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 Post subject: Welding
Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:30 pm 
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looking at smoothing out my xh a bit. i want to get rid of the tarp strap clip holes, door locks and even thinkin about getting rid of the door moulds completly and fitting some flat sheet so that the panels are dead straight and smooth. my panel beater recons with the heat from the welder and the thiness of the metal there will be major distortion in the metal. im sure someone has done this already. did you have any dramas?

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 Post subject: Re: Welding
Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:57 pm 
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it's doable, but it isn't easy, but most competent panel beaters should be able to handle it.

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 Post subject: Re: Welding
Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:20 am 
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See if you can get onto a sheety about it, if he's any good he should be able to controll the heat, with the use of a pulse tig, or something similar, not sure it would be too cheap, unless you could organise slab payment :D have you checked to see if its actually legal to do that? I mean some buracrat may have a whinge about it, but I guess if you used the same thickness and metal it should be fine? I'm not to sure, but I'd look into it.

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 Post subject: Re: Welding
Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:25 am 
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time to find another panel beater if he cant weld without distorting it too much
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 Post subject: Re: Welding
Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:27 am 
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True that,

 

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 Post subject: Re: Welding
Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:59 pm 
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fair call guys. cheers. i think ill just stick with welding up the tray bits and locks for now. might weld the tailgate shut too, for that extra smooth look. ;)
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 Post subject: Re: Welding
Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:44 am 
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just updating. me beater said he is going to silver solder the holes in. hardly any heat distortion and a better option than bog. haha.
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 Post subject: Re: Welding
Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:13 pm 
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Won't the silver solder crack and break loose after a while? As above, a decent panel beater can mig weld the holes, so there gone for good, and will use minimum bog.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Welding
Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:33 am 
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haha. ashcook. its getting an almost bare metal respray, so ill guess we'll what we find. haha.
probably get him to strengthen the door hinges while he's at it.

im going with his knowledge as a beater with the silver solder or brazing. hope it doesnt bite me in the a***.
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