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What to unplug when welding on frame

I'm installing a goose neck hitch on my 08 6.4 tomorrow. I'm going to weld it in. I need to know what i need to unplug electrically on the truck. i know i need to disconnect the batteries, is there anything else i need to unplug?

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bump to the top.
its amazing how fast this gets pushed off the front page.
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Why weld it? Just makes it permanent, and you may wanna put rails in one day and it'll be in the way.
If you wanna weld, then unplug the batteries, and that should be fine.



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its cheaper. thats really the only reason. i know ppl that have theirs welded in and they say they dont really get in the way to much. if it does get in the way ill go ahead and drop the coin on a b&w.
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whether you weld or not is up to you, as far as disconnecting.... i have welded on many superduties both diesel and gas, and used to always unhook the battery religiously to protect the computer etc.... after years of doing it, i have welded on trucks without disconnecting anything and never had an issue. If at all able, you need to disconnect the batteries to protect.

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Thanks for the info. I disconnected the batteries and made sure I had a really good ground and everything went fine. I'll post pics later.
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Why weld? 4 grade 8 1/2 in bolts and a drill do just as good of work and you can take it out...

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I use my 6.0 every day for welding and weld right off the tailgate never disconecting my batt.s

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Just run the ground clamp for your welder as close to where you are welding and preferably connected to the same piece of steel (not through something bolted to the part you are welding) and you should be fine. I do usually disconnect the ground clamps on my batteries though. No reason to risk damaging something expensive.
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