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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by EL TACOROJO, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Feb 13, 2020 at 12:41 PM
    six5creed

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    I can’t imagine that perforated 1 x 2 is stronger than the crush bar.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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  4. Feb 13, 2020 at 9:18 PM
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    6129F0F1-45B7-471C-838E-FF733965A1FB.jpg AD7E5361-7FEC-4573-B78C-CE96364C0649.jpg Hello, just got a welder for Christmas, Hobart 210 MVP. Been practicing every weekend for like an hour at a time. Just figured I could post some welds and get some criticism. Don’t have 220v yet, but this is the highest setting on 115. Overall goal is to SAS on my Tacoma. Thanks.
     
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  5. Feb 13, 2020 at 9:19 PM
    mjbtaco

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    Oh boy this is gonna be fun

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  6. Feb 13, 2020 at 9:42 PM
    snowboard704

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    that would look sweet tig welded
     
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  7. Feb 13, 2020 at 9:48 PM
    mjbtaco

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    I know :( too poor/cheap to have someone do it tho lol so it's getting mig'd by me. :anonymous:
     
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  8. Feb 13, 2020 at 10:00 PM
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    yea I noticed the mig tacks, was hoping that was just gonna be to hold it together until it got tig welded, oh well haha. Nice fitment :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Feb 13, 2020 at 10:02 PM
    mjbtaco

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    Trust me I'm also disappointed haha thanks for the compliment on the fitment. This is my first time cutting/working with pie cuts
     
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  10. Feb 13, 2020 at 10:05 PM
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    Very good start.

    1st, I think you need to reduce the amperage. To me it looks like the base metal is getting gouged out and not enough wire is being deposited.

    2nd, turn on your camera flash. The pics on my end are a little dark.

    Great start! I don't see it taking you long to be proficient.
     
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  11. Feb 14, 2020 at 1:08 AM
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    Gotta agree looks like some major undercutting !!!

    Might be travel speed to fast output just not dialed in just right .

    Not spending enough time in the toes of the weld.

    Doing the SAS the welding is easy the hard part is keeping everything square .

    So many end up going down the road sideways the first time
     
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  12. Feb 14, 2020 at 1:11 AM
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    It has happened since the first Flame and then Arc was struck I doubt it ever stops .

    Though I know some Welders that should never attempt to ever do any fitting
     
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  13. Feb 14, 2020 at 1:19 AM
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    It seems to work quite well for me . Having used only 2 bolts 1 side to recover more then a few times

    I guess it would be possible to tear the front of the frame off the truck.

    Then the front end of a 2wd drive truck might very well be different then what I have ever seen .

    Never having seen a 2wd Tacoma up close and in person
     
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  14. Feb 14, 2020 at 2:01 AM
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    Don’t ruin it :pout:
     
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  15. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:01 AM
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    It's way too much welding for me to have someone else do it. I can't afford to pay someone a bunch of money to weld up some temporary pipes. This is one of my intercooler pipes, I'm making them out of steel since that's all I can weld at the moment. I'm saving up for a tig machine and I'll redo these out of aluminum once I have it and switch to a bigger intercooler.

    Like I said I'm not happy about it either lol but hey gotta work with what you got.
     
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    If the square-ness if off a little you can adjust it by altering the holes that the leafs sit in on the spring perches so it won’t crab walk. But only can be corrected this way if it’s off a small amount
     
  17. Feb 14, 2020 at 7:36 PM
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    “I can’t afford to pay someone...”
    is the reason I got into fabrication in the first place. You do you.

    :fistbump:


    Same goes for mechanics, painting, construction, haircuts...


    I might also just be a cheap guy though...
     
  18. Feb 14, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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    Lol same man. I learned to air brush rc car bodies for the same reason haha. I try to do as much as I can on my own. I'm just trying to not spend a ton of my own money on this build. I've been selling parts on the side to fund it and that money is all gone at the moment lol. So I gotta do some stuff myself.
     
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  19. Feb 15, 2020 at 4:19 AM
    six5creed

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    I don’t trust other people to work on stuff is the other problem I have, other than being cheap :thumbsup:
     
  20. Feb 15, 2020 at 4:25 AM
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    It is a shame you can`t use a friends Tig Welder to do this .

    It is going to be a long process best of luck
     
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