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Old May 15th, 2012, 07:13 AM   #1
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I see that someone has done a 14 bolt bottom shave kit which required welding some plate to the bottom. I thought that mig welding to cast iron wasnt possible. is there something Im missing.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 07:26 AM   #2
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is possible, has to be pre and post heated, most prefer nickel arc...i guess its easier to just say
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Ive seen conflicting reports on if its cast iron or cast steel. cast steel is easier to MIG.
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rear end housing is cast steel not cast iron.
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I've welded on lots of spring perches,gussets,and trusses with a mig welder,never had any problems.It may not be the best way,but it works.
I think (know)you have to heat cast iron before and after welding at a controled rate,I dont think this is necessary with cast steel axles.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #7
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Seems like Liv2mx used one that bolts on not weld???
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reference from post 39 on. Its simple and easy to do if you have time.

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the barnes 13 bolt kit is cheaper and easier. no welding needed.
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