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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations] #738738
08/19/12 10:49 PM
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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.



Re: JS Restorations [Re: NZ440R/T] #738739
08/20/12 08:26 AM
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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.

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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

Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations] #738740
09/07/12 09:16 PM
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The power window setups have become pretty popular as of lately. Here is a power window setup from a 68 Charger.

















































Jim

Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations] #738741
09/20/12 07:44 AM
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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.

Re: JS Restorations [Re: wally426ci] #738742
09/20/12 02:12 PM
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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

Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations] #738743
09/29/12 04:06 PM
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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

Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations] #738744
06/19/13 08:01 PM
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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] #738745
10/03/13 11:21 AM
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Here are two E body 2884616 radio delete panels that needed re-deleted.























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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations] #738746
10/05/13 06:49 AM
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very nice, great job Jim.


70 Challenger, A66, 340 ci
Re: JS Restorations [Re: Chal340] #738747
10/18/13 11:12 PM
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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

Re: JS Restorations [Re: gregsgscuda] #738748
11/05/13 12:09 PM
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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] #738749
11/05/13 02:34 PM
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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.



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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations] #738750
11/07/13 01:15 PM
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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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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations] #738751
11/18/13 03:41 PM
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Jim, you're a freak, the 2 relays you did for me are a work of art brother, thx.

Re: JS Restorations [Re: HEMICUDA] #738752
12/16/13 03:18 PM
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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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Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations] #738753
12/16/13 05:26 PM
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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...

Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations] #738754
12/16/13 06:39 PM
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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)

Re: JS Restorations [Re: 1972CudaV21] #738755
12/17/13 04:03 PM
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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.

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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.





Jim

Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations] #738756
12/18/13 01:57 AM
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Hey Scott, you just had to spell DR out!
Delco Remy? Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch…






Nice work BTW

Re: JS Restorations [Re: JS Restorations] #738757
12/18/13 03:13 PM
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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.

Happy Holidays!

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