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post #1 of 6 Old 09-14-2017, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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So before you blast me, I did a good amount of snooping and wasn't able to find what I am looking for. Which is a recommendation of a shop local in San Diego that has experience fabricating axles to work under a Jeep JK or a Jeep in general.

I am currently looking to have a Dana 60 and a 14 bolt installed on a 4 door Jeep using the Artec 1 ton swap trusses. So experience welding to axle tubes without bending them is a key component to my search.

If anyone has a recommended shop or local welder, I do appreciate it.


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There does not seem to be many specialty shops around, at least not any that people talk about. Lots of guys use MIT in el cajon or Old Iron, also in El Cajon; I'm sure either of them could do that or give advice. I would steer clear of 4 wheel parts or ORW

This place exists in San Marco but don't know anything about it http://thejeepshack.com/

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There does not seem to be many specialty shops around, at least not any that people talk about. Lots of guys use MIT in el cajon or Old Iron, also in El Cajon; I'm sure either of them could do that or give advice. I would steer clear of 4 wheel parts or ORW

This place exists in San Marco but don't know anything about it http://thejeepshack.com/
Thank you for the suggestions. I actually did give MIT a call and get their opinion on the install, and I spoke with Jeff who seemed knowledgeable. I'll give Old Iron a call, haven't heard of them before.

I appreciate it!

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Just in case anyone else had some input, here is the list of requirements for what I'm looking to get done...

Shave Front and Rear Differentials - 14 Bolt and Dana 60
Install Gears
Weld Truss w/ control arm mounts (comes as kit)
Weld High Steer Front Steering (comes as kit-ish)
Modify current Driveshafts
Install and align under vehicle

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Just in case anyone else had some input, here is the list of requirements for what I'm looking to get done...

Shave Front and Rear Differentials - 14 Bolt and Dana 60
Install Gears
Weld Truss w/ control arm mounts (comes as kit)
Weld High Steer Front Steering (comes as kit-ish)
Modify current Driveshafts
Install and align under vehicle
I second Jeff with the MIT suggestion. If I wasn't prepping for a race in a month I would say bring it over and we can knock it out in a couple weekends. Are you looking to have this be a daily driver as well or just a trail toy?

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I second Jeff with the MIT suggestion. If I wasn't prepping for a race in a month I would say bring it over and we can knock it out in a couple weekends. Are you looking to have this be a daily driver as well or just a trail toy?
I was hoping to get the Jeep, not so much a daily driver, but be streetable. I don't have a trailer, so it would be driving it back and forth from the trails on the weekend. I also haven't found a front axle yet. Lots of fall throughs and bent ones on CL, hopefully my luck turns up soon. The 14 bolt will be ready this weekend.

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