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  1. AirborneTexasRanger

    Doing It The Hard Way - JL Steering Box and a Front Stretch

    Did you need to trim the top part of the grille?
  2. AirborneTexasRanger

    Just Expect Extra Purchases

    Thank you sir. That means a lot coming from someone with a rig like yours.
  3. AirborneTexasRanger

    Doing It The Hard Way - JL Steering Box and a Front Stretch

    Now I'm definitely interested in seeing this come together
  4. AirborneTexasRanger

    Just Expect Extra Purchases

    Update #41 The side body mounts are done. My annular cutter showed up on Thursday so I was able to put holes in the skid plates. I tried with a hole saw but it didn't work out so good. I'm really digging this leather welding hood. It's so much easier than welding with a mirror. Earlier I...
  5. AirborneTexasRanger

    All things welding

    For a straight push with no weaving , Yes. I recommend this method first so you get a sense of just how fast you need to move. Settings also play a big factor. You need slightly more volts & slightly less wire feed speed I should mention that if you decide to weave (which moves slightly slower...
  6. AirborneTexasRanger

    All things welding

    Vertical up MIG needs speed. It also helps to have your gun aimed straight at the middle of the joint with a slight angle 10°-15° pointing upwards. The goal is trying to keep the arc towards the leading edge of the puddle. This will allow the arc to dig into the base metal & give the weld metal...
  7. AirborneTexasRanger

    All things welding

    What are you having trouble with when welding vertical?
  8. AirborneTexasRanger

    All things welding

    I'm very pleased with my machines. Only problem I've had was my error. I was having trouble with AC TIG so I called them up & talked to one of their techs in Cali. Turns out I didn't realize the AC balance is reversed on their machines.
  9. AirborneTexasRanger

    All things welding

    A lot of folks ask if the Amazon welders are worth it. For welding capabilities probably, but you don't get the customer service that you would get from an American company. In my case, Everlast that's based out of California. I recently ordered a new 25' rotating Tig torch & it came with...
  10. AirborneTexasRanger

    WTB: 231 spring poppet plunger

    I'm no longer using my 231. I broke the output shaft then took it apart to look for any other broken pieces before ultimately deciding to order an 4 spd atlas TC. I can send this to you or any other parts you might need.
  11. AirborneTexasRanger

    Louisiana UCF 1/4" Steel Transfer case and Engine Skid (03-06)

    Damn, if I still lived in Houston I'd go for it.
  12. AirborneTexasRanger

    I've Never Figured Out When Enough Is Enough

    I don't think the gas has anything to do with it. It's painfully obvious when the gas isn't on because the arc makes a lot of weird noises & the weld ends up looking like swiss cheese. IMO I think your settings were too low or you moved too fast. You can tell because the welds favor the bracket...
  13. AirborneTexasRanger

    Doing It The Hard Way - JL Steering Box and a Front Stretch

    I hardwired mine to a standard light switch and leave the trigger zip tied. SWAG off-road has a nice kit for most porta-band brands.
  14. AirborneTexasRanger

    All things welding

    What I like to do is put a piece of tape on the top of the welder to help keep track of settings once I get them dialed in. This helps especially if I'm moving from one project to another where I need to adjust the machine. Admittedly sometimes I have to replace the tape because it can get full...
  15. AirborneTexasRanger

    What did you do to your TJ today?

    I got you @Kiwi TJ
  16. AirborneTexasRanger

    What did you do to your TJ today?

    But then we wouldn't get all those pictures of his dinner with a beautiful scenery
  17. AirborneTexasRanger

    What did you do to your TJ today?

    Next time have it delivered to my house and I'll bring it to you in a row boat. It will be faster 🤣
  18. AirborneTexasRanger

    What did you do to your TJ today?

    Damn Kiwi, shipping problems are drawn to you like a magnet
  19. AirborneTexasRanger

    Am I the only one who thinks a snorkel on a TJ is crazy?

    I've got a short HMMWV style & it doesn't block my view
  20. AirborneTexasRanger

    All things welding

    In welding: Slag is impurities that boil to the top of the weld & is easily scraped away Dross is molten metal that was not blown away by the compressed air when cutting & clings to the cut edge. It can be difficult to chip away & sometimes tough to grind Chemically they're quite different...