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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Chassis Shop?

Do you any of you recommend a good chassis shop here in TX? I need to get a back half installed and a 10pt cage. Let me know your suggestions...
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He's pretty backed up on work right now...but he'd be the man I'd take my car too.
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He's pretty backed up on work right now...but he'd be the man I'd take my car too.
x2, I contacted him about some work and at the time he was 2 months behind so I decided to try to do it all myself.

he does AWSOME work btw!
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I'd worry about a chassis shop thats not booked solid. If they are worth a damn then you'll have to wait. Tons of good ones in the area but you are looking for quite a bit of work.

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Call Kurt Janish at Janco -- 972-442-6558. He's not too badly backed up. Kurt has been fabbing racecars for over 20 years and knows his stuff. He does all the fabrication on my AI car.

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Wow, DFW area has more chassis shops than I thought. I called a place in Waco and Precision Racecraft yesterday and both said $6000. That just seems high. What do ya'll think? I asked both a price to install a 10pt roll cage and a new ladder bar backhalf that I already have. It's going on an '87 G-body.
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that does seem a little pricey but what your asking for is A LOT of work. Like everyone said above, PM JamesB, he is pretty backed up but Im sure he can beat that price if you can wait.
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Wow, DFW area has more chassis shops than I thought. I called a place in Waco and Precision Racecraft yesterday and both said $6000. That just seems high. What do ya'll think? I asked both a price to install a 10pt roll cage and a new ladder bar backhalf that I already have. It's going on an '87 G-body.
If that includes cutting up your car and tin work thats cheap.
I knoe back about 6 years ago that a backhalf would run you about 14,000 for just a ladderbar pacakge with a 10 point cage. If you called whiteside in waco i would stay away from there. there are plenty of shops in the dfw area.

Brinks in irving- builds some of the nicest cages and tin work i have ever seen.

Joe smith in dallas-does great work and built the car i'm driving now

Joe wilson in garland- does good work,slow but just build a nice 10.5 car for a freind.

kim smith in dallas- good but high

johhny arend in mabank- good work,resonable price

those are the only ones i have anything good to say about
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Yeah that was Whiteside that I called. I'll PM JamesB and and have a couple others that have been recommended by other DFW'ers.
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If they are not backed up then I wouldnt take my car there. We will be taking our car to get redone to James B. Prices are great and work is supposed to be second to none.
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Call Eddy Broome at Auto Improvements, they're in Grapevine. They do awsome work, the race car shop is at the end of the building, they work on "normal" cars up front.
817 421 2141 tell him Nick sent you. They are very fair on price and they are the only people I send any mechanical work to that I do not perform myself.

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If that includes cutting up your car and tin work thats cheap.
I knoe back about 6 years ago that a backhalf would run you about 14,000 for just a ladderbar pacakge with a 10 point cage.


Damn, Im glad Ill be doing my back half myself

Now I just hope the quality will be up to par
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Damn, Im glad Ill be doing my back half myself

Now I just hope the quality will be up to par
My vega was a full round tube chassis with 9",struts the whole works.just in mild steel. I was going to have the car redone in cromoly with new tin work and re using all my parts and it was going to cost me $22,000.
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My vega was a full round tube chassis with 9",struts the whole works.just in mild steel. I was going to have the car redone in cromoly with new tin work and re using all my parts and it was going to cost me $22,000.

I dunno why Im surprised but I had no idea. I guess chromo would drive the price up since everything has to be tig'd together. Of course any GOOD chassis shop woud tig ms too I suppose. Ill just be using a mig on mine, nothing fancy.
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Chassis work is out of this world now days. these 10.5 cars will break the bank real fast. There are some of the koth cars that have over $100,000 in just the chassis alone. One of them told me at the last race that he spent $152,000 just on the chassis. Thats shit it just hard to amagine concidering that a brand new pro stock car from any of the big builders will only set you back $100,000.
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Chassis work is out of this world now days. these 10.5 cars will break the bank real fast. There are some of the koth cars that have over $100,000 in just the chassis alone. One of them told me at the last race that he spent $152,000 just on the chassis. Thats shit it just hard to amagine concidering that a brand new pro stock car from any of the big builders will only set you back $100,000.

How else are they gonna weed out us lil guys?

Yeah $100k+ is hard to swallow no matter what form of motorsport your in but its just nuts when you look at what exactly they are doing for the money. I know a lot of it is the fabricators knowledge of setting up a chassis and his skills with a welder but considering the materials themselves are only going to runn you $10-20k, if that. Well, that IMO is just insane!
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yea, some of the big name guys are getting paid alot of money. You should call up skinny and ask how much for a state of the art pro car. It costs more than my house.
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