View Full Version : Need Good Welder in North DFW, TX Area

September 24th, 2016, 18:37
I have a '96 Cherokee XJ that was a Beach Vehicle for 5 Years.
The Floor Pans have just about Completely Rusted Out.
I have purchased a set of Full length R & L Floor Pans & Also have a set of R & L Front Floor Pans (Got a Great Deal on eBay) for Extra Pan Metal.

My Problem Is that I Can't Find anyone to Weld In the New Pans.
Called around & Searched the Net. But, No takers.
All of the Body Shops give the Same Answer: "We Only Do Insurance Claims, Sorry".

So, Anyone Here Know Where I can get this done?
Any NAXJA Members down here in my area (Lake Dallas, TX) Know anyone or are Willing to Do the Work?
I am ready, willing & able to pull the carpet, padding & seats Myself. Heck, I'll even Cut Out The Bad/ Rusted crap Myself.

I am Ready & Willing to Pay Cash for their/your Time & Labor, Plus, I Even have Trade Items (Strong Axle Cast Iron 8.25" Diff Cover & a Cast Alum. Dana 35 Diff. Cover) for Boot! And, I'll even buy the Beer!

Any Leads or Contacts Will be Greatly Appreciated.

September 25th, 2016, 10:22
Also Have a Flux Core Wire Welder back Home in Arkansas.
Problem is that I Can't Weld Sheet Metal worth a Darn.
And It's in Arkansas & I'm down here in North DFW, TX for Work.

Any Good Write Ups on How to Do it yourself, Here on NAXJA?
May have to Go Get my Welder & Start Practicing on some Scrap Sheet Metal.
Would Much rather have Someone that Knows what they're Doing to Do it For me.

Any Leads or Tips Are Greatly Appreciated.

September 25th, 2016, 11:15
Also be aware the factory metal is difficult to weld do to it's plating!

September 25th, 2016, 11:55
HaHaHaHa.....What Plating?
Mine are Plated w/ Rust!

September 26th, 2016, 17:04
Just Dug Out the New Never Installed "Solid Axle Co" Diff Cover & it's for a 9.25 AAC, Whatever That Is.
Old Style too! W/ the Red Ribs & Logo. Very Cool Lookin.
Just Ordered One for my 8.25 RearEnd. Gonna Paint it to Match.

Anyone Interested in Either one (The Solid or the Alum. Dana 35)?
Or, The Welding Job?

Might even consider throwing in a Custom M98 Mauser 6.5-06 Rifle w/ Dies!
Really Need the Work Done, Soon!

Gettin Desperate here!

September 29th, 2016, 10:57
may wanna post this in the Red River forun.