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Old 02-14-2006
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Lift Spindles Or Welder????

I'm going to be getting a few hundred $'s from selling a weight set and I was thinking of doing one of two things, buy some spindles or buy a welder. Spindles would be a nice change to the t-bar crank, but then there are the endless possibilities of projects for my truck if I went ahead and got the welder. I would like to know what suggestions you guys have. Thanks.
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I would say spindles just because how much stuff would you do for your truck with the welder. You cant lift your truck with a welder.
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i would say welder. you can make money with a welder not with spindles
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i say spindles.

a welder would be cool, but you need other things to make cool stuff. or alot of cool stuff. like the deal to bend the piping of whatever youre making.
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Are you a pretty accomplished welder? I'd say that would have alot to do with it. It's kinda hard to say otherwise... Unless you've got money for tires also, I say go for the welder and make yourself something way cool for your truck!
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Spindles!
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Spindles agian unless you can weld good but then wouldnt you already have a welder
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I would say spindles just because how much stuff would you do for your truck with the welder. You cant lift your truck with a welder.
you need a welder to Straight Axle a truck! man there is alot of cash to be made doing bar-b-q pits and other side jobs. custom bumpers, sliders, etc...
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I say welder because when you lift you will have to get tires and/or wheels, and that will end up costing a couple hundred extra. If you buy a welder, you can make things like rock sliders and stuff for me and we could meet up and exchange friendship for rock sliders and custom bumpers!! How about that!?!
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Do you know how to weld? If so then welder. It took some time, but I feel mine is the best tool I have got so far.

If you can't weld, buy the spindles, take some classes, save some money then get a welder.
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Save the money and get either a better welder than that few hundred will buy you, or wheels and tires to go with a spindle lift.
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^^He's a Thinker, that Stephen!!!

Nevermind, man... Montevallo is just way far away... don't cry... please.
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^^He's a Thinker, that Stephen!!!
LOL...after picking on you already today I'm not sure how to take that...
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dude i had a cheap arc welder in high school and managed to round up enough work to make 1.5-2k a month. now you can get a decent mig welder at northern and sears for 200-250
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id say spindles. for a welder to be any good for some good projects you would want a 220v w/ gas MIG.. thats approx $600+ but this is just my opinion as i prefer MIG
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dude i had a cheap arc welder in high school and managed to round up enough work to make 1.5-2k a month. now you can get a decent mig welder at northern and sears for 200-250
The cheapest MIG either Sears or Northern has is just over $400...and then you add shipping..unless you are referring to the Craftsman MIGs Sears use to sell...which aren't worth the value of the metal they are made from.
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spindles, but what do i know?
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okay i will take a pic of the mig i saw.
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Spindles.
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