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Old 12-27-2008, 08:08 PM
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I'm going to install the 4x4 Labs 6-stud arms and need a little block welded to the stock large pattern knuckles. Mobile would be nice, I guess, although the install pictures show the welding being done off the axle housing. I suppose welding on a greased up steering knuckle would boil the grease out, eh?

I'm shooting for Tuesday. I'll be happy to pay and offer refreshments.
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:41 AM
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I am offering my welder, not my services Since I haven't welded anything in a while I don't trust mt skills for such an important job. You are more than welcome to stop by and use my tools or if you have 220 borrow the welder.

LMK what you come up with.
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are the knuckles off? I can't remember if the knuckles are cast or not. If cast, you would be better served to have them off the vehicle, as you need to pre-heat and slow cool cast as well as use high nickel rod for best results.

and yes, any petroleum with cause porosity in the weld area if in the puddle area
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I'm not a professional welder but if it's regular steel on steel I can probably handle it plus I'm just down the road from you. If it is cast, then I suggest you have a pro with the right equipment handle the job especially for a steering item.
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Found this on IH8MUD. It would be cool if we could try. I just hope I'm ready. The broken rear axle is kicking my butt at the moment. At least the weather is nice for working in the garage. I'll be out there Monday & Tuesday. Feel free to stop by.

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Toyota arms, knuckles, etc are cast STEEL and relatively weldable versus other cast products....regardless, you better know what you are doing.
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There is a rule to go by, If you can cut it with a torch you can weld it. You can use 7018 or wire feed preheat does help.
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so is the axle/knuckle under the truck?
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No. I'll be putting the newer knuckles on.
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I came down with a virus, so I don't know if I can do it. I have to take my kid to bball camp until mid-day tomorrow.

I am out of 7018 rod, and I didn't think to get any while at general air getting gas today. I did however pick up another 450 paintstick.

I just don't think I can commit chris.. where does the weld go? i looked at the 4x4 site, and I didn't see any weld on the example they showed? If it's as small as it looks, and if you can pick up some 7018, we should be able to make it happen, I just can't commit seeing as how crappy I feel.

also, make sure the knuckles have been cleaned with acetone
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I came down with a virus, so I don't know if I can do it. I have to take my kid to bball camp until mid-day tomorrow.

I am out of 7018 rod, and I didn't think to get any while at general air getting gas today. I did however pick up another 450 paintstick.

I just don't think I can commit chris.. where does the weld go? i looked at the 4x4 site, and I didn't see any weld on the example they showed? If it's as small as it looks, and if you can pick up some 7018, we should be able to make it happen, I just can't commit seeing as how crappy I feel.

also, make sure the knuckles have been cleaned with acetone
http://4x4labs.com/galleries/6boltkn...tknuckles.html

I want with Trailmarts 6 stud knuckles Chris.....reasonable in price and as much as I dislike Geiger I have to give kudos to the quality in these castings!
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Thanks guys. Managed to finally get the twisted stub out of the rear. Got to put the PP chromo rears in and button things up first. I doubt I'll be ready for welding Tuesday after all. I'll let you know.
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