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Got the right side welded in tonight. Cut out the rusted damage. Welded a tack strip inside the torque box. Plug welded the tack strip to the torque box and then the repair piece to the tack strip, then lap welded it solid to the frame.



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Old 03-31-2010, 10:29 PM
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Hey Keith,
Now that's what I'm talking about! That looks better than factory. You do good work my friend!!!
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Beautiful! (Now, keep going down the rockers.) Your joints are really good. I like the idea that you can weld inside, through your cover plate hole.
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I got the left side welded in tonight.

Dave , before I start on the rockers I have some repair to the front fenders from some earlier accidents. I have to finish things in order or I get frustrated. I know, I have issues.

Richard,thank you for the compliment.

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...I have to finish things in order or I get frustrated...
I'm in good company 'cause I do the same. Hey I wanted to mention, you correctly call it 'plug' welding. We all know 'spot welds' are produced from copper points. I incorrectly refer to plug welds as spot welds out of, force of habit.

Since I see no signs of flux or AC spatter, you probably MIG welded your peices with gas. What type and size wire & gas mix? I agree with Richard, the welds look great.
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Hey Keith,
Once again lookin good! I have some sheet metal work on Christine I need done can I bring her to you?
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Wire size .035 gas 75/25 mix.

Richard would like to help you, but this one is going to take awhile.
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just curious, why such heavy wire? I know sometimes I'm in a hurry and don't change out the spool. Usually on light gauge stuff I'll run .023 or maybe .030. Mike
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That's just what I had, besides .023.
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Donīt want to complain or so, but for my own learning I have a question.
Why did you do this cut and bending? Wouldnīt it just be easier and cleaner to just weld a rectangular peice on the backside and just use that as guide? And kind of keep the look ( like in the lower picture ) in the process?
Sorry I didn't answer this sooner Anders. I had in mind to use the same method Ford did on the fuel gauge sending unit covers fron the 30's-40's and 50's.

What you suggested would have been fine. I wasn't thinking outside of the "box".
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