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Old 02-15-2014, 06:19 PM   #301
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Did you teach yourself to weld for the 8.8?
I've been contemplating purchasing a welder and setting up all the brackets myself but I wouldn't have anyone to show me all the ropes so I would be entirely self taught.
I'm not too sure if I would trust the welds without someone making sure I'm doing it right...
I did teach myself to weld but I took on several projects before hand such as rockers, bumpers, and the crossmember, and work at the house/ families farm. It's possible to do it, but I would practice first and get someone to checkout your work.
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I did teach myself to weld but I took on several projects before hand such as rockers, bumpers, and the crossmember, and work at the house/ families farm. It's possible to do it, but I would practice first and get someone to checkout your work.
Did you pick up a used welder? What welder would you recommend?
Where do you get most of your scrap metal at?
I'm on a budget just like yours so I can't go all out

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Old 02-15-2014, 08:35 PM   #303
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Did you pick up a used welder? What welder would you recommend?
Where do you get most of your scrap metal at?
I'm on a budget just like yours so I can't go all out
I picked up a Lincoln 220 arc welder. A mig is easier/cleaner but more expensive. I get my metal at a local metals shop.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:22 PM   #304
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I picked up a Lincoln 220 arc welder. A mig is easier/cleaner but more expensive. I get my metal at a local metals shop.
Is teaching myself something you'd recommend?
I just figure this way I can also weld up other things that would be really interesting to make like bumpers,tire carriers, sliders , etc.
Sorry don't mean to pester you with all these questions... You're just in the same situation as me so I'm trying to figure out how it worked out for you.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:51 AM   #305
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Sure. It's a great skill to have but it does take some time to develop and effort to learn and do well.
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Sure. It's a great skill to have but it does take some time to develop and effort to learn and do well.
Sounds like it may be a good way for me to go. I'll look into it a bit more. Thanks for the information!
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:16 PM   #307
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Sounds like it may be a good way for me to go. I'll look into it a bit more. Thanks for the information!
No problem. If you need any advice just ask.
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I picked up a Lincoln 220 arc welder. A mig is easier/cleaner but more expensive. I get my metal at a local metals shop.
Where do you get your metal? I'm thinking of building a set of rock sliders and was wondering where you get yours.
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:06 PM   #309
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Where do you get your metal? I'm thinking of building a set of rock sliders and was wondering where you get yours.
A local shop in town or a guy I know who welds trailers.
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Ever think about trimming the fenders?
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:04 PM   #311
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Ever think about trimming the fenders?
There is absolutely no reason too and I think it would look awful. I might trim the rears some after I hiline and go bigger tires. That's it though.
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What's the size of your crossmember tubing? I have the crossmember kit now in my possession and want to go get the rest soon.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:21 PM   #313
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3/16" wall, 2" square tube
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what ever happened to this awesome jeep???
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Old 01-18-2015, 10:05 PM   #315
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what ever happened to this awesome jeep???
She's still kicking. Daily driver duty and getting my where I need to go hunting and fishing. Gota the hp30 in the garage to finish up and some wheeling trips planned for spring and summer.
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Enjoyed reading through this thread, thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:53 PM   #317
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Enjoyed reading through this thread, thanks for the inspiration.
Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading.
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Great Trip this year.
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Great Trip this year.
It was my first time there and I had a blast. Thanks for letting me tag along with you guys. Can't wait for next years!
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It was my first time there and I had a blast. Thanks for letting me tag along with you guys. Can't wait for next years!
Glad you had a good time man and it was nice meeting you. All the guys liked you and said nothing but good things.
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Awesome build!! I've got the exact jeep just stock except for a crap 4.5 lift the kid before me put in. Hopefully getting a 4.5" BDS or 4.5" LA BDS this summer!

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