For Hire...I guess? (Welding)

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For Hire...I guess? (Welding)

Post by VT_Kook » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:36 pm

Hey guys, new to the forums still. Pieced together a lift for my 2000 4runner right before break. Threw tundra struts and coils up front with billy 5100's and OME 906 coils on the back with trim packers. Never worked with suspension or anything before so it sucked, that being said, it's like a tattoo...now I wanna do more. I want to be able to weld a low profile bumper for the front of the 4runner, but have NO welding experience. Anyone know some basics that would be willing to show me when we get back to school? If not, I'll just mess around with this mig welder and maybe figure it out haha. Thanks!

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Post by BadAssEddie » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:30 am

I could build you a bumper, but it sounds like you are more interested in the process than the product. It sounds like you have a welder? I've been wanting to do a tech session on welding for a while. Might be a good opportunity for some free instruction.

Watch some videos, do some reading, and just make one. It will probably be ugly, asymmetrical, and have booger welds everywhere, but you will like it because you made it. Ask Kevin or Josh :flipoff2:
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Re: For Hire...I guess? (Welding)

Post by FJCcrawler » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:08 pm

Good to hear more guys stepping out their comfort zone to build their rigs. No one ever really taught me how to weld, one day just decided to pick up a torch and weld my diff's spider gears and to this day, the welds havent broke. Best thing is to just practice and be comfortable with it. Building a bumper is pretty fun, did it with my 4runner, just takes a lot of planning, unless youre kevin and stole blueprint specs and copied a manufacturer. :flipoff2:
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Post by Rex82 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:55 pm

lol get shit on kevin :lol2:
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Re: For Hire...I guess? (Welding)

Post by wheelertaco » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:57 pm

sometimes i miss my booger welded POS bumper, mostly because I made it and my truck was #builtnotbought, now its #boughtnotbuilt... time for truck nuts i guess :cjerk:
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Post by FJCcrawler » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:00 pm

wheelertaco wrote:sometimes i miss my booger welded POS bumper, mostly because I made it and my truck was #builtnotbought, now its #boughtnotbuilt... time for truck nuts i guess :cjerk:
Ahh shit... the sperries and chubbies wearing kevin is slowly coming back.... :lol2:
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Re: For Hire...I guess? (Welding)

Post by VT_Kook » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:40 am

Welp...looks like the Yota gods wanted me to fabricate a new bumper because today a rock took mine out...it will be getting removed today or tomorrow and ill ducktape my turn signals on while I start welding crap together until it looks presentable...

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Re: For Hire...I guess? (Welding)

Post by FJCcrawler » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:36 am

VT_Kook wrote:Welp...looks like the Yota gods wanted me to fabricate a new bumper because today a rock took mine out...it will be getting removed today or tomorrow and ill ducktape my turn signals on while I start welding crap together until it looks presentable...
Thats the spirit! Its the unforeseeable events like this that really expedite a build.
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