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recent storms and road mishap :: CRACK picture by looneyland - Photobucket
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Looking at that first picture, because it is broken along the edge of a weld, I would simply check to see that everything is still straight, then gouge the existing weld out with a grinder, die grinder, or whatever you can fit in there, and weld it back up.

When you do this, if the crack dead ends in solid metal, drill a small hole at the end of the crack, to keep it from spreading after the repair is made.

You could use a wire feed, or MIG, just make sure that your prep is 100% clean before welding. If that upper part is simply formed sheet metal, then a small wire feed would be the way to go, more control for most operators. Remember, if possible, use a backing plate to help absorb excess heat and prevent burn through.

Doesn't look too bad overall though. You shouldn't have too much grief repairing it.
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thank u. It has temporary weld, but I am thinking cuz it wasn't prepped I should do it again. I will get this info to the welder.

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Looking at that first picture, because it is broken along the edge of a weld, I would simply check to see that everything is still straight, then gouge the existing weld out with a grinder, die grinder, or whatever you can fit in there, and weld it back up.

When you do this, if the crack dead ends in solid metal, drill a small hole at the end of the crack, to keep it from spreading after the repair is made.

You could use a wire feed, or MIG, just make sure that your prep is 100% clean before welding. If that upper part is simply formed sheet metal, then a small wire feed would be the way to go, more control for most operators. Remember, if possible, use a backing plate to help absorb excess heat and prevent burn through.

Doesn't look too bad overall though. You shouldn't have too much grief repairing it.
This what I would do too.

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HI RYAN!! what's up wu....& thanks for chiming ino this after all I've been thru w/this truck, it made me sick to think I could of totalled it!!

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Laurie, nope I didn't see it but you have gotten good advice above and I can't add anything more but maybe get some studded tires. What happened....??

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