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Welding frame

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 90K5, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    My frame is cracked at the steering box...got the ORD weld in repair kit and am going to fix it at a friend's hose over the holidays. What kind of welder is needed to weld on a frame? They have an ARC welder...forgot the other info about it, but i think its only 110 volts...is that enough for fixing a frame? Will it penetate enough?
     
  2. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    Arc will be fine in the hands of someone that can weld
     
  3. txbluethunder

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    we did mine with some 6010 or 6011 rod @ about 75 amps AC. make sure you grind the crack into a beveled edge before you start and that will get you all the penatration you want. plus 6011 is pretty good at that anyway.
     
  4. HarryH3

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    Arc welding will work fine if the welder can deliver the current required. Check the instructions for the weld-on plate. It should give some details on which rod is best to use. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  5. MudbogAD

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    I'm gonna use a mig.
     

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