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  3. Tuesday, 10 September 2019
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Hey All!

Josh here from TrailBuilt Off-Road. Dropping a quick Hi and also a bit about myself.

I'm a local guy, born and raised and currently live in Chilton, WI and I'm pretty sure, as corney as it sounds, that I was born with the off-road bug. Ever since I could remember, I was playing with trucks and Jeeps starting in the sandbox. Eventually, it led to 4wd RC trucks(still play with one) and then the real trucks! The 1st vehicle I ever drove was my Uncle's stock CJ-7, manual trans, was like 12 years old, not even sure we shifted out of 1st gear, but it had these old worn out 33" mud terrains and was a blast to drive! That same year, I asked "Santa" for a yearly subscription to Petersen's 4-Wheel Drive and Off-Road magazine lol. Then at 14 I purchased my first truck(true story) I worked an entire Summer to save up $700 bucks just to buy it, a 1966 Chevrolet, reg cab, short box stepside pick-up. Although it was only 2wd, my plan was to convert it to 4wd with a solid axle swap, except, after swapping in a Chev 350ci and then after I turned 16, went and had a little too much fun with it, hit a curb, and bent the front frame. So then, purchased an 88' K5 Blazer with a 4" lift and 33's and ran that one for a while before getting a 1994 Jeep ZJ and lifted that one and so on and so on until present day where I now have a 73 Scout II that I built and have been building for the last 11 years, complete with an IH 392ci out of a 1967 IH Loadstar dumptruck, w/ 345ci heads and a Holley 600cfm(what's that? lol) 4-barrel, swapped in a D60 front axle that I cut & turned for pinion angle, 5:13 gears and a corporate rear gm 14bolt w/ 5:13's spooled and 39.5" Iroks. full cage, and a few other mods and also sometimes daily drive it, albeit, not fuel efficient at all! lol. Someday in the near future, the plan is to purchase a salvaged JLU Rubicon and build it into the TrailBuilt showcase rig.

And now through an unexpected opportunity, am running and operating an off-road company with-in our parent company, named TrailBuilt Off-Road. We recently, my buddy Brent Buboltz and I, started this adventure in June of this year, launched our website in July and are continuing to grow and expand in the community and industry that we are both very passionate about. It's been a lifetime of trials and tribulations in business and entrepreneurship(had to look that one up) but with the guidance from our parent company(Custom Offsets) we have the tools to hopefully become a large presence in the aftermarket, off-road community and our goal is really to help our fellow wheelers in any capacity that we can. Whether you need new tires or wheels or both or looking to upgrade your suspension or add on a few accessories, just let us know and we can help you with whatever Jeep upgrade you may be looking for! Plus we are adding a gallery where you will be able to upload your Jeep(or off-road vehicle) and list the size tires paired with what size lift and give feedback as to what fits and what doesn't and that way, eventually, anyone will be able to go to our gallery and instantly find out, if the tire/wheel/suspension pkg that they are looking to purchase will fit or not, or what would need to be done to allow the correct fitment.

So, it's a lot to read, my apologies lol, but wanted to give a bit of background and insight as to who we are, and what we do! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions whatsoever and we are excited about being a part of RL4WD and please let us know how we can help!!

Thanks you all and look forward to meeting all of you!!


Josh
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  3989 E Endeavor Dr, Appleton, WI 54915, USA
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I don't know a lot of what you described in your opening lol. I'm not mechanically inclined so I've been learning as I go, but welcome and glad to have you here.
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Lol. Thanks Michele!
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I can’t believe you guys just started... I’ve seen your company mentioned a lot already! Wish you much success! ??
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