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Unread 10-21-2013, 12:02 PM   #32206
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Your welds must be pretty strong as they never failed when my jeep rolled over lol

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Unread 10-21-2013, 12:10 PM   #32207
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As for lessons, it would take me probably 10 minutes at the most to show you what I do... Then really it's just a matter of grabbing a bunch of scrap metal and practicing
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And then you can weld up everything for us!!!! Sliders for everyone!
Sounds like I better keep my fingers crossed for that Lincoln to work out and I would gladly take those 10 minutes of walk through. As for practice, well since Jared just volunteered I guess I have something to practice on welding sliders for everyone. I hope he is working some OT to pay for all of the "practice" material though
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Unread 10-21-2013, 12:23 PM   #32208
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I think I've got about $50 of metal into my monsters...














Make sure you have a chop saw and a 4.5" hand grinder. Then next you're gonna want a tubing bender and a notcher. LOL, trust me, it'll happen! welding gloves, auto darkening helmet, welding apron and one of those green welding resistant jackets are nice. I have a leather setup also that I on occasion bust out if I'm welding overhead. All of that stuff except the gloves and green jacket I would hit harbor freight for. If they have the thin green jackets I'd get that there too but if not, hit a welding shop for gloves and the jacket. I usually don't pay more then $15 for gloves but the welding store ones are much nicer then harbor freight and you can still have some feel to what you're doing. The HF ones don't last long enough to justify being totally cheapass. Trust me, it won't take long to learn when you're in a position that you're likely about to get hurt! LOL Sometimes I'm in t-shirt and shorts with sandals and I'm closing my eyes when I weld. Other times I'm in full gear... Arm pit hurts worse then your sack or taint... Take my word for it!
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Unread 10-21-2013, 12:35 PM   #32209
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Haha sounds like I may be considering biting off more than I can chew
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Unread 10-21-2013, 12:40 PM   #32210
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It's just another thing that snowballs... Kinda like buying pretty much any offroad toy! It starts off simple, then before you know it... "you know... If I had one of those xxxxxxx thingies, then I could build myself a xxxxxx"

It all started for me, I wanted a prerunner bumper on my exploder back in about '01. I got quoted like $400 for it. My dad had a welder and a chop saw. I picked up the exact tubing bender that I still use to this day and well, here I am now. Just instead of paying people to build me stuff, I'd spend that money on tools/equipment and learn on my own.

I built this bumper ages ago... Like seriously, I built one on my exploder and then this friend wanted one on his! HIDEOUS looking back on it now!!!! That's the 2nd thing I ever "fabbed" with the first being the bumper I built on mine.
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Unread 10-21-2013, 12:49 PM   #32211
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So there I was in my office listening to offspring on iheart when bad religion "f you" comes on... good thing no one walked by!!
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Unread 10-21-2013, 01:02 PM   #32212
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Unread 10-21-2013, 03:26 PM   #32213
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Went for gas today in the LJ, those miles are stacking up quick!
That seems pretty high!! I only have 43k lol

I use a Millermatic 185 now, but learned on a 252 which is almost cheating. I'd say learn with flux core for now, and later switch to gas when you understand why.
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Unread 10-21-2013, 03:31 PM   #32214
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If it makes you guys feel any better I will end up hitting 19k miles this week and I have a 10 month old 2013
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Unread 10-21-2013, 03:36 PM   #32215
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Hey Scott, This guy is on cherokeeforum and seems pretty cool

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/4089244272.html
Or get this:
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/4142702773.html

Or a good priced TJ
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/4143047766.html
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Unread 10-21-2013, 03:49 PM   #32216
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Linked prerunner for 8 and some change... Cheap go fast toy! Swap in a built rear axle and plop in that V8 you have Ricky!

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Unread 10-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #32217
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I use a Millermatic 185 now, but learned on a 252 which is almost cheating. I'd say learn with flux core for now, and later switch to gas when you understand why.
Or start with a TIG setup and let us bet on how long it takes before you drill a hole in your head.
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Unread 10-21-2013, 04:01 PM   #32218
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Unread 10-21-2013, 04:03 PM   #32219
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Or start with a TIG setup and let us bet on how long it takes before you drill a hole in your head.
I think I still have a small scar just above my ear.....
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Unread 10-21-2013, 04:04 PM   #32220
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Thanks Jared I'll have to check them out. Except the Comanche, it was on CL last week for $275 or the junkyard. Now this person wants $2600. I don't think so.
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