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Bruteforce Fabrication - Buyer's Beware

Discussion in 'Vendor Reviews' started by Drunken Duncan, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. May 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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    Explor

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    I waited longer than the time I was quoted .... So Very Happy I had patience ... Ordered in beginning of November and had it installed in April ...waiting gave me time to save the $$ to have it payed in full before I got it ......Everything ... Every little detail ... The look was PERFECTLY AWESOME ... More than I expected , and although patience can be tough , Billy is one nice , competent , Professional .... If your that impatient and in a big hurry ... Maybe you should just get a plain ole stamped out piece of shit rubber bumper so you can bounce your head off it the next time you bad mouth a GREAT Guy and craftsman Made In America !
    Put that in your pipe and smoke it !
     
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  2. May 20, 2014 at 6:21 PM
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    Since I got the bumper (front n rear) installed with the winch and shackle jewelry , it's been scary to see how many heads turn and look backs I get .... That was totally not my intention ... Just wanted function that looks good ... It's crazy ... More reaction than I ever had on my Harley ,which was nice ... I had a guy hanging out his window thumbs up and screaming Yeaaaa !!! Like I said ... Scary ! Hahahaha
     
  3. May 20, 2014 at 7:53 PM
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    Nobody bad mouthed anyone. But who cares we have the bumpers and I think everyone is very happy
     
  4. May 21, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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    I need to get in touch with billy lol
     
  5. May 22, 2014 at 9:02 AM
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    Thank you for re-iterating that Billy is a nice a guy and makes a great product but also doesn't provide adequate expectations of delivery times.
     
  6. May 22, 2014 at 1:37 PM
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    Lol
     
  7. May 22, 2014 at 9:20 PM
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    Billy has some mad fab skills. Took a little longer to get then I wanted but well worth the wait


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  8. May 23, 2014 at 6:33 PM
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    Glad yours showed up...he told me May 2nd was my ship date for my HC...umm still haven't heard from him for the rest of the payment, or that I'm delayed. :rolleyes: Ordered in January, quoted 12 weeks. Sitting at 17 weeks waiting.

    EDIT: Did you request bare metal? I thought Billy primed his stuff before shipping....
     
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  9. May 23, 2014 at 7:35 PM
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    That's how it was for us then one of us was able to reach him and he let us know what was going on. And I far as I know all our bumpers were bare metal. I know it's been said a hundred times and I know it's hard but your just going to have to be patient I was definitely getting worried but once I saw the bumper all that went away
     
  10. May 25, 2014 at 11:04 PM
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    Anyone else Not able to get his site to load?
     
  11. May 25, 2014 at 11:15 PM
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    Worth the wait for sure. Just wished there was better communication. I didn't get some things I asked for when I placed the order. Couldn't get through to him during the build and eventually gave up trying to talk to him. Oh well, still a badass bumper at a good price IMO.

    Oh, and I also thought it was supposed to be primed. I'm getting it powdercoated so it would have been blasted off anyway but I did find it odd it wasn't primed.


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  12. May 25, 2014 at 11:17 PM
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    Did you pay extra money for the things you asked for but didn't get?
     
  13. May 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM
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    That's a negative. The fog lights cutouts were supposed to be included in base pricing but I requested square D2 cutouts instead but didn't get any. There was confusion on that and what I had planned for turn signals, which is to mount my own Rigid A series lights as turn signals. Not positive but I'm sure it was just a misunderstanding.

    I could be really pissed and rip into him for it but things like this happen. Can't fault a guy for busting his ass to get all of these built and accidentally forgetting a step. It's not like he gave me a tube bumper instead of plate. THAT would be a different story.
     
  14. May 25, 2014 at 11:49 PM
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    Hey guys, I went down to Billy's shop back in March to pick up my bumper, and i was amazed at his shop. He had a lot of material from his new laser cutter on a pallet. He had pallets all wrapped with bumpers ready to ship. Multiple jigs with bumpers being welded up. The shop was clean and organized, which was hard to believe having all that going on. My bumper took 16 weeks, when he told me 10-12. At the 12 week mark he called me and said it was gonna take a few weeks longer, cuz of the new laser guy. He said he was sorry for the delay. I left that shop with a new bumper and a whole lot more respect for that man. I don't think there's a lot of people that can manage what he can manage as a one man show. Let alone fab what he can fab. I would gladly buy again from him without thinking twice.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM
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    My Brute Force custom front tube is ready to ship!

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    I received my HC rear bumper yesterday! Over a month past the quoted time line of 12 weeks but this thing looks awesome. I can't wait to get it painted up and installed. 2ety5uze_8b7dcb86a930773c11b7629881e3da44cf6b07c4.jpg
     
  17. Jun 19, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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    I saw your bumper and drooled for a day and then called billy and had mine made. everything went great..... until now. i paid in full and was told it was done afyer waiting 3 months and being shipped out last friday. then nothing. no response. no returned emails, nothing.... I call his number and it says I have the wrong "mailbox" and wont allow a message. before I freak and dispute paypal, any idea how to get in touch with him???
     
  18. Jun 19, 2014 at 5:14 PM
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    He seems to respond pretty quickly on Facebook. I'd try that.
     
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    thanks I will!
     
  20. Jun 19, 2014 at 7:55 PM
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    If it shipped Friday you still have a little wait. A friend of mine had to wait for like 2-3 weeks after his hybrid bumper shipped. It had to got to Wisconsin or something to the companies hub then down to FL. Don't worry it should arrive in the next week or so. I know, it sucks waiting but it should be worth it when you get it. I've got about another 7 weeks left before mine is supposed to be done. Cant wait.
     
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