We’re up to a challenge at Bill’s Auto Restoration. We don’t avoid doing something just because it’s difficult. At Bill’s, a little discomfort will never stop us from getting the job done right.
We’ve been so busy restoring cars and trucks that we’ve let our website get a bit stale. Our last update was three years ago….. We’re still just as busy but we’re making a concerted effort to get some fresh content on our site. We just updated our website to include many more “Before and After” photos and also our “Customer’s Rides” page. We’ve updated our “Question and Answer” page to better reflect our business in 2022. We’ve built and restored so many cool vehicles since our last update. We wish we could do a build story on all of them but it’s just not possible. In the near future, we’re going to pick a few projects that we feel are unique and interesting and share the fun with you.
The Jeepster Commando is a pretty rare vehicle. They were only made for a few years and not many survived to modern times. The odds of getting two of them in our shop within the same month is extremely low, yet it happened. The Commandos that came to our shop were at each end of the spectrum. Don’s 1971 model was a true barn find and we got to see it basically in the “as extracted” state. This Jeepster was bone stock and about as original as you will ever find, right down to the factory floor mats. Previn’s 1970 model was on the other end of the scale. It had been restored and highly customized over the years while retaining the original power train. We performed a variety of mechanical repairs and upgrades to the two vehicles and we look forward to the next round of upgrades the owners have planned.
Are you’re tired of doing battle with your old or new carburetor ? Do you wish your vintage vehicle would start and run as nicely as your modern car ? The new fuel injection conversion kits can really improve the driving experience of vintage vehicles. The prices have come down to the point where they are a viable option for many budgets. Converting from a carburetor to EFI isn’t quite as simple as it looks in the ads. I wrote an article that I hope will inform everyone about this technology. It’s a long article, but it covers many of the things you need to know before you dive into this project. Check it out and decide if EFI is for you. If you don’t feel comfortable tackling this project yourself, give us a call.