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Old 08-07-2007, 03:42 PM   #21
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that looks good! what type of weld did you use on it? also would arc/stick welding hold something like this? thinking of making something for the land rover!
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that looks good! what type of weld did you use on it? also would arc/stick welding hold something like this? thinking of making something for the land rover!
anybody? please! :-(
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:00 PM   #23
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Arc welding is just as strong as the other welding methods. It's just harder to make the welds look pretty.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:40 PM   #24
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did you patch up that rusty hole in the fender?

sweet ride, the bumper is cool and the toyota logo on the front is very cool.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:49 PM   #25
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Bumper looks great, I really like those turn signals.

Did you braze it or weld it? :-P
Ohh you know I brazed it! I wanted the clean scale look

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did you patch up that rusty hole in the fender?

sweet ride, the bumper is cool and the toyota logo on the front is very cool.
I replaced the passenger fender, and I cutout all 4 fenders to clear the tires and remove the remaining rust.

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that looks good! what type of weld did you use on it? also would arc/stick welding hold something like this? thinking of making something for the land rover!
Used a mig welder, 220 volt.

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Arc welding is just as strong as the other welding methods. It's just harder to make the welds look pretty.
cheers cole82. i'll try to give it a go.
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Would you make a set of front and rear for my pathfinder????
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:21 PM   #28
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did the LED turnsignals make your blinkers really fast?
thats happened to me before
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:07 PM   #29
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Would you make a set of front and rear for my pathfinder????
Hell no! That stupid front bumper took all weekend, and a lot of beer...... I had no idea tube bumpers took so much time.

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did the LED turnsignals make your blinkers really fast?
thats happened to me before
Yup, I need to pull the dash and see what I can do about the flasher. from the sounds of it, I can't just go to Napa and but a electronic flasher to replace it. But I will worry about that next week, as soon as I get home I need to pack the truck and head up north. Going wheeling this weekend
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Mike, it looks great. Have fun 1:1 wheeling. Miss you sweetie...
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:44 PM   #32
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You think thats bad? You should look up the pink coach themed bug body he painted.....
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:43 PM   #33
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You can always put a Resistor inline with the blinker wires. They told me to do that on my motorcycle. I have yet to do so but they said it works. Try that if it works let me know so I can do it.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:03 PM   #34
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I've heard that as well, one guy I work with is really good with resistors and stuff... But he has been gone all week, I am going to ask him about it when he comes back.
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You can always put a Resistor inline with the blinker wires. They told me to do that on my motorcycle. I have yet to do so but they said it works. Try that if it works let me know so I can do it.
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I've heard that as well, one guy I work with is really good with resistors and stuff... But he has been gone all week, I am going to ask him about it when he comes back.
It works I had to do it on my truck with LED's I just bought little resistors and from radio shack and stacked them until it stops the fast flash. I think it was 2 per light.
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:31 PM   #36
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hey etype R what 1:1 crawler club in?
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:40 AM   #37
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Nice, but I'd have welded it onto the frame for more strength and made a winch mount or at least a nice reciever hitch capable of supporting a winch. Mount your turn signals to the sheetmetal they'll look better and won't get smashed as easily. Ask me how I know...lol.

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You can always put a Resistor inline with the blinker wires. They told me to do that on my motorcycle. I have yet to do so but they said it works. Try that if it works let me know so I can do it.
Do that too so that they blink at proper rate. Just have to do the math for the proper resistor.

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that looks good! what type of weld did you use on it? also would arc/stick welding hold something like this? thinking of making something for the land rover!
Stick and wire feed are both arc welding...tig looks the best though. I use a 220v Lincoln wire feed, but learned on a crusty old used 220v AC (not DC) stick welder. If you can weld good with a stick, you'll do great with wire feed.

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Old 08-10-2007, 10:02 AM   #38
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Thanks guys I did not figure I could add more than one to each blinker. Know my prob will be solved soon. By the way if you would like to build a tube bumper for a 87 f150 I would be more than happy to pay!!!! I like it man looks great.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:29 PM   #39
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I stopped at radio shack on the way home from work today and picked up a couple big resistors. Just finished wiring them in with the front turn signals, worked great

Couple pics of my truck from this weekend.



Check out all that flex! Stock suspension with add a leafs... I am pulling those add a leafs and getting bigger shackles, they are bending the leafs up at the end points of the add a leaf.




And here is the link to the full gallery of pics I took this weekend
http://www.turtlecrawler.com/events/...august%202007/

The pictures I take of my own truck are poser shots... It sucks being the one with the camera, never get pics of your own rig.
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