Custom Automotive Fabricator


Custom Automotive Fabricator

Detroit Speed Inc. is seeking a skilled fabricator for our hotrod/custom shop. Candidate should be a well-rounded fabricator as well as have good general knowledge of all automotive systems. It is preferred that this person is an automotive enthusiast at heart with the skills, knowledge, and passion to build cars at the highest level.

The main job duties consist of but are not limited to:

- Replacement of original sheet metal components (e.g. floor pan, quarter panels, rocker panels)

- Installation of 4 link rear suspension components as well as mini tubs

- Fabrication to accommodate late-model engine and transmission packages

- Scratch building or modifying stainless steel exhaust systems

- Bending and installing roll bars, cages, and harness bars

- Building custom seat mounts, center consoles, and dash components

- Gapping and modification of exterior panels to maintain consistent fit

- Building and mounting of stainless-steel brake and fuel lines

- Metal shaping and forming of custom interior or exterior panels

- Research and request parts in a timely manner to maintain workflow

- Installation and fabrication of front suspension components

- Final assembly of entire vehicle once bodywork and paint is complete


- Minimum 3 years of experience in custom fabrication shop (automotive, motorcycle, etc.)

- Must be proficient at MIG and TIG welding material from sheet metal up to 3/16’’

- Must have own tools (shop has all major fabrication equipment: shears, brake, saw, lathe etc.)

- Must be able to work efficiently and maintain project direction based off of customer requests and renderings

- Basic knowledge of late model engine platforms such as GM LS and Ford Coyote

- Basic sheet metal shaping and forming skills

- Must provide portfolio of past fabrication work, welding or metal shaping

Preferred skills:

- Experience operating manual lathes and mills

- Experience operating metal forming tools such as pullmax or planishing hammer

- General automotive electronics and component knowledge

- Knowledge to be able to utilize 3d printed or composite parts on builds when applicable

- Interest in the automotive aftermarket and current trends as a whole

- Experience working with wood to build hammer forms, bucks, or fixtures

- Experience with power adders such as superchargers and turbos