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Am I gonna regret welding...

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by LonghornTaco, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Dec 15, 2008 at 11:30 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    ...on these All Pro sliders? If I have them welded, I can put them just a hair lower than if I bolt them on, giving me a little more space between them and the cab AND I won't have to notch the pinch weld. But, that seems pretty permanent. And from what I'm hearing, there is a chance they could bend a little... So replacing them would be a pretty painful thing.

    But, if I bolt them on, they bend up then I can just unbolt and replace them. However, in order to get all four bolts into the frame, I'll have to notch the pinch weld to get them high enough.

    Thoughts? Anybody within 100 miles of Minneapolis want to buy some sliders?? :)
     
  2. Dec 15, 2008 at 11:31 AM
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    I'd weld them on... wouldn't want to mess with the pinch welds.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2008 at 11:34 AM
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    My buddy told me if you have. Good welder and later you decide hmm i dont want these sliders you can take them off just sand to smooth and repaint my buddy showed me his jeep and you couldnt tell he welded them on before
     
  4. Dec 15, 2008 at 12:54 PM
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    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I like the idea of welding them on, just questioning whether I want to weld "these" particular ones, since it sounds like I could have to replace them at some point.

    This is what kinda scares me if I have to have them removed... I get some welder that says he's good then grinds too deep and now my frame is jacked...
     
  5. Dec 15, 2008 at 2:19 PM
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    Is it really that hard to find a good welder? Did you try muffler shops? Try going to a metal shop, or a place that sells metal. They might be able to get you in touch with a professional welder.

    This should be cake for a professional welder to weld or unweld.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2008 at 2:41 PM
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    Welding does not make it permanent. You can easily grind off the weld joints yourself with a grinder.

    Why will you need to replace them soon? I'm just wondering I'm looking at buy a set not sure what kind. I like the looks of the shrocks but they are pricey. I do have a good welder i may ask him if he can make me a set.
     
  7. Dec 15, 2008 at 2:44 PM
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    wat?
    i had them taken off my 07 and put on my 09 when i got it....far from permanent. this shop cut the welds, sanded them smooth, and repainted the spots on the frame. you could not tell the frame had been touched, besides the shiny paint
     
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