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DIY ? on building a brushguard.


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#1 El Toro

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 12:22 PM

Does any one have any tips or hints on a brush guard? I can mount and bolt like a son of a gun but can not weld. Any info would be great.

#2 Sweet82

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 05:01 PM

Do you have access to a tubing bender?

You can remove the bolt on tie downs from the front of your Subie and use them as bolt plates for your push bar.

http://usmb.net/gall...lbuo21/MVC_267F

My foot is blocking the other plate...but you see the idea.

If you can get it bent, you'll find someone who can weld the plates on.

#3 El Toro

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for the tip! Im gona call around there has to be some one I know with a bender. The few trails I have arund here are well over grown..dont want to bust head lights.Thanks again.

#4 archemitis

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 02:39 PM

go buy yourself a 200 dollar welder. and 50 bucks worth of steel. look at all pics of bumpers you can find. then get weldin. its realy not that hard

#5 operose

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 07:26 PM

go buy yourself a 200 dollar welder. and 50 bucks worth of steel. look at all pics of bumpers you can find. then get weldin. its realy not that hard


that's my plan

#6 subie94

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 10:01 PM

go buy yourself a 200 dollar welder. and 50 bucks worth of steel. look at all pics of bumpers you can find. then get weldin. its realy not that hard



would an arc welder do the job? or should it be a mig?,tig?

#7 Mike W

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 12:33 PM

Sure arc or gas if that's what you have and you have the skills. But for non-welders (like me) mig or flux-core wire feed welders are probably the easiest to learn for simple non-life endangering projects. On a brush guard the strenght of your welds might not be that important. But bumpers, hitch recievers, winch mounts and such... the welds had better be proper or someone could get hurt. Because wire feed welders are easy and handy, good deals go fast on Craigslist (search for "welders.") I had to be very aggressive to score my $100 Lincoln. On Ebay good ones sell for so much you might as well buy new. Craigslist might also be a good place to hire a welder for a project. Try posting in the barter/trade/services sections. The beer-barter method is cool and there must be lots of welders over there on the Kitsap peninsula (ship yard folks?)

Lots of free beginner to advanced welding education info on the Lincoln, Miller websites: http://www.lincolnelectric.com/ http://www.millerwelds.com/

Usenet Newsgroups with excellent info and helpful gurus. sci.engr.joining.welding rec.crafts.metalworking sci.engr.metallurgy
To reduce the amount of "dumb newbie questions" asked over and over again, the newsgroup members created
The Welding FAQ: http://www.weldingfaq.com/ If you can't find the info you need there, try a Google "Group" search.

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