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need some welders advice

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    well, my friend from work fixed my shock mounts for me. just want some opinions as to if they will be ok. i still have to re drill holes in them, but my other buddy says they are no good. i dont care either way, but i would like to get it fixed now before i attempt to put them under the blazer.



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  2. darkshadow

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    i don't knin that firt pic the steel looks thin, and i can't really see the welds to good. What kind of steel did he put on there? i would not put anything on that was smaller steel then stock, anysteel you get is mostlikely not as strong as stock (untempered) it might be ok around town, but /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    dose your friend do welding alot or dose he just have a welder?
     
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    I agree, the steel looks thin. as for the welds, maybe its the picture but it looks pretty bad.
     
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    I'd have to cut that off and start over.
     
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    well, my friend from work fixed my shock mounts for me. just want some opinions as to if they will be ok. i still have to re drill holes in them, but my other buddy says they are no good. i dont care either way, but i would like to get it fixed now before i attempt to put them under the blazer.



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    Holy booger welds batman. Definatley need to start over on those.
     
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    I agree, those need a do-over by someone that cares about what they're doing and has the skills to do it.

    Darkshadow, stock shock mounts and axle tubes are plain old mild steel...

    Rene
     
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    Those welds look cold. Cut them off, turn up the heat and try again. Good way to learn welding. If you welds suck you'll find out real quick.

    -Chris
     
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    Not to be an a$$, but it looks like Stevie Wonder made those welds. Do over.

    John
     
  9. darkshadow

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    stock shock mounts and axle tubes are plain old mild steel...

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    ok but i bet that it would be punched out of cold rolled steel.
     
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    I'd put money on plain old hot rolled. Nobody in their right mind would bother using cold rolled to make a stamped part...

    It's just a complete waste of what cold rolled is good at, which is being flat, square and very accurate dimensionally.

    Lastly, cold rolled is still mild steel, just with a helluve a lot more inherent stress and no mill scale.

    Chevy frames...also plain old mild steel.

    Rene
     
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    huh, well there ya go. i do like cold rolled for being more ture but also for its streanth.
     
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    I'd say you need a new friend or at least give this one a good smackerin.... My guess is that first pothole and those mounts are gone anyways.

    Cut em off /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif, find someone that can weld and do it again. /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif
     

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