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 Post subject: need advice for welding panels
Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:15 pm 
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iv got some front end damage im trying to fix so i have cut out a front section of another car by drilling the spot welds out and removing whole panels.

now i need to weld in the replacements but how do i do that / what do i need?,
iv been told the cheapest option would be heating with MAPP gas and silver soldering
otherwise use oxyacetyline and mild steel or a MIG welder

i have none of these, but i can get the MAPP gas for a reasonable price.
also how should i fill or cover the holes where the spot welds were

if anyones heard of this or done it please point me in the right direction, thanks
 Post subject: Re: need advice for welding panels
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:46 pm 
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I used a mig. Spot welded the panels back together using a couple small g-clamp to squeeze the panels together with a piece copper behind the weld to prevent the welder burning a hole in the steel.
Took me the day to strip and repair with everything I needed on hand.

P.S. Wasn't bad damage just buckled the radiator support. Was touching the motor.



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 Post subject: Re: need advice for welding panels
Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:00 pm 
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where abouts did you placed the piece of copper?

Did you place it beneath the second panel with the g clamp holding it into position?
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