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need quick answer on welding info, regaurding strength....**tks rene**

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. 55Willy

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    I'm putting the finishing touches on Jasons (jekbrown) bumper and I got to thinking, does it matter what way I positioned the seam in the tubing??

    it is a 2 x 5 tube bump but I got bead happy before i noticed the seam was to the outside instead of to the inside(the way i origanaly wanted it to be)

    thanks in advance.

    -Jeremy
     
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    Re: need quick answer on welding info, regaurding strength....

    It doesn't affect strength, but we catch hell if we don't hide the seam wherever possible at work.../forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Rene
     
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    Re: need quick answer on welding info, regaurding strength....

    Thanks Rene that was a load lifted off my shoulders. we're cutting close to moab and I wasn't about ready to cut it back apart,LOL.

    woohoo this site rules!!!!!!!


    -Jeremy
     
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    Re: need quick answer on welding info, regaurding strength....

    No prob...is it a really noticeable seam? Some are worse than others.

    Rene
     
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    Re: need quick answer on welding info, regaurding strength....

    I notice it /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif most people wouldn't give a rats ass..I think Jason is one of those who wouldn't care as long as it makes it to Moab ,LOL

    this must be one of the bad ones, it stands out, atleast in my eyes. I'll have my brother pop some pics of it and I'll scan them in later tonight.

    -Jeremy
     
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    Re: need quick answer on welding info, regaurding strength....

    you can probably buff the seam out with a light grit sander and then a heavy coat of primer. I've had luck with that in the past.
     
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    Re: need quick answer on welding info, regaurding strength....

    Our paint shop will put a thin skim of bondo over an exposed seam and sand it smooth...not that I'd do that with a bumper.

    I'd probably leave it as is unless you're an 'artiste' with a grinder...I'm sure it will look better once it's painted.

    Rene
     
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    Re: need quick answer on welding info, regaurding strength....

    he plans to modify it after moab and line-x it so i'm off the hook,lol.
     

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