Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Fabrication and body armor
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 22nd, 2008, 06:33 PM   #21
Dirty Turtle
Formerly imprtfightr
 
Dirty Turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-17-05
Location: Grand Blanc
Posts: 1,688
iTrader: (22)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bones View Post
you mean when you have to pay other peoples' labor, the price goes up? huh, strange concept...
He was comparing a companies product to one we built in a garage. Ya theirs probably looks better, but you can build a nice one for less. That was all my point was.

Most racks on the market are over $400. If you build your own stuff, that $300 can go a long ways.
Dirty Turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 22nd, 2008, 08:25 PM   #22
medicbear
Ax me bout ebonics!
 
medicbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: se mich
Posts: 412
iTrader: (2)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirty Turtle View Post
I've been thinking about making and selling them. I have made a few of them. They have all turned out pretty well so far. That one, even with both of us working on it took most of a day.
why i didnt post how much it cost...
medicbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 22nd, 2008, 08:42 PM   #23
Dirty Turtle
Formerly imprtfightr
 
Dirty Turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-17-05
Location: Grand Blanc
Posts: 1,688
iTrader: (22)
If I were to make and sell them, theyd be around $200-$250. I'd like to make a bunch, I am just too busy right now with vinyl work and regular job. Maybe when stuff slows down a bit. I've built three of them. James's turned out the best so far.

Here is the 2nd one I built. no pic of 1st but it was ugly anyways.
Dirty Turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #24
xj-james
Original Gangster
 
xj-james's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-07
Location: Compton
Posts: 2,037
iTrader: (19)
A few more pics
Click image for larger version

Name:	track bar 012.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	108.6 KB
ID:	24473

Click image for larger version

Name:	track bar 011.jpg
Views:	43
Size:	103.6 KB
ID:	24474

Click image for larger version

Name:	track bar 013.jpg
Views:	43
Size:	108.9 KB
ID:	24475
xj-james is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2008, 09:38 AM   #25
Dirty Turtle
Formerly imprtfightr
 
Dirty Turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-17-05
Location: Grand Blanc
Posts: 1,688
iTrader: (22)
Well, since I am unemployed now....I may build a few of these or some bumpers for some people. Anyone need anything?
Dirty Turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2008, 10:38 AM   #26
clint357
Web Wheeler Extraordinair
 
clint357's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-07
Location: grand rapids
Posts: 2,278
iTrader: (4)
Going into business huh?
clint357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2008, 10:48 AM   #27
Dirty Turtle
Formerly imprtfightr
 
Dirty Turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-17-05
Location: Grand Blanc
Posts: 1,688
iTrader: (22)
Not really...just want to make sure my family is alright until I get another job. If I start building some stuff and people like it, it is a future possibility. I don't think though, that I would just build a standard bumper and sell it. I think I would stick to just doing custom stuff. More built to order kinda work.
Dirty Turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2008, 11:56 PM   #28
xj-james
Original Gangster
 
xj-james's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-07
Location: Compton
Posts: 2,037
iTrader: (19)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirty Turtle View Post
Well, since I am unemployed now....I may build a few of these or some bumpers for some people. Anyone need anything?
Nickle say what??? Thought you just got a J.O.B.?
xj-james is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2008, 11:11 AM   #29
Dirty Turtle
Formerly imprtfightr
 
Dirty Turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-17-05
Location: Grand Blanc
Posts: 1,688
iTrader: (22)
Quote:
Originally Posted by xj-james View Post
Nickle say what??? Thought you just got a J.O.B.?
Ya, I did but I got F.I.R.E.D., lol. I messed up on a job. Wasn't really my fault. They knew I'd never done it before and I had no blueprint or anything to go off of. I went off what one of the partners told me to do but I guess it wasn't right.

I got something else lined up anyways, back in the automotive field. I'll leave the landscaping to someone else and do what I know. I should know mid week.
Dirty Turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2008, 11:19 AM   #30
FlamesFearMe
Custom User Title
 
FlamesFearMe's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-03-06
Location: shorty's pants
Posts: 8,289
iTrader: (12)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ddeadserious View Post
The makes the linky no worky. :tonka:
FlamesFearMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Fabrication and body armor
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.12729 seconds with 31 queries