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Looking for person to weld in Puget Sound

Discussion in 'North West' started by davidpick, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Nov 2, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    davidpick

    davidpick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be installing a pile of suspension stuff on my 04 Tacoma in a month or so, one of those things being Total Chaos spindle gussets. My roommates have a small stick welder, but I've heard that spindle gussets should be MIG welded and if you do it wrong, you can drastically weaken the spindle.

    My roommates and I know just enough about welding to be dangerous and I would rather have someone who knows what they're doing do the welding, if possible.

    Do I need to remove/replace my front wheel bearings?

    So I'm looking for someone I can the gussets and spindles to to have it done, or have someone come over. Beer, pizza, cash all on the table for payment.

    Let's hear your recommendations!

    Thanks, TW!
     
  2. Nov 10, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    Id strip the spindles down a far as you can and have them off the truck. The heat from welding can hurt other things.

    id help ya out..but i a few hours away..and hundreds of miles haha
     
  3. Nov 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    davidpick

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    Cool man, good tips! You think I'll need to replace the wheel bearings as well?
     
  4. Nov 11, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    Couldn't hurt after the welding. Might as well while it apart.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    davidpick

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    yeah, good call. i just picked up some timken bearings and seals. i've got quite a growing pile of parts to install!
     
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