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Attempt #2 Shackle Bracket

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Here is my second try at some shackle brackets to bolt onto the front of my K5's frame. My first attempt i was told was dangerous and to thin so i went back got some thicker steel, cut it to length and decided it would be easiest to just weld on the old plate to the new one, only makes it thicker wouldnt hurt it right? Im going to stop by my friends to drill them tommarow then they should be good to go. Four 9/16th grade 8 bolts will be holding it to the frame as well. So what do you think this time? They good to use?
    Look its 1" or a lil more now.
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    I know i know horribly ugly welds...
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  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    what are you welding with? Looks like not nearly enough heat.
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    much better. but not melting together. need hotter welds.
     
  4. darkshadow

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    looks to me like a 110 mig, them welds are just on the serface, very little penitration.


    does one of you friend also have a welder? stick would be better, burn in there with a 7018 rod and your laughing
     

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