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Yeah I am thinking that bonnet (I love saying that) needs a pretty good gap. When it swings up the bottom corner is going to go back a little closing the gap. That is if it is a perfect swing, the hinges could actually move it forward depending on the design of the hinge. Just have someone move it up and down and check out the gap real close to see if it closes up.

Very cool car you have there, I love those things.

Brian
You're spot on about the hood catching the door

You have to pull the wings outwards slightly when opening it to avoid it catching - the hole assembly moves backwards when opened

Thanks for the comments
The car's a '71 MKIII Triumpg GT6 - I bought it when I was a kid, I thought it was a sportscar!
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Maybe you could make a nylon block that the hood rubs on that pushes the sides out as it goes up and down in that area?

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You obviously think I'm better at fabrication than I really am!

Somebody else did most of the bodywork on my car so far

This is my first attempt on some scrap chassis pieces

Chassis is approx 2mm thick
Wire is 0.6mm
Wire speed is 7
Power settings (from left to right) were 2 then 3 then 4



First weld looks too high with no penetration
Second weld looks better, but probably still too high and thin
Third weld started to spit

What do you thunk I should adjust?
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Hopefully these pictures are a little better - I've had to take them with my iphone

Here's the same picture as before, hope it's not as fuzzy
I've made sure my thumb is in the photo so you can gauge dimensions

So here goes again.....


Wire speed 7
Power settings 2, 3, 4




I've turned the wire speed up to 8 in this next picture
Power settings are 2 and 3



I went a little too slow at the start of the first weld and blew through it a bit

Overall, I think Wire Speed 8 and Power setting 3 is about right for this one
What do you think?



Would those settings be right for lap welding two pieces like this together?
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Im certainly NOT a welder, but it looks to me like you may be making a straight line? Try making small circles and pushing your puddle like that, so you get what looks like a small row of coins.

Like I said, I am no welder. Car is wicked by the way.
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Yeah, just welding in a straight line so far

I've seen the 'V' and 'Circle' motions, think i'll be trying my hand at that next time around

And thanks for the compliments too - Still deciding whether to paint it Red or Yellow
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