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Old 05-08-2018, 04:16 PM
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yummy. bird**** bubblegum welds. set that welder to extra cold/no pen
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Yeah. DOM tubing doubled in cost. I used to buy a stick of 20' of 1.5" DOM 1/4 wall thickness for $150. It now cost $300 per stick
Even if the tariffs are repealed, don't expect it to come back down much....gs never does......
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Just wanted to post an update on my Sentinal hood. Been using it daily for a while now, and I love it more and more. Since I've gotten it, I've only replaced the coverglass ONCE. There's a reason why, though.

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This stuff right here....

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It's prolonged the life of my internal and external glass by a HUGE margin, removes light scratches and keeps any shop dust from building up. Highly recommend.
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Originally Posted by roninofako View Post
This stuff right here....

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It's prolonged the life of my internal and external glass by a HUGE margin, removes light scratches and keeps any shop dust from building up. Highly recommend.
Good to know, man! I was thinking about sticking RainX on mine, but based on that reco, I'll check it out.
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So I got this little repair job I picked up....








These either WEREN'T factory welds, or the nuby was working that day. Pretty sure this has been repaired before though.























Holy grinding dust, batman...



Wifey decided to sneak out and take pics....











Not sure what all these booger welds were about that I had to grind down... they weren't even on a seam.





Haven't gotten around to taking pics of the welding yet... that'll have to wait until monday or tuesday though.
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So I learned the difference between and why we use shielding gas. Took me a moment to figure out what was going wrong...


I thought this looked ok. I'm still trying to get down the cadence and movement of welding. I just need more practice.


And this just looks massively terrible...I also learned about uphill and downhill welding, and why they're a little more difficult. Especially on this stupid section.
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Originally Posted by Basslicks View Post
So I got this little repair job I picked up....








These either WEREN'T factory welds, or the nuby was working that day. Pretty sure this has been repaired before though.























Holy grinding dust, batman...



Wifey decided to sneak out and take pics....











Not sure what all these booger welds were about that I had to grind down... they weren't even on a seam.





Haven't gotten around to taking pics of the welding yet... that'll have to wait until monday or tuesday though.
you show that MFing mower!!!
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So after my previous crappiness the passenger side is in. Most of the welds looked good. a few janky spots and i only burnt through the frame twice. For the downhill welds I turned the machine's voltage down one notch and it didnt have an issue after that.
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Originally Posted by Joecam18 View Post
you show that MFing mower!!!
lol.... I've got a lot more beating on it to do. Thing is bent up pretty bad. I'm going to wait until all the welds are done for that though.

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So after my previous crappiness the passenger side is in. Most of the welds looked good. a few janky spots and i only burnt through the frame twice. For the downhill welds I turned the machine's voltage down one notch and it didnt have an issue after that.
What machine are you using?
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What machine are you using?
Hobart 210MVP on 110v
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2nd try at uploading these pics...




I honestly don't know why I ran a full bead around these... I know better. I'll fix 'em for him when they crack.









Ended up cutting out this mess at the front instead of trying to patch over each little hole.

Made a patch plate out of a piece of .120 wall 2x4 tubing that I had sitting around doing nothing, and stitched it in.

















So currently, it's standing up on end with ratchet straps holding it up.

I ran out of wire and cutoff wheels... gotta wait until this weekend to get more.
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Originally Posted by roninofako View Post
Just wanted to post an update on my Sentinal hood. Been using it daily for a while now, and I love it more and more. Since I've gotten it, I've only replaced the coverglass ONCE. There's a reason why, though.

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Gotta do what ya gotta do lol




front was just barely hanging on and the rear was heading that way



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D'oh! Good job on the repair, man!
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