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Weld on steering brace..help

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by ftn96, Jun 24, 2001.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Steve, after talking to you on the phone ordering my weld on and bolt on kits, I was fully prepaired to go and get me some new .030 wire for me welder, HOWEVER, Im no welder So I started talking to my dad, he's certified in frame repair and welding and said there is no reson for me to have to use that big a wire for the 1/8 material of the weld on kit. REguardless of weather he's my dad or not. Do you think he is full of [censored]?
    He says the .023 that is in the welder will be fine. Well, actually he said that the only reason he would use the .030 wire is if he had to fill in a big gap of some sort.
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    WHy do you need the weld-in kit? Just curious. I use the bolt-on and love it. Would be the first upgrade made on any truck I buy in the future, absolutely worthwhile.
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    Brandon, either wire will work. The .023 micro-wire may actually offer better 'control' in a tight miserable spot to weld.

    The physical size of the wire does not determine the heat it welds at. Using .035 on 1/8" material at work its very easy to blow through it. I think .023 would be fine, so would .030 though. If your Dad is a decent welder it shouldn't make much of a difference to him...if he wants to use .023 let him.

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    Im using the weld on kit in adittion to becuase my frame is cracked.

    And Rene, thanks. My dad is a certified welder and frame repairman. Has been for over 10 years. Actually use to work for Kansas Jack frame repair equip company. Has been though just about every class ICAR has to offer. And I trust him with about anything he says. HOWEVER, I know he tends to exajerate a bit at times (actually, he's the funny, cocky, smart-ass type) and since you all are more related to K5's and steering box issues I thought I would ask.

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    <blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr>

    (actually, he's the funny, cocky, smart-ass type)

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    At least now we know where you get it from. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    No more comments????[​IMG]

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    One more comment...I like yer new tag line!

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    Go for it, sounds like he knows what he's doing, and if it's not welding properly, it'll be obvious if he's paying attention.

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    Cool, thats what I was wanting to hear. The only problem is waiting on him to come up from Atlanta. Appears that he has to go in the hospital Monday for some tests.[​IMG]

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