what he said about the welder.. I have done EVERYTHING with a miller 130.
Thanks for all the feedback from you guys, glad I could help. As for the rear set up on my rig I also have a 24" mazda buggy, but the chevy's will do just fine <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> . I can't remember who posted above about the chevy springs but he's right about the years,and the number of leafs (it's been a while). As for being too long, they are but not at all a henderince. I just hit the sluice box twice this weekend with no problems of them getting in the way at all. I love them for the price, flex, and load ability. I have had the mazda packs (2 packs on each side) and I bent them in 6 mo. and I didn't load them much, now with the chevy's I wheel with two parts boxes = 250lbs in the rear, and GET IT on anything I can with no worries.
here's one of the pics General is talking about
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