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post #1 of 6 Old 04-17-2013, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
csalev3
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New business start up

In the process of starting a small offroad/jeep fabrication business. Among other things, I'm testing the water on what jeepers will be looking for as far as the smaller common parts (i.e. bar pin eliminators). All parts will be high quality and hand crafted on a weekend wheeling budget. So please share your ideas and needs and I'll try to accommodate a few people with some of the first productions. Thanks! Happy Jeeping!


1997 TJ, NEW FRAME, 4.0, 5 spd, d30, d35 aussie locked, np231 RR sye, tom woods driveshaft, 4" RC n20 lift, adjustable upper rear c/a, 33x10.5x15 BFG KM2s
1945 Willys MB, all original right down to the tires, 30k miles, 250 miles on rebuilt L134 engine. + 1946 Willys CJ-2a, barn fresh, new 6.50x16 NDTs, 15k miles
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-17-2013, 11:17 AM
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Go to the Rough Country and Rusty's sites and see how many of their products you can make better and cheaper.

Bar pin eliminators run from $19 to $54 and have 8-10 parts, are either machined or stamp cut and bent, ship next day to my door with return privileges. Are you sure you want to compete with those products?

Now, a Warn Rock Crawler XJ front bumper costs about $800 and takes a bit to put it on. I would think if you knocked off the Warn bumper absent the little W cut out and maybe made it a little thicker, or wider or whatnot, you could completely get by with a product plus installation at a profit.

Bar pin eliminator kits? Not so much.

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-17-2013, 06:13 PM
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browse the all the "what you do to your xx model jeep today" threads. that will give an idea of things people are spending money on. Myself I'd like a secure way to have a CB and Ham radio in my JK.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-18-2013, 08:15 AM
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In the process of starting a small offroad/jeep fabrication business. Among other things, I'm testing the water on what jeepers will be looking for as far as the smaller common parts (i.e. bar pin eliminators). All parts will be high quality and hand crafted on a weekend wheeling budget. So please share your ideas and needs and I'll try to accommodate a few people with some of the first productions. Thanks! Happy Jeeping!
Good Luck!!!

Where will the shop be located?
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-18-2013, 07:43 PM
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How about some tube doors?
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-22-2013, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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All great suggestions, thanks! It'll be located in South Portland, Maine once I get the ball rolling.

If they're are any local guys on here, contact me via email -- csalev3@gmail.com I'd love to take some measurements and get some prototypes built at cost.

1997 TJ, NEW FRAME, 4.0, 5 spd, d30, d35 aussie locked, np231 RR sye, tom woods driveshaft, 4" RC n20 lift, adjustable upper rear c/a, 33x10.5x15 BFG KM2s
1945 Willys MB, all original right down to the tires, 30k miles, 250 miles on rebuilt L134 engine. + 1946 Willys CJ-2a, barn fresh, new 6.50x16 NDTs, 15k miles
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