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Unread 10-16-2013, 09:50 PM   #61
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That was my next question! Because I don't have a heavy duty welder yet and have been looking for one specifically for building/fixing jeep stuff....
Did my whole jeep build with a home depot Lincoln 110 V mig welder w flux core wire. I have the gas regulator but never got around to getting the gas.

8.8, home made tire carrier 2" tubing, bumper work, frame repairs, motor mounts, D ring tie downs on my 10K trailer for the jeep and my Kubota.

The welder handles 1/4" easily and will do 5/16 if your slow and patient...

I like it cause at 110 V you can use it anywhere

Sorry for the hi jack..

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Unread 10-17-2013, 09:14 AM   #62
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Ashland if you come across another deal like that let me know! I added this to my bookmarks. Where did you get it from up north?
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Unread 10-17-2013, 09:18 AM   #63
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Ashland if you come across another deal like that let me know! I added this to my bookmarks. Where did you get it from up north?
My grandpa is friends with two people who own junk yards in Alger by west branch and they always give me pretty good deals. The one guy still has two 8.8s with LSD and 3.73 gears if your interested.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 09:25 AM   #64
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2.5L so I really need the 4.10. It really sounds like your rig is coming together!
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Unread 10-17-2013, 09:30 AM   #65
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2.5L so I really need the 4.10. It really sounds like your rig is coming together!
Yeah, I picked up the only 4.10 they had. I was getting really worried to because it was the last one I looked at lol.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 02:33 PM   #66
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Man if I could get the boneheads at the yards here to come and pick up the car and cut the thing out for me id be a happy camper!
Nice job btw, I love how you always do everything on a budget, reminds me of me.
I will admit sometimes i wish i had a big shop with infinite tools and could order all new parts
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Unread 10-17-2013, 02:40 PM   #67
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Man if I could get the boneheads at the yards here to come and pick up the car and cut the thing out for me id be a happy camper!
Nice job btw, I love how you always do everything on a budget, reminds me of me.
I will admit sometimes i wish i had a big shop with infinite tools and could order all new parts
Thanks man!
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Unread 10-17-2013, 03:58 PM   #68
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Que i don't know were you are located on the d but if you are in the south east area i have a guy that has a crap ton of 8.8's in his garage along with a ton of parts. pm me if you want his number. This goes for anyone in SE mi or northern ohio.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 02:46 AM   #69
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The welder handles 1/4" easily and will do 5/16 if your slow and patient...

I like it cause at 110 V you can use it anywhere
Not sure I agree with you. I've yet to meet a 110v wire feed welder that would "easily" handle 1/4", even with flux core. Can a 110v 140amp machine weld 1/4" for *most* applications? Sure, assuming its a flat weld with a proper bevel and preheat. Would I trust it for D-ring tie downs on a 5 ton trailer? Absolutely not, especially vertically mounted ones on the outside frame of the trailer (I'm assuming these are where they are located). You simply can't get full penetration, even with .035" flux core on a dedicated 120v 30a breaker...and tie downs on an equipment trailer is not where I'd want partial weld penetration.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:23 AM   #70
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Kingcat I am in Trenton off of Fort and VanHorn. Pm sent
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Unread 10-18-2013, 04:48 PM   #71
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Not sure I agree with you. I've yet to meet a 110v wire feed welder that would "easily" handle 1/4", even with flux core. Can a 110v 140amp machine weld 1/4" for *most* applications? Sure, assuming its a flat weld with a proper bevel and preheat. Would I trust it for D-ring tie downs on a 5 ton trailer? Absolutely not, especially vertically mounted ones on the outside frame of the trailer (I'm assuming these are where they are located). You simply can't get full penetration, even with .035" flux core on a dedicated 120v 30a breaker...and tie downs on an equipment trailer is not where I'd want partial weld penetration.
Just need to go slow and get good heat. I use chain binders (not afraid to reef things down) and after 7 years no problems.... A couple passes too...

Even when stuck and being "Yanked" by another jeep the bumper D rings are solid too...

Its more than adequate welder. BTW,, its the more expensive 110/120 30-140 amp welding output.. NOT the cheaper 110/120 20 -30 amp unit.. 2 different machines
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Unread 10-21-2013, 11:20 AM   #72
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I'm not sure that I can agree or disagree on if a 110V MIG can successfully weld 1/4" steel or not. I guess that it all depends on the brand of the welder, the preparation of the metal (including beveling), and the skill level of the operator. I have welded up to 3/16" thick steel, but only with careful preparation. I personally would be afraid to try 1/4" steel, except with practice pieces.
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Unread 10-30-2013, 07:00 AM   #73
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...You simply can't get full penetration, even with .035" flux core on a dedicated 120v 30a breaker...and tie downs on an equipment trailer is not where I'd want partial weld penetration.
Part A: .030 flux core gives more penetration, a more even puddle, and a cleaner weld than .035 with the small machines.

Part B: He is working on a jeep, not an equipment trailer. Penetration is important- to a point. An adequate puddle is probably more critical as a good weld isn't going to peel off like masking tape.

I have a Lincoln 125 and I have yet to have a weld failure. Lots of trailer hitches, I have welded trailer springs to get by in a pinch, plenty of repairs and frame wraps on 4x4s over the years. But I wouldn't build an equipment trailer with it. Penetration or not on heavy metal the puddle width is just plain too narrow. While the "bigger" welders are nice, penetration lets people get away with poor welding technique because you can heat to overkill and cover it up. You can get a good weld out of a Lincoln 125.
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Unread 11-04-2014, 01:59 PM   #74
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Ash what did you do for your brake lines. Im gonna start on my 8.8 soon i hope but i really need to figure out the brake line dilema they cut all of them. Didnt even take anything just chopped them in half for some reason.
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Unread 11-04-2014, 03:26 PM   #75
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Ash what did you do for your brake lines. Im gonna start on my 8.8 soon i hope but i really need to figure out the brake line dilema they cut all of them. Didnt even take anything just chopped them in half for some reason.
Are you talking the hard steel line on the axle that was cut or the soft lines to the calipers?
On mine the extended braided steel line coming from the jeep threaded directly into the distribution block on the axle hard line. The soft lines to the calipers obviously threaded right on to the hard line as well.
If your ends were cut off your hard lines I think your going to have to either get a replacement or you'll be doing some flaring.
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