Welding pods on grizzly 1448

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Welding pods on grizzly 1448

Postby Itawes » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:42 pm

Does anyone know of good tig welder that has experience welding pods on a duck boat ? I have the beavertail performance pods. Found one guy at $105 an hour and says 6-8 hr job. Little too much $ for me. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Welding pods on grizzly 1448

Postby duckslayer74 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:15 pm

They don't need to be tig welded, find someone with a spool gun and have them mig welded. should only be a 2hr job, not that hard to do.
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Re: Welding pods on grizzly 1448

Postby Take em boys » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:47 pm

im a welder in Idaho and my shop charges by the inch! I agree with above poster get it wire fed will be cheaper
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Re: Welding pods on grizzly 1448

Postby duckslayer74 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:24 pm

Guess I should've mentioned I was a welder too. :biggrin:
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Re: Welding pods on grizzly 1448

Postby T Man » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:43 am

Do you want it done well, or cheaply?
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Re: Welding pods on grizzly 1448

Postby tod0987 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:23 am

Sounds like to me he didn't want to deal with it and just priced it high to get you gone.

I took my large beavertail pods to a well respected aluminum T-Top guy here who was slammed with spring time (tax return jobs) much larger jobs than mine and he worked me in over the work week. He even took the time to wait to have me drive out there (30 minutes) after his guys tacked them on to check the placement and then burned them in for only $150 (2 hrs)

Keep looking and calling around there has got to be a marine fab shop that will do it for a decent price.
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Re: Welding pods on grizzly 1448

Postby QuackerSmacker498 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:29 am

There are several different options for welding your pods. My buddy welded mine and used a gusset method. You can check it out on this forum at Poor Mans Boat. Mine were all tig welded and I am very pleased with the results. The gusset method essentially triples the amount of welded surface and uses multiple angles for added strength.
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Re: Welding pods on grizzly 1448

Postby PAwaterfowldominator » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:27 pm

duckslayer74 wrote:They don't need to be tig welded, find someone with a spool gun and have them mig welded. should only be a 2hr job, not that hard to do.


Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Re: Welding pods on grizzly 1448

Postby jkuhn » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:29 pm

still looking for someone to weld up some pods? welder/fabricator from south jersey here.
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