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Old 11-24-2017, 03:28 PM   #411
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[QUOTE=dopamine16;235107]I wanted to take my tube in to have it bent by someone with a bender, BUT my dad being a 20 year ironworker always has to do it his way.
SO we cut a few notches with a chop saw & I welded the sucker up; I suck at welding but decent with a grinder.

I just need to cap the ends paint & weld together.

The young welder at our shop has a saying for the mechanics who think they can weld [he's a pretty good welder].
"A GRINDER AND PAINT FOR THE WELDER YOU AIN'T"

Your bumper turned out good.
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:26 PM   #412
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The kerf-tubing bend trick was pretty cool.

You are getting to the fun part- starting to look like something.
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:50 PM   #413
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I wanted to take my tube in to have it bent by someone with a bender, BUT my dad being a 20 year ironworker always has to do it his way.
SO we cut a few notches with a chop saw & I welded the sucker up; I suck at welding but decent with a grinder.

I just need to cap the ends paint & weld together.

The young welder at our shop has a saying for the mechanics who think they can weld [he's a pretty good welder].
"A GRINDER AND PAINT FOR THE WELDER YOU AIN'T"

Your bumper turned out good.

Holy crap after reading this over again it didn't come out the way it was suppose to,I apologize if this was taken wrong....it was not meant as an insult more of a humorous phrase.
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:01 PM   #414
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REDD- haha it is all good I knew exactly what you were getting at the first time, I surly am not a welder by any means but I do know the raw basics.. I left the ironworkers business cause I didn't want to get stuck welding for 20years.

Rusty- My dad uses that trick quite a bit, not my favorite way but my dad is very stubborn & hard headed, taking it to a bender was no option.
fun part is here... Im going to have a party when it is done.
Maybe camping, make some popcorn,
call some strippers, get people stoned , maybe drunk,
hide from the police. bang head on cell wall.

Just kidding everyone.. but I will probably have a heart attack when it is done ill be to excited.









I am a decent welder, not the best but it works.

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Old 11-25-2017, 12:09 AM   #415
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I just love watching this thread!
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:56 AM   #416
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Tango-I never really been a fan of chrome,
i would hate
for people to get the wrong impression that im a RAIDERS fan here in california.
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:47 PM   #418
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That thing is just begging for chrome!
Satin black paint would be a helluva lot cheaper
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:11 PM   #419
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