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post #1801 of 5501 Old 12-02-2013, 07:51 AM
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With the eye in there I didn't realize it is supposed to be letters. Maybe that's just me

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post #1802 of 5501 Old 12-02-2013, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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I calculated, based on the percentage used of the materials I bought, how much the tire carrier cost. With metal, paint, and welding wire, it cost me $45.68 not counting power. I over guessed the percentage of material used to make up for scrap and such. All in all, my goals of cheap and sturdy were more than met!

It probably took me 18-20 hours though D:

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Fab tag design #2
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post #1804 of 5501 Old 12-02-2013, 11:27 AM
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I like that logo a lot more. "tac" means a place to tack weld in order to mount it? Probably that's a bad guess
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post #1805 of 5501 Old 12-02-2013, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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I like that logo a lot more. "tac" means a place to tack weld in order to mount it? Probably that's a bad guess
You nailed it! That's where I'd tack it into place.

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post #1806 of 5501 Old 12-02-2013, 11:46 AM
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I calculated, based on the percentage used of the materials I bought, how much the tire carrier cost. With metal, paint, and welding wire, it cost me $45.68 not counting power. I over guessed the percentage of material used to make up for scrap and such. All in all, my goals of cheap and sturdy were more than met!

It probably took me 18-20 hours though D:
20hrs X $3.45 per hr = $69.

Labor is always the big expense



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Is that all my time is worth!!! Haha jk

The cool part about all the time spent, is it was time well spent in my book

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post #1808 of 5501 Old 12-02-2013, 11:58 AM
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Your tag should be designed so it could also be used as a gusset for corner bracing. Maybe an alternate shape? I liked the creativity of your first design over the 2nd, but I like the overall look of the 2nd design over the first. Does that make sense?

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post #1809 of 5501 Old 12-02-2013, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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I feel the same way Scott. I'll keep trying till I get a good one. Well... The tags may not have turned out, but the tire carrier is officially done, and looks lovely! I cut a little strip out of the plastic securing lip on the back door of my soft top to make accessibility easier, and also so the CB antenna cord can exit that area. Otherwise the top rubs on the carrier when I try to flip that lip into the channel directly behind the carrier. I can grab that spare and seriously yank on it and it feels as sturdy as my MORE steering box brace. In fact the only give I can feel is in the panel on the jeep itself! I bet I could even jack the back end up by the spare! (Not gonna try).
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post #1810 of 5501 Old 12-03-2013, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Snow day! Without the cool going home part.
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post #1811 of 5501 Old 12-04-2013, 05:34 AM
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Snow day! Without the cool going home part.
Dude it seems like only a few weeks ago you were all talking about the heat. Now look at you!
T shirt and shorts for me blasting up the freeway yesterday.

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post #1812 of 5501 Old 12-05-2013, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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Dude it seems like only a few weeks ago you were all talking about the heat. Now look at you! T shirt and shorts for me blasting up the freeway yesterday.
Do us all a favor and post a picture of the beach before we freeze to death! The low on Saturday will be in the negatives with more snow.

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Atta Boy! Looks really good, Bud.

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Do us all a favor and post a picture of the beach before we freeze to death! The low on Saturday will be in the negatives with more snow.
Going to the beach hideaway this weekend will post a pic when I'm there.
Hey when you do your worst weld think of these and know you are A WELDING GOD!!
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And just because you like your sunsets this was yesterday

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post #1815 of 5501 Old 12-05-2013, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! But let it be known I am but a mortal welder, The Lord himself holds the atoms together and guides my hand.

Also, thanks for the sunset pic! An oceanside sunset is hard to beat! What kind o tree is that!? It looks like an upside down umbrella tree.

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