Restoration Services

There are a few services I provide to my customers, besides doing vehicle restoration. In this section I will explain the different services and pricing.

1947-51 Chevy Truck Door Latches

I am currently doing repairs on 1947-51 Chevy truck door latches. This is a major problem in the restoration parts business right now. Seems like no one has a decent reproduction of this latch. The ones out there don’t work well, if at all, so I will take your original latches and rework them to get them operational again… if at all possible.

Use my contact form below to inquire about this service, or just email me at drjsrestorx@comcast.net and I’ll get back to you ASAP. I’m not sure about pricing yet, as this is a new service I am providing. I am shooting for $10-$25 each, but I will have to see how it goes.

Door Hinge and Vent Window Restoration

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1947-55 1st series Chevy pickup Door Hinge Rebuilding Service:

(Prices effective March 2017)

Labor for Upper hinges: $45 each

Labor for Lower hinges: $35 each

Parts for one upper hinge (one pair of springs: $7.50, and one pin: $1.00):   $8.50

Parts for one lower hinge (one pin): $1.00

 

Total for four hinges and all parts is $179.00 + $18.00 USPS Large Flat Rate Box shipping (If you are having less than four hinges rebuilt, it can go into a Medium Flat Rate Box and will be about $15.00 for shipping).

Total price to your door for 4 hinges + shipping is $197.00 (inside the USA)

 Much of the rebuilding pricing comes from the time it takes to get the hinge apart (which can be a chore), sandblasting the parts, welding, re-drilling & reaming holes, painting (I only do black, or I can leave them in primer if you want to match your body color) and reassembly. If you want me to paint them black, I can do gloss, semi-gloss or flat. Just let me know your preference.

If you want me to rebuild your hinges, just send the pieces to my address (37263 Deer Lane, Lebanon, Oregon  97355) and when they are done (1-2 weeks), I can call you for your payment preference before I ship them to you. I take most major credit cards, if you prefer, or you can send a money order, once I know the total costs with shipping. Once I receive payment, I will get them VIA USPS Flat Rate Box.

Please let me know if you are going to ship UPS or postal (UPS/Fed-Ex is sometimes cheaper but the “UPS Store” can be expensive). Also let me know if you are going to require a signature upon delivery. I ask this because I’m not always home and can miss the delivery person. I live in a rural area where we don’t normally have to worry about theft and they deliver right to my front porch. There’s not much I can do about return shipping costs, but I will only charge the actual cost of the shipping back to you plus a small handling fee, and I will ship the most economical way. Flat Rate Priority Mail seems to be the most economical and expedient way to ship hinges.

Please note: If there is an unusual amount of repair needed to get them working properly, the rebuilding charge can be more, but I will let you know if this is the case before I proceed. I have had to deal with some really bad hinges in the past and the basic rebuilding charge doesn’t cover the added repair. If there is just a little bit of repair, I will include it in the basic charge.

Finally, please be sure to include your contact & shipping  information  through an email to me (drjsrestorx@comcast.net) and in the box when you ship your hinges to me.

If you would like to inquire about this service, please fill in this form and send me an email. I should reply within 24 hours. If I don’t contact you within that time, please call me at (541) 405-8286, as I may not have received it or I could be away from my computer.

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Reproduction 1947-55 1st Series Chevy Pickup Hinge Faceplates Now Available!!!

Made in the USA!

 

I now have new faceplates for these hinges. Over the years I have rebuilt many hinges and many of them come in with badly beat up faceplates (some faceplates were even missing sections that I would have to fabricate new pieces for). The only thing I could do is try to flatten them as much as possible and fabricate any missing sections, but I could never get them really straight and flat. Now I will be able to remove the original spot-welded faceplates and install new ones to make them look new. The introductory price for this will be $10.50 per hinge, installed. If you are interested in these, let me know. If your faceplates are in good shape, you won’t need them, but just in case you do, they are now available.

If you just want to purchase these plates and install them yourself, they are $9.50 each + $3.50 per shipment (inside the USA). They are easy to install once you get the 6 spot welds in each hinge frame drilled out. You can use the bolt holes to position them and either punch 1/4″ holes to plug-weld them in, or spot-weld them like it was done originally. To purchase these plates, just email me (drjsrestorx@comcast.net) to let me know which plates you would like to have (each plate is different) and I’ll email you an invoice that you can pay with your debit or credit card through PayPal.

 

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Vent Window Restoration:Vent Window Restoration

(Prices effective March 2017)

I charge a base labor rate of $180.00 per pair of vent windows, then parts are extra. So if you want new handles, glass, rubber, felt channels, chroming, etc, this would be in addition to the $180 labor rate. I always change the felt and rubber, but chroming, handles and glass are optional. If you want to change the glass, you may also have tint options (depending on the year, make and model of the vehicle) .

For this price, I completely disassemble the vent assemblies, remove the glass from the frames (in most cases), sandblast all metal non-chrome components, prime and paint any parts that were painted originally (some parts didn’t originally have paint, so I do paint them to prevent rust and corrosion in the future), install the new seals, reassemble the frames with factory-type tubular rivets, polish any stainless steel parts, and reinstall glass with new glass-setting tape (either new or your original glass, as you prefer), and install the post felt channels. If the vent frames and trims were originally chromed, having these pieces re-chromed would be extra. I can get a quote on the chrome if needed.

Please let me know if you are going to ship UPS, Fed-Ex or postal (UPS/Fed-Ex is sometimes cheaper but the “UPS Store” can be expensive). Also let me know if you are going to require a signature upon delivery. I ask this because I’m not always home and can miss the delivery person. I live in a rural area where we don’t normally have to worry about theft and they deliver right to my front porch. There’s not much I can do about return shipping costs, but I will only charge the actual cost of the shipping back to you, plus a small handling fee to cover my costs of packaging, and I will ship the most economical way.

Please note: if there is an unusual amount of repair needed to get them working properly, the rebuilding charge can be more, but I will let you know if this is the case before I proceed. I have had to deal with some really bad vent windows in the past and the basic rebuilding charge doesn’t cover the added repair. If there is just a little bit of repair, I will include it in the basic charge.

If you would like to inquire about this service,  please fill in this form and send me an email. I should reply within 24 hours. If I don’t contact you within that time, please call me at (541) 405-8286, as I may not have received it or I could be away from my computer.

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