welding in new floor pan



welding in new floor pan

Postby grumpyvette » November 25th, 2014, 3:39 pm

Va72Chevelle wrote:First time welder, going to weld replacement trunk and floor braces using a 110 volt MIG welder.

What size wire is best? I bought an Eastman spot welding tip and will see if I can make that work. I've got some scrap pieces I'll practice on, but would like to get a good starting point.

Thanks.


read thru these links they hold a good deal of related info you can use
and your more than likely to find the .023 wire size, and pure ARGON shield gas useful with a 110 volt welder, and the temporary use of CLECOS or POP-RIVETS to hold the panel firmly locked in place after the surface to be welded on is carefully cleaned and degreased all paint and rust removed is also usually a good practice, as is having a extinguisher and a running garden hose, with a spray nozzle, easily handy if something catches on fire


viewtopic.php?f=44&t=2750&p=46136&hilit=pop+rivets#p46136

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=9745&p=36661&hilit=clecos#p36661

viewtopic.php?f=61&t=9263&p=33405&hilit=clecos#p33405

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1283

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1108

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=10601

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=7794&p=26707&hilit=eastwood#p26707
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use .023 mig wire and the correct shield gas ,

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1108

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1283

the mig you purchased is a decent choice, I know of several people who own them and are pleased with the performance on thin sheet metal. the use of the thinner mig wire will tend to allow you to build up an area rather than blow thru with practice, use of a piece of 1" copper pipe beaten flat , and as a backer spoon,to the weld thin sheet steel, in some cases will prove useful, obviously practice on junk for awhile before working on your car
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