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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.

Here are some of our recent projects on Facebook!

3 weeks ago

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Exhaust bend’o rama for a customers beautiful ‘71 Olds 442 rag top and a couple unique Driveshaft builds ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Where are you located? Have a Silverado I'd like you to do...

Nice work Chip!

YOU GOT DIES FOR 1 in. got to make some hand rails for -rr. car - ?

I got one of those! Great machines for sure. Nice job on the exhaust!

Nice work!

Nice work

Nice work!

Nice work!

Codey Prock driveshaft

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2 months ago

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Shop work update video! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I haven't ran a shaper since machinist school.

Do you machine engine blocks?

Duals ON a UNI MOG ??

4 months ago

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Well Christmas is upon us once again, as usual things are busy in the shop . Due to sudden lack of snow I got a emergency call from an out of town customer whom needed these Red wheels up fit to chain drive in a hurry!
Happy Holidays to everyone.
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Well Christmas is upon us once again, as usual things are busy in the shop . Due to sudden lack of snow I got a emergency call from an out of town customer whom needed these Red wheels up fit to chain drive in a hurry! 
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4 months ago

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This Friday Dec 14th come join us for the Austin Machine Christmas open house/ Happy hour 4-8 pm
Hope to see a whole bunch of you guys & girls !
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This Friday Dec 14th come join us for the Austin Machine Christmas open house/ Happy hour  4-8 pm 
   Hope to see a whole bunch of you guys & girls !

5 months ago

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If yesterday’s heavy wet plowing started out looking like this and ended like that... well you aren’t alone.
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Driveshaft to fit
Yard Plows to Late Model
We fix them all
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Alan Goodrich it sure is, not nearly rewarding as machining big well drilling shafts and building big hydraulic presses !

I didn’t have that ending because you already rebuilt my shafts 😂

Snapped a couple shear pin bolts yesterday myself.

Trevor Wellman

It’s harder to make money working on your own stuff.

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5 months ago

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Happy unexpectedly white beginning to the holiday season!
Once again I’ve been busy in the shop as the end of summer and fall flew by and I fell behind posting up shop projects so here is a picture heavy post of some of the stuff we have been up to !
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Thanks Mike Lovejoy , I try to mix it up showcase the variety of different jobs I do for a couple of reasons . Mostly I hope it helps people realize that in spite of living in a mostly throw away society,,believe or not it is still possible to fix lots of things and there are still capable people who can do it . And secondly, even though every driveshaft and gear install I do is special for each customer they a kind of look the same so it's hard to show much variety in that regard . Happy Holidays Mike . Keep your eyes peeled for the up coming Austin Machine Christmas party !

Thanks for the posts. As always its great to see the repairs!

7 months ago

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Two piece shafts done right!
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There will be follow up pics of complete drive line over haul of Jeremy GM SAS 1 ton project truck .
Cross members reconfigured/ 1 off drive flanges / Tons and Ton of Math !
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Hey chip, do you do cv axle rebuilds, askin for a friend, new ones are unavailable for his car

Absolute amazing job from chip .....Austin machine is a very highly recommended place to go if u need this work done no complaints best and most trustworthy person I’ve ever had touch my truck can’t exspress how happy I am with the work he does it’s just crazy how professional he is and no one else would touch my truck again for stuff like this .......highly recommend looking into having work done by him on drive train stuff if you need it

7 months ago

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What to do when you wait 3 weeks for the “OEM” parts to show up and they don’t fit , and that’s all they offer and the ‘computer’ says they will fit !
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Wow! Serious skills man

Looks like another awesome job!

Nice work!

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…