I have a 4 link for my mini tub 67 camaro, going to be mocking it up soon, when ready, is it best to stick weld it in or can i use my flux core welder with 35 wire?.. i have excess to a 110 stick welder, 40-100amp range with smaller rods. I have my flux core mig already.. just curios if i could use my flux core or not, whats best to use to get the weld strength and penitration for this type project
01-12-2013 08:16 PM
If you are using a 110 mig machine, using FCAW, I'd suggest tack welding the brackets and then taking the rear assembly to a fab shop that has a 220 volt mig welding machine for final welding.
Welding plate gauge components (anything heavier than 12 gauge) with 110 volt machine is a bad idea.
01-12-2013 08:31 PM
reason i ask, is i dont have excess to 220 in my garage attach to the house for a better welder.... spot welding brackets to rear end and taking else where not a problem, my issuse is the cross piece that has to be welded to the frame, car is not movable at the moment, frame off, just body on stands
01-12-2013 11:15 PM
For your long term safety,time to farm out this job.What gives a back haft strength goes beyond just the frame work.It involved the roll bar/cage as well and how that ties the front to the back.So the amount of welding on site is extensive.Either a flex core mig or a 110 stick welder does not provide enough penetration to fuse the metal together.It may appear as a good weld,but most certainly will fail.
01-12-2013 11:45 PM
yeah thats kinda what i was afraid of, ill figure something out in dew time for a better welder to get the job done right, dont want to launch hard and loose the *** end
01-13-2013 01:19 AM
The hidden underlying costs of any build is the tools and equipment that almost never gets any accounting for when you see a car at a car show or cruise night.That saving grace in investing it that is the long term returns long after the current car is long gone.
01-13-2013 10:27 AM
I wouldn't use a 110 machine to weld anything on a chassis..:nono::nono:
01-13-2013 12:31 PM
Oh I understand, unfortunately I don't have any space avaliable on my fuse panel to add a 240 breaker, I might be able to tie into the drier, and run an 240 outlet to the garage , down fall is I won't be able to run drier and a welder at the same time without breaker throw
01-13-2013 09:28 PM
Build the wife a clothes line and buy a 240v welder with the money you'll save.:D