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Austin Machine began in the mid-1970’s by Chip Austin as a loosely organized offshoot of his grandfather’s gunsmithing shop and his father’s motorcycle shop “Trailsport Bulltaco”. Chip was 16 years old. Chip’s first paying Austin Machine job was fixing a high school friends Bronco driveshaft on the bike shop’s lathe. Soon after another one showed up, after that word spread and that was the beginning of Austin Machine building driveshafts!

Growing up with two talented family members who were constantly building and modifying everything from guns and Model T’s to bulldozers, ignited Chip’s interest in all things mechanical at a young age.

By 1984, Austin Machine had moved into its first purpose-built building. In 1990, the expanding business moved to a larger building down the road in South Sanford.   Since 2002, the current location is an even larger facility now housing the machine shop, driveshaft fabrication, exhaust systems construction and installation, plus specialty welding and machine shop services.

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3 weeks ago

Austin Machine

I would like to say a few words about Austin Machine’s plans and out look about the current Covid 19 crisis. I will be open for business more or less as normal. I am a 1 man shop but I am also a care giver for my elderly parents who live in my house. For obvious reasons I will be taking simple common sense actions during this period to help combat the spread of this virus and I would strongly urge everyone to do so as well. One of which is ...During this time as I said I am open for business, but business only. I do not want anyone to drop by to hang out and have a coffee or is bored and wants to see what I’m up to and stand around and talk. Sorry but that’s the way it has to be for a while until this thing passes and it will! Here is a hydraulic cylinder repair from a few weeks ago . Austin Machine 490-1500 ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Austin Machine

Happy Customer Brian Bardwell holding his OE Dodge Driveshaft that I just straightened and balanced. Please check out a more complete description of this job on the 2 follow up vids below. Enjoy thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Customer Brian Bardwell holding his OE Dodge Driveshaft that I just straightened and balanced. Please check out a more complete description of this job on the 2 follow up vids below.  Enjoy thanks!

4 weeks ago

Austin Machine

Original equipment drive shaft rescue#1 Examination & straightening of a OE Dodge Driveshaft that a customer wanted to re use if possible to keep the correct style & construction of driveline under his car . ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Austin Machine

Original Equipment Dodge Driveshaft rescue #2 Some times customers request keeping an OE style shaft with a certain car of possible. Mostly to do with tubing style and other things that are long out of production. This is a recent job where this was the case .
This is the final follow up in the balancer
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2 months ago

Austin Machine

Driveshaft’Orama # 1 It’s been a while since I posted any driveshaft vids, so here are a couple from today as a reminder I’m building & repairing Driveshafts daily.
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2 months ago

Austin Machine

Driveshaft’Orama #2 Ramp Truck carnage repair. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Austin Machine

The 12 Gears of Christmas ...A modern Christmas Story .
It was the week before Christmas and it arrived with a crash, Santa’s running AWD now and man was it bashed . Santa looked wobbly as he Uber’d out of sight and yelled ‘ fix it now I need it tonight! So we started right away , what a terrible sight ! The rear gear was worn , what an awful smear ! The transfer case was shattered and the front end was JOHN DEER! Just as we finished Santa reappeared , as he climbed in and roared out of sight he yelled Merry Christmas to all and let’s burn rubber tonight! The end .
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4 months ago

Austin Machine

This year even Santa is saying holy cow where did the year go ! Well the truth is the year flew by and that must mean it’s time for what you all have been waiting for ... the Austin Machine holiday open house & happy hr . That’s right it’s back , this Friday a very special FRIDAY THE 13th edition of the holiday open house & happy hr 4p to 9p. What could possibly go wrong? ... See MoreSee Less

This year even Santa is saying holy cow where did the year go ! Well the truth is the year flew by and that must mean it’s time for what you all have been waiting for ... the Austin Machine holiday open house & happy hr . That’s right it’s back , this Friday a very special FRIDAY THE 13th edition of the holiday open house & happy hr 4p to 9p.  What could possibly go wrong?
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The photo below is Chip Austin’s family gun store circa 1965

Left to right, Louis Austin ( grandfather),  Sandi Austin (sister),  Chip Austin, Bob Austin behind counter ( Chip & Sandi’s Dad).  Other person unknown…