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Welding

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by tacoma44x44, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    tacoma44x44

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    Hey i have done a little welding in my day and was gonna fab up some sliders and such for my truck. But i was wondering some people i have talked to they say you have to take extra care when your welding on a vehicle because you can potentially fry your electrical systems? Just wondering if there's any truth to this and anything else i need to know about welding on vehicles?:cool:
     
  2. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    unhook your battery
     
  3. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    Should i just pop the ground off or both?
     
  4. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    just the ground should be good
     
  5. Jul 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    BlueT

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    I do remove both so there is no possibility of closed loop, also make sure your welder ground is always as close to your welding point as possible.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
     
  7. Jul 14, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    Its unlikely but if you are like the paranoid ones just take the ground off your battery
     
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