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Fully Polished TuRD

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by slander, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:49 AM
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    slander

    slander [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yea preps the key and the mapp gas torch is your friend as you know!
     
  2. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:53 AM
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    I use the MAPP gas torch to heat up stuck bolts. Not sure what else it would be for...
     
  3. Jan 14, 2020 at 9:07 AM
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    Pre heating thicker pieces of metal before you weld it.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2020 at 12:18 PM
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    Neat idea, never thought to try that. About the thickest I weld is 1/4", and that's only for crossmembers, and I MP them. My welder is rated for 3/16" single-pass, IIRC.

    This was the welder I bought - https://topwelders.com/lincoln-weld-pak-3200hd-reviews/. Apparently it has been discontinued now. I also have an AC225 (tombstone) that I can use for welding anything I will ever need to, as well as carbon-arc gouging (which I will never do).

    EDIT: Correction, it's rated for up to 5/16" with fluxcore wire. I use it dualshield, and if I do my part, I haven't had a single problem.

    EDIT THE DOS: OK, that site is pretty comical to refer to as a welding review source. It reads like someone let their 8 year old play with Wordpress. -shrug- hey, it's a dude named Beth..
     
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  5. Jan 25, 2020 at 9:28 PM
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    Fender tubing hackery 2.0 starts this week since it's supposed to get somewhat nice out. Stay tuned for me setting the interior of my truck on fire a few times.

    Also I'm starting an occupational health and safety consulting business (contracted safety dick) and im stuck on finding a name, so if anyone has any ideas post up. My initials are out as a major automotive brand has those plastered all over their vehicles and they make total shit (NOT TRD).
     
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