I'm a welder at driveproducts making winch tractors. I make big winches for big toys. That harbour welder you speak of will work perfectly... for an exhaust system. I won't recommend stick, unless you can use a 7018 or a similar size rod, if its only rated at 6013 etc then without experience, its gonna look like nam all over again. Now a mig you need to be carefull with, it has a lot of stuff on it that can cost a pretty penny, and I'm talking consumables, tips, nozzles, defusers and co2. I would suggest a millermatic 242, if you don't mind the extra cost of con items. A softwire will be stronger if done right and with the right machine. The 242 can do both hard and softwire. If you go softwire use. 045 wire, if you go hardwire I would use. 035. Anyway, I would suggest having a friends help if possible.
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