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I almost feel stupid typing this question but I need to know.
I've got about a week before the body is done and I've decided to go w/power brakes.
My question is this; Do I need to disconnect the battery or any other vital equipment before attatching my trusty little wire feed welder to the frame? I ask this because I really do not want to have to jack the baby up and try to disconnect the battery. I was stupid and forgot to install the cut-off switch, it's still on my bench.
Let me sneak one more in here, Is the power booster on a '95 the same as a '91?
Thanks in advance,
Rick
 

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Ideally, you'd remove the gas tank, disconnect the battery, and remove any electronic stuff, like the EEC-IV computer, stereo, etc, you may have.

I really doubt you'd hurt the battery, though, if you didn't.

I welded on a driveshaft hoop and some brake brackets with my computer connected because it's too hard to get to it (under carpet, with aluminum cover box riveted on), with no problems, but it'd be better to disconnect it.

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thanks guys, I just wanted to know i wouldn't fry the battery, I will disconnect the computer to be safe!
 

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Tim (MN12) makes a good point... Sometimes it's
better to leave the Computer connected to avoid
possible ESD damage. Any time you disconnect or
connect the cabling to the Computer, ground
yourself (hold on to bare metal on the frame or
a ground wire), to avoid causing ESD damage to
the computer... The last thing you want is to
create 10 more problems while fixing one...
Just my 2cents as a Electrical Engineer that
works with ESD issues everyday...
 

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MN12
I don't work in a muffler shop so I could be wrong but the last time I went the tool of choice was an Ox/Acy torch (no electrical current).
 

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I stand corrected. It shows how dated my experience is : )
 
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