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Unread 11-16-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
Wyogunman
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A place around wyoming/utah/colorado for custom work

Do any of you have recommendations on a place to do a little custom work on my wrangler? Such as a ladder bar, axle work, ect.

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Unread 11-16-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
Joe Dillard
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This would be a bit of a drive (~207 miles). A dear friend of mine that has been in the Jeep building business for ~30 years has a well established shop in Rifle, CO.

His name is Chris Overacker. He was the original owner of Stage West, and Mountain Offroad Enterprise (MORE). He now owns a well established off road business called CODE 4x4 in Rifle. CODE = Chris Overacker Design Enterprises. Chris designed the MORE traction bar & many other well known items MORE still sells. Chris is also the guy who pioneered swapping the Ford 8.8 into Jeeps.

http://www.code4x4.com/

Chris has a stellar reputation and does extremely high quality work. He ain't cheap due to his excellent work ethic, superior skills & outstanding craftsmanship. You can tell him I pointed you his way.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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Do you have any idea what he charges an hour?
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Unread 11-16-2013, 11:13 AM   #4
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I gave him a call an left a message
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Unread 11-16-2013, 11:32 AM   #5
Joe Dillard
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Yea, he's more than likely closed today/weekends. I don't know what he charges per hour for labor. I'd be guessing if I gave an amount. I've got his cell number but I would rather not call him about business on a weekend if he's off.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 11:57 AM   #6
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Sounds good! Thanks for the help
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Unread 11-16-2013, 11:58 AM   #7
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x2 on Chris. That was the guy whom popped into my head.

Can`t go wrong with Jimmys either
http://www.jimmys4x4.com/

Custom work is never easy. You have good or cheap but rarely both at the same time..
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Unread 11-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #8
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I knew it would be pricy and that's fine within reason. I just need someone that deals with custom rigs and has a little knowledge on jeeps. I have the ladder bar he designed so that should be easy for him to install and I'm having hell with my rear Dana 60 and finding hubs so I'm hoping he can help me out with an improved aftermarket option. Might even have him put some upgraded front and rear disk breaks on her
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Unread 11-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #9
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Josh at SFF customs does good work. Look him up on Facebook
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Unread 01-21-2014, 07:19 PM   #10
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Well I just gave Chris Overacker the go ahead to start the work on the jeep. The rear dana 60 was trashed so I had to get a new one off craigslist. I had him check out the front 44 and it had a lot of BIG problems so that's getting overhauled. He IS pricey but just talking to him is nice because he is so darn knowledgeable about this kind of stuff. He paid attention to the little details that I needed worked out and gave me some advice as to what to do in the future. Thanks again joe dillard! I haven't seen the finished product but I feel pretty confident about the quality of work he will do! I will be sending friends his way
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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:15 PM   #11
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Well I just gave Chris Overacker the go ahead to start the work on the jeep. The rear dana 60 was trashed so I had to get a new one off craigslist. I had him check out the front 44 and it had a lot of BIG problems so that's getting overhauled. He IS pricey but just talking to him is nice because he is so darn knowledgeable about this kind of stuff. He paid attention to the little details that I needed worked out and gave me some advice as to what to do in the future. Thanks again joe dillard! I haven't seen the finished product but I feel pretty confident about the quality of work he will do! I will be sending friends his way
Awesome, and naturally you're welcome! If I have time tomorrow, I'll give him a ring. I have a question or two for him.
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