Just say no to gas welding

punkassslacker

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The pic is out of a car that was on a customers trailer at work, it's an 80's Mustang that was converted to a drag car, the guy MIGed most of the cage and brazed a few joints(if you can call that brazing), the best thing is the guy was a "Mechanical Engineer".

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Hamburgers\boogers anyone?

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Dave_G

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Holy crap!!!!!!





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that is sick

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Must have been one of those engineers with a 4.0 GPA and can't do anything real.

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Just cause they can design it does'nt mean they should build it!!!
 

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My MIG welds look about like that, which is why I TIG everything. For some reason I've never been able to consistantly make a MIG weld that is correct. Yet, other than when the shakes set in, I have rarely have trouble getting a decent TIG bead.

Just say no to un-edu-ma-cated morons with any kind of welder.

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jwfab1

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I have the opposite problem, I can consistantly mig pretty good, its tig welding I'm not very consistant. I'm taking a class though and have gotten better, but that looks horrible.
 

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ifm gettin ready to start building my truck, and i can weld mig tig gas and arc, i have a arc set up and a gas set up, i dont want to go out and bye a new mig set up, would i be ok to gas the tubing, or is gas not provide enough penetration?


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ntsqd

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If you are really, really good with an Oxy-Buel torch it will do the job. If you are not, or if you don't want to spend the next 4 years (Ok, slight exageration....) welding it together then I would consider getting something else.

TS

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Well OAW has worked for years in the aircraft industry and I remember having a good discussion about a similar subject not to long ago. If you would rather use an electric process you could get a TIG torch with a gas valve, Argon flow meter and a cylinder of argon. This hooked to your arc welder can give you decent results as a scratch start TIG. You could also look into a high freq. Arc starter if you don’t want to try the touch start.

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ntsqd

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I agree, but Aircraft stuff is usually quite a bit thinner walled material. .120 wall both complicates things in some ways and makes it easier in other ways.
4130 was originally designed to be Oxy-fuel welded and used to build aircraft internal structures.

TS

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that looks like some of the weld i see on the building here in vegas makes you think dont it i think my dad would shoot me if i welded like that on one of his jobs damm what people get away with
 

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He had to have been drunk when he did that!

HDRA, there is this cool punctuation mark called a period and it helps people make sense of what you wrote. Have you heard of it? :) j/k

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Tom_Willis

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what speed was the car moving at when it was welded? Was the weldor running alongside or was he driving it, too?
 

BIG_FAT_LOSER

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And all of us part time fabbers weld perfecly every time. I say if its not your car...get over it.

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punkassslacker

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I never said that my welds were perfect, I just thought it was funny having a mig welded cage with a couple "gas welds", thats it.

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Kritter

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That seems to me like a repair weld..maybe thats al they had.

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