New to mig, penetration problem??

  1. Fossy Member

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    Haha I was about to say your dam lucky you have the body off! Haha!! As for the crossmember extensions that side over, how did you clamp them? Big clamps or does it only just slide over?? If not I will need to invest in some clamps I think
     
  2. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    [/QUOTE]You lucky sod,you had the body off:laughing::thumbup:[/QUOTE]

    Too old to be grovelling around under motors and for the sake of a few bolts the thing is off in minutes. Just got it back from the paint shop, nice tight door shuts so I must have got it about right.l:thumbup:

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  3. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    Lots of clamps and spent loads of time measuring/jigging/prepping, also needed to tweek the new crossmember a fair bit to get it to fit properly.If you look at the tub platforms you will notice they have been cut/welded, this is because they were 15mm too high when compared to the ones on the original chassis. The welding takes about five minutes.

    Bob

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  4. Shedendman

    Shedendman Member

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    you wont need clamps,its tight as a quack quacks backside,just prop where needed a BFH helps:laughing:
     
  5. Fossy Member

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    Cheers for the help guys, I’ll let you know how I get on!
     
  6. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Had to find the chassis first on most farmers LR you could pressure wash the chassis away with the mud on some :( hate the things with a passion
     
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  7. Shedendman

    Shedendman Member

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    Yer,the ones that just need patching up,so or are lead to believe
     
  8. Fossy Member

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    Yep... pressure wash is what found that I needed a rear cross member! Glad I didn’t try and tow my boat with it!
     
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  9. gaz1

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    no offense but if your going to take the whole top off might as well buy a galvanised chassi

    and do the whole lot in one go at least if done that way anything else is going to be the top end problem
     
  10. addjunkie

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    Slightly different budget though!
     
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