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Old 04-16-2003, 12:04 AM
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Hey guys, Im recently attempting to restore a 66 mustang fastback, and in an attempt not to state the obvious, it needs some rust repair. Now I am new to the welding scene, and was following the many posts on this website regarding this issue, and it seems as though most people prefer a MIG welder, i was interested in purchasing one from e-bay, and was wondering if anyone could gelp me out as to what i need to be looking for in a suitable welder to replace floorboards, and the such. Any info would help alot.Thanks. So far i have been looking into the Campbell MIG Flux 80 wire feed welder,Model: WG202000AV. Does anyone have an opinion on this model? Thanks again, Mike.

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Old 04-16-2003, 05:06 AM
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just FYI, sears has a hobart 125 for around $350. You can use flux-core or solid core (after you purchase a gas tank of course) but it comes with all of the regulators etc. for using solid core.

I was considering the purchase of a cheapy welder but figured spending a little extra $$$ would be worthwhile in this arena.

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Lincoln 100 series welders are top of the line in quality, can use solid core or flux core wire, and cost in the low $300 range. Harbor Frieght carries them in addition to their own brand.
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The main thing I would look at is adjustability and power. I have a mig welder that I bought at Sears several years ago. You guys should thank me for lowering the prices on them things. They wend down considerably after I bought mine. Like they always do! The problem with mine is that it simply has "high" and "Low". The wire feed is adjustable. If you are going to buy one, go as big as you can afford. You can always weld smaller metal with a large welder. It doesn't work the other way!
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i have a lincoln 100 series mig welder in the garage,and it works great for all my auto welding ,I weld for a living and i think you get your bang for the buck with this machine,just my 2c worth..Al
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Someone refered to a Hobart as a "cheapy"...but its actually a Miller with different stickers. I would suggest getting the bottle and using solid core wire. It has less splatter, looks cleaner, welds easier and sticks better.
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Go with the gas... you'll never go back!!!
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I agree, go with the gas, it's like injecting metal from a syringe, very smooth too
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