Are you looking to trick out your current Jeep or have plans in the future?

To own one of the most  bad ass Jeep 4x4s that are made in the USA since 1941  take a peek at 2 pretty cool Jeeps that we tricked out at our Shop. The Red Jeep 83 is a CJ-7 from California that happens to be owned by Jamie Russo.

This was a special project that father daughter worked on ( me being ‘the Dad ‘) since she was 14 years old. Growing up in a Body Shop Environment had its rewards especially seeing all the cool cars and trucks rolling into the shop. It sure would have the young peoples attention – including the ones who never grew up — lol.

Jeep parts and customs in SWFL

Ok lets talk about the body work and paint now. We stripped this baby down to bare metal with zero rust exposed. Simply love the California cars for this reason and gave it many coats of Epoxy Primer and urethane Primer, then the block sanding and straightening out all the sheet metal began– and I must say not bad for My Daughter, Her cousin Jordan  &  Kai  did all the wet sanding  — at 15 years old — 🙂

Then the difficult task of picking a color to paint when you are a kid and walk into the paint  mixing room  — with a complete House of Kolor Mixing bank at your disposal — We went from Lemon Ice to Tangerine and finally Candy Apple Red was the final decision.  It requires a cinder red ground coat then apple Kandy the HI grade urethane. Flow clear by House of Kolor  you can see below it came out very nice.

  • Jeep parts and accessory’s  in SWFL  we added Reflex Bedliner to the inside of of the Jeep Floor
  • Spray liner was also applied to the roll bar
  • we also installed a Weber carburetor, new radiator, lights and goodies  


On a photo below is a 1968 Jeep that the shop restored for a good friend John Gordon. When this came in it had no rust just in need of some love and updating so we did the body work and paint along with a spray on liner on the bed floors, new seats and roll bar. We used his company colors of indigo blue.


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