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Welding extensions on my rear shock mounts??

I'm going over the idea of renting a welder for a day so I can get some junk done. Mainly the cable brackets for my CJ tailgate, and some new rear shock mounts. I know MORE(or someone like them) sells some rear frame shock mount extension. I'm too cheap to buy them, so I'd wondering how hard it would be to move them up a bit. I probably have a good 2" of room from the stock mount to the tub. Any ideas? Could I cut the old ones off, then weld some sort of block inbetween the frame and mount?


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Re: Welding extensions on my rear shock mounts??

BTW - The welder I can rent is an 85 amp. Think this would be enough? Another rental place had a 110v. I asked what amp and he said he'd have to check. He comes back on the phone and says it's a 20 amp. WTF? They make them that small?


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Re: Welding extensions on my rear shock mounts??

Thatís exactly what I did. I cut off the old mounts and welded a piece of 1.5 x 3" channel under the old mount. Itís a real trick to get longer shocks under the rear of a jeep.
Eventually I will lean the top of the shocks inward and make new mounts in the center of the jeep. I have seen this setup many times and it seems to work well.

As far as the welder goes, most mig welders will have a chart under the side cover that will tell you what gauge metal it will weld and what the wire speed and heat range should be.


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Re: Welding extensions on my rear shock mounts??

I doubt you have any pics of it, do you?[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I'm having trouble picturing how you did it. How much height did you get?


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