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Old 12-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #31
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To me I don't care if you do something exactally by the book no no mechanic does it the same way but I would want it to be reliable work something that I could work with with my limited knolage like take a tire off and do my own breaks I'd like to be able to get the wheel off without an air wrench or anything similar. There's a reason no one trusts 4 wheel parts for their work. The other thing is how intrested you are in your customers out and how much you are willing to help out without having to do any work. I've had some issues with the jeep in the past and all I needed was an experianced mechanic to take a look at it to tell me what's wrong so I can decide what I need to do and I've had shops tell me it's $150 just to put it on the lift and I do not beleve in that I value my money and a shop owner should too. The other thing is as a kid going through school to be a mechanic I know enough for shops not to nickel and dime for useless bullshit but sometimes I need some serious advice from an experianced mechanic and most places are hostile to questions and just want me to shut up and let them fix it. But I am smart enough to fix some of my own shit and they need to respect that too

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Old 12-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #32
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I agree with you.. Trust me . It is a warped profession. The major reason I want to strike out and get something going is to change the norm . In the jeep world " do it yourselfers" are the norm. I would love to have a shop that was truly catering to the demographic. Besides, take care of a do it yourselfers, eventually they will come up against something they either choose not to do or don't want to invest the money in tools to do.

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Old 12-05-2013, 09:27 PM   #33
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Not sure what to say Danny, if it helps any you are one of the very few people I would trust to work on my junk.

For me parts is a major issue. I google the hell out of anything I have to buy, and generally do it myself. Predator(sp?), what can I say, I'm stoned ), has a good all around shop. Yeah, Brian, they ain't cheap, and they do screw up, but they do stand behind what they do. But if you bring in your own parts for install labor goes through the roof. But shit, they're trying to make a living, and selling parts is a big part of their business. And they aren't out of line, they generally match Quadratec for prices.

I would suggest not becoming a parts whorehouse, inventory will kill you. If someone wants you to buy something and install it fine. But stick to what you're good at, building Jeeps. If someone wants you to do a frame up and can pay for it, great, it's all gravy. If someone wants you to do an install because they find themselves in over their heads, don't gouge them, at least they tried. If you're not trying to make your money off parts, it's no big deal. If you build a fantastic rep for your workmanship, which I know you can do, you will be busy as a one armed paper hanger

Matt, have you been in the boonies too long???
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:27 AM   #34
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Thanks for the chime in Ed, I always respect what you have to say. I agree, with the interwebs parts is not a profit area. I plan on only stocking more of the repair type parts. Shafts, joints stuff like that. Stuff you break and need right now. Lifts and such are to hard and expensive to stock. Maybe some tires and such as well. I don't slight anyone for trying it themselves nor will I ever penalize someone for doing it. If I charge $x to install a lift, it will be $x if I get the parts or if you provide them. Hell, with over head and such I would almost prefer if parts where supplied. I am not out to get rich, I am out to be my own man, same with the people that want to get involved with me. I will also do fab work for the people who can do it themselves. For example , need brackets welded on an axle for a lift you are doing yourself, bring in the axle and brackets layed out and I will weld them up at the average fab shop labor.
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I'm bored so this may ramble a bit...

I think a huge issue in the area of jeeping is that many of us would like to be able to do things ourselves. But no place really caters to the amateur DIY'ers. At this very moment I'm planning to change my fluids, set my toe, change radiator, basically a good overhauling check-up on the jeep. However I have only two options available to me at the moment since I'm apartment based with no garage. Option A is have a shop do everything however I learn nothing this way, bummer, but it gets done. Option B is do it all at a friends place without a lift and/or the "proper" setup. This can be a great learning experience however I don't like leaning on the generosity of others to much, can feel like a burden. The void seems to be in the middle. If there was a place that would allow people to have access to a rack and allowed a variance from oil changes to installing lifts.

I fucking hate trying to explain my thoughts this way. Damn weed.

My example of what I'd love to see is a place where I can have my buddies meet me to work on my jeep. A place where I could bye friends pizza, we work on the jeep, have the tools required, be heated, have a lift, and have a "staff" mechanic to help when we get lost. This allows me to learn and to have the proper environment to work in. At the same rate I'd want to be able to bring it in on my own and use a bay to do simple things like oil, toe, transfer case flush , etc.

Any of that make sense?
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No sense at all Brian haha jk
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:57 AM   #38
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seems to be in the middle. If there was a place that would allow people to have access to a rack and allowed a variance from oil changes to installing lifts.

My example of what I'd love to see is a place where I can have my buddies meet me to work on my jeep. A place where I could bye friends pizza, we work on the jeep, have the tools required, be heated, have a lift, and have a "staff" mechanic to help when we get lost. This allows me to learn and to have the proper environment to work in. At the same rate I'd want to be able to bring it in on my own and use a bay to do simple things like oil, toe, transfer case flush , etc.

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These places do exist. They charge a hourly fee to use their garage.
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These places do exist. They charge a hourly fee to use their garage.
Diy auto I believe is the name of the chain with a couple locations. There is another as well, but I forget the name. Reasonable prices and staff mechanic you can either pay to assist, or flat out take over.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:39 PM   #41
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Do they have welders and I've never seen anything in the springs.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:42 PM   #42
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The ones they are talking about are in denver.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:46 PM   #43
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Stuck between 2 names rock ridge 4x4 or Rockin offroad
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Any reason for either name?
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Why not incorporate the front range? Obviously it's up to you.
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:55 PM   #47
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Kind of played out
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I like rock ridge 4x4. I think it sounds more professional. Also less prone to people searching "rocking" vs slang online and missing your shop.
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Rock Ridge 4x4 sounds more professional. I want to call one "Stock Sucks ".
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How about Crawlers'R'Us ?
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Kind of played out
I agree. Every time I hear front range I think of front range honda. Eww
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Stock Sucks 4x4. That's got my vote!
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Why doesn't anyone like Crawlers'R'Us ???
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I like it Ed.
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I like it Ed.
Always with the appeasing!!

I'm kidding I like it but I bet toys'r'us would sue the shit outta you.
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You're just mad Brian drink some wine lol jk.
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I'm at work and at least five bowls deep. Angry I am not!!
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Sounds like Brian haha
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Jealousy!!! Ohhhh jealousy!!!

A song is playing right now and that's the chorus. Too perfect.
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Lol I'm in eagle a few bowls down. F the hotel I'm smoking in bed haha.

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