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Zig
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Last Activity: 11-17-2019, 10:10 PM
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  • Zig
    replied to Reflooring dump bed
    Thanks for the reply mmw. I’m going to have to stick weld that’s all I’m set up for. What is the reasoning on not butt welding? I’m guessing because you most likely won’t be able to make a flat seam with the beat up bed
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  • Zig
    replied to Reflooring dump bed
    I’ve got a couple of fresh 10 lb cans of Excalibur’s I’ll pick up a couple of more before his steel comes in I’m sure its going to eat some rods
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  • Zig
    replied to Reflooring dump bed
    Hey guys again thanks for the replies. I like talking to likeminded folks about things I enjoy doing. So I haven’t laid eyes on the truck yet I’m going to assume it’s beat down between the crossmembers and not very flat anywhere. In my research so far it looks like several companies build dump...
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  • Zig
    replied to Reflooring dump bed
    Thanks for the replies I can definitely see why it should be welded solid. I’ll be using 7018 and I was thinking about preheat to slow the cooling rate but looking at what Franz posted it says to avoid slow cooling rates...
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    Reflooring dump bed

    Hey guys I’m new here and need some advice. I have a customer ordering some ar-450 3/16” plate to lay in his dump truck floor and wants me to weld it in. I’d like some tips if there are any should I just stitch weld or try to weld solid? Does it need a preheat being only 3/16”? I’ve never...
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