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Arc welding roll cage?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlitzK5, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. BlitzK5

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    Im currently making a roll cage and Im getting my dad to do the welding. He is good at it. I was just wondering if there is a disadvantage to using the arc instead of a mig? Will the strength of the welds be the same.?
     
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    If he's good at welding it shouldn't be a problem. If you're not sure you could always do a couple of test runs on scrap tube and post pics.

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    If he can arc well, it'll be just fine.
     
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    i would sudgest a 7018 rod, or a different 70** rod. they are stronger than most rods that people use. unless he has a stronger rod above 70, go with it.
     
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    Yeah thats the rod thats being used. Thanks
     
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    Mig welding is one of the hardest processes to master- I say master because anybody can lay down a bead, but to get a GOOD MIG wled takes practice. I would prefer stick on any heavy steels

    Unless the cage will be welded outside the vehicle where you can flip it over, I would suggest a faster freezing rod for the overheads portions.
     

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