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Buy / Sell => Rants and Raves => Topic started by: Myke-R on April 23, 2013, 10:06:45 PM

Title: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Myke-R on April 23, 2013, 10:06:45 PM
So I had found someone to do my tubed front bumper, we set a date and he gave me a price etc... sounded great! It seems as though he is now flaking out. I can't seem to get him to respond to me in the least, even to just say I can no longer do it. Question should I wait until may 11th and see if he follows through? Are there any Tucson locals that can do a Calimini styled prerunner front end? If there is even a phoenix guy that can do it that would be fine.

The gentleman that I had contacted before told me 350 for a bolt on bumper with steel skid plates not painted.

Any input?   

Thanks!
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: 11Pro4X on April 23, 2013, 10:43:25 PM
Hunter off road in PHX
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Slapshotking09 on April 23, 2013, 11:19:07 PM
Hunter off road in PHX

There ya go. I do know though that he will be gone for a month and a half. He leaves this week. When he gets back he has a roof rack to do  ;)
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Myke-R on April 24, 2013, 07:17:36 AM
So I was able to get a hold of him. We had to change the date a bit but he took down his ad due to people looking for handouts and not wanting to pay for his work. I will keep you all posted and hopefully the bumper will look great. He said sometime after may 11th.
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Myke-R on April 24, 2013, 08:13:39 AM
Now the question is to do a skid plate or to not do one?
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Rev on April 24, 2013, 08:33:40 AM
There are some fab shops in Tucson too.

I've been waiting to save up some money to have Ballistic do some work for me. My neighbors have a couple of rails that had work done by Ballistic and they look pretty solid.

There are also a few other shops that advertise locally... I'll see if I can find their info again.
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Myke-R on April 24, 2013, 09:02:01 AM
Thing is too, I like the price he gave me, I suppose I can call around and see what other people are thinking for price for that styled bumper.
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: mjepps72 on April 24, 2013, 09:05:17 AM
I'd like to see a pic of that.  I've been wanting to put an aftermarket bumper on, specifically a tube style one, but don't want to fork out the money that some of these places want.  $350 range sounds way better to me :)
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: sunny1881 on April 24, 2013, 09:28:03 AM
I had a great experience with John at Hunter Offroad but definetely not $350, more like 3 times that price plus some. But he custom builds it to your specs, did winch mount, recovery points, etc... and is always available for any repairs if need be.
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: AZXterra410 on April 24, 2013, 09:40:11 AM
Hunter's prices are absurd imo. a tube bumper should cost less than a plate bumper
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: mjepps72 on April 24, 2013, 09:43:10 AM
Hunter's prices are absurd imo. a tube bumper should cost less than a plate bumper

That was my reasoning for looking for a fabricator to make me a tube bumper.
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Myke-R on April 24, 2013, 09:44:29 AM
Artie does complete custom set ups too. I referenced the calmini styled tube bumper because that is the one I like. He does these in his free time on the weekends and he said he could do mine in a day.
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: mjepps72 on April 24, 2013, 12:11:13 PM
Could you PM me his contact info?
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Myke-R on April 24, 2013, 01:10:30 PM
Here you go:

His name is Artie, Let him know you are an AZXTERRACLUB member and that Mike (me) referred you. He took his ad down because of the people wanting free work etc.. He told me he wont be free to start doing stuff until next month. It doesn't hurt to ask questions though .

His number is 520-440-1248 don't forget to mention I sent you :D  ;D
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on April 24, 2013, 01:18:49 PM
Hay Mike, was that tube bumper he quoted you able to support a winch?
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Myke-R on April 24, 2013, 01:24:34 PM
Well like I said it was the calimini styled bumper I literally sent him a pic of the prerunner one they have. He is making it out of steel and im sure he could make it to support a winch.
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: shoesandsocks on April 24, 2013, 02:18:21 PM
good deal glad he texted u back i really should have had him make my skid plate when i had the cash lol im glad he didnt flake out on u he didnt seem like the type to do that but dont get hung up on the bumper we got alot more to do and not to much time sir.
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Myke-R on April 24, 2013, 02:36:50 PM
Correct, I am hoping we don't have to take the bumper off to add the second trans cooler.
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Myke-R on April 29, 2013, 11:05:26 PM
Growing a little impatient with his responses.  . .  :'(
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Myke-R on April 29, 2013, 11:46:06 PM
I have a close friend recommending https://www.facebook.com/pages/J9Fab/399942106768777?fref=ts

I have sent him a message and we will see what happens from here. 
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Myke-R on May 27, 2013, 11:31:41 PM
Brenton Riley did my setup. I do reccommend him, nice guy. Fair price. https://www.facebook.com/brenton.riley.5?fref=ts

Send him a message if you are interested in a quote.

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Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Rev on May 28, 2013, 09:17:05 AM
Thanks for the info ;D
Title: Re: AZ Local tube/metal plates etc bumpers
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on May 28, 2013, 10:47:29 AM
Sounds good, might want to post in the rants/raves section.  That is were people go to look for this kind of advice.