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Unread 02-07-2009, 04:22 PM   #16
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what do shops usually charge to grind off one shackle bracket and smooth over the other and reweld? any ideas?

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Unread 02-07-2009, 07:30 PM   #17
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You can always get yourself a cheapy HF 4.5" grinder and a few cut-off wheels. Ya should be able to cut it off yourself and save a couple bucks. Always good to have some fun and get your hands dirty on your own rig, anyway.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 09:02 PM   #18
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what do shops usually charge to grind off one shackle bracket and smooth over the other and reweld? any ideas?
unless you can trailer it to the shop there going to charge an arm and a leg at a shop to do the prep work. call a mobile welder over or get in touch with a local club and they will help you for next to nothing if you were close id do it for you. there are guys that put up fencing that are more than capable to weld it up and i bet a lot cheaper than a strictly welding shop. if you have it all ready for the welder than it would only take him 5 min to do it.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 11:46 PM   #19
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Very true.... Can't do it my self because I have no way to get it to the shop then... I will check into mobile welders but I know my shop in town is very reasonable... It's owned by a father and son and I got a exhaust welded up a few years ago and they did it for next to nothing so I will get a quote from them first.
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Unread 02-10-2009, 02:38 PM   #20
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im happy to say my local auto shop that i always get exhaust welded up at for my prev. cars will weld up those babys for 50 bucks. thats including removal of the other and prep... so not too bad!
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Unread 02-10-2009, 09:53 PM   #21
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im happy to say my local auto shop that i always get exhaust welded up at for my prev. cars will weld up those babys for 50 bucks. thats including removal of the other and prep... so not too bad!
that is not to bad at all, and you dont have to do a thing.
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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:47 AM   #22
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a lot of shops are at $90.00 hr here and set up fee
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Unread 02-11-2009, 09:59 AM   #23
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yea im a fire fighter in my town and i have brought the guy quite a lot of business by referring friends and such so he likes to hook me up... our station is right down the street from him so he likes to be on our good side
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Unread 02-11-2009, 11:46 AM   #24
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The hangers you posted in your quadtech link are primarily for CJ's and such. You can make them work, but they will require some modification. If you want something more OME, then I would get these...
http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...ct.aspx?id=998
they worked quite well for me.


not hard to do yourself... this was with my hobart 140, 110v.







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Great info!

I've been looking to beef up mine with something but wasn't quite sure what to get. I think I'll run down to Currie and pick up a pair of those.
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Unread 02-11-2009, 02:07 PM   #25
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Ruff stuff has these too.
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...ger-p-182.html

They are a little cheaper but you have to weld the DOM to the bracket. They also come with the bushings.
X 2 on the RuffStuff. Solid beefy units. Used them when I ripped the HP44 off my YJ. Well worth the extra work. Dan has ads on Pirate all the time. You can get 10% or more by mentioning PBR.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 11:55 AM   #26
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is the steering box required to be removed to weld the drivers side mount?
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Unread 02-23-2009, 12:59 PM   #27
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No. It sits forward of that.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 06:08 PM   #28
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i have never welded before. i get how to do it but know nothing about brands of welders... would the craftsman 300& mig welder work? i will probably never use the welder again unless something else breaks so i dont want to dump a ton of money into a welder.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 06:16 PM   #29
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The small wire feed welders you see at home depot and Lowes, usually Lincoln. These weld with flux core wire(you don't need gas) and will work for what you want to do. Price is around $300-400 new. One step up would be one of the Hobart 125s or 140s. Anything less hire someone to do the work for you.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 06:18 PM   #30
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i have never welded before. i get how to do it but know nothing about brands of welders... would the craftsman 300& mig welder work? i will probably never use the welder again unless something else breaks so i dont want to dump a ton of money into a welder.
BEFORE you weld anything that has a purpose (such an example being a spring hanger), practice on scrap steel first. that way you can really get the feel of it, understand the heat needed for proper penetration of BOTH metals you are joining, speed to move the nozzle for proper puddling of the weld, and to save time in the long run from not having to grind off the slop/slag from crappy welds.

as for never using it again, welding can be like a Jeep-----addictive. you'll realize you can make more than half the stuff for cheaper and possibly better and it is manufactured. you can modify the ideas other companies have to make something more unique and stronger. plus you dont have to limit welding to just your Jeep.
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