Post by ODJeepster on Dec 14, 2014 21:44:04 GMT -8
I personally believe bumpers should be a "crush zone". If you build it too strong, In the event something is hit damage WILL be transfered down the line. I prefer a bumper get bent than a frame buckle. 3/16" is the thickest material I would use for a bumper.
Well, I'm still trying to decide on front blinkers, but for some side markers, I'll be using these: I got them at Super Bright LEDs and They're really great! Nice and bright, too! The black panel on the back is rubber, so they'll snug right onto the sides of my bumper.
The packaging was really great, didn't pay too much for shipping, and they arrived really quick.
I'd recommend them to anyone looking for some LED lighting.
Last Edit: Dec 26, 2014 21:03:45 GMT -8 by ExCabSwap
And I figured that I should try my hand at welding so that I could at least tack it together for a fit test before I get someone who knows what the heck they're doing to weld the rest.
Needless to say, here's the damage:
This was just some 1/4" plate of mild steel I got from the steel mill, and I was using a 220v lincoln mig welder. I experimented with different speeds, and different temps, but how does this look for my first time mig welding? Is there any hope for me?
I hope that I'll at least be able to tack this thing together for a fit test, and not ruin it!
Does the welder you tried have a gas bottle? Was it on? To me the big thing that jumps out is slag and pop.
Work on actually tackin stuff together. Also on a scrap peice work on getting the weld pool to walk around and not look like it has fell through. Or looking like a roll of play dough slightly smushed onto the metal.. the bead edge should blend back into the metal and the bead should only rise roughly a 1/3 of its width or so.
Its not exact. But laying good beads takes alot of pratice with the material u intend to use..
well as much as it hurt's to waist gas as you pratice. you kinda have to. not just to make a pretty weld, but it keeps your weld laying down smoother and not jumpy. if you want to pratice with out gas, check the welder for it's flux core spec's and go buy a small roll of flux core and load the wire in, it will weld better than using solid core with out gas, but your welds will end u having "slag" that will eed to be chipped away before you can see how your welds turned out. using flux core will still pop and spatter some. but not near as bad as trying to weld solid core with no gas sheilding.
ExCabSwap: The wind there looks horrible... Still worth it haha
Feb 1, 2016 18:43:45 GMT -8
ExCabSwap: Finishing up the fuel tank... Hope to see you all Tuesday in my extended cab!
Feb 6, 2016 1:43:36 GMT -8
poorboy: Can somebody give me the official rules for the Cowbell please?
May 8, 2016 15:26:47 GMT -8
Wyldman: The Cowbell... If you are a club member and you're on one of our wheelin' trips. If you get stuck on an obstacle and have to be pulled out by your winch or someone elses winch/strap. You earn the Cowbell.
May 9, 2016 15:46:03 GMT -8
poorboy: Wyldman, I got to see the passing of the bell at the meeting and learned quite a bit about the tradition.
May 11, 2016 13:03:11 GMT -8
ljdude: Who has the cowbell?
Jul 20, 2016 23:45:14 GMT -8
petee: who has the cowbell
Aug 7, 2016 20:00:28 GMT -8