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post #16 of 91 Old 03-21-2008, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I would weld the nuts more, however every time you weld them they get harder to use. The large amount of heat tweaks the bolt just enough to have it hard to screw in the screw. I would love to do more, but do not want to risk not being able to screw in or out.


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post #17 of 91 Old 03-21-2008, 01:03 PM
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Sorry, at almost 1 AM I aint too good at making things make sense so ignore my last post.

For welding the nuts onto your mounts, all you have to do is get a tap and run it through the nuts to fix the threads when you get them all burned on. Thats what I do and I have never really had a problem with any of mine.

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weld a socket to each bolt. problem solved.










lemme know if ya need help or anything. on nights you work, i can pick something up for ya when im on break as long as you pay me back.


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man, i am excited to see more...any updates? what is your design goal? i like how you attached to the unibody.
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I am working on it right now, picked up my 3x4 angle for the winch plate mount, some more grade 8 hardware, and also the 10 x 30 x 1/4 steel sheet for the winch plate. I did some test welds on some 1/4 scrap to see if my welder can handle it and it seems to work alright. Winch should be here any time now. Will post updates later tonight for sure.

My check engine light came on today too....

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Made some progress yesterday. I got the new winch version










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I got the angle mounted up, its 4x3" steel angle 15 inches long in pics, will be cut. then, 10x30"x1/4 steel plate for the winch. It will protrude all 10 inches, it seems to fit well there. I will be putting the 4 1/2" bolts through the winch plate aswell. Onto the pics.












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I could not lay down a full bead being my fuse breaker would go off if I held a bead for more than 5 seconds...

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I would be led to believe that the row of tacks is not gonna hold up to that winch. I would would grind those off and have it welded with a full bead. Since your beaker keeps poping, you can't get enough heat into it to get good penetration. Either fix your power source or have it welded somewhere else. It would be a shame to see that come off under load.


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If it has tracks, tires or tits, its gonna cause a problem.

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I would be led to believe that the row of tacks is not gonna hold up to that winch. I would would grind those off and have it welded with a full bead. Since your beaker keeps poping, you can't get enough heat into it to get good penetration. Either fix your power source or have it welded somewhere else. It would be a shame to see that come off under load.
Yeah, thats what I was thinking. I dont know what to do, I was thinking of even buying a cheap stick welder for $100 and using that....

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Looking good man, now I got something to think about for my bumper!

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Grind out all but a couple tacks (to hold it together) and just take it to a shop to have a good bead run.. shouldn't cost too much. Those tacks won't hold.

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Grind out all but a couple tacks (to hold it together) and just take it to a shop to have a good bead run.. shouldn't cost too much. Those tacks won't hold.
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You may just need to get a different breaker/wiring in your garage. You are obviously pulling way too much current. All I know is that it needs to have a full weld on there. It appears to me that you aren't penetrating at all. You need full penetration and filler metal to have a weld equal in strength to the metal you are using. The way it is now will not hold. Most welding shops won't charge you more than a few bucks to do those two welds.

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BTW It looks like you've got a nice little project in the works. Good luck and keep us all posted. And lastly, It might not hurt to weld both sides of the winch mount, but it shouldn't be necessary.

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