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Thanks guys I'll try to get it painted and put back on for some finished pics in a couple days.
Originally Posted by johnny9
you may as well start learning underwater welding lol,,it pays real good
im gonna do the same gaurd myself when i get off my but and feel intergetic again..it comes in spurts for me,the sunshine state isnt so sunny at the moment...23 degrees last night whoooo hoooo
Haha thanks! I don't know about a career in underwater welding but i definitely would love to keep doing fabrication projects like these. I'm just having way too much fun with this lol
I feel ya on the cold weather. It's been highs of 30 here all week
how wide id this bumper if you dont mindgiving up the specs
Don't mind at all Started as a 2"x4"x48" piece of 3/16 rectangular tube. after i chopped the ends it ended up just under 48" end to end. winch, fairlead, and bumper mounts are all 1/4"
let me know if you have anymore questions. I'd be happy to answer
Finished up my steering box skid today. I painted it yesterday and installed it today. pretty happy with the way it came out. Only pulled it out of the garage for the pic, alittle snow last night and it feels like its about 20 degrees today
Thanks for looking
Thanks yea i figured that out when i was building the bumper and thats what i did when i was building the steering box skid. Saved a lot of time grinding the edge smooth. Thanks for the tip I still have a lot to learn from you more experienced fabricators on here
Yeah, until you bump you knee against it or bang your head off it crawling out from under your rig.
Not that I've ever done that before.
Haha i'm sure it'll happen some time... its really not as sharp of a cut as you guys think. I rounded the edge with a flap disc and its no more dangerous than the corner on any aftermarket bumper out there
There is tons of other sharp edges and bolts under a jeep to bang my head on
Haha thanks! i'll be sure to keep that in mind on the next project
I think what helped me with welding was doing a lot of research before i got into it. I believe buying the right machine really makes a difference in your ability to learn and progress so the HH187 was one of the best tools i'v ever purchased. I wanted to get a welder that could handle anything i plan on doing to my jeep and that I could grow into as I learn. The 187 almost makes it easy for me to lay down good looking beads even as a novice welder The second best thing i did was going straight to gas MIG welding. After i finished wiring my garage for 220v i went straight to my LWS and picked up a cylinder of C25 and some solid .035 wire and I think that makes it a whole lot easier for a beginner like me to see the weld pool resulting in a much cleaner looking weld.