Give it up Dude. You've been ragging on about this cage for a year.
Hey there Billibob, this was a replacement part that was just sent to me to take care of the previous issue, just asking if this would be acceptable, nothing more nothing less, I always welcome constructive valued input, thanksGive it up Dude. You've been ragging on about this cage for a year.
Get some balls and move on.
They need to add a smilie of a guy with a gun to his head.:rip:
While not your typical aesthetically pleasing looking weld, they are actually pretty good. They are a bit hot, but not overly so. There is a bit of convexity down the bead, but the weld is so overdone that it won't matter.
Okay, now that is something I can use, my intent is to get feedback on whether to install this part on my jeep. Thank you so much for your response!While not your typical aesthetically pleasing looking weld, they are actually pretty good. They are a bit hot, but not overly so. There is a bit of convexity down the bead, but the weld is so overdone that it won't matter.
It's actually close to a very good weld than a very bad weld. I'd much prefer that to one that was run too cold and had a series of stress risers from someone trying to stack dimes on a steel weld.
Those were done in a continuous bead so overall, not bad.
I appreciate your feedback and observation of the weld, just looking for an honest opinion on what I have here to ensure this part is acceptable, thanks!Looks like a dual shield weld. Typically a high penetration, smooth flat weld.
Not as aesthetically pleasing as a finely executed mig or tig weld, but quite strong.
looks fine to me. as already said, it's not the prettiest ever, but it's plenty strong. heck just raking a file across it will remove the buggers. A little dremel sanding wheel/flap disc will make it look really smooth if you're going for a blingy chrome-able finish. I've seen much worse on my Jeep, from assembly line robots.
Well, the good news is that 99% of the time, a poorly prepped surface shows up in the quality of the weld. It is very hard to do a good looking weld over paint, grease, contaminated metal, or even dross from a laser or plasma cut.My concern when I see a sloppy bead is how well the surfaces were prepped before the bead was laid down. Do you really think a welder who can't be bothered to learn how to lay down a good bead is going to take the time to thoroughly prep the surfaces?