The budget Rebuild
by Ralph Hassel
A frame up Restoration / Buildup ~ from concept to
Credit Where Credit is Due - I'll like to thank the follow people and businesses for helping in one way
or another during the building of this project CJ-7.
Norris - The man behind much of that
parts. If I couldn't find it, Robert somehow knew a guy that knew
someone else who had it. If not, it might be in his backyard.
There's nothing like a Jeep salvage yard in your backyard.
Mike Hanssen www.JeepFan.com
- Mike was very instrumental in helping and advising me along the way during the entire process. From help with rebuilding the T-18A to dropping in the 360... to
going out to his garage so he could take a measurement off his Jeep as a reference for this project. Also it has to be said that if it wasn't for him having the very cool 78 CJ-5 weekend
warrior out in his garage I don't think I would have taken on this CJ-7 project.
Carl Fichter - Always
ready to lend a hand. Too bad we don't live closer.
OK Four Wheel Drive www.ok4wd.com - If they don't have it, they can get it. Mike Rauch in particular was
very helpful with his knowledge of Jeeps and Jeep parts.
Hicks 4x4 Specialists - For
supplying the T-18A Short Shaft Kit and the T-18A rebuild kit as well as
other, hard to find parts.
Quadratec - Jeeps, Jeeps, Jeeps and more Jeep parts. You
can't find a better catalog for general and hard to find Jeep parts.
Good web site too.
Four Wheel Hardware - Another Great Jeep
Eastwood Company - Located in my hometown of Pottstown PA, the Eastwood Company sells supplies for restoring and working on automobiles.
Lots of unique stuff and tons of restoration tools and supplies.
Tractor Supply Company - Enough can't be said about good suppliers. TSC is a great supplier of bolts, tools and other misc
hardware not to mention the farm implement parts and
GMS Welding - For supplying
the steel used during the process and for bending some of the parts along the way. Thanks
Chuck Marinel - For machining some of the suspension part like the front hangers and the custom tie
rod as well as a few other misc items.
Scharr Industries Inc. - For
supplying some of the steel used during the process. Thanks Rich.
ShurKut Industries - For machining some parts as a favor. Nothing like a machine shop full of $100,000+ machines just asking to make
something for you. Thanks Guys.
Last but not least...the
Wife. You can't say
enough about a wife who is tolerant of the time and money it takes to
build a great Jeep.