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Need welding experts for welding body panels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Muddytazz, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    All I have access to is a Lincoln 225 stick(arc) welder with a stitch welder attachment. Will I be able to weld up small holes (about the size of a dime or penny) with this without warping the panel?
     
  2. Mr.Chevy4x4

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    I think all you will end up doing with a stick welder is burning larger holes in the sheet metal. Welding something that thin with a stick is next to impossible. You really need small wire and gas shielding.

    Mike
     
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    Bummer, and I don't have one and haven't even used one for that matter. Don't even know anyone that does have one that might be able to do it for me. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
  4. Grim-Reaper

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    if you can stick weld then Mig welding is cake.
     
  5. Muddytazz

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    would like to try if I could find someone around me who has one LOL
     
  6. Mr.Chevy4x4

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    Check around, you might be able to rent one at a local equipment rental place.

    I agree, if you can stick weld, them Mig is no problem. It can make a decent welder out of almost anyone.

    Mike
     
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    i bought my mig at sears for 189 dollars.it works very well for filling small holes.i have seen minimal worpage.bad thing about it is it has only four settings and not an adjustable voltage.it is very easy to use though.
     
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    Jeff,


    I have one, what does the last week in August look like for you???

    -Jeremy
     

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