Now that the base was welded in i worked on the tube. I resisted the urge to plate the top of the tube. I knew water would find a way in. So why try to make it water tight. i left the top open. But how will the water and dirt get out. AAHHH make some drains.
Now burn it in.
Not bad for a 120 welder.
Shot it with some black paint.
Now the rubber bushing. I had to cut the center out for a snug fit around the pipe.
Now its time to put it all back together.
Not bad. Not beautiful but to be honest the spring and bushing hide it all anyway. But now Jason has a stronger than stock lower spring perch and a spring thats not going to spit out on the trail when the suspension is at full travel. I was happy with how it came out LOL. Figured it out as we went.
About $60 bucks for material. We went a bit overboard and bought a a couple feet of pipe and a 2 x 4 sheet of 1/4 inch is not cheap. First timer would take a few hours. get some good sawzall blades and plenty of grinding wheels. Plus a quality welder Doi.
There ya go. Whos next.
P.S. Forgot to get a good pic of the botom of the rubber bushing and how the water drains out. I had to trim the bushing and some more of the base but did not get any good pics.
Last edited by Goonies.nsd; 09-23-2011 at 10:27 PM.
you kno nicole needs herss done well just add tht to the listt
oh shit did i mention the spot
It's a Bronco thing........95 Bronco--6" Lift--37's--Hefty Fab Front bumper--BroncoAir rear bumper--SAS in the works
Always capitalize your "J"...
Thanks. Figured it out as i went along LOL. Went a bit overboard on the all the way around welds and the thickness of the steel. But when i weld i get carried away.
Originally Posted by Tat2dfreak
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Than/ks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Nice welds!!! , so if i send my jeep to you on a trailer while im in afghanistan, you can put my rear 4 link and coils in? Any experience building an exo cage? Actually being serious here bud!! Im looking to get some stuff done while im gone.
Ya know alot of people say my welding is good. But there are a few things im a real perfectionist with. Welding and exhaust. I didnt even want to post the pics because it didnt look like a roll of dimes LOL. I always worry about structural welding. This was just to hold it in place. Im sure they are there to stay LOL.
Originally Posted by egodfrey
Ive never built a cage. Done some welding on the figure 8 car chassis. Actually a friend of ours Ralph Tasso wanted to do this job in the worst way. He has his own figure 8 car and built his chassis from scratch. But i wanted to do it cause i love to weld. If i had the raw metal i would be welding up crap for the Jeeps like crazy.
I would totally build you a cage if we could get a nice pipe bender for the shop. i would love that.
Dont worry me and Ralph have another welding project in mind soon. 2x6 box steel rocker filler/ slides for the XJ.
Well i like your welds, and im looking for someone to put in a clayton 4link rear 3 link front kit while i am overseas, of course with a nice set of 14bolt 60 axles. My dad will prolly trailer to whatever shop does the work. Once i obtain the axles and kit while deployed ill shoot you an email. Will be easy work, because youll be able to take as long as you want LOL! That s as long as you'll do it.