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Weld on frame brace Q's?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by highrlr, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. highrlr

    highrlr 1/2 ton status

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    I just got my weld on steering box frame brace from ORD yesterday, I was reading through the directions and it says that it must be welded on with a special wire and pure co2. Will it be ok if I weld it on with regular .30 solid steel wire and a 75-25 argon, co2 mix? Thanks
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    my guess is the directions are stating what would be absolutely optimal... because lawyers tell them to write the directs that way to avoid law suits. If done with good technique, you could weld it on with a decent stick welder I'm sure.

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    Thats what I figured, I just wanted to make sure i am not gonna hurt the frame or anything by using what I have.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    dont take my word for it, Im a total welding newbie. lol! I'm sure tRusty or someone else who welds for a living would have a much more informed opinion...

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    .030 and 75/25 should be just fine. Straight CO2 will give more penetration, but lets be honest here...we're talking about material barely thicker than 1/8". I used the gasless wire with a POS 110 volt machine and it did just fine, although it took forever.

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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    damn, that was quick! lol! ;)

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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    lol...my ears were ringing. :)


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