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  • bigwelder
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    dont do it

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  • IBRAILN
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    I will get some pictues this weekend. Nothing really fancy but it will be a start. Thanks again-

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  • Leons2003
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    Originally posted by pjseaman
    When I grow up I want to be just like Engloid. Is 37 to early to start thinking about growing up, Naaaaaa. I'll never grow up, I like my toys too much!

    Engloid very nice stuff!
    What, Grow Up, And take all the fun out of it, LOL
    Hail @ 67 and still thinking about it, maybe some day, course my bride isn't bettin on it,LMAO
    Actually was at my M.dealer yestiddy to pick up Argon other necessary items,currently hatchin a plan to up grade the tig.

    Again, Engloid, beautiful welds, thanks

    Good day All,
    L*S

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  • Paul Seaman
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    When I grow up I want to be just like Engloid. Is 37 to early to start thinking about growing up, Naaaaaa. I'll never grow up, I like my toys too much!

    Engloid very nice stuff!

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  • df5152
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    how about some pics?

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  • IBRAILN
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    Thanks

    Thanks for all the great info. I couldn't get to the truck last night but I will for sure tonight.
    I would love to have a rotisserie to flip the truck, however it just isn't an option. I did remove the bed though, making the rest of the work much easier. Thanks- IBRAILN

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  • Leons2003
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    There ya go again Engloid, aggravating me w/those beautiful welds. grin
    One day I hope to tig only half as good, that is if my time doesn't run out. LOL

    Back to your '69 Chevy Truck, Ibrailn, I presume your building a show truck, I'm afraid you will not be happy w/the looks of the boxing or the strength if your building a race truck. I would remove the cab and bed, strip the frame of appendages for ease of fab. I built a rotisserie to mount the frame w/the body, front and rear axles intact, initially just to weld the underside of the mini tubs of my '55 Chevy HT, afterwards to do a frame off.

    I know everone does not have area such a project, which I commandeered out front room for a parts room, my bride is soooo understanding, LOL
    Good luck on your project
    L*S

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  • Mike W
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    Good point Engloid.

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  • Engloid
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    Originally posted by arcdawg
    thats why mig is so easy to use.... you have total control over the weld puddle....
    Now, now... I know you know better than that.

    With MIG, you do not have the ability to put heat into the puddle without putting filler into it... that's a very big advantage of TIG...which gives you much more control over the puddle.

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  • Joseph
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    Originally posted by arcdawg
    [snip}....if you think mig is hard of position try tig !{SNIP]

    d-
    5/32" 7018 SMAW upside down, that is hard......

    Regards

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  • HAWK
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    IBRAILN,

    When hand pulsing welds like that I prefer to crank up the heat and dial down the wire speed a bit with a hot gas to get into a short arc/spray arc cross over mode. This allows for maximim penetration on those short trigger bursts and makes a beatuiful stacked bead.

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  • Badboy4453
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    And if you are doing a lot, a hat under your hood works well also!

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  • Paul Seaman
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    As df5152 said welding jacket{ leather ones cost more but it is a great investment at around $50 my hide is worth it, isn't yours?

    Weld well, weld safe

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  • df5152
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    and wear a weld jacket.......

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  • timw
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    Dial in your machine as close as possible, heat/feed.
    Pay attention to your nozzle, it will load up with spatter very fast and you won't notice it except your welds will get lousy and sooner or later you will realize why.
    As mentioned your trigger is your friend, you can control the puddle with it.

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