Jeff Cranshaw


A New Alfa Romeo Service Option

As you may know, Chuck Ellis closed his shop at the end of March. Chuck's main Alfa wrench at the shop for most of the time he was in business was Jeff Cranshaw. Jeff was the guy who rebuilt my car — engine, gearbox, brakes, electrical, you name it — after I found it in a heap back in 1997. The few things he couldn't do (machining the head, boiling out the radiator) he farmed out himself. I was really down for awhile because of not only the shop closing, but Jeff had actually left almost a year before. The reasons why hadn’t been clear.

But now, I am ecstatic to report that Jeff is alive and well and working on his own, in his own “Mobile Shop”. In fact, he just finished doing the work of replacing my rear axle and rebuilding the driveshaft. He was able to use a place with a lift to do it, but he could have done it in my garage as he carries all of his tools with him in his truck and is quite willing to work on cars at your home location (just like Jim Miga does with his detail work). Another plus is that his hourly rates are significantly less than the old shop's rate because ... well, he has no overhead. Jeff is very fair and is very responsive to calls and actually likes working on weekends! One of the things I really liked about working with him is that I would get to do the parts order myself, so I knew what I was getting and there was no markup like when you deal with a conventional shop.

If you have a job you can't or won't tackle yourself, I'd say give Jeff a call. He's also knowledgeable with many other furrin' brands. Contact Jeff at  JeffCranshaw@yahoo.com or 774-276-6979.Tiny Quadrifoglio


Jeff Cranshaw