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3/05/2019 1:07 pm  #1


Looking for the shop in So-Cal that does Jag rear rebuilding!

Looking for the shop in So-Cal that does Jag rear rebuilding!
Owned by an older guy who does not do the 'Web thing.
He's been at it for decades and has parts no one else does!
Spoke to him last week before I took a long trip but cannot find the number now.
Easily found a reference to him on this site last week, but today I cannot get any clue as to the name of his company or contact information.
Just cannot seem to find the right "Magic word" to put in search.

There is a LOT of important/useful information on this site but finding it can be very difficult as it often requires searching so many threads.
I would like to see a "Resources" thread that just list contact info and basic product information for vendors.

I need to send him three center sections to be worked on ASAP, please respond if you know who I am looking for.


At these prices I want my gas 100 octane, leaded, and my windshield washed!
 

3/09/2019 10:31 am  #2


Re: Looking for the shop in So-Cal that does Jag rear rebuilding!

Found it.
Not certain this info is up to date but I know the phone number is correct.
Seems he is a bit of a legend regards Jag IRS and street rods.

Hamilton Automotive Industries
158001/2 Arminta StreetVan Nuys, CA 91406-1918
Tel 818-787-9695fax 818-787-9666
Contact: Curt Hamilton
Jaguar chassis specialists since 1967

Last edited by Richard/SIA (3/09/2019 10:32 am)


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3/09/2019 7:23 pm  #3


Re: Looking for the shop in So-Cal that does Jag rear rebuilding!

Finally got to speak with Mr. Hamilton and will be sending him my parts to assemble.
Not cheap, but not as expensive as I had feared.
Seems my factory Jag 4.27 R&P are unicorn horn, he's been at this a LONG time and has never seen a set before.
So My El Camino will have an IRS nearly as expensive as the engine once everything is added up.
4.27 gears with Trac-Loc and new everything that could possibly need replacing.
He will also set up the lower arm mounts for proper parallel.

He's 84 years old, so if anyone else wants truly expert service at a pretty good price they should probably not wait too long?
 


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4/23/2019 11:02 pm  #4


Re: Looking for the shop in So-Cal that does Jag rear rebuilding!

Update: My diff and carfrier parts will arrive at Hamilton Automotive in the morning. 
Decided to go with 3.92 gears.
Not a cheap build, I will have as much into this rear as I originally paid for the entire car!


At these prices I want my gas 100 octane, leaded, and my windshield washed!
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4/25/2019 7:53 pm  #5


Re: Looking for the shop in So-Cal that does Jag rear rebuilding!

Richard/SIA wrote:

Update: My diff and carfrier parts will arrive at Hamilton Automotive in the morning. 
Decided to go with 3.92 gears.
Not a cheap build, I will have as much into this rear as I originally paid for the entire car!

It always takes money and lots of it  
 


If it isn't broken..... modify it anyway!!!!
http://dazecars.com/dazed/JagArmssignature.jpg
 

8/24/2019 9:20 pm  #6


Re: Looking for the shop in So-Cal that does Jag rear rebuilding!

Got the final tab on my custom built Jag IRS center section.
Over $3K with shipping both ways! https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/Chevelles_2016/smilies/tango_face_crying.png
 
Should be back in my hands at the end of next week.
Never planned to spend so much but this is what happens when you decide not to limit yourself for what is probably your last personal hot-rod build. https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/Chevelles_2016/smilies/tango_face_devil.png

Could not have done it all at once, gathered the parts slowly, then had the work done.
Completely rebuilt Jag IRS with Power-Loc, 3.90 gears, new rotors, Wilwood calipers, parking brake, and a custom tie-plate on the bottom.
Still need to do the hubs and carriers. https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/Chevelles_2016/smilies/tango_face_sad.png


So I officially have more into the rear than I paid for the car which is on track to be the most expensive build I have ever done. https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif


At these prices I want my gas 100 octane, leaded, and my windshield washed!
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9/23/2019 10:01 pm  #7


Re: Looking for the shop in So-Cal that does Jag rear rebuilding!

Picked up my custom Curt Hamilton built Jag center section today.3.92 gears, Power-Lock posi, Wilwood calipers and and parking brake.Sorry, no chrome, but did have the rotors plated to resist rust.Pics as soon as I find my camera.


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