We have two highly outfitted fabrication rooms to facilitate specialized plastics, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and metal work. To keep dust and airborne debris to a minimum, we use a ClearVue Cyclone dust collection system that works like a large scale version of a Dyson style vacuum. This allows a cleaner and safer work environment and ensures our client vehicles remain free from unnecessary dust. We also have three OSHA compliant storage cabinets for all of our chemicals, paints and solvents. This further ensures safety and cleanliness around client vehicles.
In our primary fabrication area, we have the best table saw on the market; a 5hp top-of-the-line SawStop industrial grade cabinet saw. What makes this tool so special is the safety of a polarized blade that will immediately stop rotation if it contacts a body part, such as a finger. The safety of our technicians is paramount and this is just one example of how we employ rigorous safety in our work area. Accompanying the table saw are three Porter-Cable inverted 3-1/4″ hp table routers with Woodpecker master lift systems. The lift systems allow precision router depth adjustment to 1/64”. We also utilize a CR Onsrud inverted pin router for fine detail, pattern, etching, and small part duplication work. We are the only automotive facility in St. Louis that has an inverted pin router, but it’s an investment that allows us to create factory-like parts to mount electronics, speakers, remote radar/laser detector sensors and other items. We have two additional hand-held routers with hundreds of specialty bits to provide edge and trim detail to any wood or plastic parts we create. Often our clients comment that our trim panels and mounting plates appear as if they came from the factory where the car was manufactured. It’s partly because of these tools that we can deliver such a high quality of finished parts.
In our metal working area, we have all the necessary tools and raw material to construct solid brackets and mounting plates, or to modify existing vehicle metal to accommodate custom installed parts. We use a Millermatic 251 220v MIG welder with a digital readout for precise heat and wire feed settings. We also have aluminum welding capability, which is used often in mounting plates or brackets to save weight. Of course the array of other metal working machinery from the industrial drill press, the hydraulic press, grinders, and sanders to the metal bending brake and plazma cutter further demonstrate our capabilities to create metal parts that appear as if they were made at the factory.