Extended wheelbase T bucket

Discussion in 'frames and suspension' started by JohnHancock, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

  2. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

  3. Maniacmechanic1

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  4. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

  5. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    I do have a slow travel speeds to fill gaps (not a real good fitter).

    The above might explain why. I'm guessing you are trying to do all of this in 1 pass.
    I do this too (but it's wrong). 2 passes is the better way. What is happening is that as
    you join the 2 pieces together, you are thinking to yourself that this bead is too small for
    a finished bead, so you stay there and add more filler wire. The bead instantly cools
    because there is now more metal there, but your arc has not changed. So you give it more
    pedal to keep the molten puddle going. But now there is too much heat, and the puddle
    sinks into the joint. And you might even add more filler rod to correct for that. So what
    you end up doing is trying to run 1 giant bead in 1 pass. Again, I do this too (but it's wrong).
    Run a small bead to just join your pipes, then do a 2nd, or even 3rd pass.
     
  6. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    Loves 302 I’ll try multiple passes. I’m going to order the grinder Bryan found. Thanks Bryan. Doing research I found something else I’m doing wrong. When I contaminate my tungsten I don’t cut the trash off I grind it down. Now I have contaminated my grinder! Now when I resharpen I have contaminated my tungsten! With all the help from you guys I may get to be a welder yet! Thanks guys!
     
  7. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Ideally all TIG Welds should be done in 1 pass.
    Tight Butt Fits are it.'
    All Welds done in 1 pass with minimum filler rod used.

    Loose Fits will take lots of filler rod.
    Hard to make the stack of dimes weld beads on multiple passes.
     
  8. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Chromoly should be done in 1 pass only.
     
  9. Maniacmechanic1

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  10. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    This last Guy is Real Good !
     
  11. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Fabricating T's & Working on Race Cars with my bud Ed TIG is it.
    This last guy stick welds yet, I still like it yet. My past working on Semi Trucks for many years.
     
  12. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    Well I didn’t fall off the world. I got the tungsten sharpener Bryan turned me on to and got the Dremel to spin it. I have $135 in the sharpener they wanted $3-400 for! WIN!
    It works great and really helps weld beads! DC7B08E2-4970-4AEE-B3FB-4471001D1209.jpeg 25FE6572-A7A7-4C99-9D82-C2811966E59D.jpeg E249448A-9F10-4DDB-95D6-09D944FBD670.jpeg 2DCE085C-20B9-4870-A962-6385C8A1F606.jpeg
     

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  13. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Nice John.
    Your TIG Welds Look Great !
     
  14. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    Yes better. Welding tubing joints is a PITA. Takes lots of practice.
     
  15. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. I’m going back and redoing the duck sh!t welds to make them less ugly!
     
  16. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  17. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    I saw that but I really wanted cordless. The one I got also grinds 1/8” tungsten. Thanks for the link.
     
  18. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  19. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    I used grinding wheels, belt sander, and flap wheels. The grinder seems to work better for me so I’m sticking with it.
     

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