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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote billd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/07/2018 at 9:40pm
Man I wish I could weld like that......... the other Eagle I'm working on would be a whole lot better if I could. It's not horrible, but it's embarrassing how badly I did and how many times I burned through and had to fill holes I made.
Luckily, my patches in that other car are in the floor of that car and will be unseen by the owner or anyone else.

Your repairs look really good.

Not like mine...........maybe I should take lessons from you.


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Thanks guys, having an angle grinder helps clean up my welds

Billd: Sometimes that happens to me too. Usually happens when I run into really thin metal. Are you using a MIG?

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Yes, a pretty new model but I can't say I know how to properly use it, even after watching a bunch of youtube videos. 

What I'd give to be able to weld like that or at least a ton better than I do now!

My welder ->



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I've tried reading and videos over the years to learn also.  Might help if I actually bought a welder, huh?  LOL

Anyway, and this is more a question than a statement...  Isn't burn thru like Bill showed either voltage too high, metal too thin, or holding the tip a little too close to the welder?  From my (limited) understanding, holding the welder in one spot too long is going to do it also even if everything else is perfect.  That seems to me to be the real art; knowing how fast to make your welds so they're complete without burn thru or shoddy, weak connections.
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Originally posted by billd billd wrote:

Yes, a pretty new model but I can't say I know how to properly use it, even after watching a bunch of youtube videos. 

What I'd give to be able to weld like that or at least a ton better than I do now!

My welder ->






Looks like you got a good one. Friend of mine who welds for a living swears by Miller. I have a 20 year old Miller 130.

From looking at your pic it looks like either the wire speed is too fast, too little heat or you're moving the gun too fast. The weld is heaped up on top of the base material instead of penetrating into it. What does the back side look like? It should show a heat pattern.

For sheet metal I'm using 0.023" wire.

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Cut another door apart, I think this shell will clean up a bit better. It's not bent up on the underside like the original but was also hacked for door speakers.


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Originally posted by billd billd wrote:

Yes, a pretty new model but I can't say I know how to properly use it, even after watching a bunch of youtube videos. 

What I'd give to be able to weld like that or at least a ton better than I do now!

My welder ->



i use the Millermatic 211 at work..nice machine...auto set works well when welding steady...sometimes while tacking it takes to long to learn
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Spent a fair amount of time repairing an area of the door noone will see! Oh well, I feel better about it.


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Originally posted by Rebel Machine Rebel Machine wrote:

Spent a fair amount of time repairing an area of the door noone will see! Oh well, I feel better about it.




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Thanks Roger!

Spotted more holes...... time for more metal Bondo. Might have this door skinned this weekend.



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