What to Look for In a Custom Truck Fabrication Shop

What to Look for In a Custom Truck Fabrication Shop

Not all your truck upgrades can be off the shelf. Sometimes you need specialty work outside of standard use, such as uplifting the truck with a different body for new jobs or creating a specific kind of trailer. When you need special upgrades to your truck, that means going to a custom truck fabrication shop.

Custom fabrication work isn’t easy, and you need to know you can trust the shop to do it right.  Here are some of the signs of a quality custom fabrication service.

Five Things You Want from Your Custom Truck Fabrication Shop

1 – Years of service

You don’t want to trust your truck to newcomers, no matter how earnest they might be.  It’s just not worth the risk. Choose a fabrication shop that has years or decades of experience, to ensure they can do the job right.

2 – An attention to detail in design

You don’t want your truck to look like a hacked-up beater, no matter how much custom work has been done. A great custom fabrication shop doesn’t just do the work requested; they have a real attention to detail and make their work look like it was part of the truck all along.

3 – A wide range of equipment

Does your fabrication shop have a plasma cutting table? What about a press break, automated shears, or large metalworking saws? They should have a very well-stocked shop. Otherwise, they may not be able to do your work or will farm it out to third parties that you have no control over.

4 – User-friendliness

If you’re adding functionality to your truck, the controls and methods of usage are just as important as the parts being added. Talk to them at length about how their upgrades will be operated, to make sure it’s easy and convenient.

5 – Priority scheduling options

Trucks are working vehicles, and downtime is money wasted. Do they offer options for priority scheduling, or emergency work? Sure, it may cost a bit more, but sometimes the cost is worth the faster service.

C&M Motors is Your San Diego Truck Fabrication Expert

Besides being your best source for Kino trucks in San Diego, we also have an extensive custom fabrication shop staffed by experts who can modify any truck you bring in. We pride ourselves on listening to your needs and providing the best upgrades and uplifts in the area.

Contact us to schedule an appointment.

What to Expect from a Custom Fabrication Expert

What to Expect from a Custom Fabrication Expert

What to Expect from a Custom Fabrication Expert

Fabrication services may be required for several reasons. Some requirements are for specialty structures like racks or doors. Some fabrication is done to repair your truck or trailer after an accident. Whatever the need, it is important to find a fabrication expert that understands precisely what you are looking for and transforms that understanding into reality.

When looking for custom fabrication services, here are some important aspects that should be considered from a professional.

Quality Workmanship

Precision and quality are essential for any fabrication service. Upfitting jobs should include everything from the metalwork to the fit and finish. All fabrication should look clean, professional, and as if it were part of the original design.


Fabrication is going to require downtime. Truck downtime can be expensive. How quickly can your fabrication specialist get you scheduled and how quick is the turnaround. More importantly, how well is the project communicated to you, so you schedule around the lack of truck and be assured of its completion.

Upfitting Experience

If you are spending money to upfit a truck, knowing the level of experience of the fabrication shop is important. How long as the shop been in business? Are they experienced in the type of custom work you are commissioning them to perform?

Customer Service & Communication

As with any business service, the custom fabrication shop needs to listen well, offer a professional recommendation, and provide good communication before, during, and at completion. Any specialty item can vary greatly in how it is implemented. Communication is key to setting your expectations and delivering to them or beyond.

Why C&M Motors

C&M Motors is a locally owned and operated family business serving the greater San Diego area since 1982. With 2 locations to serve you (National City and Vista), we offer a more personalized experience and customized services to meet your business needs. Ask about our fabrication services and, if needed, our 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.

Give us a call to learn more and schedule your custom work.


C&M Motors Inc


(800) 736-3443


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