Anyone know if this company is still in existence? I have a 78 CJ7 Quadratrac that needs a new frame and was considering having one made by Matkins but I have not been able to contact anybody since last winter. Just wondering what others experiences have been.
Thanks! i had not gotten a response from them but just called the phone number and spoke to the man and he will forward info to me. Anybody running on a Matkins frame having good or bad experiences? Thanks again.
No pesonal experience. I have heard it's a great product when you get it, but delivery time is poor or worse. Customer service has been poor for many after they placed their orders.
__________________ '81 Scrambler w/ FI 360 AMC, 33x12.50 BFG M/T's, 5" of lift, ARB'd Dana 44's F & R, Dana 300 clocked & twin sticked w/4:1, Warn XD9000i, etc...
2002 Grand Cherokee Limited, 2008 Overland Grand Cherokee, a 1976 CJ-7 in pieces and 3 more off-brand 4x4s............... John N
Hi doostdyk. I have a '77 CJ7 Golden Eagle that had to have a frame replacement this year. I called Matkins because I think they have the best frames out there. He was very helpful and I told him I'd call back to order it when I was ready to start. When I tried to get back to him, it was a nightmare. I tried many times, left messages on his cell phone (he gave me the cell number 'cause his land line message bank was full), and emailed him time and time again. I never got a response back from him. Because my project was time sensitive I decided I had to go with a different provider.
Reluctantly, I went with TDK because I knew I would get it when I needed it. The cost for the TDK was appreciably less than the cost of the Matkins, so I assumed the TDK would be a cheap, less strong frame. I was very pleasantly surprised when I got my TDK frame. It was way better than I had hoped it could be. I am very happy with it. I replaced my entire suspension at the same time, so I had to order new front shock mounts. These came from TDK also and are fantastic. I can not reccomend TDK highly enough. This is all just my opinion, but I am one happy Jeeper !
I had Matkins build me a level 3 Scrambler frame. Delivery was way overdue BUT when I finally got it the quality was great. Definitely heavy duty. I can't comment on the fit because I cut off all the body mounts and fabbed up my own to tie it into a custom roll cage.
Wish I had more room in my shop.. sounds like, if you could make a decent Jeep frame in a reasonable time, charge a fair price and answer some emails and phone calls.. you could make a living. Building a jig might be kind of a PITA but once you had it all down, I bet you could do a frame per day or so..
'80 CJ5 w/AMC360, T176, D44 w/Detroit 4.56, RE 4" YJ lift and 35s..