ABOUT US:

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SOUTHERN HEMI®
are a private family owned/non-profit venture set-up to help offset our own hobby costs, clean-up and clear out excess old parts from our shelves that we no longer have room for following many decades of collecting, and to assist /support friends and fellow vintage vehicle hobbyists /collectors to find the now rare and very hard to get parts for our old antique/vintage vehicles that we all love, in order to assist in restoration and maintenance and keep the history alive!

WE ARE ARGUABLY THE WORLDS MOST all-round EXPERIENCED AUSTRALIAN CHRYSLER RESTORERS & PARTS PEOPLE / Enthusiasts ...


WE STAND OUT FOR OUR VAST EXPERIENCE & RICH HERITAGE BECAUSE ...
WE REALLY ONLY SPECIALISE IN CLASSIC VEHICLES THAT WE PERSONALLY LOVE, OWN, RESTORE, DRIVE & RESPECT OURSELVES! OUR FAMILY PASSION HAS BEEN LIVING, BREATHING & RESTORING CHRYSLERS ETC FOR 95 YEARS!


SINCE 1978 Jeff personally has worked hard doing the right thing, and earned a great reputation (And our family since the 1920's!) as some of the most honest people to deal with in the Classic/Vintage Vehicle scene and we highly value our fellow enthusiast Customers! So please be assured that we always pack items very carefully, and we always personally inspect all items carefully BEFORE dispatch to ensure a quality service.

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"WE HAVE A RARE & UNIQUE all-round COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE" that is perfectly suited to this very niche/ specialised area" and even Jeff alone is a "kinetic artist" who is expertly trained & experienced in complete vehicle restoration and customising, panelbeating, spray painting, car detailing, complete vehicle dismantling & rebuilding, Sheetmetal work. Also: Packing, TV/media camera & sound work video editing, and was even a child artist and cartoonist etc.   
He is also fully qualified & certified in Engineering/Metal Fabrication/MIG, TIG etc etc Aluminium etc etc specialist Welding, Sheet Metal work and then follow up advanced post-trade modules at TAFE etc.

And we are even professionally trained & certified in Computer I.T. at our local University campus etc to improve your experience and security!


(And no, it didn't come easy, & was a lot of hard work!)  :)



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We are the Andersen family: Jeff Andersen is a 3rd generation Chrysler restorer, from a 95 year family tradition. Founding member and Ex-President (and at one time vice president) of the original and very popular NSW 'Central Coast Valiant / Chrysler Club' that thrived in the late 1980's and 1990's.

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One of Jeff's Custom 1970 Chrysler VG 770 Regal 318 Fireball Builds 1988


Jeff alone has dedicated many decades of continuous non-profit non-stop years to the preservation of our classic Aussie Chryslers, and since 1978 starting with his first Chrysler in High School (1954 Plymouth Belvedere 251 CID flat head six) & then personally owning over 350 Mopars (Mostly Australian Valiants) and personally restoring most of them, many to exacting original specs from the ground up, and in the 1980's and 1990's personally dismantling many rougher donor cars to save the good ones, while parts collecting all along and often modifying and racing & spending many tens of thousands of dollars of our own money producing not for profit Australia's & New Zealand's best and premium range of Chrysler DVDs that were sorely missing in the Aussie Chrysler scene up to that stage, to support the hobby & fellow enthusiasts.

As anyone who remembers Jeff's old car crazy father, and Automotive Historian and Australia's leading REO vehicle expert and big Chrysler collector of Airflows etc since the 1950s (maybe from the Chrysler Restorers Club in Sydney or from all around Australia) over many decades etc will know... it runs in the family!

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10 things you should know about REO Trucks:
https://youtu.be/pE78h1s--vE

https://www.reoldsfoundation.org/about/#founder

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REO_Motor_Car_Company

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Jeff's Uncle Graham above Right with Jeff's Great Granfather's old family 1936 Plymouth, that he modified and raced 1950's and 60's.  many relatives on both sides were Chrysler enthusiasts, owners, racers and technicians going way back to the 1920's. Jeff's Grandfather Mervyn was one of the most respected, top mechanics in Sydney many years ago and regularly worked on Chrysler fleets in his business including Police pursuit Chryslers. And even HIS father (Jeff’s Great Grandfather) was a leading metal engineer at CSR for many decades and keen Chrysler and car enthusiast with all the cool stuff.  While on the other side Jeff’s other Grandfather Hue was also a skilled Sheet Metal Engineer. (Jeff is also originally a fully qualified Engineer / Metal Fabricator/specialist welder by trade with extensive and diverse experience in the Mechanical Engineering Fields.

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Southern Hemi CEO Jeff  Andersen in 2002
Taking some 'time out' on his 1100 Cruiser at the Special FX workshop on the Gold Coast Queensland while building the Custom ground-up 4WD "Deflector" for the TV show and Foxtel/Discovery channel series 'Full Metal Challenge' 





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Bec Andersen, Mel & Jane at the Special FX workshop on the Gold Coast QLD 2002

Jeff's wife Rebecca is a qualified Parts and Service Adviser by trade and worked for many years in one of Australia's original and longest serving Chrysler Australia/Mitsubishi dealers on the Central Coast of NSW. 
Bec is a keen Chrysler enthusiast too, and has decades of proper hands-on experience rebuilding and repairing Valiants and Hunters etc herself for decades, and starred as the team mechanic for the all-girl Aussie team in the world-wide TV show and Foxtel/Discovery channel series 'Full Metal Challenge' with Melissa and Jane.   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Metal_Challenge

Jeff helped Rebecca build the car 'Deflector' from scratch here in Australia and filmed some of the Aussie footage including the build diary and then it was shipped over to the UK where just the girls joined 'Deflector' for the Wild Games!

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~ Finally made available by consistent popular request on our 'SHOP' PAGE!...
Southern Hemi ® Resto / Parts Help SERVICE available in Pre-paid blocks of just >10 Minutes at a time.



Well... we're out of room, & wish to re-claim our garage & shed space, so the time has finally come..." We are having a big Parts clean-up SALE!"

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More family HISTORY:

We are related to William Lawson who crossed the Blue mountains.
We are also Australian NSW transportation Pioneers from way back in the horse and cart days including Western Rd Pioneer Teamsters and road transport operators in Northern NSW, New England Motor Co.
 
The Robinsons Based in Dubbo and Oberon carried the first loads of wool across the Blue mountains from Dubbo to Sydney.  Jeff's great, great Grandfather was a Contract Carrier for NSW Goverment Railways construction from Sydney to Gosford.  Our family drove original Cobb & Co Coaches at Bathurst and carted materials for the building of Janolan Caves House etc.

And Jeff's father worked for Pykes Motor Services who started the first motor tours in Australia.  Chrysler Airflows were used for Jenolan Caves tours.


Peter also even founded the original Historic Commercial Vehicle 
Association etc etc etc!  

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SOUTHERN HEMI® is a private family owned/non-profit venture set-up to help offset our own hobby costs, clear out excess old parts from our shelves that we no longer have room for following many decades of collecting, and to assist /support friends and fellow vintage vehicle hobbyists /collectors to find the now rare and very hard to get parts for our old antique/vintage vehicles that we all love, in order to assist in restoration and maintenance and keep the history alive!  

SINCE 1978 we have worked hard doing the right thing, and earned a reputation (And our family since the 1920's!) as some of the most honest people to deal with in the Classic/Vintage Vehicle scene and we highly value our fellow enthusiasts!  So please be assured that we always pack items very carefully, and we personally inspect all items carefully BEFORE dispatch to ensure a quality service.

"WE HAVE A RARE & UNIQUE all-round COMBINATION OF RICH EXPERIENCE" that is perfectly suited to this very niche/ specialised area! As we are also expertly trained & experienced in Packing, vehicle restoration, professional car detailing, complete vehicle dismantling, rebuilding, body/paint work, Sheetmetal work, TV/media camera & sound work video editing etc.  And fully qualified & certified in Engineering/Metal Fabrication/Welding,  
And to top it off, we are even professionally trained & certified in Computer I.T. to improve your experience!

 * Legal Disclaimer:

By using this website you are accepting all the terms of this disclaimer notice. If you do not agree with anything in this notice you should not use our website or services.

* All prices are to be confirmed upon ordering as they can vary according to variables out of our control or outdated listings that haven't finished being updated yet as this is highly time consuming.
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Due to the nature & age of these now Classic/rare vehicles... Generally for most items there are no actual refunds or returns on our parts for sale as even many of the 'new' parts are NOS and have been shelved for years to ensure we got them at best pricing & to ensure best stock available on these parts that are often very hard to find at all these days for these niche classics!  And often they are very rare New Old/Obsolete Stock Parts that we have searched the World for over many years using our research and hands-on specialised experience in most of these vehicles & parts accumulated by our family since the 1920s (Most parts have been shelved for decades) Note that specially ordered in, or one off/ not-regularly stocked and advertised items by us, or custom manufactured and/or modified goods are NOT eligible for exchange or credit and we are non-profit and only really do those to assist fellow enthusiasts while we are clearing everything anyway.  

Electrical items:

Please note: As is standard practice elsewhere ... There are no returns on electrical items, due to the risk of the item having been damaged as a result of an existing electrical fault with the vehicle or incorrect installation which can easily blow electrical items.


Any returns for credit or exchange or manufacturers warranty (IF available on rare brand new ordered in items only) will NOT be accepted without prior approval, and ultimately will be decided by us carefully as we see as fair, using our vast experience in these classic/vintage cars and parts.  Any exchange or credit MUST be requested within 14 days of the Invoice/order date and the buyer is responsible for return postage as is standard practice elsewhere. Also goods must be packed safely and returned via a tracked delivery service as a minimum (As they were sent) with the same/original packaging and in unused/resalable condition as we sent them to you. With ALL original bits & pieces that were originally included in the shipment.   Insurance is the buyers responsibility like anywhere else and can be requested on any purchase.  Once sent, items are out of our hands and responsibility goes to the carrier. and we have no control over this as we are not Couriers or Australia Post.

Items sold are as per our online catalogue details. It is the buyers responsibility to examine all pics and information provided and ensure themselves that parts will fit their particular vehicle and not assume anything as vehicles even in same models can vary greatly. Particularly vintage vehicles as many changes can occur over decades. 

Any discussion, text, Hints or information whatsoever provided by us on any page of our website or via communication of any sort is purely our own personal opinion from our own experience and is in no way to be considered as official or legal advice or instructions from us in any way. We accept no responsibility or liability in any way whatsoever, and if you don't understand exactly what you are doing and how to do it safely & correctly/best then you should always consult your own experienced and/or qualified person or business for advice or to complete the work.
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