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Bent weld on gusset, fix or return ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Razorecko, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Jun 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Razorecko

    Razorecko [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    Quick question, I just got my weld-on sliders in and it seems like in shipping one of the gussets got pretty jacked. Is this something that can just be pounded out straight or can the structural integrity be weakend and it should just be straight replaced ?

    pic of said warped gusset

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  2. Jun 24, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    Call0043

    Call0043 just cant leave anything stock !

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    you can pound it out it , it or put it in a vise on a heavy bench and pull it back close to straight it probobly wont be perfect but you gonna weld it on its fine.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    put it in a vise and beat it out with a hammer as good as you can if that dont work heat it with a torch a little then hit it. they dont have to be perfectly flat to weld them on if its bent an 1/8 or so just weld up the crack
     
  4. Jun 24, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    Bend it back. That's a mount or scab plate. The triangular piece is the gusset.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    Razorecko

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    Thanks guys ! Never messed around with sliders before but ready to dump the bolt-on nerf bars for something actually protective
     
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