Originally Posted by ogre
i hate to suggest it, but i wouldn't ride in anything you welded ant.
i'd hate to even be on the same road that your driving down.
you really need to find someone else to weld it.
you need to get better at welding before you attempt any structural welding.
No offense taken buddy - Especially when I feel the same way
My practice welds were getting pretty good, but I now know only practicing one type of weld doesn't make me anywhere near ready
So it's back to practicing I guess - Only this time I'll practice various joints and corners and different gauge metals too
I don't plan on ever selling the car, so I want to take my time and do the job properly
You guys told me to cut everything off, and that's what I've done
I can see I need more practice, and so that's what I'll do
I've spoken with various shops previously about doing the work
They want around $15k for just the welding - that gave me the incentive to learn how to do the work myself
Thank you to everyone for your patience, and for taking time to reply to all my silly questions, your help is very much appreciated