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post #1 of 5 Old 05-16-2012, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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who to build with?

Looks like the Harley might sell so its time to build...

What shops in town would be recommended for lifting and welding.. And most importantly.. which should be avoided.

I have watched a bunch of youtube clips from off road warehouse and am impressed with their attention to detail.. but don't want to drive the rig to cali to get it don't right (but will if thats what it takes)...

Any suggestions here in Tucson.. dropping about 6k and want everything done right the 1st time.
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-16-2012, 01:26 PM
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Ok first off what lift are you going to run? Does it require welding stuff on or just bolt it on? If just bolt on we could have a wrenching party at your house if you are up to that. You could save a chunk of change that way. Just buy some burgers and dogs and beer (after wrenching). But if you are set on paying someone to do this stuff, alot of people use crossed up offroad. Stay away from Four wheel parts and Desert rat.

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X2 on what USMGC said. If it doesn't require welding then do it yourself. A lot of guys on here have mentioned Absolute Offroad, if you want to pay a shop to do it

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-16-2012, 02:09 PM
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Ok first off what lift are you going to run? Does it require welding stuff on or just bolt it on? If just bolt on we could have a wrenching party at your house if you are up to that. You could save a chunk of change that way. Just buy some burgers and dogs and beer (after wrenching). But if you are set on paying someone to do this stuff, alot of people use crossed up offroad. Stay away from Four wheel parts and Desert rat.
X2 on CrossedUp. It depends on what kind of "build" you are looking for. Mike (owner of CrossedUp) builds buggies for a living so is very knowledgeable on any sort of custom builds and knows what works and doesn't. And of course, off the shelf installs should be no problem for him as well.

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In addtion to crossed up, I have been hearing good things about doc at "stone soup fabworks" in pheonix (I believe one of his specialties is custom cages). There is also little known (by forum types) dan at Desert Dog on west grant. Dan likes to double up on carbs and put corvette engines in little heaps for the sand.....not a jk specialist tho
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