Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Southern Region > Louisiana Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Louisiana Chapter Join Chapter, Leader:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2007, 09:23 AM
bodabdan's Avatar
bodabdan bodabdan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: South TX Oilpatch
Posts: 1,649
bodabdan has a good reputation on FTE.bodabdan has a good reputation on FTE.
Looking for a 4WD shop near Baton Rouge

Greetings-

I am working in Iraq right now but I want to get a couple of things done to my truck before I get back. Anyone know of a good 4WD shop in the Baton Rouge area? I need to get a winch installed, maybe buy and install a second winch, install lockers, and a few other things. I think I am going to use Light Line of La. over on Cloverleaf but that's only because they are the only shop that I know of.
Any suggestions?
__________________
97 F-250 PSD
2012 F-350 Cab/Chassis, 4wd, service body, HD front end
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2007, 12:53 PM
Bigdawgkp Bigdawgkp is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Covington, La
Posts: 162
Bigdawgkp is starting off with a positive reputation.
They are the only ones I know of! Does it have to be in Baton Rouge?
__________________
2012 F250 6.7
CC SRW
Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways shouting HOLY S*#T, what a ride.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2007, 02:02 AM
bodabdan's Avatar
bodabdan bodabdan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: South TX Oilpatch
Posts: 1,649
bodabdan has a good reputation on FTE.bodabdan has a good reputation on FTE.
Not really, but in the BR area would be nice. The truck is in Denham Springs right now. My parents are looking after it for me. They would drop it off anywhere I asked them to, but I don't want to make it a big hassle for them.
__________________
97 F-250 PSD
2012 F-350 Cab/Chassis, 4wd, service body, HD front end
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2007, 07:43 AM
Bigdawgkp Bigdawgkp is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Covington, La
Posts: 162
Bigdawgkp is starting off with a positive reputation.
There is a reputable 4X4 shop right outside Abita Springs! What are trying to get done to the truck?
__________________
2012 F250 6.7
CC SRW
Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways shouting HOLY S*#T, what a ride.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2007, 08:09 AM
bodabdan's Avatar
bodabdan bodabdan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: South TX Oilpatch
Posts: 1,649
bodabdan has a good reputation on FTE.bodabdan has a good reputation on FTE.
See my first post. Everything stated there and maybe even a Dana 60 swap.
__________________
97 F-250 PSD
2012 F-350 Cab/Chassis, 4wd, service body, HD front end
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-17-2007, 08:53 PM
bodabdan's Avatar
bodabdan bodabdan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: South TX Oilpatch
Posts: 1,649
bodabdan has a good reputation on FTE.bodabdan has a good reputation on FTE.
Hey Bigdawgkp-

Could you give me the name of that shop near Abita Springs? I emailed Light Line and their reply did not give me a warm fuzzy feeling. They told me that something was not available for my truck but I know it is, I have the part number for it. They were also pretty high on some prices they gave me.

Thanks,
Dan
__________________
97 F-250 PSD
2012 F-350 Cab/Chassis, 4wd, service body, HD front end
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2007, 08:31 AM
MBBFord's Avatar
MBBFord MBBFord is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 8,542
MBBFord is a splendid one to beholdMBBFord is a splendid one to beholdMBBFord is a splendid one to beholdMBBFord is a splendid one to beholdMBBFord is a splendid one to beholdMBBFord is a splendid one to beholdMBBFord is a splendid one to behold
I talked to the people at light lane before, and I don't like them to much to tell the truth. To me it seemed like they didn't really know what they were doing on full size trucks. Jeeps and international scouts seemed to be their specialty, and like you said, they're pricey. One of my friends had his truck their for 3 weeks just to install a lift kit(I did several my self in under a week end).

I know for a fact Cajun Off Road in Lafayette is a great place. A little far for your parents, but if your serious about that D60 swap, they're the place to go. They're hourly rate is pretty good, and they know what they are doing(the owner, head mechanic(Brian), has 9 Big Broncos all customized by him, and the work quality of a couple of them I've seen made me drool). I brought my Bronco their for front gears and locker and I dropped it off around 9:00 and picked it up at 9:00 the next morning.
They were actually doing a D60 swap when I picked mine up(looked like they started that day, and they were half way done).
They stay pretty buisy, but get the job done in good time.
__________________

79 Bronco 400 C6 NP205 D44 9" 4.56 gears Lockers 6" lift and 37" SS Iroks
77 F-100 302 C4 D44 31" M/Ts
04 F150 Lariat Screw 4x4 34" Nito Trail Grapplers
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-20-2007, 01:55 AM
bodabdan's Avatar
bodabdan bodabdan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: South TX Oilpatch
Posts: 1,649
bodabdan has a good reputation on FTE.bodabdan has a good reputation on FTE.
Thanks MBBFord-

Lafayette is a little ways out, but I might be able to work something out. I would MUCH rather have the job done right than to have it cheap or quick. I'll look them up and see what I can work out. Thanks alot for the information.
__________________
97 F-250 PSD
2012 F-350 Cab/Chassis, 4wd, service body, HD front end
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-20-2007, 09:18 AM
Bigdawgkp Bigdawgkp is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Covington, La
Posts: 162
Bigdawgkp is starting off with a positive reputation.
bodabdan

PM me bodabdan with your email address. I finally got some information for you!
__________________
2012 F250 6.7
CC SRW
Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways shouting HOLY S*#T, what a ride.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 09:18 AM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Southern Region > Louisiana Chapter

Tags
4wd, 4x4, baton, customize, drive, ford, good, installation, kit, lift, place, ranger, road, rouge, shop, wheel

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup