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mastadon

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This is a cool project. I love to see uncommon rigs and DIY fab work, so this is the best of both worlds. Your exhaust welds look really good, any tips on techniques for welding exhaust pipe? Last time I tried it, it looked like shit.
 

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This is a cool project. I love to see uncommon rigs and DIY fab work, so this is the best of both worlds. Your exhaust welds look really good, any tips on techniques for welding exhaust pipe? Last time I tried it, it looked like shit.


For exhaust tube I just pretend I'm a robot. No weird oscillating, don't get fancy with the mig gun just run a straight line over the joint. Like everything else in welding this only works if your settings and travel speed are correct.

And thanks, good to know you're enjoying the thread so far.
 

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needs updates.

Nothing worth posting. I changed the slow, barely working starter for a new gear reduction one. I haven't be been able to work on it or drive it now than about 50 miles.
 

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I guess I could post this since it's related and will be making an appearance on here eventually.

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SASNISSAN4X4

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I know, it's like a whole different truck now.

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I have the same Pro Comp Wheels but in Black and even with the 35's I felt the difference in the weight since they're lighter than even my 17" Toyota wheels that were on it and the factory 15" steelies
 

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I ended up removing about 17 inches of the bed making it a 5 foot bed. I ran into some rust and quite a bit of body filler, especially on the driver side. One of the body lines was completely made out of filler. I do need to add some bondo in the future but there are a few more body mods I want to take care of first.

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I also removed the bumper and welded in a reciever hitch behind the license plate.

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I ended up removing about 17 inches of the bed making it a 5 foot bed. I ran into some rust and quite a bit of body filler, especially on the driver side. One of the body lines was completely made out of filler. I do need to add some bondo in the future but there are a few more body mods I want to take care of first.

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I also removed the bumper and welded in a reciever hitch behind the license plate.

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TOP NOTCH 🍻
 

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Some parking lot poser stuff.
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Looking down at the parking lot from that cliff makes the truck look teeny tiny.

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