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ok, im thinking putting the chevy rears in the back and the rears up front. And since i have This thing I should have some extra lift in the front. But my question is, will i clear 39.5's The rear im not worried about, because my new fenders are HUGE!

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I would fab up my own shackle hanger, even if it is under the frame. That way you could use thicker metal and make it wedge shaped so it won't hang up on stuff. I just don't like the way that looks.
 

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ok, well if you guys think that should come off, i guess it will. Im not that great at fabbing. I have never been tought and im kinda learning as a go. <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
Another question is, do you think a 110 gas mig is strong enought for a spring hanger?

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I hope your changing your front drop mount too, if I remember right it was even scarier then your shackle mount!
 

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Originally posted by muppetz3:
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Another question is, do you think a 110 gas mig is strong enought for a spring hanger?

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Unfortunately, I only have a Lincoln Sp125+ which is 110v. I welded a front spring hanger, IFS box mount, rear spring perch, rear shock mount, rear spring and shackle mounts, and bolt on my winch.

I took the truck out on it's virgin run last weekend. Everything held together.

My advise is to use gasless flux core wire .035. Gas solid wire MIG on a 110v will not give enough penetration.
 

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"My advise is to use gasless flux core wire .035. Gas solid wire MIG on a 110v will not give enough penetration."

Really, you think the flux has better penetration?? Seems to just have more slag, that's the only difference I can tell.

Anyway I can answer this, yes your little buzz box will work, it will make secure welds just fine on bigger stuff, it will just take longer. Take your time with the welds, turn the voltage up and the wire speed down.

As for that crazy solid axle swap, is that the piece of frame where the solid axle mounts stock welded on underneath your frame?? If so ditch that immediately. Just weld stock rear shackle hangers on under the frame, any weld to this will be safer than whats there now... <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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i would cut 'this thing' off. it looks to me that the piece could not likely stand up to the side loads placed on it (assuming you wheel the truck) and eventually the welds would crack and fail.

if you were to brace 'this thing' somehow and distribute the load out to the rest of the surrounding frame by using some reinforcing plates cut on an angle. it could be made 'safer' ... still not attractive but 'safer'.

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Flux core is stronger than gas.

And if you can, use bolts with your welds. This will assure strength...

Hope this helps.

[ 09-13-2001: Message edited by: Chad Richard Randall ]
 
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