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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-15-2000, 01:57 PM
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$600 Hole

Well, not quite $600 - actually $587.90.

Price of filling the first hole in my back bumper where the swing out tire carrier was removed.

THE WELDER WORKS. Next hole, the one just below the finished one, will lower the cost per hole to $298.95.

Gotta go lower the hole cost. This is fun. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-15-2000, 02:01 PM
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Re: $600 Hole

At that rate the cost per hole will be .000000000001 cent in no time.

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Re: $600 Hole

Build yourself a roll cage and a tire rack that will pay ya back real quick.

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Yep its a purchase you won't regret...
Made my front/rear bumpers and nerf bars, oh so many things to build...and so little time

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-15-2000, 11:39 PM
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well i've got a few things that need to be welded that can drop that cost, shall i drop them by? i mean i'd hate for you lose money on it, and in no time you'll be making money!!! oh wait that doesn't make any sense!

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Re: $600 Hole

I can say with no reservation at all after firing up this new welder. This is the best welder I've ever used. Did I hear, "How much welding have you done???" Well, I'll tell you. Laid down 'bout 8 or 9 inches of practice bead and welded 4 half inch holes shut. That's the extent of my welding experience. Hole filler is getting down to a reasonable price now - 'bout $146.98 per hole. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

Got those holes filled, ground smooth and painted. Looks pretty good if I do say so myself.

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Re: $600 Hole

You have a great perspective of wheelin and fabricating, and life for that matter. Welding sure opens up a lot of design options. Of course you need to watch out that your TJ doesnt start to wiegh as much as a battleship.

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What kind of welder did you get. I've been considering one myself. If it's that easy to learn then maybe it would be a good investment.


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Re: $600 Hole

Do a search on this, there is another thread. I'm also going to be in the market for my own welder (selling one of my woodlots), currently using my brother's Millermatic 185, but I'm going to get the same one I think. I know it's a lot of money, but it's a great welder, I'm used to it, and it's an investment.

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