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When we moved to NC, we had big dreams of purchasing a cute little plot of land and building our home and shop from the ground up. Ideally, a piece of property with a strong creek or stream so Joey could eventually start up our very own hydro-electric plant. We planned to call it SECO (short for Sacco Electric Co.), which was a play-on TECO (Tampa Electric Co.) for all you west coast FL folks out there. Well, after doing lots of research on building up the land, we realized just how expensive it is to start from scratch. Reality...

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Polaris, RZR -

For a while now, we have been wanting to make some grill inserts for the Polaris RZR. Well, we started today with the 900 and 1000 XP grill. It turned out pretty darn cool! Expect more grills, for RZRs, other side by sides, and cars and trucks soon!

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Conversion, RV, School Bus -

Often times, aesthetics take a back seat once our projects reach functionality. This is precisely what happened with our bus build once we moved out of Tampa and to our new small town of Marion, NC. It was livable, so we were living in it! We never did get around to installing cabinet faces in the kitchen, adding drawer pulls, or finishing the aluminum walls in the living room but we had shifted our focus to establishing our business in a brand new town so we didn't sweat it!  In February of 2015, we found a cheap warehouse for rent on...

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bmw, e36 -

THIS IS FOR A PAIR OF DOOR PANEL REPAIR BRACKETS FOR A TWO door E36.  If you own an E36, chances are you have dealt with dreaded door panel issues of deterioration and falling apart. The mounting bracket on the very top of the door panel, often times breaks around the clips due to old age or improper removal. To remedy this this issue, we have made a replacement part from aluminum, that will not deteriorate, rot, or crack. We have a series of holes to allow adhesive to really bite the new bracket so it won't want to come...

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Today, we were given the opportunity to give the local CARP (Career Awareness Readiness Program) kids a tour of our shop. The goal for these tours is to visit local business, both small and large, in order to show the kids a wide spectrum of options for their future. Being that we Tegan and I have both earned our degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and worked the field for several years before breaking off and starting Turtle Labs, we can speak to both the corporate world and the small business world. We think that skilled trades need to be brought back into...

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