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post #16 of 164 Old 08-29-2012, 05:05 PM
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90 amp flux core welder would not come close to welding an offroad bumper, multipass or not. I wouldn't use less than a 150 amp machine with solid wire or flux core, multipassed forsure.

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post #17 of 164 Old 08-29-2012, 09:17 PM
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Since no ones asked what thickness material he's using to builds this, I think its a wee bit premature to jump his case over his welder.
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Whatever is strong enough to weld a d-ring to, doesnt have to be strong enough to plow threw a brick wall but you get the point.
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Since no ones asked what thickness material he's using to builds this, I think its a wee bit premature to jump his case over his welder.
I'm using 3/16 in steel and a gas stick welder so I can weld anything I want to. Haha.


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Hrm, think you could make and mount a bumper on a '12 Rubicon JKU? Formerly a KS kid myself and will be driving through in a couple of weeks. Will be in town for 4-5 days. Was going to buy an aftermarket bumper, but if I can get a solid homemade and help you out with some income, sounds win-win to me.
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Hrm, think you could make and mount a bumper on a '12 Rubicon JKU? Formerly a KS kid myself and will be driving through in a couple of weeks. Will be in town for 4-5 days. Was going to buy an aftermarket bumper, but if I can get a solid homemade and help you out with some income, sounds win-win to me.
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Aww man nice I cant wait to see this build. Your in business man congrats
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Aww man nice I cant wait to see this build. Your in business man congrats
Ya it looks like it. I actually gotta take my time with these haha. I just kinda threw together my cj bumper and it turned out pretty good.

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It sure did. Show us what your able to do man, looking forward to see some custom work.
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Thanks. Well looks like I'm no longer unemployed haha.

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Since no ones asked what thickness material he's using to builds this, I think its a wee bit premature to jump his case over his welder.
Any offroad bumper should be made out of 3/16ths or thicker, mounts 1/4. A small machine like that just isn't enough.
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I looked into what my machine is rated for, its good for up to 3/16ths however I feel stick welding would be much stronger.
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Yep that's what I plan on doing 3/16ths bumper and 1/4 mounts.

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Any offroad bumper should be made out of 3/16ths or thicker, mounts 1/4. A small machine like that just isn't enough.
The OPs machine is more than enough, I know, I have one just like it mounted on a skid instead of a trailer.
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The OPs machine is more than enough, I know, I have one just like it mounted on a skid instead of a trailer.
Haha thanks. That was one of my first projects that trailer.


Well I think I'm going to go price steel next week for what I don't have then I will be waiting for the go ahead from straight six.

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