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Armageddon Armor by Southern Style OffRoad

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SouthernStyleOffRoad, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Mar 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM
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    toofast4u752

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    i wouldn’t do this with a flux Core.. most flux core wouldn’t have enough power.
    I have the Hobart handler 140, I welded at full power and kept my wire speed down to get sufficient heat. I would take this as an opportunity to buy a decent welder. Find some scrap metal, watch some YouTube, practice then attempt the bumper. My welder was reasonably priced, I think about $600 plus tank and accessories.. but I bought it 8 or so years ago.
     
  2. Mar 26, 2020 at 11:17 AM
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  3. Mar 26, 2020 at 11:54 AM
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    Flux core will provide better penetration generally. So using fluxcore shouldn't be an issue.

    Here's a decent article on the two (from a trusted source):
    https://www.millerwelds.com/resourc...rsus-flux-cored-wire-when-to-use-them-and-why

    I do agree with the sentiment that generally speaking, bigger is better. However, I would take a 135-140 miller over a 210 HF. There's also considerations, if you don't have a 220V plug near your working area, that rules out a bigger machine.
     
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  4. Mar 26, 2020 at 11:59 AM
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    I finally got the last of the parts I've been waiting for so I got mine all buttoned up. I ended up painting it instead of powder coating because I actually ALSO bought the new SSO hybrid. So once that arrives (planning 3-4 months), I'll swap this out and sell this. I'm also planning to swap out the red shackles for some that are not red (probably black or grey) :D. Those are just what I had.

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  5. Mar 26, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    That is a problem, I don't have a 220v plug anywhere except in the laundry room and I don't think the wife would let me set up there, not to mention it's way too small. Same with the kitchen.
     
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  6. Mar 26, 2020 at 1:46 PM
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    Couple things, depending on how close your laundry room is to your garage/workspace, many people have made extension cords to use the dryer outlet. If it's too far though, the loss would be too much. Second, I just noticed you're in Utah, what part? I'm in the Riverton area and (if you're not too far) would be happy to weld it up for you, then you could take it home and grind it down/paint/coat/whatever.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    It's not even on the same floor, I'd have to run an extension out the window down to the garage and I'm sure that wouldn't be worth it. My basement is unfinished so I could potentially look at running an outlet to the garage.

    Thanks for the offer, I was sort of hoping to use it as a learning opportunity but if I change my mind I'll let you know. Got some more research to do for now...
     
  8. Mar 26, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    The Harbor Freight Titanium Mig 140 (120 volt) handles up to 5/16 which would be fine for this bumper. It is $399 though, but there is a 20% coupon floating around the interwebs right now.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/mig-1...8ftUJ66a9EcJLcoXouSufKWnbKo6LJbEaAhRfEALw_wcB
     
  9. Mar 26, 2020 at 2:21 PM
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    If anyone need a welder in Sacramento area. Youre more than welcome to come to use it. Just bring six pack of CORONA
     
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  10. Mar 26, 2020 at 2:28 PM
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    Sold my 220v lincoln mig for the titanium unlimited 200 120/240 multiprocess.
     
  11. Mar 26, 2020 at 2:30 PM
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    I've heard good things about that machine.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2020 at 2:50 PM
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    Flux core is perfectly fine to use, and has greater penetration that solid wire.

    If your using a smaller welder, flux core would be even better to use because it stretches the machines capability.

    Also, I went through about 2.5lbs of .035 flux core for reference. And I typically did a stringer with some light side to side, slow and hot, for the vital points. After it cooled a little, I went back over it with a wide weld to build some strength.

    And remember... In the world of welding you are an expert in 1 of two things.

    You're either an amazing welder, or an amazing grinder :)
     
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  13. Mar 26, 2020 at 7:21 PM
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  15. Mar 26, 2020 at 8:06 PM
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    I was looking at a Lincoln then found that. Great value.
     
  16. Mar 26, 2020 at 8:09 PM
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    Agreed. Multi process is where it's at.
     
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  17. Mar 28, 2020 at 3:18 PM
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    What you gonna sell it for and will you ship?
     
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  18. Mar 28, 2020 at 4:08 PM
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    In the video he says to cut you bumper first and build it on the truck. Then he just builds it on the bench. Any body have any troubles from building it on the bench without any test fitting throught the assembly?
     
  19. Mar 28, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    built mine on the bench.........test fit after and trimmed a little here and there since I added an 1/8 as per video .....coating now
     
  20. Mar 28, 2020 at 7:34 PM
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    can you put a 9500lb winch in one of these? I saw on SSO their specs say 9000-10000 but for the kit it says 10000-12000. just wanted to check before I pull the trigger on a winch
     

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