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Unread 03-20-2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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Colorado jeep shops

I'm looking to move to Colorado and want to work at a 4x4 shop. Where are the good shops at? Don't have a specific town yet but I want to avoid the big cities like Denver, Colorado springs, etc etc. What are the good shops and what town are they in?

Also, if you happen to know anywhere that installs fire protection systems that could be hiring that would work as well since that's what I am doing now, but would prefer an offroad shop.

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Unread 03-20-2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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I'm looking around the salida, grand junction, durango, Canon city area. My cousin tells me these are the best places for people like me and they aren't large cities.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 08:26 AM   #3
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I already know perfectly well what my jeep is capable of off-road. Just because I was new to the forum you guys treat me like I've never been on a dirt road. It's a stock jeep what more can I tell you guys. This forum is starting to feel like the four wheel parts in colo springs. Where if you aren't already lifted with 40 inch tires that you aren't welcome here. And the bv comment, come on dude where else in Colorado has the initials bv.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 09:30 AM   #4
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I already know perfectly well what my jeep is capable of off-road. Just because I was new to the forum you guys treat me like I've never been on a dirt road. It's a stock jeep what more can I tell you guys. This forum is starting to feel like the four wheel parts in colo springs. Where if you aren't already lifted with 40 inch tires that you aren't welcome here. And the bv comment, come on dude where else in Colorado has the initials bv.

Uhhhh, what?
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Unread 03-21-2012, 10:09 AM   #5
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I think he's saying Buena Vista
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Unread 03-21-2012, 10:14 AM   #6
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You might check with FN Jeep. Ask for Thomas. They are on the South end of Colorado Springs and are great people. I know that you said that you did not want to be in CS but we moved here last month and love it.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 10:53 AM   #7
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You might check with FN Jeep. Ask for Thomas. They are on the South end of Colorado Springs and are great people. I know that you said that you did not want to be in CS but we moved here last month and love it.
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f345/...lorado-485652/
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Unread 03-21-2012, 04:05 PM   #8
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All of those are in the big cities, what I'm staying away from unless its not too far of a drive.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 07:51 AM   #9
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Small cities are nice, but you will likely find that steady work doing specialized customization and repairs wont pay the bills. I have a friend that works at a local offroad shop here in town, and they have their hours cut way back at the moment. Uncertain economy, the toys are the first thing that suffer. It'll be worse in the smaller towns. Better off IMO to wrench at a regular shop, at least until things improve some. Just an fyi, colorado springs, though it is large, has more of a town feel, then a big city like denver does.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 11:24 AM   #10
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Unless you want to be a prison guard stay away from Canon City.
Canon City has nothing going for work.
Not a 4x4 shop but we need mechs. at the mine in Cripple Creek.
Along with other people to drive haul trucks / welders / and such.

Although Canon is 40 mins to the springs and pueblo. Crime is low rent is kinda cheap. Weather is nice mostly year round. can be in the mountains in 10 mins.
I enjoy living here. (other than working an hour away)

Just PM if you have any questions bout Canon.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 01:42 PM   #11
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I am a pipe fitter by trade and have pretty good skills in welding. No certifications though. Sounds like a pretty nice town to live in. Don't know about working though. Lol
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Unread 04-10-2012, 08:18 PM   #12
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hey budke, i am in littleton. let me know when you get here. all the places you mentioned are really nice but small towns.. your best bet for work is gonna be a bigger town
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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:36 PM   #13
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Call 4play off-road in Rifle Co they are hiring and its about 60 miles east from Grand Junction 970-625-2300
they usually start people at 25 an hr flat rate
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Unread 04-27-2012, 06:49 PM   #14
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Call 4play off-road in Rifle Co they are hiring and its about 60 miles east from Grand Junction 970-625-2300
they usually start people at 25 an hr flat rate
+1. But another shop you could call would be Barney Brothers Off Road here in Grand Junction. Good people that hire people like crazy 970-243-9300
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Unread 04-29-2012, 08:46 PM   #15
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Thanks for the leads guys. Not going to be able to get out there for a few months. Gotta save enough money so I can afford to drive out there and keep on my feet for a little while until I get settled in. I also have had a few leads on other jobs as well with GE and Halliburton, so we will see where those go as well.
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