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Old 10-12-2009, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Midwest Fab Shop w/ Mad Skillz????

Are there any REPUTABLE off-road shops in or around the central IL area? Iím looking for someone that has a LOT of experience in cage building and link suspensions. These days work has me short on free time so Iím considering subbing some work out. Iím looking for a full custom cage (not just a hoop and some spreaders) and also possibly a rework of the rear frame for coil-overs and a 4link. ONLY INTERESTED IN SOLID CLEAN WORK WITH CHARACTER.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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not that i know of, there is talk of one starting up in effingham but who knows when that will happen... there might be something in indiana?
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tom @ TNT4x4 has impressed me in the past. His zuki is very well executed. TNT4x4 is located at the cliffs.

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Old 10-12-2009, 07:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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if you are goin to the cliffs, have dave build it for you, he works for beer....
just make sure you go wheelin with him or he will get pissed!
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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GDS repair down in Maryville does nice work. I will pick it up for you and test it out when they get done.
http://www.gds4x4.com/about.html

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Dosent Badlands build them still???
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i was under the impression that they did repair and bolt-ons
they have a welder but i didnt see a bender or anything last time i was in there... you could call and ask... they have built a couple really nice buggys in the past, but i always assumed they were done off site
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i know a great guy in mokea, IL

he do lot of stuff but i dont know what he couldnt. great guy

http://aedofab.com/

or go to http://www.diversifiedcreations.com/

my friend took his S-10 there for LOT of ego cage and flatbed work there, looks good and very stout! however that shop is located in michagin, but for exocage, its rather important to have it done right though so it could worth the drive.
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Find yourself a race shop - probably have more luck with that then a 4x4 shop.
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:05 AM   #10 (permalink)
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There's a race shop in Pekin, my brother had them do a cage, rear link suspension on his drag car. Did great work. It's worth a call since he's close to see if he does or has done 4x4 stuff:

Midwest Chassis Performance

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Old 10-15-2009, 03:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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if you are goin to the cliffs, have dave build it for you, he works for beer....
just make sure you go wheelin with him or he will get pissed!
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Beer, pizza, mnt dew, or Jack all very good payments!
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i was wondering when you were gonna show up!
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:52 AM   #13 (permalink)
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You can check out D&R Racing in Morris... They have a REALLY nice facility, some really experienced fab'ers, and build alot of high dollar rigs. They do alot of mud racing stuff, but also do a ton of jeep work, suspension builds, performance diesels etc...

Give don a call @ (815) 941-4530 D&R Racing -

He's done some work on my truck and I deal with them through my work quite a bit.... Definatly not half ass work. Even have a paint booth!
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Toumbs Repair out of mt. sterling IL for the suspension and Axleboy out of st. peters MO for the cage
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:28 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I am currently in the works of opening a full-service off-road shop. As of right now, I am only doing it on the side and I am set up to do lifts, custom bumpers, performance enhancement, and general mechanical work. I have been working in the automotive repair industry for 11 years and have been customizing Jeeps for 6 years. My next endeavor is custom roll cages and I have a bender ordered and on the way. I will post some of my work when I get started. PM me for more info.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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^^^hey look its the guy from post 2!
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yes this is Adam, hey funk are you friends with dozer? The bender and some other equipment will be here tomorrow.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:21 PM   #19 (permalink)
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yes, i live in mattoon...
i cant wait to see your goodies!!!!!
Dozer is pretty excited i know....
lets bend some tube!
btw, how much did you get?
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Haven't went and picked any up yet but initially 200 ft of 1.75 .120 and 100 ft 1.25 .120 just to start off with for my cage and some for dozer
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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PM Roxroes... He has crazy Mad fab skills with alot of character.

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PM Roxroes... He has crazy Mad fab skills with alot of character.
I r curazzy, I do agree...hehe
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Shoot me a PM, great shop in Virden, 5000sq ft, mills,cnc's, benders, tig/mig, great guy, plenty of character and experience, 217 965-3941


Heres some pics of the equipment, tools, and shop.

Main shop shot, two lifts, 3 benders, 3 welders, 2 bandsaws


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2nd shop main shot, full sheetmetal equipment, full toolbox, etc.


3rd shop, newly purchased CNCs, 1 mill, 2 CNC lathes, 9' manual lathe, full air throughout shop
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Not to pull business fron Illinois. Frontier 4x4 Luke Graham. A good friend of mine. He has good taste, great deals, & experience.
Tell him nate refered u.
http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=714455

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