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Damn! Nice clean welds.

Time for another Cleghorn run!
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Dang them welds are nice! haha

Small tip though, he should have double backed at the end of the weld and filled it in a lil more, woulda added a lot more strength! But look like it's going to hold up this time haha
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Damn! Nice clean welds.

Time for another Cleghorn run!
Daayyuuummm straight (on Cleghorn)! Gotta conquer that thing all the way through
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Daayyuuummm straight (on Cleghorn)! Gotta conquer that thing all the way through
I will follow on the quad. LOL
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Dang them welds are nice! haha

Small tip though, he should have double backed at the end of the weld and filled it in a lil more, woulda added a lot more strength! But look like it's going to hold up this time haha
I can't question you're background or experience (in metal work/welding), but I wouldn't second-guess any of my Dad's work. Not only has he made a living off it for 30+ years, but he built the entire frame for his Shelby Cobra.. so I'm sure however he welded it, it's as STOUT as it can be (especially with using the stainless rod).

Adding on, he's a GOD in my eyes as far as welding goes. Sure Jesse James and Orange County Choppers got me really hooked on welding, but all that was because I had an inside perspective and behind-the-scenes knowledge of the general process and whatnot.. annnddd I was just diving into welding on a regular, consistant basis at work.

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damn! done with a stick welder? nice


lets see this thing in action!

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as for some of the others mentioning rear driveshafts, that is just unpractical for anything to be ran on the street.
thats probably why you only see them on trail rigs

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So if he's got manual hubs then it'll only vibrate in 4wd, and you shouldn't be going that fast in 4wd anyways right?
my point exactly.. but then there's me that likes the occasional pre-runner wanna be spree and i go like 70 down a dirt road with the hubs still locked

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yep exactly. it will also destroy seals. transfer case does not like vibrations either.
i hope mines ok
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New welds look good, but I'd still add some gussets for extra security
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New welds look good, but I'd still add some gussets for extra security
Doing that will add extra weight making it harder to balance if he's gonna try to balance it AT ALL ya know?

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I can't question you're background or experience (in metal work/welding), but I wouldn't second-guess any of my Dad's work. Not only has he made a living off it for 30+ years, but he built the entire frame for his Shelby Cobra.. so I'm sure however he welded it, it's as STOUT as it can be (especially with using the stainless rod).

Adding on, he's a GOD in my eyes as far as welding goes. Sure Jesse James and Orange County Choppers got me really hooked on welding, but all that was because I had an inside perspective and behind-the-scenes knowledge of the general process and whatnot.. annnddd I was just diving into welding on a regular, consistant basis at work.
I know your dad is probably really good, as I hope to be one day haha... It's probably really stout, at least I would hope it would be! Stainless is a bigger task to weld for sure! Can't wait to see how this thing performs!
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thats great but how many are driven on the street? ever?
u want me to grab the pics of all the guys i know that drive theres on the streets man and u have no clue about a drive shaft how will it rattle all the bolt loose and destroy seals gears ect frist of all the truck has manual lockouts on the axle 2nd the trucks tcase when put into 2wd high doesnt even spin the front dshaft so as far as thats concerned kev redoing the square tube shaft and running it daily is NOT!!a problem nor will it ever be this is a fourm to learn and gather information get ideas look at other peoples ideas no to be a web wheeler and start **** talking just cause some people dont see it your way
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u want me to grab the pics of all the guys i know that drive theres on the streets man and u have no clue about a drive shaft how will it rattle all the bolt loose and destroy seals gears ect frist of all the truck has manual lockouts on the axle 2nd the trucks tcase when put into 2wd high doesnt even spin the front dshaft so as far as thats concerned kev redoing the square tube shaft and running it daily is NOT!!a problem nor will it ever be this is a fourm to learn and gather information get ideas look at other peoples ideas no to be a web wheeler and start **** talking just cause some people dont see it your way
hey retard... you mentioned FRONT and REAR square driveshafts...

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all these are running square tube front and some rear ya they maybe toyotas but the crawl ratio they have put an insane amount of torque on


I know how manual hubs work, thanks!

You keep bringing this on yourself. dont call me out. several others have mentioned the same things i have.

if it makes you feel all special in side run a square one for all i care...

What **** have I started talking? None that I know of...

Web wheeler my ***...

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You tell him Zach!

I got your back like a Jansport!
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You tell him Zach!

I got your back like a Jansport!
i just dont like it when people come over here and start telling you what for and calling people web wheelers and dumb asses.

I completely understand his point on square driveshaft. i am just putting my opinion out on them yet he thinks i am telling them how they should do it.
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Wow, those new welds are incredible!!!

That takes a LOT of skill.
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i just dont like it when people come over here and start telling you what for and calling people web wheelers and dumb asses.

I completely understand his point on square driveshaft. i am just putting my opinion out on them yet he thinks i am telling them how they should do it.
Trust me, I've had my skills judged before, I know what you mean... It's quite nerve racking
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Looks good man, now go out and try to break it again lol
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hey zack i wasnt trying to step on your toes the other day i just didnt get why everyone was making a big deal about it i wasnt trying to make anyone mad
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i'm not mad... tis all good.

btw Kevin the welds look great. when are you planning on testing it out again?
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Web wheeler my ***...
some minor mud holes and a snow covered trail...?
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some minor mud holes and a snow covered trail...?
and yours is any different?

web wheeler whats it mean to you?

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i didn't say i was any hard core wheeler...
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i didnt say that either.

but web wheeler sounds like someone that has they are this hardcore wheeler but have nothing to prove it.
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i didnt say that either.

but web wheeler sounds like someone that has they are this hardcore wheeler but have nothing to prove it.
sorry bro dint mean for u to get pantys in a bunch its just the way i read this entire thread and all ur post saying u would only run one as a spare seemed like its a bad thing to run one a dd and i really didnt mean to call u a web wheeler thats how i get after ive been drinking so dont take it personally also anytime u wanna come to sunny socal to play at the hammers let me know
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After the shaft was welded again, the last thing I wanted to do I did the other night at work after hours. I took strips of 18g sheet metal and welded one strip per side of the smaller tube to expand its overall outside dimension. This worked exactly as I had hoped in making the fit quite snug. There's just enough play to let it slide nicely. I also greased it up good before installing it. Anyhow, onto a couple pics..






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Nice fab work bro.

Hopefully it all works out for you this time
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now that came out nice. looks good Kevin.
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