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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Need Feedback

I have already added several posts this morning requesting feedback, I hope you'll take time on each one.

One of the best ways I can think of helping Patriots prep for what is coming is to get them running their own businesses in niche markets.  To that end, Holly and I have a friend we met in person at Brock's PatCon.  He's an auto mechanic, with a LOT of experience and skills.

Here's my concept: He looks around the web for good, solid, older 4x4 vehicles and does his mechanic magic on them.  Then he adds a few upgrades useful for getting Patriots over the dale and through the woods with minimal headaches - such as Warn bumpers and winches, lights, to hitches (I'm a Warn guy, can you tell?)

He could keep a few on a "For sale lot", ready to go.  He could customize them as you wish - even you guys that like lift kits and such.  You could even bring him your stock rig that you love, and ask him to make it III ready.

I am just brainstorming here.  Since he would not be chasing the $50,000 mega-lifted garage queens that never see a real dirt trail, instead building working 4x4's specifically for the Patriot market, could this be a niche that would work?  If you wanted some work done on your rig that is either beyond your skillset or simply too time consuming, would you seek out a III Patriot with fair prices before giving the work to your local shop?

Like you, I don't have money to do everything I want to do at once.  But I bet he could even add a few "extras" designed for the III Patriot - such as prudently placed plate steel and even a few James Bond Get out of Jail widgets, if you know what I mean.  One of those fancy hide-boxes that are the rage in the drug courier business - you know, you have to tune the radio to 1640 AM, roll the passenger window 1/3 down, recline the seat, light the lighter, then the secret, hydraulic dashboard hidey-hole opens.  Mess up the opening sequence, and you'll need the jaws of life to get in there.  ;)  I bet Wirecutter might know a thing or three about such things.  But that's just a hunch.  I could be wrong.  Maybe.  ;)

So, my question: As you build your Go Vehicle, would you take the choice to go to a III Patriot over your local shop, even if it is a bit further of a drive?

I'll put my money where my mouth is and as I can afford to have things done, I'll get Wrench to do the mods, we'll document it all and document it all on III Jeep blog (yes, that blog is built, I just don't have enough time in a day folks).

So - III Patriot truck shop - yes or no?