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post #1306 of 1943 Old 03-21-2011, 05:11 PM
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As a matter of fact, that should be the last of the welding projects for the Jeep unless I come up with something else to build.
or Jim does!!! looks great!


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post #1307 of 1943 Old 03-21-2011, 05:16 PM
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Wow, that is freakin braced!!!! Looks good!!!

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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post #1308 of 1943 Old 03-21-2011, 05:48 PM
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I love it Mike.
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post #1309 of 1943 Old 03-21-2011, 07:00 PM
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Mike, first, I used to use that digital protractor when I rigged flaps and ailerons while working in the airlines great tool! Second, I've never been much of a HF fan when it came to tools I didn't want to destroy, but I've got to say, you've had great luck w/ your welder. I have holes under the door support (under the "JOOP") that I need to fix and I'm in the market for a MIG welder. I've been looking into a 220v Miller, but I've got to be honest, I may have to reconsider. How well do you like it for the thin stuff? I mean I know you make it work, and well, but do you recommend it? BTW, Great Work, as always! Shawn
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Hi Shawn,
As you've seen by all the pictures it does fine on the thin and thick metal. I had to fix that same area under the Jeep stamp on the side. Switching between the .24 and .30 gauge wire is key. I'm also only using 100% CO2 as my shielding gas. I typically only buy disposable tools from Harbor Freight but once I was actually shopping for a welder, I got a little sticker shock. This deal just kind of dropped in my lap at the perfect time. I bought mine as a refurbished unit for $129 with $10 shipping. The refurbished unit was discounted in price, came with a 2 year warranty and I figured they had already fixed whatever was going to break. I had to spend a little more money on a plug, extension cord, helmet and gloves.

As far as how well I like it for thin metal welding, all I can say is that it was adequate. I have never used another welder so I can't really give any comparison opinions, sorry.

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post #1311 of 1943 Old 03-22-2011, 08:14 PM
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Wow!! I came across this thread just this afternoon and have sat here for at least four hours unable to leave. what great work youve done here. Its truly inspiring.
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post #1312 of 1943 Old 03-23-2011, 08:04 AM
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Looks awesome Mike. Still waiting to see the decals applied!

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post #1313 of 1943 Old 03-23-2011, 08:25 AM
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Looking good!

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Wow!! I came across this thread just this afternoon and have sat here for at least four hours unable to leave. what great work youve done here. Its truly inspiring.
Thank you.

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Looks awesome Mike. Still waiting to see the decals applied!
I thought I was going to get the chance this past weekend as it had warmed up a bit but I also had some visitors in town so my Jeep time was limited. I decided to finish up the bumper welding instead of installing the decals. What would you say is the lowest temperature they can safely be applied? What is the recommended temperature? Thanks.

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Looking good!
Thank you. I saw your distributor troubles, that sucks. Everything else is looking great.

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Make sure it's above 60. No real rule, just experience. Colder than that and you could have issues with them curing properly. Usually cures completely in a couple of days if you do the wet application.

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Make sure it's above 60. No real rule, just experience. Colder than that and you could have issues with them curing properly. Usually cures completely in a couple of days if you do the wet application.

It sounds like it needs to be at 60* for a couple of days straight and the current 10 day forecast shows a high of 51* right now. So it sounds like I can forget about those for a while. I'm thinking tailgate or trans tunnel cover next.

You guys do remember the tailgate don't you?



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post #1317 of 1943 Old 03-24-2011, 05:30 AM
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Wow. We're in the high 80's every day now, even touching 90 one day. I love Texas.

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I've been lurking through your thread for quite some time now...

Damn she looks good! Keep it up Mike
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post #1319 of 1943 Old 03-24-2011, 09:13 AM
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That tail gate looks sooo good. I have a CJ tail gate with more rust than yours but now I'm thinking about attempting to repair it.
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post #1320 of 1943 Old 03-25-2011, 10:04 PM
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Awesome work Mike - just awesome! I haven't read through your whole thead yet because ... there's just so much of it ... and I obviously have a long, LONG way to go on my build. And, there's that whole "so many hours in a day thing!"

I'll tell you - I wish my build was half what yours is! Keep up the great work!


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