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Old 04-07-2006, 02:17 PM
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advice on welding up trim holes

What is the proper step in welding up the trim holes on my six six impala? Thanks....

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I have always liked Ron Covell's method-if you have a hand punch (Roper Whitney and the like) punch out some Disc's slightly larger than the holes, use a Unibit to make them the right size (or Drill) and put them in the hole. Then, use a Hammer and Dolly and "set' the Disc's in the hole and spot weld in. I do not like the idea of putting a piece of Copper or brass behind the hole and Welding the hole shut-too much heat-just my .02-
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I am no expert by any means but......I used the copper behind the hole method. The copper actually kept the fender pretty cool. In fact I have one of the holes that did not need any filler on it after I was done grinding the weld smooth. Yea that even impressed me. The holes I had to fill were about 1/2" diameter. They were large! But like I said I am a rookie just taking my first body working class...so take my post with a grain of salt. You can check out my work in my journal. (A shameless plug...plug weld that is...lol)
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I use an alum plate Because it draws all the heat in to the plate keep warping from happening.

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