1968 Plymouth GTX

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:08 pm
I have .023,.030,& .035 I like the 30 for sheet metal the 23 Just seams to hot for me using the welders settings as suggested by Miller, I have a hard time with it.

I don't like using the Backing plate heat sink either, Maybe its just me but I don't get the backside to look right?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:02 pm
My problem is I don't do enough of this type of welding to get it dialed in. If I did then I would right down the settings for next time.

I think I will try the larger diameter wire next time. My thought is that the .023 takes too long to feed enough metal into the hole, thus it burns through before completing the weld.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:59 pm
You should try some .030 easy grind wire I like it.
https://www.esab.ca/ca/en/products/inde ... 9492&tab=1
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:07 am
Got the Sway Bar mount brackets and test fitted them to the lower control arms.
Sway Bar Braket 1.JPG


The top flange and the bolt hole area lined up and fit great. The lower flange has about an 1/8" space.
Sway Bar Bracket.JPG


Looks like I shouldn't have ground the old welds completely off:
Lower Control Arms Blasted.JPG


I'll have to lay a bead on the control arm to bridge the gap.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Welded the brackets on and prepped for epoxy:
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Epoxied:
Lower Control Arms in Epoxy.JPG
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:58 pm
Lookin sweet
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:00 am
Great thread Coronet! Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:50 pm
Thanks guys.

Scored some fender mounted turn signals and a padded ashtray front on eBay recently.
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Started the process of removing the roof skin. I hope to be able to repair it and reinstall but time will tell if that works out.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:30 am
Your gonna remove the Roof skin? Wow please show details
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:20 pm
Details of progress will be shown if I keep my sanity while drilling out all the spot welds. :splat:

Looks like she may have had a key job at some point:
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