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PostSubject: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2022, 11:40 am

As I'm getting this "mission of mercy" back together, thought I'd float this one out there. I wanted something to absorb a bit of the tire bounce & thump against the main rail on varied terrain when I jumped up to the 19's on the front, without rafting into A arms & coil overs etc. for sure. Real $imple but a noticeable difference. Actually softened the ride with the 15 turfs on as well. I used the plow brackets and would suggest onto a bolt on plate for those without said brackets for quick removal if need be . . . 3x3x1/4 angle, 3/4 grade 8's and I had the springs but they're available at the "Dumpo" or "Slowes" . . .

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2022, 3:56 pm

Incidentally, those are "Hail Mary" repair beads not fungal growths I just painted over at the time LOL. .035 Flux Core (amp setting ?? probably incinerate) in nearly complete darkness with a dying flashlight. Introduce a titch of breath fog inside the helmet and . . . . "Ta Da"! Held fast taking a Hell of a beating while plowing a while later so I'll consider it a win . . .
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2022, 4:12 pm

You appear to have taken welding lessons from me. LOL

It looks like your springs included some tilt stops too. I like that idea, nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2022, 5:37 pm

I'll be making new bolt on brackets and swap these out when I know there's no more need for the plow (still weeks away here). I'm not diggin' the drop down in front and all other brackets underneath have been removed to fit the skid plates. Craftie won't see any attachments again . . .
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2022, 5:55 pm

It has more to do with the welding machine than the welding person in my opinion.

My home lincoln mig welder 110volt flux core is sloppy but the mig welder at work has gas and is 220volt and I can lay down some beautiful welds with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2022, 6:16 pm

So, I've floated this out to a few places and someone noticed that the bolts in the pics are different. Affirmative! These were taken during the prototype stage and I had carriage & hex's to experiment with. The prices of hardware being what they are and have been, better to write off what one's had in their inventory for about ten years eh?
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2022, 6:33 pm

Hey F'Mike and thanks for the "like". I scored a Lincoln Pro Mig 140 about three years ago and have really enjoyed it. Experimented with both flux & solid at all temps but my favored "go to" is .025/.030 with C25. My limit's at about 1/4" stock and between bevels, pre heating and a few other tricks (most from YT vids), I've done pretty well so far except for thin wall tube stock. Just can't get the "row of dimes" on that stuff. On 3/16 I do ok but anything less . . . holes, lobs & smiles (and not on my face LOL)!
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2022, 6:50 pm

Good idea I like it! How well do you find its working?


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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2022, 7:15 pm

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Hey F'Mike and thanks for the "like". I scored a Lincoln Pro Mig 140 about three years ago and have really enjoyed it. Experimented with both flux & solid at all temps but my favored "go to" is .025/.030 with C25. My limit's at about 1/4" stock and between bevels, pre heating and a few other tricks (most from YT vids), I've done pretty well so far except for thin wall tube stock. Just can't get the "row of dimes" on that stuff. On 3/16 I do ok but anything less . . . holes, lobs & smiles (and not on my face LOL)!      
I've been told anyone who does dimes on a mig is faking it, I done it a couple times, but you really only get that properly on a TIG welder (Actually looking at a multi process right now, it does MIG TIG and stick...)

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2022, 8:15 pm

Really, there is no faking to it. It is only the ‘look’ that they call stacked dimes. They result from technique, not process.

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2022, 8:25 pm

Personally, if it holds that's what matters!


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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2022, 10:10 pm

Hey B'Nator. For what it is, it lends just enough for this intended application. The machine's certainly not a rock bouncer, it's only good for about 8mph with a strong tail wind AAAND . . . . I had all the parts & pieces right there in a scrap bin and could just toss them if it didn't work! If I go with something similar for the GT project in the Fall I'll put more technical thought into it. Other priorities on the "fun things" list to complete before that one LOL . . .

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2022, 10:15 pm

. . . "Mighty-Righty"! Look at the abomination I left on the front of that frame then beat the snot out out of it with the plow . . . still holding strong!

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Tweek   Front Suspension Tweek Icon_minitimeMarch 20th 2022, 11:02 am

. . . Just zipped these off of the plow brackets and fixed them to the frame. Front Suspension Tweek 20220321

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