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Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by linked2002, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. JLee

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    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Damn. Is it safe to assume the compressor's lacking output is the primary reason for the clogging problems I've been having?
     
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    NwiTACO Big tars, little/no bed.

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    Walnut shells are usually for AL or other soft metals. I only use Black Beauty. Plentiful around here, cheap, and the toughest media you can get. Its crushed steel slag from the mills. :D
     
  6. SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing

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    I'm new to this whole steel fabrication thing so my knowledge of the specialty tools out there is limited. I purchased several right angle magnets to help with fixturing, but found the cheap harbor freight magnets pretty inadequate. I did some searching today and found strong hand and magswitch on/off magnets. I have two of the 165 magswitch units and two of the medium duty strong hand magnets on the way. Can't wait to try them out on the bed build.

    I'm sure most of you know about these, but they're new to me. So what other cool tools are a out there that are a must have?

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    Probably late to this one... I have a Pro-Tools 105HD and love it. I landed on this over the JD2 because the dies are cheaper. I have used all 3 big brands (PT, JD, JMR) and IMO for a home fabricator they all work exactly the same... Trick-tools.com has great prices and shipping. I got my bender and all my dies from them.
     
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    I have the cube ones and we use them just about every day. You can't really go wrong with strong hand tools when it comes to clamps. I have their build pro Max table and it's amazing!!
     
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    And the shitty blaster your using :eek:
     
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    sup guys! I want to learn how to weld so I want to buy a welder and teach myself. Which welder do you guys recommend? Ill ask for help first to someone that know how to use a welder to get me started.
     
  11. Whitecloud

    Whitecloud Cloudy-fabricator of things

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    This is the one I'm using.....Well worth what I spent for everything I've been doing.
    http://store.cyberweld.com/twfa14miwew1.html
     
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    Get a used Lincoln flux core welder or whatever brand off cl for a 100. You can sell it when you want to upgrade to better mig.
     
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    When I'm done it will have a custom fabbed winch bumper and hopefully a Softtopper.
    Fuqu the flux core!

    Get any welder that allows you to use cover gas. Learning how to weld is so much easier. Its safer too. The bb's that flux core welding make, shoot out a long ways from where you are welding from and they stay red hot! The fire hazard alone is enough to keep anyone from using flux core.

    About the only instance I would recommend flux core, would be if you had to weld outside in a heavy wind. It does have other advantages, but not enough for me consider it worthwhile to even meantion.
     
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    When I'm done it will have a custom fabbed winch bumper and hopefully a Softtopper.
    You can't sub'd without bringing something to the table. It's just impolite.

    What do you want to here about? Lots of collective knowledge in this thread, give us a chance to run off at the mouth:)

    KO
     
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    Just remember you can use the flux core outside in the breeze where the gas is gonna get blown away and produce a shitty weld.
     
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    Made this bumper last month. All I had was a grinder and a small pipe bender. Used my buddy's little Lincoln Mig. I thought it came out okay for my first one. Wish I had a plasma cutter!!!! Made the bedrack and the sliders too but don't really have an pics of those.


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    I just said flux is good to learn on. Don't make anything structural for a truck like suspension parts. If you can lay down good flux, mig is a breeze. 100 bucks for a used welder is what I learned on. A few years later I dropped a 1000 on a nice 180amp mig. There is a world of a difference between the 2
     
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    i figured Id post this here as well.

    I have a TN 300 in the shop that I'm considering on selling the price is $2000. I'm upgrading to the TN 800 end mill notcher soon. It's about 6 months old and works great we just want to fine tune the notch for SS Tig welding and an end mill notcher is what we need. If your doing a lot of notches and don't want to drop 8K+ on a end mill notcher this thing is bad ass. And no more near broken arms! all you guys with drill notchers know what I'm talking about :D

    Local pickup in the Bay area would be best as this thing weighs in at about 150lbs I can ship it freight to just about anywhere in the us for about $100 bucks but local pick up would be best. My shop is in Benicia

    Here is a video of it in action
    http://youtu.be/sKU-zGF4d5I
     
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    Sounds l like you're doing judging from all the upgrades, congrats!
     
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