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  • JeepGal
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    Notice on Chris' Jeep how the recovery points for the D Rings are mounted horizontally instead of vertically? We're doing a little R&D...mine are mounted vertically. We thought we'd see how they worked horizontally because the D rings can now swivel freely from side to side to allow Chris to get rescued from the side more efficiently. We figured his Jeep would be the best one to test this on. They worked GREAT at TDS!

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  • Dukes69
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    Originally posted by brian4.2
    Hey Chris those lugs go thru both sides of the bumpers?
    Yeah, the shackle mounts are welded front and back.

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  • brian4.2
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    Hey Chris those lugs go thru both sides of the bumpers? Nice finish work, its all in the grinder. I'm doing rears bumpers for the CJ and our new (ish) TJ.

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  • Jeepskickass
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    Originally posted by Dukes69
    I got it at Home Depot, only because I had ALOT of gift cards. And, ummm, it set me back Between $1000 and $2000. closer to the latter. Its a nice unit.

    Kind of a wide price range there! I know that they go for right around $1600 online, but that doesn't include shipping. I'm sure it was a special order, but it's nice to be able to just drive down and pick it up. And gift cards help a lot! Congrats! Let's see your first project!

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  • Dukes69
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    Originally posted by Kman
    Hey all it takes 1/10 of an amp to put your heart into defribulation, 4/10 of an amp to stop it completley...be careful what you touch!
    That aside NICE welder!I bought myself a Miller 185 for Christmas '97 and love it!!Not as fancy of a machine as you have but pretty nice.My parents gave me cutting torches for a high school graduation present in '83 and I have gotten A LOT of use out of them over the last 21 years.Building stuff is really cool!Steve Smith Autosports has an inexpensive book "The racers Guide to fabricating Shop Equipment" that I highly recommend.Projects include building a hydraulic press,sheet metal brake,engine stand,engine hoist,etc...Have fun and enjoy!!
    Only my girlfriend got shocked, so all is good. I was pretty amazed that I could acutally wire something. I'm not very good at that kind of junk.

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  • Dukes69
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    Originally posted by Jeepskickass
    Nice!!!! So where did you buy it, and how much did it set you back?
    I got it at Home Depot, only because I had ALOT of gift cards. And, ummm, it set me back Between $1000 and $2000. closer to the latter. Its a nice unit.

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  • Jeepskickass
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    Nice!!!! So where did you buy it, and how much did it set you back?

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  • Kman
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    Hey all it takes 1/10 of an amp to put your heart into defribulation, 4/10 of an amp to stop it completley...be careful what you touch!
    That aside NICE welder!I bought myself a Miller 185 for Christmas '97 and love it!!Not as fancy of a machine as you have but pretty nice.My parents gave me cutting torches for a high school graduation present in '83 and I have gotten A LOT of use out of them over the last 21 years.Building stuff is really cool!Steve Smith Autosports has an inexpensive book "The racers Guide to fabricating Shop Equipment" that I highly recommend.Projects include building a hydraulic press,sheet metal brake,engine stand,engine hoist,etc...Have fun and enjoy!!

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    3000 pieces of Craftsman later...

    I grew up playing around welders and torches and a tool for everything...or you could invent a tool if it didn't exist.

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  • Dukes69
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    Thanks Jim!

    Why do they have to make all the cool fun stuff so expensive!?!

    Its getting there

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  • jim79cj7
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    Cool you are on your way !!!! Weld away !!!!!! I Forsee !HUGE electrical Bills in your future ,

    Now sell your soul and get the tig welder and the plasma cutter and the iron worker and tube bender and the notcher and the materials , the shears, the brake, the torches , the press etc..................................... And let the headaches begin !

    Good luck Chris Stay focused and you will do great .
    JIM :{>

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  • Sully
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    Re: Hmmmm, its about time!!!

    Originally posted by Dukes69



    You need to move everything out of the way so that i can really take a good look at your shaweet poster!

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  • PondScum
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    Originally posted by Dukes69

    tomorrow I start building stuff . . . welding table first and then bumpers and such.
    *TAPS FOOT AND WAITS*

    Nice welder!

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  • Dukes69
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    Originally posted by JeepGal
    Everythings working fine...no dimming or surges...

    Chris is out welding happily in the garage right now...I got to weld a little earlier, and not to terribly bad if I do say so myself :p

    all the electrical is exposed(not in walls), Ill find out if it needs permitting, and see if it can be inspected after the fact. Chris did a GREAT job :d

    The camera battery died, but well have pics up tomorrow

    Thanks for the input and guidance everyone

    Tam
    YAY!!! I'm an Electrcian now. hehe. All is well, nothing burnt melted or on fire ! 1 220V outlet and 5 110v outlets. All the wiring is inside plastic conduit, nothing is exposed. And I believe it is 200 AMPs coming into the house.
    tomorrow I start building stuff . . . welding table first and then bumpers and such.

    thank you everyone for your concern!!

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