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Old 05-10-2014, 10:27 PM
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So I finally got my own welder going thanks to Shotshell for the help! Still haven't gotten to the bumper, but here's the redeux on my tent rack.

Before is hard to see, but it went all the way to the bottom of the bed, was flimsy, blocked bed space and ugly too.

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Old 05-10-2014, 10:29 PM
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Here's the new one:







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"Apollo"-1988, 1999 3.4L, Supercharged, 2.1" URD pulley, URD 7th injector, 2 1/2" Magnaflow exhaust, TO DO: lift, locker.

"Did you know the IFS was designed by Hitler himself to make the life of 4WD owners tough? Yeah, it's true, he saw a vision of the Devil and he told him to do it." -DaveInDenver
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:34 PM
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Ah man, that was so much fun working on that.
Looks fantastic.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:13 PM
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Wow, huge improvement. Looks pro!
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Nice work on the frame...um you might consider covering up the bare skin on your arms though...
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:27 AM
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Nice. What machine did you end up with?
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It's a Lincoln Handy MIG. 115v 15amp power 88 amp max welding.



It was a little funky to get used to, but once Travis and I got it dialed in it worked pretty darn good. I got a stealin deal on the welder, cart, mask, and wire.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:14 PM
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Nice work on the frame...um you might consider covering up the bare skin on your arms though...

I was working on my welder's tan. Besides, isn't melanoma all the rage now anyway?
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"Apollo"-1988, 1999 3.4L, Supercharged, 2.1" URD pulley, URD 7th injector, 2 1/2" Magnaflow exhaust, TO DO: lift, locker.

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I was working on my welder's tan. Besides, isn't melanoma all the rage now anyway?
Well, that, and welding spatter, sparks & slag hurts like @#$%.
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Well, that, and welding spatter, sparks & slag hurts like @#$%.

Meh.
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"Apollo"-1988, 1999 3.4L, Supercharged, 2.1" URD pulley, URD 7th injector, 2 1/2" Magnaflow exhaust, TO DO: lift, locker.

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