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    I'm getting ready to shorten a frontend axle for my jeep project...the inner "c" knuckle needs to be welded back on to the tube...can I use a 220v mig machine?...will that be powerful enough? most people recommend stick but i don't know how to stick weld...thanks

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    Re: axle tube welding

    Originally posted by double R
    I'm getting ready to shorten a frontend axle for my jeep project...the inner "c" knuckle needs to be welded back on to the tube...can I use a 220v mig machine?...will that be powerful enough? most people recommend stick but i don't know how to stick weld...thanks
    What machine do you have? Any chance you can give us a picture of the joint that your wanting to weld? To be honest with you I m a little concerned about you welding this joint up since your having to ask this question. Just thinking about your safety and the safety of others, because I don t know your welding skill level.
    MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
    Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


    PM 180C



    HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

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    • #3
      Re: axle tube welding

      Originally posted by double R
      I'm getting ready to shorten a frontend axle for my jeep project...the inner "c" knuckle needs to be welded back on to the tube...can I use a 220v mig machine?...will that be powerful enough? most people recommend stick but i don't know how to stick weld...thanks
      I to would like to see the joint in question and the type of welder you plan to use.
      ROCK

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      • #4
        Are you prepared to be out in the middle of nowhere, and have it snap on you??? If not, have a qualified weldor do it for you. Axles are not a simple thing to weld. Be safe, always.

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        • #5
          the welds will be ground off and the "C" removed. the tube will then be cut and the "C" rewelded...

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          • #6
            Could use MIG welder or stick welder for welding togeather your axle tube assembly. Easy weld for a pro but not the place to learn welding. Must also deal with alignment problems. Check angle before and after welding with angle finder seeing that both sides retain same caster.

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            • #7
              Re: axle tube welding

              I'm in the middle of doing this myself. It's doable with a 220V welder assuming the machine is big enough. I'm gonna use a friends 250 amp ESAB to do the final weld.

              How thick is the wall on your axle tube ? mine is 1/2" thick ...

              - jack

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              • #8
                Re: Re: axle tube welding

                Originally posted by morpheus
                How thick is the wall on your axle tube ? mine is 1/2" thick ...- jack
                it's 1/2" thick as well...it's a 3/4 ton dana 44 front...

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                • #9
                  same as my 44. I shortened one side and am trying to rotate the knuckle on the other. I've ground and ground but can't get it twist ...

                  - jack

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                  • #10
                    Re: Re: Re: axle tube welding

                    Originally posted by double R


                    it's 1/2" thick as well...it's a 3/4 ton dana 44 front...
                    Definately sounds like a job for a 250+ amp wirefeeder- Spray transfer or a Gas shielded fluxcore wire.

                    However, in the end I think I would probably use TIG . I d have to rent the machine though, because my Econotig couldn t handle the job.
                    Last edited by Dan; 10-16-2002, 11:17 AM.
                    MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
                    Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


                    PM 180C



                    HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

                    Comment

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