Maurice - a very long term project

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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Nourish » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:15 pm

Must admit - I've been doing that, bent a piece of copper plate to the same profile and clamped it in. I've got the welder set on low as I can - the feed is stuttering and I've tried"adding" the weld to both sides.
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Panky » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:31 am

It's a matter of small tacks to build up then grind back, any pin holes will eventually promote rust :(
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby austin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:12 pm

If pinholes are properly cleaned up and painted from both sides then it should be ok. But I'm more bothered about the strength of your finished welds. If it is all a series of small tacks then it might be very weak. The weld does need to penetrate sufficiently and that includes penetrating the last 'tack' that you did.

As I said earlier I can't get a good weld with my welder on lowest power so suggest you try a bit more power and/or wire speed. Try holding the welding nozzle at a low angle and trailing the weld behind it. Sometimes a poor weld has to be repeated, with more power, more weld-metal and creating a wider bead.
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Nourish » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:14 pm

Over the festive period I pesuaded my Wife and 16 year old daughter to give me hand to lift Maurice out of the garage and turn him around and put him back in.

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I'm struggling now to push myself out there to carry on again now on the L/H side
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Re: Maurice - a very long term project

Postby Nourish » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:24 pm

Slow progress but progress it is.
I fixed up the inner sill step and welded in a new boxing panel and its extension panel.
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Tonight I finished off patching the rear quarter panel.
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good progress,
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Looking really good. It'll soon back on its wheels.
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