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post #811 of 824 Old 06-01-2016, 01:08 PM
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What do you mean on sided and cheat to pull it over?
Welds contract and pull when they cool... not exact numbers but if you want to weld something perpendicular (90), then cheating it over would be maybe 93 or 95 degrees - giving it room to pull closed as it cools. You can also tack in braces or any number of other things, but I wouldn't rely on magnets to do much more than hold it for the first couple tacks.


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post #812 of 824 Old 06-02-2016, 09:48 AM
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^This.

For bumpers, I typically use magnets only to position the pieces, and then tack weld scrap tube or plate along the back side of the joint to hold everything in place. Then tack weld about every 3" along the joints to be welded. That way you can do a 3" weld on one end of the part, skip over to the other end and do one while your first one cools, etc. and so on.

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For those showing their tig welds, curiously, what machines are you all using out there?

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For those showing their tig welds, curiously, what machines are you all using out there?
Lincoln invertec 205 or a Miller syncrowave 200

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Lincoln invertec 205 or a Miller syncrowave 200
What do you think of the AHP Alpha Tig?
Obviously it's much more in my price range and seems to have handfuls of good reviews, people usually change out the torch and petal and seem to be good to go...
Ive gotten too many Bias miller guys saying "just buy the miller its better than anything else" but we're jeepers... price does play a factor...

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What do you think of the AHP Alpha Tig? Obviously it's much more in my price range and seems to have handfuls of good reviews, people usually change out the torch and petal and seem to be good to go... Ive gotten too many Bias miller guys saying "just buy the miller its better than anything else" but we're jeepers... price does play a factor...
I often think the same thing. I've got a Hobart 210MVP that, for me, is a perfect MIG machine. For less than $500 more than what I bought mine for I could have one of Esab's new Rebels that does stick, TIG, and MIG. I know it's definitely a more budget friendly option than some of the professional grade stuff, but is it good enough for what we'd use them for on a jeep?
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I often think the same thing. I've got a Hobart 210MVP that, for me, is a perfect MIG machine. For less than $500 more than what I bought mine for I could have one of Esab's new Rebels that does stick, TIG, and MIG. I know it's definitely a more budget friendly option than some of the professional grade stuff, but is it good enough for what we'd use them for on a jeep?
I got a Eastwood Mig 175 and for the majority of my work being 1/4" or less it does realy well, and again for the price.. i cant argue... I would love to do more tig work

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Artec JK inner C gussets on Eastwood175 mig
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What do you think of the AHP Alpha Tig?
Obviously it's much more in my price range and seems to have handfuls of good reviews, people usually change out the torch and petal and seem to be good to go...
Ive gotten too many Bias miller guys saying "just buy the miller its better than anything else" but we're jeepers... price does play a factor...
I have the AHP 200X. It's a great machine and nice that it has AC. I'm sure a professional welder would find flaws, but for me welding on the jeep in the garage I have literally zero complaints. Also nice for the hobbyist that it has 110V capability (although only up to 150A).

It also has a company behind it that will actually warranty stuff. My torch rubber jacket cracked pretty quickly and they replaced it with a newer model torch (shouldn't have that problem anymore with the 2016 model).
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Artec JK inner C gussets on Eastwood175 mig
don't forget to weld the seams on the gussets

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What do you think of the AHP Alpha Tig? Obviously it's much more in my price range and seems to have handfuls of good reviews, people usually change out the torch and petal and seem to be good to go... Ive gotten too many Bias miller guys saying "just buy the miller its better than anything else" but we're jeepers... price does play a factor...
I haven't ever used one so I'm not sure but it looks like a decent machine.

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I haven't ever used one so I'm not sure but it looks like a decent machine.
I have the 2015 model. I love it. I made some decent reviews and welding vids on youtube. You can search MaksWerks AHP AlphaTIG
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don't forget to weld the seams on the gussets
I did choose to do those last incase the gusset wanted to warp to any extent.

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