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Old 09-28-2013, 11:04 AM   #1981
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You could also use some agle or channel with a slight bend in it, and weld it to the inside. A lot of the armor plate I used to weld had to have "bars" installed to keep everything straight and square. Used lots of gussets too, but removed them after material was cool. 1/4"- 3/4" steel armor, & 1/2"-2" aluminum armor. All done with tig and spray arc. Shit would bow like CRAZY without the gussets and reinforcement bars
Yeah when welding the tube chassis of our baja car the only way to keep it from warping was to tack it down to our 3/8" steel fab table in several spots. It was a pain cutting it out and cleaning up all the tacks after but definitely necessary.
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3/16". Either gonna skip around when cutting and welding next time or gonna use 1/4"
What are you using to cut it?
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well that's not very fair now is it? wheres mine?

seriously, what axle are you running?

and my main question is, why no leaf sprun solid axle 2nd gens out there? i want to see that, so i can copy it
why do a solid axle cheap on a $25k - $30k truck? and links flex better and are nearly as strong if done properly
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:56 AM   #1984
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why do a solid axle cheap on a $25k - $30k truck? and links flex better and are nearly as strong if done properly
Also there's no bolt on kits so might as well go all out.

First gens have few companies that make Bolt on kits which is nice but there leaf springs.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:30 AM   #1985
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well that's not very fair now is it? wheres mine?

seriously, what axle are you running?

and my main question is, why no leaf sprun solid axle 2nd gens out there? i want to see that, so i can copy it
Its a 1979 Ford KingPin Dana 60-upgraded with:
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-Chassis Unlimited High Steer arms (custom double shear)
-Yukon Hardcore Locking Hubs

Leaf Sprung doesn't articulate as much, and generally speaking you end up with a high ride height.

Links I can stay low, lots of travel, and no axle wrap.

I do have files to make replicas of my frame end brackets, which is really the hardest part of the second gen SAS since the frames aren't straight, if anyone is interested in a set down the road, shoot me a PM.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:26 PM   #1986
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Still trying to spend some time after work and practice tigging tubes. This was by far the thickest material and the highest amp I have ever used. I haven't been welding for a few weeks so it was nice to get back at it. I start to miss it! Any advice, suggestions? I noticed that the tube would start gapping a bunch because I didn't really tac weld it very well. I also had the amperage at 200 and the rod I used was a thicker one than I normally use.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:00 PM   #1987
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That looks really good. Your technique and heat level look great. Only advice I'd give you is to clean the joint better before welding. There should be zero mil scale on any of the metal that is within a half inch or so of the weld.

I use a wire brush wheel on a bench grinder for the cleaning, then a quick wipe with acetone.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:05 PM   #1988
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Yours actually looks better than my first attempt at higher amperage on steel. This was the CV joint housing I welded to the adapter flange for our baja SAE car.

This side I cleaned like crazy before welding.



The back side I just blasted with 180 amps (highest our welder went to) with almost no cleaning. You can see all the black carbon that spewed out.

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Old 10-03-2013, 12:39 PM   #1989
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That looks really good. Your technique and heat level look great. Only advice I'd give you is to clean the joint better before welding. There should be zero mil scale on any of the metal that is within a half inch or so of the weld.

I use a wire brush wheel on a bench grinder for the cleaning, then a quick wipe with acetone.

Well thanks! and yes, I was being lazy and didn't clean it too much. lol I wouldn't say my weld is better than yours! I am still trying to be more consistent when it comes to starting and stopping. I just really need to spend more time practicing. I'm sure if I was able to weld every other day it would be a ton better!
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:12 PM   #1990
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Well thanks! and yes, I was being lazy and didn't clean it too much. lol I wouldn't say my weld is better than yours! I am still trying to be more consistent when it comes to starting and stopping. I just really need to spend more time practicing. I'm sure if I was able to weld every other day it would be a ton better!
Yup practice makes perfect. Just keep at it.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:59 PM   #1994
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Structure that I'm building at work. Gonna be over 40 foot high when fully assembled


Did some welding on a D60 for my buddies Heep
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Kinda new here, found this is where we are supposed to post our welding projects.

Here are a few trailers that I have built.

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Here are a few pics of the bump I built for My other truck, sorry it's a Tundra
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Awesome work! Doesn't mater if it's a tundra, just not a Jeep

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Here are a few pics of the bump I built for My other truck, sorry it's a Tundra
dude, that walter sure is an espensive circle guide

had to comment as I see other people use them very seldom. I try and save mine for stainless but sometimes I cant help it and use them on some nasty steel. best flapper out there hands down.

well, in other news, I have my fingers crossed on an old sa200. . . .still not sure he will sell or for what price but im really hoping. maybe I will have a nice boring continental rebuild for you guys. who likes flat-heads?
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Any TIG welders round here?
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Any TIG welders round here?
I'm in the tig program at Mt.SAC. Just finished aluminum and we are starting stainless today.
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