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Old December 13th, 2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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Welding help. NO LONGER NEEDED

I need someone to do some welding, I want to weld 3/16 square rod on to my rims as safety beads, I have an arc welder but its to messy for what I want, I am willing to pay while I help, I will have everything ready to go just need someone with a mig that is willing to help.

it is alot of welding IMO its going to be about 60 inches of 1/8" bead 2 times on each of the 4 rims.

Let me know what you want for helping me out, I need to get it done before snofari.

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Old December 13th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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arc welding would be fine. just turn the heat down. its not a structural weld so it doesnt need to be very hot. just needs to hold the bead in place.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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I know its not structural but I need to grind the weld in to a ramp, I am not as skilled with an arc to keep the bead nice. I dont want to spend days grinding the ramp in.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 09:49 AM   #4
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I'm a long way away, (about 170 miles) but I can do it.
My welding table will be open the week between Christmas and New Years.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 09:58 AM   #5
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Have a buddy in Armada, MI that can do it, PM me if you're interested. Certified blah blah blah, has a miller 251 setup.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 10:00 AM   #6
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Dont do it... I did it to mine they still push off the bead and loose air.

Get new rims
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Old December 13th, 2012, 10:14 AM   #7
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Dont do it... I did it to mine they still push off the bead and loose air.

Get new rims
new rims are out of the question along with Inner airs, just had a baby and with christmas I have little to no cash. Im not worried about loosing some air, I have a compressor in the blazer Im sick of pushing off the beads when running on the side of the trail, its a temp fix untill I can afford Inner airs or new wheels and tires, my tsl's are like new still but they are 35 x 15 x 16.5's I want to go 37 x 12 x 17, with some sort of lock.

I know its not the very best option but its the cheapest and least wastfull till I can get what I really want.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 10:16 AM   #8
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I'm a long way away, (about 170 miles) but I can do it.
My welding table will be open the week between Christmas and New Years.

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Have a buddy in Armada, MI that can do it, PM me if you're interested. Certified blah blah blah, has a miller 251 setup.
Thanks but I really dont want to drive that far, plus i dont get any extra time off other then the holidays
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Old December 13th, 2012, 10:56 AM   #9
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I'm kinda far but could maybe help out
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Old December 13th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #10
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I know its not structural but I need to grind the weld in to a ramp, I am not as skilled with an arc to keep the bead nice. I dont want to spend days grinding the ramp in.
What about a iron powder rod? It's been quit a while since I've used a stick welder, but 7024 rod comes to mind.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 11:20 AM   #11
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What about a iron powder rod? It's been quit a while since I've used a stick welder, but 7024 rod comes to mind.
its not so much the sick as the user, I havent arced much in the last 15 years, I use to work in a pipe fitter shop and they taught me alot but sense then I have only miged, I have become a mess when i comes to controlling the stick.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #12
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If the 7024 rod is what i'm trying to remember, they almost put themselves down perfectly, very little to mess up on those. Slag usually comes off in one piece as well.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #13
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I would run a pass of 6010 5p+ and then go over with 7018 to get it filled up. I would do it but I live by fordflareside so I am a ways away.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 01:29 PM   #14
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I'm at a shop in Flushing and I am a damn good mig welder if you wanna bring em up some time. $40 a wheel
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 01:36 PM   #15
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Have any pictures of these $40/wheel damn good mig welds?
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 02:13 PM   #16
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Yeah if you have a phone number. I have been welding for over 10 years and not just hillbilly crap. I've worked in the fab department of an industrial air system company building the main base for the units, so I know how to weld.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 02:17 PM   #17
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I know how to melt stuff together too, I'm just wondering what $40 per wheel welds look like. They have some sort of precious metal coating or something?
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 02:26 PM   #18
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I'm assuming if it's only 3/16" square then the welds will go around the entire border with is quite a bit of wire and gas. Especially if it's both sides. If you wanna do it for less you go right ahead
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 03:05 PM   #19
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Good idea don't listen to the guy who has $3,600 in his wheels and tires that has done the exact same thing.

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Old January 3rd, 2013, 03:17 PM   #20
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