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Total chaos weld on spindle gusset questions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by pegcitytacoma, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Feb 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    pegcitytacoma

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    Does anyone have the total chaos weld on spindle gussets? I would like to get these but I can't find info about the prep process of the spindles if any other than cleaning up the spindle with a grinder with a wire brush wheel. Just to let you know I have a 2003 4x4 taco and am doing work on the front end soon but don't have a lot of experience with the front end of a 4x4. Once I have the spindle out can I just weld the gusset on or is more disassembly needed and if so what and how?? Any help here would be great
     
  2. Dec 24, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    ckblum

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    Same question, too lazy to make another thread. Hopefully someone answers this time.
     
  3. Dec 24, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    Pull them. Wire wheel clean them. Weld them. Re install them.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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  5. Dec 24, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    I have an '03... I removed the wheel and welded in place. I used a MIG and stitch welded. I don't receommend using an ARC machine.

    Hope this helps you out.

    Later.
     
  6. Dec 25, 2012 at 5:43 AM
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    Should all the bearings and seals be removed to prevent damage?
     
  7. Dec 25, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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    Ritchie

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    Not necessary.
    If you have OEM UCA's, be sure to shield the ball joint.

    Later.
     
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