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post #78361 of 91656 Old 02-08-2016, 10:17 AM
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Any self taught welders here?



What would you guys recommend I try to start practicing welding on?



What kind of metal and shapes?



I want to start with flux core since I already have everything I need to start.



Thanks all.

I taught myself, but I have a mig so it was pretty easy. Just go after it on some mild steel. There are some great tutorials on the youtubes.

Won't take you long to learn.


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Any self taught welders here?

What would you guys recommend I try to start practicing welding on?

What kind of metal and shapes?

I want to start with flux core since I already have everything I need to start.

Thanks all.
If you're trying to learn for your jeep, try to get some trashed body panels or similar light gauge steel for cheap or free to practice. Those thin unibodies take a certain touch to not burn through and similarly thin steel would be the ideal practice.

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If you're trying to learn for your jeep, try to get some trashed body panels or similar light gauge steel for cheap or free to practice. Those thin unibodies take a certain touch to not burn through and similarly thin steel would be the ideal practice.

Hopefully he is going to build a bumper so should be some heavy stuff...


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I taught myself, but I have a mig so it was pretty easy. Just go after it on some mild steel. There are some great tutorials on the youtubes.

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Thanks man. I have been watching some videos already, just need it to be less cold out haha.

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If you're trying to learn for your jeep, try to get some trashed body panels or similar light gauge steel for cheap or free to practice. Those thin unibodies take a certain touch to not burn through and similarly thin steel would be the ideal practice.
I never even thought about that. I will have to look around and find some thinner metal to start on. I will eventually want to weld in 2x6 rockers and build my own roof rack.

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Actually my friend is welding my bumper due to him having access to a professional 220volt Miller and I want this thing to be strong.

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Oh right. Dirbound. That's all 3/16" except the mounts which are 1/4".

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In high school we practiced on a piece of 2x6x1/8th plate steel just running beads, then we moved to trying different type of joint welds; lap, butt-joint, and so on. Like bluejr said about the panels is also an excellent idea!
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I'm self taught ... Just enough to be dangerous .

Started on junk that was laying around the barn . Some light and some pretty heavy . Even did some galvanized . I welded the frame for my collapsible tower blind out of galvanized and that has stood the test of time and use / misuse . Still being used . And restructured the trailer for transporting it .





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Can I have the engine to put in my XJ and you can have my stroker?
The 5.2 is for sale... And seeing as I have a stroker already, I would be happy to acquire another one. My YJ cooked right along with the stroker when it was actually in one piece.

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Even though Bosch list two different part numbers on their website for the XJ & ZJ, the fuel pump seems to be the same unit. The part# on the one I pulled from my XJ matchess the fuel pump that was in the ZJ tank. Side by side, they're identical.
If I used swapped tanks I would use the pump off the ZJ. No reason to pull it apart if I didn't have to. I parked the Jeep where it sits, I know it worked. Just didn't know if the pressure was correct for he 4.0. I figure if they use the same pump for he 4.0 as the 5.2 in the ZJ than it shouldn't be an issue. Then it just comes down to connectors.

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If I used swapped tanks I would use the pump off the ZJ. No reason to pull it apart if I didn't have to. I parked the Jeep where it sits, I know it worked. Just didn't know if the pressure was correct for he 4.0. I figure if they use the same pump for he 4.0 as the 5.2 in the ZJ than it shouldn't be an issue. Then it just comes down to connectors.
as far as I can tell from a quick Google search they should be the same.
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PO put an airtex pump in about a year before I bought it and it's...well it's an airtex so I'm going to replace it with a bosch. If I have to drop the tank anyway, I might as well replace it with the ZJ tank right?

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I guess I'm too old school : if it ain't broke , don't fix it ...except for the kids squeaky toys .

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Any self taught welders here?

What would you guys recommend I try to start practicing welding on?

What kind of metal and shapes?

I want to start with flux core since I already have everything I need to start.

Thanks all.
I started with MIG running flux core. Gas is well worth the investment. I wish I did it sooner. Check out Weldingtipsandtricks for tutorials and intro into a lot of things. From there I learned about the James F. Lincln Arc Welding Foundation. Which provides a lot of information and they even have some test welding kits that can be sent to your door.
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if it ain't broke , don't fix it ...
I generally adhere to that, with two addenda:
1) If you have to replace, you may as well upgrade
2) If you're taking it apart anyway and the upgrade is cheap in money and effort, go for it.

I wouldn't drop my XJ tank just for the ZJ one when I didn't have a problem, but I might put the ZJ one back in its place if I decide to drop it anyway to get at my under body during my cleaning/recoating the underbody project.

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