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New AZ Build Your Own Program

Doug

Well-Known Member
Wizard Fabrications, Arizona is now taking enrollment for the Build Your Own program. Our fabrication shop in Phoenix, AZ can be your shop while you build your dream off-road vehicle. The program includes up to 40 hours of training in welding and fabrication techniques, as well as chassis and suspension design, then you begin your project and work under the supervision of a Safety Officer until you finish.

What can you build? Just about any off-road vehicle. That includes sandrails, prerunner trucks, rock crawlers, off-road race cars or trucks (all classes), and NEW are Yamaha Rhino cages, bumpers, and long-travel suspension. We supply the shop space, tools, all materials, you just supply the enthusiasm and the labor and when you are done you get to keep your project vehicle. This includes all suspension arms, heims, steering, and other components depending on the type of vehicle. For your project you can use either DOM steel tubing or 4130 chromoly tubing, with diameters from 1.25 to 2 inches, depending on vehicle type and application.

This Build Your Own program gives you the foundation of fabrication knowledge combined with tons of hands-on experience where you will hone your new skills while gaining the satisfaction of building your own project… plus you save money over buying someone else’s chassis by doing it yourself!

Some projects, like sandrails, race buggies or trucks, and rock crawlers can be built from scratch. Other projects like prerruner trucks and Rhinos, you start with your own vehicle, bring it in and modify it. You just need to remove the fuel tank and drain the oil and coolant before bringing it to our facility.

To get more specific on your options, here’s a breakdown by vehicle type.

*Buggies: You can build a two or four/five seat car, rear or mid-engine. Most buggies including sand and race will have double A-arm long-travel front suspension in the front, trailing arm long-travel suspension in the rear (although we are open to those interested in another design like rear A-arms or five-link. Those interested in a buggy or Baja Bug with VW-style “beam” front suspension are welcome too. For limited classes that require a rear torsion housing you would need to supply that or we can help you find one.

*Prerunner and race trucks include a full cage and will generally have double A-arm long-travel front suspension in the front and ultra-long-travel four-link rear suspension.

*Rock crawlers will be a full tube chassis as well, with the exception of those that prefer to start with a Jeep or truck and modify it. Most rock crawlers will use either three or four-link suspension front and rear.

*Rhino programs have several options, including long-travel suspension, full cage, front and rear bumpers, and more.

For these Wizard Fabrications Build Your Own programs we have many options to fit your schedule, and prices depend on total shop time and materials and components cost. We are currently taking enrollments and space is reserved on a first come, first serve basis, so give us a call to take advantage of this exciting program. To reserve your spot or for any further questions, please call Doug Dixon, the Wizard Fabrications, AZ Manager at (602) 540-7044.

Note: Wizard Fabrications, Arizona is not an accredited vocational school. The instruction that you receive is not to prepare you for employment in any field. Instruction is offered only as how-to-type training to individuals, so that you can learn to build your own off-road recreational vehicle.
 

bcampbell04

Resident Almost Know-it-all
how much will it cost to join into this class? i would love to rebuild my prerunner i totalled after Parker. who will be teaching this class??
 

Doug

Well-Known Member
how much will it cost to join into this class? i would love to rebuild my prerunner i totalled after Parker. who will be teaching this class??
The prices vary depending on the total hours and type and amount of tubing and other materials used. Give me a call and I can give you a specific quote.
 

Doug

Well-Known Member
Getting a lot of responses on this via phone, so if you are considering this program give me a call before we get full and have to start a waiting list.
 
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