Gettin' **** done! Hopefully have the main structure done tonight & start working on the seat mounting. Wondering what sized MIG wire you guys use on these cages. I've been using .035, but my welds just look huge. Was going to try some .030. Will that make any difference?
I now use .030 for all my tube work as I found it gives you a little more puddle control. I also think it generally just burns a lot smoother in my HH187 than .035 did but that might not be the case with a larger machine.
I turned the wire speed down & that seemed to help a little. I think most of it is my zero experience welding tube & little welding experience at all. Going to practice & try the .030.
Another question, how do I get this thing out once I tack in my B pillar X & seat bars? I know the dash has to come out now, but not sure how to get the B pillar plates past the door latch brackets.
If you have a digital volt gauge, start at 16.8-17 v then increase until you like the results. It is a bit low, but not all machines read the same. My miller loves to weld .120 tube at 18.4v and 180ipm wire speed (130ish amps) and 35cfm flow of 75/25 in a closed garage. I am assuming 70s6 MIG @ .030"
Cage is looking cool Dan. I am adding to my stock cage. my .35 wire is running out and I just ordered a roll or .030 for the same reason. I seem to get more control out of the .30 wire
Thanks! I like the .030 a lot better than the .035. In fact, I just ran out of .030 in the middle of final welding & didn't even think of putting the .035 back on, ran & got some more .030. I might just use it for everything from now on.