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  • Portable Welder
    started a topic Welding on a Ferari - Filler metal

    Welding on a Ferari - Filler metal

    I have to weld what is called a signature badge on a Ferari which is on the fender near the winshield.

    Any recommendations on what filler to use.

    1100 series that is soft with a low melting point.

    4043

    5356

    I think 4043 would be my guess without knowing what aluminum body panels are made from.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Portable Welder
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    Sorry I diddnt take any pictures of the job.

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  • turboglenn
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    What model ferrari was it? Got any more pics? I tell you a dang ferrari challenge. Replace a water pump and belts on a 355GT. YOu have to drop the entire engine just to get to it and it takes 3-4 months to get the pump from italy.. 8(

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  • Smactek
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    Gawd I love this forum. Nice Job.

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  • Randy Forbes
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    Originally posted by Portable Welder View Post
    Ferrari Fan, I did not weld the badge to the fender I welded the indented pc that the badge sets inside of to the fender, The fender on the car was smooth so I cut the indented pc out of a damaged fender and put it in the existing cars fender.
    Who says you don't know what you're dooing?

    Good job, I say!

    For future Ferrari questions, you cannot beat the resources here: http://ferrarichat.com/forum/

    You have my respect; I only carry $1,000,000.00 liability and work on $50,000.00 cars

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  • Portable Welder
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    Ferrari Fan, I did not weld the badge to the fender I welded the indented pc that the badge sets inside of to the fender, The fender on the car was smooth so I cut the indented pc out of a damaged fender and put it in the existing cars fender.

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  • Ferrari_Fan
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    Ferrari fender badges are not welded to the vehicle. They have a post/nut installation, on a proper factory fender. Factory installed badges are also set into a 1mm recession on the fender, so give a slightly more flush appearance.

    Genuine, original Ferrari parts will be installed like this, however there are some aftermarket versions which use a double-sided 3M tape.

    Ricambi America shows the full exploded diagrams for most Ferraris parts on-line. An example of the badges is shown here:

    http://www.ricambiamerica.com/parts_...=&V=diag&I=615


    p.s. Newer cars are all aluminum bodied, and from 1999- have alumium structural frames.

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  • Craig in Denver
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    I guess this means we don't get a photo?

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  • Portable Welder
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    Worked on the Ferrari today and every thing turned out perfectly.

    Paitence- Patience- Patience.

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  • admweld
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    Originally posted by Portable Welder View Post
    I've got $2,000,000.00 of liability coverage.

    I work on machines that cost over $ 200,000.00 all the time so a little fender is nothing to sweat over.

    I never asked what the vintage of the car was, I would guess not more than 15 years old.
    Portable welder sweats nothing,Same attiude as admweld.

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  • Portable Welder
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    I've got $2,000,000.00 of liability coverage.

    I work on machines that cost over $ 200,000.00 all the time so a little fender is nothing to sweat over.

    I never asked what the vintage of the car was, I would guess not more than 15 years old.

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  • chrisgay@sbcglo
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    What is the vintage on the car?

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  • burninbriar
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    Originally posted by Portable Welder View Post
    The car is at the body shop being redone, As far as liability goes, Its only a fender and no it cant be epoxied.

    Since its not a structural part, Nor will it be anodized - 40/43 it is.
    Before you take the attitude of "its only a fender", check out these prices.
    http://www.ferrparts.com/search.php?...&submit=Search

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  • Portable Welder
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    The car is at the body shop being redone, As far as liability goes, Its only a fender and no it cant be epoxied.

    Since its not a structural part, Nor will it be anodized - 40/43 it is.

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  • Craig in Denver
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    Were the originals welded on? I'd be afraid of warpage, will you be able to 'work it back' after welding? I don't know a thing about Ferrari and restoration accuracy, could the piece be epoxied like so many badges on cars are today?

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