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Doug Jenkins Garage Restoration Work On 1979 Jeep J-10

Another year, another great opportunity for Doug Jenkins Garage to restore and repair cool old vehicles! This Jeep J-10 came to Doug Jenkins Garage for some good mechanical upgrades, some interior work, and some mechanical repairs.   First things, clean and repair radiator, tune-up, fix some oil […]

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Volkswagen Restoration Delivery Day

Gotta leave for Florida in a few minutes to drop this car off at the customer’s place, and pick up three others to bring back for restoration, so I’ll just spray photos at the blog this morning.

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Hey, The Convertible Beetle Is Ready!

OK, a few trim pieces left to come in and she’s off!  This Volkswagen restoration is just about complete. Custom anything you want at Doug Jenkins Garage.

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Another Day Of Classic Car Restoration, Another Day Of Beauty

You know, this car restoration business is just the best.  Every day, all day, making things look and work better.  What fun.  Today I get to share some photos of a terrific vintage Beetle that’s just about ready to go back home. The body and paint restoration […]

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1979 VW Beetle Convertible Assembly Under Way

Ya, this photo kind of shows how nice this color is.  The color for this Volkswagen restoration is a late model Cadillac pearl white, of course.  It will have custom wheels and Vogue tires as well for a very unique look. Man, what a great color.  And […]

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Notorious…

I was researching a set of wheels the other day for the ’66 Lincoln and noticed that Dayton, the leading manufacturer of wire wheels, features a car on their site that was built here!  Check…http://www.daytonwirewheels.com/lowridercars.htm The silver Impala you see there was built here as a promotional […]

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The ’79 Beetle Runs Now

The 1979 VW Beetle is now among the world of operational automobiles.  She starts, she runs, she can pull herself in and out of the garage.  Go here to watch it!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dba0Ndq23dw Wires and chrome and paint and parts, oh my.  This Volkswagen engine restoration included just […]

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’79 Volkswagen Restoration Engine Installation

Now the ’79 Beetle restoration has power.  Chrome engine goodies are nice when you can get them, and painted shrouding looks great when you can’t.  Since this is an unusual installation- a carbureted engine going into a car that was originally fuel injected, not everything is off-the-shelf. […]

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Seats And Steering And Fuel Tank

This week the convertible Beetle got seats rebuilt!  This is an original restoration with top quality stuff we get from Germany. Hey, what’s with the lighting?  This seat is really all black, don’t believe everything you see. Man, you gotta love new stuff you know will work […]

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Let’s stop a bug

Mechanical restoration work is very rewarding for everyone; the car works well so the customer is happy.  The work is straightforward, it has a beginning, middle and end, so it’s pleasant to do.  Even the parts guy and UPS guy get some action. This week on the […]

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