- May 23, 2005
4130 beef mod lower controle arm cut and sleeved with 1.75 OD .188 wall 4130 chromoly 22.5" per arm.
He did it for stength. I've bent mine before. I spent $3 each and welded on some angle iron made of steel. They don't bend now. Pic:firetruck41 said:I don't understand why you did that, if it is the same as the original. ???
Now I understand, I didn't realize they were issues with them bending under use.ShottsUZJ100 said:He did it for stength. I've bent mine before. I spent $3 each and welded on some angle iron made of steel. They don't bend now. Pic:
I also wleded on a 3/8 steel plate to strengthen the mount.
ShottsUZJ100 said:Who cares what's underneath? It's what's out front that counts. Amazing work on these bumpers. Front and back:
I'm laughing....to the bank. Under $300 for both.
Sorry if I made it feel like I was treading on your ground. I've seen your bumper before. It looks kind of like the one I built for my 85 4Runner.BRKLYN1 said:in addition to the controle arms i made this front bumper since for some people whats up front is what counts. I thought i would make my rig clear.
My thoughts exactly. I've only taken one welding class, but our instructor would've made us do work that looked like that over.AMMO said:The sign of a crappy weld = a weak weld... You can plate it all ya want but if the weld doesn't hold because it didn't penetrate then what good is it?
There's a reason you only paid 3 bills for that work.