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11-16-2005, 06:16 PM
anyone in sarasota fl that can weld. i need to weld a shackle on my waste trailer. any one around here that can do it? it cant be moved until its done!

11-17-2005, 02:08 PM
I'll be in Sarasota next week to visit family. I can weld but won't have a welder... (FIL has a cheapie mig but I doubt I'd trust it to a structural weld)

There should be a mobile welding service in the area?

11-17-2005, 02:29 PM
Might be cheaper to jack it up and remove the spring and shackle and have them fixed than get a mobil welder to come out. And it might be faster too.

11-17-2005, 02:35 PM
I hope old broken parts are being replaced it new, not being welded back together. I'm as cheap as anybody, but you don't skimp on suspension parts. :dizzy:

If you want to get a strong welder for repairs, check out www.readywelder.com That's what I use and its a hot welder using fluxcore. You'll need two good batteries, but if you need to do any welding on-site it is worth it. In fact, I don't currently have a shop welder(no power yet). I just use the batteries. I'd bring it down on my trip but we're taking my wife's Honda Civic(diesel prices are through the roof, otherwise I'd drive my dodge ram).

11-17-2005, 07:15 PM
ok let me clarify.................. i have a new spring and 2 new shackles. the old ones i cut off due to rusted out. i just need the front new one welded so i dont have to drill a hole to bolt it on.

11-18-2005, 12:19 AM
Is this the 4x8 in your sig? Why not get someone to help load it in your truck and take it to a welding shop?

11-18-2005, 12:48 PM
its about 500lbs my truck would sink in the rear

South Florida Lawns
11-18-2005, 07:56 PM
I wish I could help but I never get down there.

11-19-2005, 09:05 AM
Here you go, one search of yahoo yellow pages and turns up 8 welder in you area, this one is mobile, call them and I am sure they will come do it!

A Affordable Mobile Welding
(941) 966-7456

good luck