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47 Industries is a welding and fabrication shop located at 59 Second Ave. Raritan, NJ 08869. We specialize in one-off parts for any make of bike, car, or whatever you may want. I (Mike47) am the owner. We have 1 other employee, Ryan the Whiz-kid. We do machine, welding and fabrication jobs. Bike parts, frame work, restorations, hardtails, and whole bike builds. Hot rod fab., race car chassis fab, art pieces and industrial work are also entertained. We are plenty familiar with Harley Davidson, The regular British stuff, most Japanese brands, and some others. We have plenty of experience with NHRA drag cars and SCCA club racing as well (mostly Porsche). We also do street rod fabrication and custom suspension work like brake upgrades, air bags, etc. Check out 47fab.com for more.
I worked for 15 years in the auto repair business with 13 of those being a Cadillac Technician. Once I hit the top of that field I became burned out on it and kinda bored and wanted to do something new. I had already been working nights for a few years in a race car fabrication shop under a really talented metal master. He taught me well and I listened as best I could. I also took welding classes at the local tech school to learn some formal skills and certifications. I was doing stuff out of my own garage as well for about 5 years so I decided to leave the secure dealer job to open my own shop. After 2 years working out of the home shop I struck a deal with my fabrication mentor to buy out his equipment and move into his shop where we are now.
Ryan is the young punk everbody hates. He was raised on hot rods and his dad had an Ironhead Sportster when they still sucked. Ryan inherited that bike and his dad's and uncles' passions for all things leaky, fast and loud. The kid knows things about bikes only the factory knew and would embarrass most grey beards with his vast knowledge of Harley and British motorcycles. He looks like the normal skater jerk but is plenty smart and talented. His math is outstanding. He runs the lathe and milling machines like they were musical instruments. Just don't try to talk to him cause he'll probably walk away and hide in the bathroom till you leave. Anti-social dick!
The shop is a 2500 square ft. industrial shop. We have the equipment and skills to make just about anything you want. Mills, lathes, brakes, shears, tubing benders, saws, press brake, frame jigs, etc. We are fully equipped to handle your requests.
We regularly accept work big and small from all over the place. With good measurements and/or drawings we can make you whatever you like and ship it out.
We have recently added a retail sales area to our office. We are dealers for Biltwell, Lowbrow Customs, Buchanons spoke and wheel, Sprocket Specialists and V Twin as well as a bunch of independent parts suppliers like TroyFab, and After Hours Choppers . We carry the cool magazines like Dice, Greasy Kulture, Show Class and Lowside as well. Shelf inventory will increase slowly in the coming months but if you are local and want to come by and check things out then come on by.
Normal shop hours are Monday-Friday 9-5:30 and weekends by appointment. Walk-in shoppers and such are welcome but coming unannounced from 12-2 might get you a locked door if we head out for lunch that day. It's best to call ahead to be sure we will be there. We also offer some late hours by appointment to meet our customers needs and help them not miss work to drop off and pick up from us. We can be reached at 908-526-8865. Leave a message as it is often loud in the shop and we cannot hear the phone. We call back ASAP. Also reachable by email at firstname.lastname@example.org