Looking for a trusted mechanic in St.Louis Area

tower210

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Olathe
State
KS
#4
@JoshCard is in Columbia Mo... He is definitely one of us.. He might have some input. Worst case he could give you input on CoMo. I've found that good small town shops are better than big city shops...
 
City
Chesterfield
State
MO
#6
Hey, I am in St. Louis also, Join Midwest Jeep thing. If you are close to Chesterfield, check out Hellbent performance in the valley, great shop. I do most of my own stuff, so if you need tips or help, let me know. I am in Midwest Jeep thing club and attend the meetings when I can also we go to some of the off road events when we can also.


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City
St.Louis
State
MO
#7
Hey, I am in St. Louis also, Join Midwest Jeep thing. If you are close to Chesterfield, check out Hellbent performance in the valley, great shop. I do most of my own stuff, so if you need tips or help, let me know. I am in Midwest Jeep thing club and attend the meetings when I can also we go to some of the off road events when we can also.


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Holy cow, that is a beautiful scrambler! The one pic looks like Innsbrook.
My plan is to join the Midwest Jeep group you mentioned and attend meetings if possible. Let me know if you would be willing to meet up sometime so you can check out my Scrambler for tips. I live in U City, so I can come to Chesterfield and also introduce myself to the guys at Hellbent. Thank you for the recommendations.
 
City
St.Louis
State
MO
#8
@JoshCard is in Columbia Mo... He is definitely one of us.. He might have some input. Worst case he could give you input on CoMo. I've found that good small town shops are better than big city shops...
Great, I'll reach out to Josh in Columbia. Thank you for the recommendation.
 
City
Chesterfield
State
MO
#9
Holy cow, that is a beautiful scrambler! The one pic looks like Innsbrook.
My plan is to join the Midwest Jeep group you mentioned and attend meetings if possible. Let me know if you would be willing to meet up sometime so you can check out my Scrambler for tips. I live in U City, so I can come to Chesterfield and also introduce myself to the guys at Hellbent. Thank you for the recommendations.
Good eye, it is innsbrook, we have friends with a place out there. How long ago did you get your scrambler? I think I have seen it running around U. City, my office is at 5977 Delmar.
 
City
St.Louis
State
MO
#10
@Josh
Good eye, it is innsbrook, we have friends with a place out there. How long ago did you get your scrambler? I think I have seen it running around U. City, my office is at 5977 Delmar.
I bought it a few weeks ago and I run around Delmar a fair amount. I would suggest we meet for lunch, but I think the restaurants just got shut down again. I'm gathering parts to get installed at some point. I have a message into Hellbent, but have not heard back. My local mechanic is fine, but certainly not a Scrambler pro.
 
City
St.Louis
State
MO
#12
I know, it wasn't my intent. I still love it. I thought it could be my everyday car with a few adjustments. The fact is, I felt it was unsafe to drive my kids in it every day. I also realized if I want to make adjustments / repairs, I don't have the skillset...yet. I'm going to buy a new Jeep for everyday use and buy another CJ-8 in 3 - 5 years.
 

CJ7Pilot

18436572
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Yuba City
State
CA
#13
I can understand wanting to feel safe driving with the kids... but I feel compelled to point out that the best (if not only) way to acquire the Jeep adjustment/repair/modification "skillset," is to roll up your sleeves and dig in.

You can get answers to pretty much any questions right here on this forum, and you can find local enthusiasts to help you out with hands-on training. Your boys can get in on it too, and learn skills that just aren't taught in school anymore.

Also, if you think Scrambler prices are outrageous now (I certainly do), just wait and see what they'll be in 3-5 years! You could probably double your money just by parking your Scrambler in the garage for 5 years... although I don't recommend that, either.

Good luck with whatever you decide! :thumbsup:
 
City
Chesterfield
State
MO
#14
I can understand wanting to feel safe driving with the kids... but I feel compelled to point out that the best (if not only) way to acquire the Jeep adjustment/repair/modification "skillset," is to roll up your sleeves and dig in.

You can get answers to pretty much any questions right here on this forum, and you can find local enthusiasts to help you out with hands-on training. Your boys can get in on it too, and learn skills that just aren't taught in school anymore.

Also, if you think Scrambler prices are outrageous now (I certainly do), just wait and see what they'll be in 3-5 years! You could probably double your money just by parking your Scrambler in the garage for 5 years... although I don't recommend that, either.

Good luck with whatever you decide! :thumbsup:

I tried telling him the same thing.
 
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