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post #271 of 4885 Old 12-05-2012, 07:58 AM
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The track bar bracket never even entered my mind until today, I had read you need to "notch" the tower... but it's very hard to measure the tower to mark the notch.... that doesn't fit where you need to measure it from.... so again.... cut small... and bring it out to the final dimension. Time consuming and dirty, I'm still not really done with this step, I'm damn close though. We should BOTH be doing this at the same time by the way!
The notch looks perfect , should make for some interesting angles to get to when you are welding it up ! And I wish I was working on this same project , but on a whole I try to finish one project before I start another and my trailer is eating up all my time .


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is your axle set at ride height? The mistake I made was having my axle sit lower when placing my towers thinking I would have 6" of uptravel but once the tires went on and the weight of the vehicle I was really looking at about 4.5-5" of uptravel.

Overall your looking good my only concern is the shock body contacting that trac bar bracket. Do you have enough clearance?

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post #273 of 4885 Old 12-05-2012, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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is your axle set at ride height? The mistake I made was having my axle sit lower when placing my towers thinking I would have 6" of uptravel but once the tires went on and the weight of the vehicle I was really looking at about 4.5-5" of uptravel.

Overall your looking good my only concern is the shock body contacting that trac bar bracket. Do you have enough clearance?
I've left the springs in and leveled the axle the absolute best I could at as close to it's actual height with the wheels on as I could. The Jeep is sitting almost just as it does with all 4 wheels on so I figure not much should change when I actually do put the rear wheels on. Let's hope!

As far as the track bar bracket is concerned, I'm planning to trim quite a bit more off what you see in the photo. Worst case scenario I'll actually trim part of the track bar bracket itself but I'm not anticipating having to do that. My rear links are pretty flat so I think my towers have ended up a little more vertical than most, causing me to be a little closer to the track bar than I've seen on other outboard jobs.

Thanks for looking though, I need the advise!
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That outboard is coming along nicely. Makes me want to do mine now but I still have other things on the list to do before that.

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Had just a little time tonight to work. I did some more fitting on the passenger side and have it about as good as it's going to get. Fit up is pretty tight, not nearly as clean as the driver side but still not bad. I will have some "filling" to do with my welds by the track bar mount and unfortunately in my center notch but not much at all considering. I plan to drop the tank to weld the backside lower portion. I just think it will make it a lot easier and dropping the tank is easy enough. Overall I'm feeling pretty good about it. My next chore is to thoroughly clean up the frame around all my weld joints. I could tell just by some little tacking I did that if I don't spend some time cleaning it up better my welding is going to suck.



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post #276 of 4885 Old 12-06-2012, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Well this whole deal is on hold until I either buy or borrow a 220 welder. I know my 110 is at it's very limit at 1/4, IMO... it's not even close. No way I can trust it,
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Are you having a Miller or Lincoln Christmas ?

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Are you having a Miller or Lincoln Christmas ?
Miller 211??? What would you recommend?
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Miller 211??? What would you recommend?
I've have a miller 175 and 275 mig and both are great. A 211 would be powerful enough for pretty much anything on a heep though. My tig welder is a Lincoln and its top quality too.

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211 is appealing because I can use 110v. when it's more convenient and appropriate for the job. Using the dryer's 220 outlet is going to be my only 220 source when we move in March. (Renting) for a while.
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I have a Miller 210 and it has been a great machine . Your going to love the duty cycle of a bigger machine . Either a Miller or Lincoln will treat you well , check out your local weld shop as both Lincoln and Miller both have some good deals with extra freebies going on right now .

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I have a Miller 210 and it has been a great machine . Your going to love the duty cycle of a bigger machine . Either a Miller or Lincoln will treat you well , check out your local weld shop as both Lincoln and Miller both have some good deals with extra freebies going on right now .
My local weld shop are crooks... unfortunately. How about this one??? I really like my Hobart, and am not opposed to staying with the brand.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...9230_200479230

Seems like a helluva deal to me?

ORDERED IT! haha.... go discover card go. Not bad though, I'll get $400 for my HH140 pretty easy I think. And this one was $849 free shipping, no tax and a free Hobart welding cart.
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My local weld shop are crooks... unfortunately. How about this one??? I really like my Hobart, and am not opposed to staying with the brand.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...9230_200479230

Seems like a helluva deal to me?

ORDERED IT! haha.... go discover card go. Not bad though, I'll get $400 for my HH140 pretty easy I think. And this one was $849 free shipping, no tax and a free Hobart welding cart.
That is a nice welder and Hobart is owned by Miller . Your going to love having a bigger welder . Its a shame your local shop is crooked ,mine is great to deal with and they give me the same pricing as a big account .

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If your selling your 140 I know a certain jeep owner who could really find some use for it. Me

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That is a nice welder and Hobart is owned by Miller . Your going to love having a bigger welder . Its a shame your local shop is crooked ,mine is great to deal with and they give me the same pricing as a big account .
Yeah it looks like it should be pretty similar to a MIller 211. Just no autoset which I hear is pretty worthless anyways and I guess the drive assembly is composite instead of metal, I don't think that will effect me at all with my light use. I'm excited! I just knew my 140 wasn't getting any penetration with the solid wire because I had to turn the wire speed WAY up to get a puddle going..... and my puddle consisted mainly of filler rod! If that makes sense.

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If your selling your 140 I know a certain jeep owner who could really find some use for it. Me
Gonna sell it local buddy, It would probably me $80 just to ship to you and I need to get all I can out of it to help pay for the new one.
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