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Old 07-05-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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Welding experience required for custom fab body?

What kind of welding experience should I get for custom building a body for my 06 TJ sport?

I have some "OK" Mig welding experience I just feel like that probably wont do the trick for a decently thick body that can take a good romping on before it needs some fixing.

Any suggestions?

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Old 07-05-2012, 05:52 PM   #2
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MIG, practice stitch welding

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Old 07-05-2012, 06:12 PM   #3
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What is stitch welding?
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Weld a dot just hot enough to weld the pieces together, then move down a few inches, and do it again, keep doing it till its completely welded
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what are you welding exactly? I now i did my cage with mig and was happy with that, until my buddy tig'd a tow point for me.. made mine took like piles of mud.
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what are you welding exactly? I now i did my cage with mig and was happy with that, until my buddy tig'd a tow point for me.. made mine took like piles of mud.
Yeah I helped a buddy of mine build a 4 second drag car chassis out of chromoly and I tig welded every joint
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #7
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I'm planning on doing a diamond plate style body. Although I am open to other options. I just like the general look of diamond plate.

Some of the guys at my work stick weld and they make my MIG look like a hunk of junk. And I've gotten pretty good. I've had a few compliments.
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Keep practicing but any diamond plate is going to be heavy compared to the original sheet metal on a jeep body (heavy welds easier). send pictures, good luck!
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:27 PM   #9
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Thanks guys will do! As soon as I save up the funds and start on it I'll be sure to post back. It'll be awhile though. I want to do the lift and bumpers first before I get into the fab project. I'm just tackling one thing at a time as it comes.

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