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More work to my front bumper


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#1 Speedwagon

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:30 PM

One of these days, I might actually finish and paint the thing...

Since I have some time on the my hands right now, I opted to add a hi-lift mount and CB antenna to my front bumper. I used a 2x4 tubing that I cut in half, and welded to the bumper for the hi-lift mount.

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My welds aren't very pretty yet, but they do hold:
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And then I added the CB antenna. Figured the front bumper was a good place for it:
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I'm thinking I might go back and weld plates to the tops of the mounts, and then use that as a mounting point for my Hella lights.

Edited by Speedwagon, 31 December 2012 - 06:33 PM.


#2 maozebong

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

not to criticise you on this or anything, but i always just keep mine in the trunk. the accidents that happen with hi-lifts almost always result from the mechanism getting stuck, or user ignorance.

keeping it oiled and clean can avoid problems, maybe find a cover to put over yours?

#3 djellum

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

looks like quite a bit of spatter on your welds. if your using CO2, try 75/25 on your next fill up (very small difference in cost). you wont go back. if you are using 75/25, shorten your stickout.

im assuming your using hardwire

#4 Speedwagon

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

looks like quite a bit of spatter on your welds. if your using CO2, try 75/25 on your next fill up (very small difference in cost). you wont go back. if you are using 75/25, shorten your stickout.

im assuming your using hardwire


It's not my welder(it belongs to the shop that I'm a member of). I was using gas, but I don't know how they fill it. Possibly too much wire(it's a 240V snapon MIG).

#5 monstaru

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

not to criticise you on this or anything, but i always just keep mine in the trunk. the accidents that happen with hi-lifts almost always result from the mechanism getting stuck, or user ignorance.

keeping it oiled and clean can avoid problems, maybe find a cover to put over yours?


Just keep it lubed :grin:.No really.I have a 20+ yr old Hi lift, 2 of them actually.Been in the elements their whole life.Saltwater,?General around water interaction in work boxes on the back of the trucks.Etc...
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Just use LUBE:headbang::-p
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