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Old 07-07-2012, 05:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: !931 Standard Roadster Patch Panel Work

well it sounds like you have the tools. how long have you been welding? if you have a tig im guessing you have been at it for a while ... I am 2 years into tig and have alot to learn still and have been doing it almost every day for those 2 years .

butt weld clamps will give you less then satisfactory welds with the tig because the gap is to wide .

here is what i shoot for as far as gaps go with the tig

the butt weld clamps are made for a mig and they still leave the gap a little wide for my taste . i shave then down til they are pretty thin . but not touching . mig likes a small gap.tig likes it as tight as you can get .

never use a flange tool and never rivet a panel in . . a flange is just going to be a place for rust to start . also it takes away valuable access to the back of the weld .

wheel wells are a bit of a pain as well . tedious welding and grinding .

anything else you need dont be afraid to ask!!
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