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Tack weld spring to perch #925062 01/11/09 06:45 PM
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fidgit Offline OP
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I Have a question a friend of mine wants to Tack Weld his springs to the perch on is LJ so they don't twist. Is this a good idea?

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Re: Tack weld spring to perch [Re: fidgit] #925063 01/11/09 08:18 PM
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superdawg Offline
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I gotta ask....why? So, a spring rotates a bit, what harm does that do?
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Re: Tack weld spring to perch [Re: fidgit] #925064 01/14/09 07:11 AM
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I wouldn't do anything that involves the application and removal of heat to a spring. May be remote, but there's a chance it could change the temper, and therefore the spring rate.


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Re: Tack weld spring to perch [Re: fidgit] #925065 01/14/09 08:25 AM
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the_other_guy Offline
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if he is that worried about the springs moving, he should just make a bolt on spring clip, like the front coils


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Re: Tack weld spring to perch [Re: the_other_guy] #925066 01/15/09 05:00 PM
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Typical internet jeeping, worried that a spring moves?
If we had a reason? more helpful and techincal advice would be easier to give.

Yes, heat on a spring is a no no, but a tack at the very end of a coil, would never hurt, but because a spring is a more lively metal than what you are "tacking" it to, a tack won't hold anyway.
Then weld it so it does not move? Great plan, grinding out a welded spring to replace it? bizarre.
Oh well.

yes a bolted down clip system?

SD

Re: Tack weld spring to perch [Re: superdawg] #925067 01/15/09 07:28 PM
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Supe:
You know you write like Faulkner?



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Re: Tack weld spring to perch [Re: jstritec] #925068 01/17/09 03:12 PM
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superdawg Offline
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Professor Falken? War Games?

Yes, I'm his son.

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Re: Tack weld spring to perch [Re: superdawg] #925069 01/19/09 10:53 PM
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no no no, William Faulkner, the Nobel prize winning american author. War Games, good movie. although for that plot line i prefer the Terminator series. Of course, Skynet came online on August 4th, 1997, and we know what happens after that!
but I digress...



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Re: Tack weld spring to perch [Re: jstritec] #925070 01/20/09 12:06 AM
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Bill, sure OK.

I'll be back.

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Re: Tack weld spring to perch [Re: superdawg] #925071 02/12/09 12:54 PM
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JorgeA Offline
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Bad, bad idea... if he is concerned about lateral movement it is better change bushings or make new perches with enough form space to install new round bushings.

If he solds shackles to the frame it will cancel the normal movement and will make the jeep very hard in suspension, also, possible break of leaf packs.

JorgeA


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