How many others on here get into building or modifying their own equipment? I do a lot of my own, several factors involved, usually it's cheaper, most of the time it's better, I can have just what I want instead of a generic "Universal fit" (usually doesn't), and I enjoy doing it. I'm not really sure just how much I save, I don't count my labor as I try to do things in slack times. Maybe that's foolish of me but I'd rather be working on something rather than sitting around. I'm in the final stages of a central hydraulic install on my "big" truck (5500 GMC). Can't say it has been easy but I'm sure it would have been several thousand dollars worth of shop time otherwise. I tend to be a perfectionist, so what I've done is a lot more "neat" than a shop job as well.