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"Stellar Built" fabrication shop
April 7, 2016
5:26 pm
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buckallred
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hello all:

Has anyone here had any dealings with Dmitry of “Stellar Built” fabrication? I basically found him on Craigslist and am thinking of hiring him to built a rear bumper/tire carrier for my 1989 K5. Went to his house today, talked to him. Seemed to be a nice guy. He has a 92-ish LandCruiser with a nice rear bumper/tire carrier (see photo). The one he would build for me would be similar to that one (see pic): 

https://www.facebook.com/stell…..38;theater

Just wondering if anyone here is familiar with his work. The Land Cruiser tire carrier in the pic was very well-built. Has tabs for a hi-lift jack and 2 latches to hold it shut. Thanks for any input.

His site is https://www.facebook.com/stellarbuilt

April 7, 2016
9:57 pm
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I had never heard of them. Their work looks nice.

April 8, 2016
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Same here, Never heard of him.

Um...what?

April 8, 2016
8:28 pm
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you have my attention.  please keep posted.  has he quoted you a price?

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April 8, 2016
10:16 pm
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davesjk said
you have my attention.  please keep posted.  has he quoted you a price?

$1,000 unpainted, $1,100 painted.

April 11, 2016
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Go for it. Be our guinea pig.  That quote is on par or lower than the only 2 bolt on options I see online for the K5.  Always a risk going with a craigslist find but given the other options, I would rather spend the money locally.

I would shake and wiggle the Land Cruiser tire carrier in person to make sure his latch design doesn’t rattle.  Nothing worse than squeaky metal on long drives.

August 16, 2018
10:38 pm
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Did you get a bumper from him?  If so, how was your experience? I have no personal experience, but I saw this video: 

August 17, 2018
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I needed some work done so I went to the well known WFO and was told that what I needed was something they didn’t/couldn’t do.

So I started looking around and found Rock hound off road in Auburn that said they can tackle anything I can come up with and they were really inexpensive. Not to mention a great plus for me he is a great guy and a fellow Christian so I’m more then happy to support him if I need work. Great welds and fast turn around time. He’s been featured in off road mags  you can find him on the inter-web and that thing called Facebook 

August 20, 2018
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Mike G said
I needed some work done so I went to the well known WFO and was told that what I needed was something they didn’t/couldn’t do.

So I started looking around and found Rock hound off road in Auburn that said they can tackle anything I can come up with and they were really inexpensive. Not to mention a great plus for me he is a great guy and a fellow Christian so I’m more then happy to support him if I need work. Great welds and fast turn around time. He’s been featured in off road mags  you can find him on the inter-web and that thing called Facebook   

Nice to know. I called WFO about welding all the mounting hardware / brackets on a D44 front for a Cherokee. Said he was at least 3 month out, and his fab guys would rather not do it. I found all the bare brackets online (Rusty’s). Now have a friend doing all the setup and welding of the bracket / mounts. He has been working on it for over a month now… Gave him a stock D30 to measure and make sure it all lines up the same.

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