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Unread 10-22-2010, 10:35 PM   #1096
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That's pretty awesome! I can see where it would be labor intensive. I need to learn how to weld. I have all these ideas running though my head that I really should do something with.

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Unread 10-23-2010, 07:24 AM   #1097
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That's pretty awesome! I can see where it would be labor intensive. I need to learn how to weld. I have all these ideas running though my head that I really should do something with.
It's really not that difficult to learn. Might check around at the local community college and see if they offer any welding classes. Or.. hang out with a buddy who knows how to weld and have him/her give you some pointers.

I started welding when I was in my late teens. I saved pennies and bought an AC/DC stick welder from Montgomery Ward. Read the owners manual and started burning rods. That was almost 30 years ago. Like anything else, the more you do it, the better you get. Of all the "hobby skills" I've acquired over the years, nothing has saved/made me more money than welding. It is an invaluable skill to possess as an offroader.
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Unread 10-24-2010, 01:32 AM   #1098
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Thanks Eddie, I think I will put this on my short list, you know, the list of things to do this year. Next time you come up this way to wheel, you know, Shoe Creek, GWNF, etc, let me know. I wouldn't miind wheelin' with you, you seem like good people.
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Unread 10-24-2010, 07:09 AM   #1099
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Thanks Eddie, I think I will put this on my short list, you know, the list of things to do this year. Next time you come up this way to wheel, you know, Shoe Creek, GWNF, etc, let me know. I wouldn't miind wheelin' with you, you seem like good people.
Thanks for the invite!! The club I belong to (Middle Penn Jeep Assoc Inc MPJAI) makes runs to Shoe Creek quite often. Been a member of the club for about 6-7 years now and have never been to Shoe Creek

I'll have to get out of the shop one day and make one of those runs.
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Unread 10-26-2010, 12:53 AM   #1100
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Thanks for the invite!! The club I belong to (Middle Penn Jeep Assoc Inc MPJAI) makes runs to Shoe Creek quite often. Been a member of the club for about 6-7 years now and have never been to Shoe Creek

I'll have to get out of the shop one day and make one of those runs.
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Your close enough to SC to hit it up for a weekend trip. Be sure you give a shout if ever get this far south.

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Got the a-z mounting kit & hinge prepped & ready to start welding. i can't find my bearclaw latch, so I ordered a destaco 344. Headed to pick up some steel tomorrow morning, but still unsure of what I want to use, 3/16" or 1/4"? I may be going with 3/16" on account of weight, and the unlikely event that it's gonna take that hard of a hit with my driving style. I'm slow, steady, and methodical.
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Unread 10-26-2010, 04:39 AM   #1101
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3/16" will take a pretty good licking.. Even my belly skid is 3/16.
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Unread 10-26-2010, 04:55 PM   #1102
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besrk, do you sell the spindle assembly I didn't see it on your ebay site?
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Unread 10-26-2010, 05:59 PM   #1103
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besrk, do you sell the spindle assembly I didn't see it on your ebay site?

Naw.. I kind of stopped selling those since I do them manually on the lathe. It's been all I can do to keep up with making them for my bumpers so I stopped selling them for the time being.

Zach (AtoZ Fab) sells the Megaspindle. My understanding is that they've been holding up very well.
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Unread 10-29-2010, 02:59 PM   #1104
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Can anyone tell me where you get the heavy duty latches from for securing the tire carrier, and roughly what sort of cost they are
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Unread 10-29-2010, 06:59 PM   #1105
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Can anyone tell me where you get the heavy duty latches from for securing the tire carrier, and roughly what sort of cost they are
They are a De Sta Co 341-R Latch (2000lb) with the "Toggle Plus" trigger. I get them from McMaster-Carr Part #5071A62

Cost $44 ea plus shipping.
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Unread 10-30-2010, 06:35 PM   #1106
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i installed my bumper and tire carrier today and i love it. it is definately a rigid piece of work.
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Unread 10-30-2010, 06:48 PM   #1107
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this overkill? Spindle 2.25" RD x 6" STUB Redline Trailer Spindles R50642
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Unread 10-30-2010, 08:54 PM   #1108
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WOW! That's huge. The base is 2.25" thick, not to mention your bearing housing will end up being 3-3.5".
What measurement steel are you planning on using for the bumper? Most people are going with 2"x4", but you would have to go 3" to fit that spindle stub.
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Unread 10-30-2010, 09:09 PM   #1109
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i was just wondering...the one eddie showed look good...
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Unread 10-30-2010, 11:49 PM   #1110
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It's really not that difficult to learn. Might check around at the local community college and see if they offer any welding classes. Or.. hang out with a buddy who knows how to weld and have him/her give you some pointers.

I started welding when I was in my late teens. I saved pennies and bought an AC/DC stick welder from Montgomery Ward. Read the owners manual and started burning rods. That was almost 30 years ago. Like anything else, the more you do it, the better you get. Of all the "hobby skills" I've acquired over the years, nothing has saved/made me more money than welding. It is an invaluable skill to possess as an offroader.
Is it just me, or have you ever noticed that most days you pick up the leads, and go right to it, and other days you can't lay out a good bead to save your life?
I zapped together a stand for my shop vise today, and just couldn't get a decent bead going. I ran out for parts, and finished up a customers car, then back to the welder. It was 30-45min later, but I had no issue with the rest of the welds.

Back on topic!...............
I got the de sta co 344. It's the 90* version of the latch you use. I assembled it today just looking it over, and wow is that thing beefy.
I know you probably got a pic somewhere, but there are to many to cruise through. Do you weld your latches in place, or bolt them?
I know I'm gonna weld the latch bracket, but not sure of what I wanna do with the latch itself.
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