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Author Topic: Trail welding fixs???  (Read 1353 times)

Tru_Fab_Built

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Trail welding fixs???
« on: May 09, 2014, 11:50:52 AM »

Looking at buying some rod and cable set up to keep on the jeep.  Anyone else keep this on there rig??
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Re: Trail welding fixs???
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 12:01:34 PM »

I don't even own jumper cables, I'm I'll prepared. I have been researching a cost effective way to build a weldernator using a seperate alternator. I still have AC installed for my OBA, so it make fitting a second alternator a bit more challenging.

I think a permanent setup would be tits, but a few batteries and some leads would get the job done. I'd much prefer to burn something back together rather than trying to cobble it together with ratchet straps if I had the choice.
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connor0770

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Re: Trail welding fixs???
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 12:07:47 PM »

i had to use 3 batteries, jumper cables, welding rod, and 6 pairs of sunglasses to weld my pitman arm back together. Also my LCA mount.   Carrying one of those hand held hoods would have been well worth the money.
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Tru_Fab_Built

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Re: Trail welding fixs???
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 01:02:32 PM »

That's kinda what in leaning toward. Modifying my jumper cable to accept a ground clamp and rod clamp.  So it's multi purpose.  Carry rods and a little mask.  Jic
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Re: Trail welding fixs???
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 04:25:25 PM »

So protective equipment might be more important than the welder.
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bigsquat

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Re: Trail welding fixs???
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 09:06:32 PM »

one set of jumper cables which you should already have anyway. and you an make some small jumpers with some #6 and small clamps. i took and arc welding lens and put it in some gas welding goggles . space is had to come by as you know.

the last few times i welded on the trail i had trouble  .  ive tried 6013, 6011, 7018 , and lastly 6010 which is a dc rod and still had trouble.  tried dc reverse as well,   i think ive found a rod that will work tho. it was some i bought to weld my exhaust manifolds on my truck. dam that shit welded easy.  i forget the name of the rod but it was pricey.  ill try it on my batteries and let you guys know how it works.
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Tru_Fab_Built

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Re: Trail welding fixs???
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2014, 10:24:11 PM »

Awesome thanks for the tips. I heard with the rod thickness and amount of batteries was the truck for amperage. Anyone know if there is a way run and veriarc in line with it?
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