welding in new floor pan

Discussion in 'Welding Tips and Welders' started by grumpyvette, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. grumpyvette

    grumpyvette Administrator Staff Member

    read thru these links they hold a good deal of related info you can use
    and your more than likely to find the .023 wire size, and pure ARGON shield gas useful with a 110 volt welder, and the temporary use of CLECOS or POP-RIVETS to hold the panel firmly locked in place after the surface to be welded on is carefully cleaned and degreased all paint and rust removed is also usually a good practice, as is having a extinguisher and a running garden hose, with a spray nozzle, easily handy if something catches on fire

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    viewtopic.php?f=61&t=9263&p=33405&hilit=clecos#p33405

    http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1283

    http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1108

    http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=10601

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    use .023 mig wire and the correct shield gas ,

    http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1108

    http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1283

    the mig you purchased is a decent choice, I know of several people who own them and are pleased with the performance on thin sheet metal. the use of the thinner mig wire will tend to allow you to build up an area rather than blow thru with practice, use of a piece of 1" copper pipe beaten flat , and as a backer spoon,to the weld thin sheet steel, in some cases will prove useful, obviously practice on junk for awhile before working on your car
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    while its unlikely to work well on an oil pan fabrication process ,these clamps could be used in place of CLECOS
     
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  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey Staff Member

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