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Old December 17th, 2014, 04:52 PM
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Shop recommendation in the Buford/ATL area?

Looking for a good fabrication/mechanical shop close to the Buford or nearby Atlanta area. Any recommendations would be truly helpful and appreciated. Need someone who can help a fellow I sold and shipped some LR4 aluminum sliders which UPS subsequently dropped and bent slightly on one edge (actually think they drove over them). I believe it can be easily fixed through some heating and bending of the lip/edge and a re-powder coat which UPS is going to pay for. But he's no fabricator and is not near me. So looking for a shop referral.

Thanks for any help.
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Old December 17th, 2014, 04:59 PM
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Old December 17th, 2014, 05:37 PM
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The standard UPS truck is 17-20,000lbs. Tractor trailer is even more.....
You'd have to drop an LR4 a long way to weigh that much.....
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If the slider can be bent by being dropped, how are they going to support the vehicle?

-Jeff
It was an outside edge of the C channel, the portion that cups the sill. So I guess, yes, it likely shouldn't have bent but bent at the must vulnerable portion where the truck body would lend some rigidity behind it.
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Old December 18th, 2014, 09:11 AM
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The Shop in Norcross. Closer to Buford and reputable in the Rover business. All us locals take our trucks to The Shop.

Just in case the interwebs doesn't work...

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=THE+S...m&z=15&iwloc=A

They have built a number of Defenders and is doing a frame off on a 110 right now. I'll only let that shop touch my truck.
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The Shop in Norcross. Closer to Buford and reputable in the Rover business. All us locals take our trucks to The Shop.

Just in case the interwebs doesn't work...

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=THE+S...m&z=15&iwloc=A

They have built a number of Defenders and is doing a frame off on a 110 right now. I'll only let that shop touch my truck.
That 110 you speak of is very sweet... Needs to be repowered, but BA. I saw it today when I picked up my Disco. Agree with above, Luke @ The Shop is a good fellow.
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Luke is a good friend of mine too.
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Old December 19th, 2014, 09:18 AM
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Thank you all, appreciate it!
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It was an outside edge of the C channel, the portion that cups the sill. So I guess, yes, it likely shouldn't have bent but bent at the must vulnerable portion where the truck body would lend some rigidity behind it.
Maybe I am a little backwoods/shade tree garage but I would get a large set of channel locks and just bend that back. Or a body hammer and hit it a few times with head of a sledge on the other side. Rough it with some 80 grit and shoot it with some rattle can. Or not. It's aluminum so no need to worry about rust. It's a slider after all.
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Maybe I am a little backwoods/shade tree garage but I would get a large set of channel locks and just bend that back. Or a body hammer and hit it a few times with head of a sledge on the other side. Rough it with some 80 grit and shoot it with some rattle can. Or not. It's aluminum so no need to worry about rust. It's a slider after all.
Yes, I would do that too. But the buyer they were shipped to isn't inclined so I'm trying to work it out for him.
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Old December 19th, 2014, 03:36 PM
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Yes, I would do that too. But the buyer they were shipped to isn't inclined so I'm trying to work it out for him.
Gotcha. Thats really cool of you to help out getting them fixed.
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