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Old 10-31-2018, 06:15 PM
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If it needed a new shell it wouldn't be on the road for me, I'd still be in my more fuel efficient Fiesta that was bending its subframe on a dirt track when I go away. Over here though there aren't a great deal of them about in the scheme of things. There was one that I was amazed to see in a scrap yard which gave me the bits to fix my aircon but the next time I went they'd completely scrapped it.
Fiesta? I got a 2011 its junk cannot stand it the tranny is trash but love the MPG!
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Fiesta? I got a 2011 its junk cannot stand it the tranny is trash but love the MPG!
My one's a 2002 model, one of the first of the 2002-2008 shape. I honestly couldn't fault the car for my daily use and only had issues when it had to go down the offroad track which isn't even a mile long. However, as reliable and cheap it was to run, I've wanted my dads XJ for years and now that I can finally afford to run and insure it, the Fiesta has taken its place in the yard.
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Did a little organizing in my shop last night. All the lights in there were halogen flood bulbs. There were 2 in the whole garage lol. I hung some 4 foot LED lights I got from harbor freight and another 4 ft led from Lowe’s. They were $20 a piece. The HF units are much better than the Lowe’s. Kinda surprising. Put some hooks up as well and got my hoods, hearing protection and some measuring tools all hung up. I always feel more motivated to get work done when things are organized.
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Tried my MIG on joining 1/4" aluminum plates. First attempt at anything that thick in aluminum.
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Finished about 90% of the welding on the frame of this cargo divider. Still need to get something to fill the big hole in the middle but that I can see through. Might just build my own “cage” out of sone 1/8” rod or something. There’s some decent looking welds on there too! And some crappy ones as well lol.








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Can anyone tell me why I get the little “hole” on the last bit of puddle? You can see it clearly in the second picture.
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Contamination of the base or filler metal, or to much/not enough shielding gas. Also try pausing just a sec to let the divot in the bead fill.
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Contamination of the base or filler metal, or to much/not enough shielding gas. Also try pausing just a sec to let the divot in the bead fill.
Ok, thanks Roni. I’m running pretty low on shielding gas, maybe that’s it. And my metal isn’t 100% clean either. I’ve been knocking the scale off with the wire wheel in my bench grinder. It definitely doesn’t do as well as a flap disc on an angle grinder.
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I made some clamps for my welding table this morning. I cut up 4 inexpensive bar clamps and welded a base plus 2" of 5/8" rod to each one.


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Ok, thanks Roni. I’m running pretty low on shielding gas, maybe that’s it. And my metal isn’t 100% clean either. I’ve been knocking the scale off with the wire wheel in my bench grinder. It definitely doesn’t do as well as a flap disc on an angle grinder.
Could be as simple as grease or oil too, a quick wipe down with acetone goes a long way, lol
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I made some clamps for my welding table this morning. I cut up 4 inexpensive bar clamps and welded a base plus 2" of 5/8" rod to each one.

Reminds me of a meme I just found this morning, lol


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^^^ LOL. I've used that saying many times. Now I have a pic to go with it!
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Looks great PC06
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Looks great PC06
Thanks. It was a quick and easy job to make 4 of them and they work well.
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Originally Posted by Outlaw Star View Post
Tried my MIG on joining 1/4" aluminum plates. First attempt at anything that thick in aluminum.
That looks great! Did you just practice a pool on flat stock or did you do a but joint. Either way I would be very pleased with being able to maintain a nice bead like that.
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Originally Posted by JandDGreens View Post
That looks great! Did you just practice a pool on flat stock or did you do a but joint. Either way I would be very pleased with being able to maintain a nice bead like that.
Practiced my adjustments on a piece of scrap then butted the two plates up and went to town. Got a new spool gun for my MIG.
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