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Unread 06-19-2008, 08:21 AM   #151
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thanks man and dont worry...after the lift comes the welder.. then ill be making all sorts of stuff for the jeep. right now its just a work in progress.
What kinda welder you looking at getting? I'm assuming your getting a MIG, in which case I'd reccomend a Hobart 140. It still uses a normal 120V outlet and can weld up to 1/4in with multiple passes. Overall it's a great piece for the money. Definitely better than a comparable Lincoln.

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Unread 06-19-2008, 12:11 PM   #152
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Unread 06-19-2008, 12:15 PM   #153
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Unread 06-19-2008, 12:16 PM   #154
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Unread 06-19-2008, 12:33 PM   #155
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What kinda welder you looking at getting? I'm assuming your getting a MIG, in which case I'd reccomend a Hobart 140. It still uses a normal 120V outlet and can weld up to 1/4in with multiple passes. Overall it's a great piece for the money. Definitely better than a comparable Lincoln.

how much is the hobart? ive heard good about em..i was gonna go with a clarke welder that runs off a 120v outlet and welds up to a 1/4" but im open to options. its at work for $229.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 12:37 PM   #156
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Just recieved my RCX 3" lift in the mail. Hoping to install that sometime this week. But I do have a question....

Ive tried replacing the rear shocks before but the bolts are rusted right to the top mount. After much time and patience, I still managed to snap one of the bolts off. I know for a fact if i tried the others, they would do the same thing. Ive talked to a few others who have had the same troubles and they told me they had to cut the shock mount right off and refrabicate a new one. Is there way to do this without cutting the mount off?

Second question..

Need to replace all my front bushings. Know of any good kits? cause im having trouble finding them.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 01:07 PM   #157
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how much is the hobart? ive heard good about em..i was gonna go with a clarke welder that runs off a 120v outlet and welds up to a 1/4" but im open to options. its at work for $229.
Since your talking about a Clarke, I'm assuming you probably work at Menards? Northern usually has decent prices, and they go on sale every once in a while. You can find coupons online too.

The Hobart is usually $459 at most places (it goes on sale for under $400 at times). I've had a few buddies go with a less expensive unit, like the Clarke, and they ended up being dissapointed. Just overall it wasn't worth the couple hundred bucks in savings. One even had theirs crap out after very little use. Also I think the Clarke is only flux-cored where as the Hobart is a full MIG.

I don't know if you can swing the $250 difference, but IMO it would be totally worth it. Plus, alot of times the Hobarts come with welding gear (shield, brushes, sometimes gloves) and some spools to start off with.

I'm going to pick up a Hobart 140 next time they go on sale. You might want to PM a member on here who semi recently picked up a Hobart 140 to see what he thinks of it. I don't remember the exact name, all I remember is his name is Andrew/he has a black 97 2 door 5spd/and I think he's 17.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 01:14 PM   #158
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yea (black2door) i know just got one. lemme know if you find the hobart on sale soon the only real good power tools we have at menards are the dremels and maybe some other things but yeah..i work at service alot and i constantly get people returning tools that they were very disappointed with the power and performance. and yea, the clarke is flux-core.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 01:23 PM   #159
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yea (black2door) i know just got one. lemme know if you find the hobart on sale soon the only real good power tools we have at menards are the dremels and maybe some other things but yeah..i work at service alot and i constantly get people returning tools that they were very disappointed with the power and performance. and yea, the clarke is flux-core.
Yeah, black2door was who I was thinking of. I'll let you know if I see the Hobart on sale, I'm keeping an eye out on Lincolns as well. It's hard buying expensive stuff on a High Schoolers salary. Getting those lockers done is gonna slaughter me!

I don't think the stuff at Menards is all that bad. But when you consider your spending $200 on a tool that is usally almost $500, your kinda taking a chance.

Since the Clarke is only flux-core that kind of limits you. You get a lot more splatter which can be a pain. It's nice to be able to do both GMAW (gas metal arc welding - with shielding gas) and FCAW (fluc cored arc welding - w/o shielding gas).
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Unread 06-19-2008, 03:03 PM   #160
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alright cool man thanks. yea ive seen my friends flux core welds and they can end up looking like stick arc welds. the welds are good but they look like crap. i also like oxy-acetylene welding but its not the easiest to make two pieces stick but the results are orgasmic.

as for the jeep, i got the rear end cap brackets off, then gonna sand off the rust and herculine again giving everything a second coat.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 05:52 PM   #161
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update on the jeep: herculiner is on and drying - first coat (2nd for the already herculined stuff) then comes the 2nd coat for the rear quarters.

dont know if i mentioned this..i ordered 4 hella 500s for the roof rack..should be here saturday or monday.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 05:57 PM   #162
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you should put some 96 and below rear end caps on (assuming if you ever put your rear bumper on) for a nice clean look.

didnt do anything to mine today besides drive it. Anybody know where to get protekto trim?
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Unread 06-19-2008, 06:03 PM   #163
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http://yhst-13811118617756.stores.ya...tektotrim.html

dont know if thats it..i just did a google search.

next thursday ill be making the nut plates and getting them welded. then i gotta get new bolts for the rear brackets, get the old threads off..drill out whats left and get the new bolts welded in. also herculining the bumper too. itll find its way back on..just dont know how soon.

and i think i like the herculined look more than having end caps ill be making my own bumpers once i get my welder so that might clean up or destroy the look depending on how it goes.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 06:16 PM   #164
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Anybody know where to get protekto trim?
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Unread 06-19-2008, 06:21 PM   #165
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heres bowhunters rig... im not sure if you caught my drift or not, buy either way this is what ill end up doing. the older rear end caps dont cover up that area the 97+ ones do.

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