|03-24-2014 09:49 PM|
currently building a swing-out carrier bumper for somebody.
full size suv.
|03-24-2014 09:41 PM|
|EYJ||currently working on a bumper for somebody.|
|03-23-2014 08:12 PM|
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|03-22-2014 04:05 PM|
Attachment 899946 Attachment 899970
|03-22-2014 01:52 PM|
|scott m 72||
Realistically, though, TIG or heliarc is much more suited to thin aluminum than MIG.
|03-22-2014 01:42 PM|
|03-22-2014 01:30 PM|
|scott m 72||
Copper will pull the heat out to minimize warp. You can shape the soft plate to conform to your peice.
Backing up also helps to avoid blowing through thin material.
|03-21-2014 01:31 PM|
Getting better! Any tips on welding very thin (18 gauge) aluminum with a mig welder? Using 30 wire.
|03-14-2014 05:49 PM|
|03-14-2014 03:14 PM|
|jherrington||Im using the whip and pause method. I get a better deposit with it right now than I do using small circles.|
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|03-14-2014 11:38 AM|
|jherrington||I'm running 1/8in rod. I'll go pick up some more steel and some smaller rods and practice practice practice.|
|03-14-2014 10:28 AM|
I hadn't ran a bead for 8 months and wanted to brush up while I was home and had a chance. So I practiced some round tube style welding which I needed practice at. Not shabby.
|03-13-2014 11:19 PM|
Ill admit, I'm intimidated. This is 6011 rods on 120 amps with my buzz box.
They're really ugly. prepare yourself.
And here is where i tried to steepen my drag angle because I thought i was getting worm holes on the top and bottom of my welds... maybe thats just the slag i need to chip off. Who knows!?
Those definitely look the best to me. They are penetrating and not just sitting on top of the metals... Well now that i think about it, I think i turned it up to 130ish for those welds...
Then here it is on like 105?
Those are terrible. so those are a no.
Someone, help me improve!
|11-25-2013 08:12 PM|
|rickgonzales||On the old miller 250. 3003 aluminum. Inside and outside seam.|
|11-25-2013 11:29 AM|
Aluminum on a 110 Miller Mig
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|11-17-2013 03:12 PM|
|Eric Eickhoff||A Miller Dynasty is the best TIG machine available but ,, if I were to buy a new machine I would buy a Lincoln precision TIG 275 water cooled unit ( best bang for Buck )and a lifetime machine ,, and with their Motorsports program u can pick one up for pretty cheap|
|11-17-2013 01:37 PM|
|Linker||@eric very nice looking work. I have only done some simple stick welding but am looking to get a jeep and do most of the work myself like many of you. What brand/type of welder would be good for a beginner?|
|11-17-2013 01:02 PM|
Some of my work
|11-17-2013 12:57 PM|
|Eric Eickhoff||Attachment 520274|
|11-16-2013 10:28 PM|
|new2jeepin||Youve most likely over tighten the nut that holds the wire spool on or you have the wire ran.the wrong way. Think the roll of tp being on "the wrong way". If the wire is coming off.the wrong side of.the wheel itll jerk and pinch. Try going to the website welders tips and tricks. There are tons of videos and instruction of about every type of welding there.|
|11-16-2013 08:50 PM|
Maybe one of you guys can help me out here. I picked up a little lincoln migpak 10 a few months ago and finally fired it up last night. I really know nothing about welding except what Ive read on here and a few books my wife got me. Well now I have about 2 hours experience... lol.
Anyway my problem is the wire seems to be coming out in spurts and some times totally stops. It is getting pinched on itself on the roll. If I back roll it and loosen some wire up it works awesome for a bit but once it gets down to tight wire it starts surging again. Is the wire feed weak or is it a crappy roll of wire? Any help would be awesome! Thanks a bunch!
|10-29-2013 05:09 PM|
Here's some welds on the cvt snorkle for my grizzly.
Here's my rad relocate/cvt and intake snorkle on my grizzly.
And a glamour shot of my scale jeep. I welded up custom suspension mounts on it.
|10-27-2013 04:53 PM|
First true welds in some time.
Butt joint outside
The inside was fine but this is scrap so I choose to attempt to weld it anyway. Bad idea.
|10-27-2013 08:35 AM|
Front bumper with shackle reversal home built, just one of the many things I fabbed for my YJ.
Miller 250 Classic, .035 wire with Unimix.
I also have a Millermatic 130 that is great for 1/4" or less and especially sheetmetal/exhaust work.
|10-25-2013 10:42 PM|
Absolutely superb work Eric. The consistency you impart via you hands/eyes/feet is amazing. Good job.
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