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06-12-2005, 03:47 PM
what type of welding is the best to use when welding in a step notch?
im just wondering because if i am going to attempt to put in my step notch, what kind of welder will i need to get and what will i need to learn before i do it. i know welding isnt incredablly diffuclt to learn, so im going to learn it.
also, for welding the body of my truck, what would be best?
06-12-2005, 07:52 PM
you need a mig welder with argon/co2.:weld: Flux core wire is okay, if you are welding in the wind, but it really suck ass. Get a mig, regular wire, and the argon/co2. Practice alot. I had someone else weld my cab corners and rockers in even though I have been welding for YEARS. I don't do sheet metal on trucks. It's to easy to F*&^ up :pissed: :bawl: . If you can stick weld you can probably learn to mig pretty easy. I personally would rather use a stick, but I am capable of miging. On a mig instead of going in circles or u's like you do on a stick, you just go in a straight line. Don't even think about using a stick on body panels. :badidea:
BTW, if you are going to be cutting body panels and frame don't use a torch or waffer wheel. Get your hands on a plasma cutter :head: , I LOVE mine.
06-12-2005, 08:33 PM
I cut my frame with a sawzall:think:
also you could use a stick or a mig on the frame, you just need to practice and get good contact all around.
06-12-2005, 10:51 PM
waffer wheel... that slays me. :LOL:
06-12-2005, 11:04 PM
waffer wheel, cutting disc, what's the difference? It's all the same, just remember I'm a poor hick from Indiana.
i know welding isnt incredablly diffuclt to learn, so im going to learn it.
take some classes or have somebody that KNOWS how to weld teach you and inspect your welds....practice a lot. there is more to it than flipping a switch and pulling a trigger on the gun :read:
06-14-2005, 06:04 PM
No offence but it would be stupid to go and make your first weld on your frame....
Ive been welding alot for 6 months now (as in went through 100 lbs of wire or more) and im just getting to the point where I trust my welds enough to do something like that. I would have someone who has been welding for awhile to do it.
Dont use a plasma on the frame, welding will weaken it enough - heat kills heat treated metal such as your frame - it ends up brittle. Your best off with a sawzall.
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