Voyager Half-Rack Question

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Yes, you could. Stick with Lincoln or Miller welders and you'll do fine. Add to the list of tools an abrasive cut-off saw, a hand grinder and grinding wheels, a tubing bender, a welding helmet and gloves, etc. And don't forget that trip to the powder coater.

Thanks for advise - I don't know anything about welding machines, even if I tried it ones. :)
Rest of the tools I have - love tools! Well, not a tubing bender... but I am not buying it anyhow - will figure something out... Now I am excited!

... powder coating... ghm... need to do a research... do I need it if right materials used?
 

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Thanks for advise - I don't know anything about welding machines, even if I tried it ones. :)
Rest of the tools I have - love tools! Well, not a tubing bender... but I am not buying it anyhow - will figure something out... Now I am excited!

... powder coating... ghm... need to do a research... do I need it if right materials used?
Well, for a person with little or no welding experience, you should stick to MIG welding and steel. The learning curve for TIG welding and aluminum or stainless is MUCH steeper. Stick welding is dirty and takes more technique than MIG. Also, decent MIG machines can be had that run on 120 volts (I'm assuming you're in the U.S.)

The best protection for steel is powder coating. If I were making a rack or my own bumpers or rock sliders, I would certainly have them powder coated. If you built a rack you could simply paint it, but you would have to keep after it, periodically repainting it.
 

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I have a voyager slim line with a wind faring. The noise was obnoxious. Easy fix is a pool noodle wedged between wind faring and roof of vehicle. Another trick is to wrap binge cords around the bars to break up the wind as it passes over the bars
 

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I bought the slimline full length and paid extra for the fiberglass wrap-around faring and the wind noise went down considerably from the stock sheet metal faring. I also did the pool noodle trick. So far... so good...
 

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