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Old 03-21-2013, 08:07 PM   #151
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I only let people see my welds after my angle grinder has had its way with them.

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:50 PM   #152
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I only let people see my welds after my angle grinder has had its way with them.
Good policy, especially if you arc weld

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:30 AM   #153
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Building flag mount for the stock bumper.

I have only tig welded a few times. The last weld was the best. I guess I will have to grind it all down before powder coat to make it look better.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:29 PM   #154
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Here are some welds I did on the trus for are rear axle...

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These welds where done with a 220/240v duel sheild welder (gas and flux core wire) not to bad at least I think it will hold

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Old 04-08-2013, 08:49 PM   #155
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:31 AM   #156
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Sorry I have to ask what kind of rod are you using?
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Lincoln 3200HD, .035 flux core.
I do my work in my driveway, so I never messed with argon. A buddy of mine that x-rays welds for a living said it would just blow away, it would make my work look a lot better but might be tough outside. I'd like to run gas, but just haven't invested in a bottle/regulator.
Also apparently theres anti-spatter spray. I've never used that either. That's really only for aesthetics right?
Anyway, feel free to critique, I'm always open to learning...


1/4" to 1/4"



1/4" to 3/8"
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:38 AM   #157
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Sorry I have to ask what kind of rod are you using?
It's not rod - .035 flux core mig wire from a wire feeder, no argon.
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It's not rod - .035 flux core mig wire from a wire feeder, no argon.
What volt is your welder those are some nice welds?

I used to run just the flux core, but on my welder you can switch polarity and run gas to (or soild core wire) and it creates less slag on the weld and the weld comes out a little cleaner with less effort...
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What volt is your welder those are some nice welds?

I used to run just the flux core, but on my welder you can switch polarity and run gas to (or soild core wire) and it creates less slag on the weld and the weld comes out a little cleaner with less effort...
120v, Lincoln 3200HD

I got it from my old man, he set the polarity a while back, I never thought to check it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:08 AM   #162
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Nice are you using argon inside?
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Last weekend we tackled the long-arm upgrade on my son's LJ. The brackets were from UCF and were very well made.

We used a 3M Clean & Strip disk to prep the frame. This way no metal is removed, just the paint/undercoating.


A few of my welds.








After prepping and painting with a liberal coat of POR-15.


We also used one of UCF's Tummy Tuck belly pans and installed Tom Wood's driveshafts but I don't have any pictures of the completed undercarriage.

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Old 04-16-2013, 09:09 AM   #164
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Who needs prep work when you're using a stick welder??






using a 7018 rod with my trusty old lincoln 220v arc welder, aka the "tombstone"
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:23 AM   #165
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Who needs prep work when you're using a stick welder??




Using a 7018 rod with my trusty old lincoln 220v arc welder, aka the "tombstone"

Same welder I have/use. Does pretty good work.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:30 PM   #166
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I will throw up a few of mine. There are more on my build thread but here are a few MIG welds.

Mike.

Here are a few TIG welds but not from my Jeep. Just a few random shots of things that I have welded in the shop.
The pic with the strate bead with the tig weld there's a hole in the end of your bead. If you pull your arch off to the side of your weld before you let up on the paddle it won't leave a whole. Just a tip I learned in welding school. But other then that nice work. What kind of machine u useing
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The pic with the strate bead with the tig weld there's a hole in the end of your bead. If you pull your arch off to the side of your weld before you let up on the paddle it won't leave a whole. Just a tip I learned in welding school. But other then that nice work. What kind of machine u useing
Thanks. I generally taper off at the end but every once in a while I get in a hurry and chop the arc too soon.

Machines in my shop are a Miller MM251 MIG machine and a Dynasty 300DX Tigrunner with cooler.

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Thanks. I generally taper off at the end but every once in a while I get in a hurry and chop the arc too soon.

Machines in my shop are a Miller MM251 MIG machine and a Dynasty 300DX Tigrunner with cooler.

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Nice. The cooling systems are always nice. I love em
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #171
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:16 PM   #172
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Who needs prep work when you're using a stick welder??






using a 7018 rod with my trusty old lincoln 220v arc welder, aka the "tombstone"
Just snapped my long arm bracket off...any precautions i need to take before welding bracket back on? As in H.A.Z.?
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using a 7018 rod with my trusty old lincoln 220v arc welder, aka the "tombstone"



You got a hot box for them ko-hi"s?
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:43 AM   #174
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These are some photos of the front bumper I built to tow my tj
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Here's a close up.

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Old 06-10-2013, 06:25 AM   #177
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Here's some aluminum tig on a tire chain box I'm making for truck at work.

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All painted up just need the piece that slides into hitch goin to my buddies fabshop this weekend to get it
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Here are a few welds from my JKU front bumper build over the weekend.

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Mounting tab welded to the frame.


"D" ring mount.


Bumper top/front corner.weld.
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Arc. 7018 3/32 rods. Tj crossmember.
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