

















































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wally426ci
Grant Couper


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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7386982 - Thu Sep 20 2012 05:44 AM

Amazing work Jim, again!

I'll hope to get some more work one of these days since I have power windows that act up sometimes.

Has anyone ever asked about working on Overhead console lights from SE and Gran Coupes (as well as some Sea Bodies) It got me thinking after seeing your work that this is one area that could use some action.

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: wally426ci]
      #7387453 - Thu Sep 20 2012 12:12 PM

Quote:

Amazing work Jim, again!

I'll hope to get some more work one of these days since I have power windows that act up sometimes.

Has anyone ever asked about working on Overhead console lights from SE and Gran Coupes (as well as some Sea Bodies) It got me thinking after seeing your work that this is one area that could use some action.




Thank you! I can help you with the power windows. I do work on the SE - GC overhead console lights and wiring. Email or phone is the best way to contact me.

Just as a note, a friend of mine Claude, is now making reproduction overhead fiberglass headliners, consoles and sail panels. His first showing was at the Nats this year. I saw them and they are beautiful. Available with or without headliner material. Here's a contact for him: www.seheadliners.com

Jim

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7399586 - Sat Sep 29 2012 02:06 PM

Here are some restored relays and circuit breakers:

2889916 70 Cuda Road Lamp Relays
3513557 71 Cuda Road Lamp Relays
2983605 Low Fuel Relay
2983605 70 & Up Headlight Door Relays & Fasco 5 Amp Breakers
2926433 Power Window Relays & Fasco 30 Amp Breakers
3588587 Seat Belt Relay
2983696 Key In Buzzer Relays
2926327 Horn Relays
2983607 Horn Relays
2983695 Horn Relays
3513206 Horn & Buzzer Relays
3764532 Horn Relay



2889916 Circuit Board


Fasco 30 & 5 Amp Breakers




Jim

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7748499 - Wed Jun 19 2013 06:01 PM

Here is a restoration of a one year only 1970 2947858 E body clutch safety switch.























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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7874594 - Thu Oct 03 2013 09:21 AM

Here are two E body 2884616 radio delete panels that needed re-deleted.























Jim

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7876700 - Sat Oct 05 2013 04:49 AM

very nice, great job Jim.

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: Chal340]
      #7892616 - Fri Oct 18 2013 09:12 PM

Jimmy is one of the best vendors on the site,His quality workman ship and eye for detail is GREAT. He has done parts from road lights to dimmer switch to the famous key buzzer. He is the type of guy who will help you out with anything. My 70 Cuda would not be running the way it is with out his in put. Can't say enough about him. Thanks for all your help

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: gregsgscuda]
      #7912978 - Tue Nov 05 2013 09:09 AM

Thank you Herve and Greg. Good to hear from both of you. Much appreciated!!!

Here is the restoration of a 2820798 headlight switch from a 1967 Chrysler 300. Yes, I service C body parts, too.























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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7913144 - Tue Nov 05 2013 11:34 AM

I finally found the picture I took of the restored grille on page 1 mounted on the car. Jackie was invited to display her car this year at Carlisle.

Just as a note, I do not ship grilles I work on. All of the grilles shown were handed to me, and I handed them back to the owner after the restoration. If we can find a mutual place to meet within the Pittsburgh PA tri state area, I will be glad to look into the restoration with you.



Jim

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7915395 - Thu Nov 07 2013 10:15 AM

Here is a restoration of 2820408 convertible top switch with the attached 30 amp circuit breaker from a 1967 Dodge Dart. The issue with this switch was the knob locking in the up or down position. Heat from the contacts arcing melted the plastic sprung plunger that resets the knob to the off position. Along with the normal restoration, another plunger was machined and flattening the contacts to remove the arcing divots.



















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HEMICUDA
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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7928365 - Mon Nov 18 2013 12:41 PM

Jim, you're a freak, the 2 relays you did for me are a work of art brother, thx.

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: HEMICUDA]
      #7960748 - Mon Dec 16 2013 12:18 PM

Quote:

Jim, you're a freak, the 2 relays you did for me are a work of art brother, thx.




Thank you, Mike! Hey, wait a minute? I resemble that remark!

Here is the restoration of a DR1114447 fast idle solenoid. I can't find it in me to spell out what DR stands for, but it was grandfathered into Chrysler, so I will restore them. This was DOA part.























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1972CudaV21
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Reged: Jul 07 2003
Loc: Connecticut
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7960847 - Mon Dec 16 2013 02:26 PM

Nice work..!

Can you list what items you restore?

I see grilles and a lot of electrical..lol

Do you do the plating?

It's nice to see original parts restored rather than just the repop option...


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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7960911 - Mon Dec 16 2013 03:39 PM




Quote:

Here is the restoration of a DR1114447 fast idle solenoid. I can't find it in me to spell out what DR stands for, but it was grandfathered into Chrysler, so I will restore them. This was DOA part.




DR = Delco Remy (ironically a GM owned company)


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Re: JS Restorations [Re: 1972CudaV21]
      #7961896 - Tue Dec 17 2013 01:03 PM

Quote:

Nice work..!

Can you list what items you restore?

I see grilles and a lot of electrical..lol

Do you do the plating?

It's nice to see original parts restored rather than just the repop option...




Thank you very much. I appreciate it!

I usually chat with the owner and discuss what their needs and goals are then I will give an estimate. I really don’t have a price list due to needing to see what needs restored and what condition the part is in. I use a commercial plating service for dichromate, clear zinc and black oxide. If someone asks for something that I don’t provide a service for, I am glad to make recommendations to the owner of people that special in a particular service or part for restoration.

I am asked a lot about the differences between searching for NOS electrical parts or restoring their parts. First off, you can never be sure how a forty to fifty year old part was stored over time. Those parts can have as much corrosion as the parts installed on the car. Second, who will accept a NOS electrical part for return that may not work properly? You can’t blame them. Once installed, it really isn’t NOS any longer. Third the cost. NOS electrical parts can command “unobtainium” prices. My restoration work costs less restore what you already have than chasing NOS Mopar parts, too.

Quote:

DR = Delco Remy (ironically a GM owned company)




Hey Scott, you just had to spell DR out!
Delco Remy? Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch…

Here is an example since I just posted this restored DR1114447 next to a NOS DR1114421 fast idle solenoid for comparison.





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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7962563 - Tue Dec 17 2013 10:57 PM

Quote:

Hey Scott, you just had to spell DR out!
Delco Remy? Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch…






Nice work BTW


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1972CudaV21
top fuel


Reged: Jul 07 2003
Loc: Connecticut
Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7962982 - Wed Dec 18 2013 12:13 PM

Slowly, I've learned that it is best to restore the parts that originally came on our cars (if possible). When there was a mad rush to cash in on the Mopar hobby with the million dollar 'Cudas, we ended up with crazy "NOS" prices and plenty of reproduction parts that should have never been made in the first place nor should they have ended up on high-dollar cars. I hope that more Mopar People will support your restoration work (and the growing list of other dedicated individuals out there). I wish you continued success with your business. I'll be contacting you in the future.

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: 1972CudaV21]
      #7966590 - Sat Dec 21 2013 05:42 PM

Thanks again Andy and Scott.

Here is the restoration of a 68 GTX four speed dash harness in some detail. This one was a double whammy. Beside the typical corroded terminals and cut off connectors, this also had some hidden meltdowns and also mice made dinner on some of it.



























All factory internal splices are cleaned, re-crimped and re-soldered, heat shrink tubing applied and tape wrapped.











Here is the leftover carnage.





Tested end to end before wrapping.















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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #7967364 - Sun Dec 22 2013 12:43 PM

Wow...nice work...I think I recognize that harness and the customizing by the mice , thanks Jim

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1974 Dodge P/U Long Bed Stepside 318 Auto
2011 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500
1975 Jeep CJ5
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Re: JS Restorations [Re: RapidusMaximus]
      #7991945 - Thu Jan 09 2014 07:26 PM

WOW, everything looks so neat and clean. I love the way you have the wiring directional and not all over the place, very impressive. All the socket ends look as new too.

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: Hemiken]
      #8051627 - Mon Feb 24 2014 04:58 PM

You are such a show off Jim. Thx for all the relays and ebody dimmer switches you did for me, some of the best work I've ever seen, a true work of art.

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Loc: Connecticut
Re: JS Restorations [Re: HEMICUDA]
      #8051955 - Mon Feb 24 2014 08:58 PM

I know M&H sells new wiring harnesses. Would it be less expensive to have my original harnesses refinished/restored by you?

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: HEMICUDA]
      #8053109 - Tue Feb 25 2014 09:10 PM

Quote:

You are such a show off Jim. Thx for all the relays and ebody dimmer switches you did for me, some of the best work I've ever seen, a true work of art.



Thank you, Mike. I can always count on you for a whiplash reply!

Quote:

I know M&H sells new wiring harnesses. Would it be less expensive to have my original harnesses refinished/restored by you?



I can be competitive, but the real difference I offer is a service to people that really want to keep their car as original as possible. To start, I ask for some pictures and a short overview of condition of the harness sent to my email address. Then I can give you an estimate.

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #8053171 - Tue Feb 25 2014 09:52 PM Attachment (62 downloads)

FWIW I have both a new M&H Harness and I have one Jim restored for me (for my 71 Duster). I installed the original Jim did, beautiful workmanship, my highest recommendation.

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
      #8053397 - Wed Feb 26 2014 04:09 AM

Quote:

FWIW I have both a new M&H Harness and I have one Jim restored for me (for my 71 Duster). I installed the original Jim did, beautiful workmanship, my highest recommendation.




That is good to hear!

Jim, I think I inadvertently put you on the spot by questioning the price. You're right, service is key and I just don't want to slap on reproduction parts. Original as possible is a good thing.

BTW, what about the Chrysler part tags on the harnesses? Do you replace them or try to keep the originals?

Thanks!


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Re: JS Restorations [Re: 1972CudaV21]
      #8053440 - Wed Feb 26 2014 07:42 AM

Quote:

BTW, what about the Chrysler part tags on the harnesses? Do you replace them or try to keep the originals?




He carefully removed and replaced mine, nice added touch!


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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #8061810 - Tue Mar 04 2014 04:31 PM

I've known of JS Restorations (Jim) for a few years now and he's the person I go to for answers when it has to be right - hands down. I can't say enough good things about his approach to business, auto restoration, and life. He's helped me A TON with my 70' Hemicuda Convertible tribute - there's hardly a part of the car he hasn't touched. Wiring, switches, dash parts, heater, steering column, the list goes on and on.

From a business perspective – Jim's attention to detail, professionalism, and customer service are above all.

From a personal perspective – Jim is a stand-up guy and will go the extra mile for people.

To Jim - I truly appreciate all that you've done for me and for keeping the faith. Keep up the GREAT WORK! BTW, I love your website teaser (www.jsrestorations.com) and can't wait for the full blown reveal!

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: GBMracing]
      #8070154 - Tue Mar 11 2014 02:09 PM

Thank you, Matt. I really appreciate it! First off, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!! It has been my pleasure to serve you.

Here is the restoration of a 70 B Body Cruise Control Lever.















Jim

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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations]
      #8102848 - Sat Apr 05 2014 07:47 PM

Here is the restoration of a starter relay from a 70 Challenger. This was not working when received. I circled the contacts showing the current path working when energizing the relay.























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Re: JS Restorations [Re: HEMICUDA]
      #8115116 - Wed Apr 16 2014 09:13 PM

Quote:

You are such a show off Jim. Thx for all the relays and ebody dimmer switches you did for me, some of the best work I've ever seen, a true work of art.




He is a show off isn't he? LOL I know if I'm selling a motor and someone needs a switch, of any kind, he's my go to for the job. I'd never seen one of his switches, but when I got the first one, opened the box and saw it, I was awestruck...it was da bomb. Beautiful workmanship. I don't think twice about recommending Jim for any work that he's willing to take on.

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wally426ci
Grant Couper


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Re: JS Restorations [Re: p4m]
      #8116386 - Fri Apr 18 2014 06:51 AM

Holy cow Jim. I had no idea you were doing harness and fuse box work.

My Challenger Dash harness will need work in the future and I may have a couple truck fuse boxes to send to you for expirementation....

I still can't get over how beautiful my Headlight and dimmer switches turned out.

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      #8140197 - Sat May 10 2014 04:18 PM

I would like to send a big THANK YOU to "Mr. Dash It All" (Scott Smith at Harms Auto). This sly dog first approached me about restoring the main dash harness for his 340 Duster and sent it to me. Little did I know when I was restoring it what he was really up to. Here's what happened...









Thanks again, Scott. That is very much appreciated!

Jim

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      #8142257 - Mon May 12 2014 02:52 PM

Congrats on making it to the Big Time.. I didn't know that Scott Smith is a celebrity..?...

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      #8281039 - Thu Sep 25 2014 05:34 PM

It’s been a while since an update, so I thought I would post these couple of pictures. This pile of plastic needed turned back into a grille and is what I started with…



To date, I have the grille test fitted with the headlight doors and surround trim mounted. I have about a month’s wait before the body shop will have the metal mounting frame available for that test fit, before finishing. Yes, two vertical bars are missing on purpose at the center bottom. Later, it will become clear why they are not installed at this time.

Usually, I show pictures from the very beginning of what is received, disassembled, restoration of individual parts, to the completed item that is returned to the client. This grille will be no different, once completed. I will show the detail pictures along the way.

Although I really enjoy reconstructing and restoring grilles, after this one is completed, I will no longer be accepting any grilles. They demand too much time to produce. So, I thought I would end with one of the most iconic Mopars and one of my most favorites, a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T. And yes, It's got a Hemi!

Why I am showing these pictures now is to really say how much I appreciate the current client JSR orders that have encountered a delay while I tried to squeeze this in. I want to say THANK YOU to all for your patience.





Jim

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      #8311389 - Sat Oct 25 2014 12:33 PM

In light of reading some suggestions on how to “Band-Aid fix” a dash dimmer switch or some offerings of a “rebuilt” dash dimmer switch, I put together a few videos and some pictures. This addresses only one aspect in hopes that it will deter the usage of epoxy for re-installing old scorched resistor coils back into their porcelain mounting trays.

Did you ever finish driving your car and for some reason had to open the hood and touch the ballast resistor on the firewall? Feels good, doesn’t it!

The same thing can happen with a dash dimmer switch. If the switch is working properly or restored correctly, there will be no resistance in the full on position. No heat is occurring because there is nothing in the way of holding back any current. When the dimming effect of using resistance the switch was designed for comes into play by turning the dial counter-clockwise or due to corrosion, heat builds up. It’s just simple physics.

I made four short videos that tell the story better than me.

The first up is an original unrestored E body dash dimmer switch that has one of the typical problems not working in the full on position, but turning the dial counter-clockwise slightly to get some light output. Nothing special used, just a car battery driving this dimmer with a headlight bulb as a light source instead of a string of bulbs in parallel.



The second video shows a dried piece of epoxy touching the resistor coil. It is about a minute long, but half way through, you can see the epoxy melting until falling off. No problem fast forwarding if you don’t like to watch paint dry or grass grow.



The third video is picking up the piece that melted off due to heat showing the burn marks.



The fourth video speaks for itself.



Before I started to offer my version of a “restored”, not just a "rebuilt", dash dimmer switch, I asked myself this question. “Is there any possibility of this switch catching on fire?” Epoxy wasn’t even an option to test.

Yes, I am a hoarder. I saved the very piece of wood I used along with a propane torch to see if I could possibly catch what I use to install my new custom made 302 stainless steel resistor coils on fire. The answer was and still is no. However, I did catch the wood on fire!





Sorry, I don’t kiss and tell, so please don’t ask what I use or how I do it. Be assured that a JS Restoration will have either version of B body thumbwheel dash dimmer switch and the E body dash dimmer switch each fitted with replacement 302 stainless steel resistor coils (Made in the USA) working like new, producing the light output the factory intended with the correct bulbs specified in their service manual.

Thank you for reading and watching these videos and looking at the pictures. If only one car can be saved from any possible damage, it was worth posting.

Jim

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      #8363044 - Mon Dec 15 2014 11:22 AM

Here are two rare N88 2443438 B body cruise control levers for a 1969 Charger being restored. Unfortunately, one of the plastic reset dial knobs had a crack that was noticeable after the original chroming was stripped. I have since stripped this one myself, will make the necessary detailing to make any imperfections disappear and have it chromed once again. It’s alright, things happens, nobody died and this will be corrected.

The finish both on the lever and knob are not painted or vacuum metalized, but real hard coat electroplated triple satin chrome. The wiring terminals and connector will be installed after threaded through the column.























Jim

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