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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2010, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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rock sliders, cheapest way to put on??!

i got some marlin crawler rock sliders, but they're not ones you can bolt on, i have to get them welded. does anyone know of the cheapest way to get this done? i went to a welding shop and they said it would cost about 200, minimum, if i did all the cutting and made all the measurements myself. do you think an off-road fabrication shop could get it done cheaper? is it a bad idea to rent the equipment from home depot myself and try and do it?

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it takes a lot of practice to weld. if you already know how, rent away. if you don't, precut everything and shop around for a shop that will help you out.
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I agree, If you know how to weld go for it, but if you don't get it done right the first time it my cost you more in the long run getting it fixed. You could save with the cutting and measuring but also maybe the prep work get the area that you are getting it welded to all cleaned up and free on paint and rust. But when shopping around talk to the welder to see what you could do to help prep the area they may work with you.
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i think its bad idea to rent. even if you think you can weld your out of practice and will waste materials attempting the job. just pay the shop and be done with it.

harsh i know but that is how it is.

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