Originally Posted by willowbilly3
If it isn't a fastback take the $2500 and run. If it is a fastback it's worth putting some effort into. Kudos for the effort kid but your welding looks like poop. A proficient welder could fix that right up. You can't just keep pileing weld upon weld, it has to be prepped.
I agree with both the comment about the fastback, and the welding.
If your not grinding it down to fresh metal first then its never going to hold. A proper weld should leave it as strong, if not stronger than before. Just need practice. You need the proper heat and speed setting for that type/thickness of metal. I dont know your experience level with a welder but I think you should at least have someone with more welding time give you a few pointers. I've only known how to weld for a year or two and I still have so much to learn. Nothing can replace experience.