Jo's Fab Lab - #WeldLife


Jo’s Fab Lab is your one stop fabrication paradise. With years of welding and fabrication experience no job is too small or large for the team to complete. Based in the north of England with ideal transport links The Fab Lab is the place for your project dreams to come true. If your looking for small modifications to full blown custom conversions contact us to discuss your requirements. Our state of the art premises offers everything from complete restorations of your cherished classic vehicle to custom ‘Off the Wall’ creations. We are specialists in air and watercooled VWs as well as classic Fords and Americana in fact if it has four, three, two, one or even no wheels the Fab Lab are the guys you need to speak to. Have a look around our website and see the sort of things we get up to.Best regards,Jo

Meet The Team


The guy that puts the fab in the lab. The original oracle swamp donkey. The gaffer.
Jo has many many years experience in all things metal.
A time-served craftsman, Jo loves nothing more than getting on with creating some of the most original vehicles around today.


Long time mate and the resident mechanical & electrical guru.


Learning the ways of the Oracle Swamp Donkey, with his own unique twist.


Daughter of Jo and heir to the Fab Lab throne. Tyler is only just starting her career, but is already proving to be a real chip off the old block!


A truly model employee. She’s got a figure to die for and doesn’t say much. Some might say your ideal woman!

Mary modelling Fab Lab clothing range
Mary modelling Fab Lab clothing range
John trying to look cool
John trying to look cool
Tyler learning from the master
Tyler learning from the master
Team effort on a custom BMX pit-bike build
Team effort on a custom BMX pit-bike build
Not quite Buddah... but not far off!
Not quite Buddah… but not far off!

Stealth Accident Repair Centre

The Fab Lab have teamed up with Stealth to deliver in-house paint perfection. Click the image above to see some of their work

What We Do

Here at the Fab Lab we have many different skills and services available.
Below is a list of the more common things we are asked for.
But if you can’t see the service you require, get in touch and we will see what we can do.

Click and item to find out more…

Paint & Finish

Here at the Lab we are specialists in paint.
With our own on-site spray & bake facilities, we can ensure that your project gets the perfect finish.
From full car resprays down to repairing carpark dings, we can do it all.
Get in touch today for a quote.

Accident Damage Repairs

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that despite our best intentions, cars and motorbikes get pranged.
So as well as the mad full custom creations, we also do accident damage repairs.
And unlike most of our competition, we are always showing off the kind of finish we can achieve, so you can be sure of a top quality repair;
Just take a look at our build gallery to see for yourself!
If you’ve got some damage that needs fixing, drop us a line and we will book you in for a no obligation estimate.

Banded Steel & Custom Wheels, plus Wheel Repairs

We’ve done hundred of these over the years and have got the process down to a fine art; so much so Jo custom built machine to cut & weld banded wheels.
We also TIG weld damaged alloy wheels too.
Contact us with your requirements for the best price around.

Roof Chops & Suicide Doors

There aren’t many around that can pull off door flips and roof chops – this is a highly specialised skill, mastered over many years work.
Lucky for you that we’ve got those skills and without sounding too modest, we are simply the best in the business.
Custom work like this is what we live for.
Check out our build gallery for exmaples then get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Full Vehicle Restorations

Over the years we have done countless full restorations on many different makes and model of vehicle; cars, trucks, motorcycles, vans – you name it, we’ve done it.
And not just bodywork – check out our Cadillac x Mustang build for example.
Classic Ford and VW are some of our most frequent resto jobs, but we will take on any vehicle.

Custom BMX Paddock-Bikes

Our custom BMX machines, coupled with petrol engine are something we’re really proud of at the Lab.
In fact it’s where we began our friendship with some bloke called Guy Martin.
Each build is unique, with design inspiration taken from classic BMX models and then constructed from scratch to make a unique product.
We hand-build all the frames ourselves from raw materials, never adapting old bike frames.
I love these so much I built a Haro inspired bike for myself and got it signed by Bob Haro himself!

VW Camper Rock & Roll Beds

Don’t come knockin’ if the van is rockin’!
We build these for any VW or other camper, often much cheaper than you will find online or at shows.
So if you need a bed, get in touch for a competetive price!

Build Gallery

Check out the links below to see some of the products of the Fab Lab in all their glory…

1946 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan x 2018 5.0L Mustang

What do you get when you cross an ultra-modern muscle car with a 1940s Cadillac?

1303s Beetle

Karmann Ghia

Mk1 TT // Mk1 Golf = Atolf


coming soon

Friends of the Lab

The Fab Lab takes pride in supporting local businesses and organisation, as well as the press and friends on the TV.

Here are a selection of these who have been good to us over recent years; some you may know and some you may not. Check them out all the same…

Elsecar at the Races

The team at the Elsecar show have been supporting and promoting the Fab Lab for many years and we are proud to support their show in return.

For those who are unaware, these guys put on the best VW show in the land, with a family orientated friendly atmosphere.

Check out the Fab Lab stand at this years show where we will be showcasing some of our work past and present.

Custom Car Magazine

We’ve recently been featured for our Cadilac/Mustang build, with a section each month following the progress of the build.

Keep your eyes open for a grand-reveal at their annual show

Guy Martin

The UKs foremost tea drinker is a big fan of the lab, especially those custom BMX pit-bike builds Jo is famous for.

Guy even invited the team down to his house for a brew (naturally) and a good old gab about all things vehicular.
He’s not normally one for photos but was happy to be snapped on one of Jo’s creations.

Only Charged Dubs (OCD)

Check out OCD for all your air-ride needs. Long time friends of the lab that make and sell some fantactic products. Tell them Jo sent ya!




Slide Motorsport

We are all about helping fellow local business
Checkout their website for all your drifting needs





Doncaster GTA College

Fabricators of the future are in desperate need right now.
So here at the Lab we are committed to the future stars of welding and fabrication.
They don’t come more committed than my daughter Tyler who is currently doing superb with the help of the guys at GTA College.

VW Bus magazine

We were featured in VW Bus magazine recently, showcasing our T5 Transporter Pod build

Always some great material in there for you bus fans, go look them up

Cherry Upholstery

The guys at Cheery always step up and create some awesome work for our custom builds. Check them out.


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  • 29 Lidgate Close, Langthwaite Industrial, South Kirkby, Pontefract WF9 3NR