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I have a nt and i will be putting wt axles in. the wt spring perches are 5 or 6in wider than the nt so do I need to have the spring perches rewelded?
05-05-2003, 03:22 AM
Depends what the WT axles are out of. If they are out of a Chero its a bolt in, if out of a J Truck then you need to have the perches relocated. This only aplies to the rear axle. ALL front axles are a bolt in.
Thanks for the help it is an amc 20 out of a j-truck so I guess I will be getting this welded
I have a weldor but I dint feel comfortable welding cast iron so how much would I expect to pay at a welding shop just to have new perches welded on?
05-05-2003, 03:32 AM
Axle tubes are not cast. I would think a welding shop would be around $30.00 to relocate them.
05-05-2003, 05:35 AM
You can pick up steel perches from Summit for like $12 and do it yourself... easy
I know the OEM perches are cast... I tossed them
Are you sure I can weld it I dont have a ton of experience since I am only 16. I have a lincoln arc weldor what rods should I get?
05-05-2003, 09:58 AM
Zac most folks on this forum are self-taught welders. So don't worry about your experience.
I have never personally welded axle perches on before, but if the axle tubes are not cast then you should not have a problem.
Personally, I prefer AC6011 rods when stick welding. They are a pretty forgiving rod, will generally weld rusty, greasy, and painted surfaces. And with experience they yield just as pretty a bead as the others.
Alot of folks use AC7018 and AC6013. My strong recommendation to you would be to buy a couple puonds of each rod. Find some heavy scrap, and start wleding the scarp pieces together. You will very quickly find one you like better than the others.
Just make sure the axle and perches are ground clean all the way to metal, clean (no rust, grease, or paint).
For me (since I don't weld everyday), the key is to weld on some scrap first, then go to welding on what matters.
Hope this helps.
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