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Old 10-30-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Welder question - Denver/Aurora

Hey guys,
I was FINALLY able to close the sale on my jeep. Let me tell you, buying from sellers in Switzerland using power of attorney is no laughing matter...

Anyway, onto my question: Does anyone know/recommend where I can find a reliable welder to gusset my C's? I'm running a stock JKUR right now, so it won't be a big deal until later, but I try to do things in order. I don't plan on doing it soon, but I like to get all my ducks lined up before I open my wallet.

Thanks!

P.S. if any of you guys are able to weld, we might be able to barter some home brew beer for weld work.... Just an idea.

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Old 10-30-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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I can do some welding but don't have a welder. I worked for a welding co. in Longmont for a while and they can do pretty much anything u want and if not I'm sure they can suggest some ware els. It's called mountain view welding. If interested let me kno I can give u directions and and some more info

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Hey guys,
I was FINALLY able to close the sale on my jeep. Let me tell you, buying from sellers in Switzerland using power of attorney is no laughing matter...

Anyway, onto my question: Does anyone know/recommend where I can find a reliable welder to gusset my C's? I'm running a stock JKUR right now, so it won't be a big deal until later, but I try to do things in order. I don't plan on doing it soon, but I like to get all my ducks lined up before I open my wallet.

Thanks!

P.S. if any of you guys are able to weld, we might be able to barter some home brew beer for weld work.... Just an idea.
Check out Rokmen in Littleton Rokmen - Off Road

I am taking my JKUR there next week to get some things done since I can't weld either. Jeff is the co-owner there and is who I'm dealing with. A real stand up guy and an awesome shop. Check out the ridiculous welds on their control arms and other pieces
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll give both a call and see what they say. Maybe my wife will buy me gussets for christmas if I buy her window tinting.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:44 AM   #5
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I'm up in louisville and would be happy to hook you up for some beers and good company.

Do you have some photos of what you would like the gussets to look like? I imagine we could whip that out on the plasma pretty easily.
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I'm up in louisville and would be happy to hook you up for some beers and good company.

Do you have some photos of what you would like the gussets to look like? I imagine we could whip that out on the plasma pretty easily.
Ultimately I'd like to get this put on:
Artec armor kit

But this is all I really need before I put on new tires/wheels:

Artec knuckle gussets

Here's a good shot of it welded on:
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...-54-00_599.jpg

This thread covers the whole thing: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/art...-183282-4.html

Since it's a pretty serious job I'm thinking sometime after the 1st of the new year, and before spring. I figure I'll either drop the axle and get the whole thing done, or just disconnect the suspension, get the gussets done, and install new coils. I don't want to take advantage of your time, so I understand if it's too much. No matter where it's done I'll probably end up dropping the axle in my garage and then transporting it to where the work is done.

However, I think a job like this would easily warrant a 5 gal keg of whatever style of beer you'd prefer.
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yeah, if you are going to drop the axle at home and bring it over to weld, for sure i can do that for you!! Looks pretty simple to me. Since you've made such a generous beer offer, i'll even TIG* it for ya! Artec's stuff is awesome.


*kind of depends on cleanliness and fitup, MIG may be more correct for the application, we'll see.

(oh, and we like IPA's around here, but doesn't everybody?)
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yeah, if you are going to drop the axle at home and bring it over to weld, for sure i can do that for you!! Looks pretty simple to me. Since you've made such a generous beer offer, i'll even TIG* it for ya! Artec's stuff is awesome.


*kind of depends on cleanliness and fitup, MIG may be more correct for the application, we'll see.

(oh, and we like IPA's around here, but doesn't everybody?)
Oh nice! My wife is not a huge IPA fan, so I'll finally have an excuse to whip up a batch. I might even dry hop it if that's ok. I'm thinking I'll leave the keg and carbonation on loan for a month, or until it's gone. Kind of like vehicle warranties, "Whichever comes first."

I've never welded so I'm pretty excited to check it out up close. I'll send you a PM with my email and phone so we can stay in touch. Aiming for after the 1st of the year will give me time to brew and let it ferment. I can't hardly wait. The two things I love, coming together. Jeeps and Beer.
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AWESOME! man, i REALLY like beer, so this sounds like an awesome plan to me!!
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euroford, can I take you up on your welding skills, as i'm looking to strengthen my front axle this winter/spring as well.....I'm looking at doing the Artec trus system as well.....
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cool man. sent you a PM.

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