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Old 06-07-2013, 07:42 PM
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you should be very happy ,,normaly they cut more than advertised. just the duty cycle is less when cutting thicker metal,which you will never have any worries with sheet metal.

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This morning I took a quick trip to the welding supply store before heading off to work to get an oxygen bottle. I came home and set up the torch that I haven't used in about 10 years. I got the cart back from an old friend back awhile ago and was very glad I did being even these little tanks need a good cart, and this one is the best in my opinion. I bought this torch at Sears when I was 17, yes, with paper route money.

I trimmed the frame shorter so it won't take up as much room. I'll get the wheels tomorrow to move it another step closer.

WHOOO HOOOO I am off and running.

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Welcome back Pugs. Missed ya buddy,
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You got yourself a new project?
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This morning I took a quick trip to the welding supply store before heading off to work to get an oxygen bottle. I came home and set up the torch that I haven't used in about 10 years. I got the cart back from an old friend back awhile ago and was very glad I did being even these little tanks need a good cart, and this one is the best in my opinion. I bought this torch at Sears when I was 17, yes, with paper route money.

I trimmed the frame shorter so it won't take up as much room. I'll get the wheels tomorrow to move it another step closer.

WHOOO HOOOO I am off and running.

Brian
Glad to see you're back on the truck project Brian.
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You got yourself a new project?
LOL It's a project ok.

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I rarely use my torches either Brian, but happy to have them sitting in the shed for those few times I really need them!

I mustered up my nerve anf finally cut a hole in the Falcon's hood today. It's been marked out for a month, and I just wanted to ease into the cut. I welded boxed tubing (cut in half to make lightweight channel) all around the marked out opening first. My plan was to retain the shape, and keep things from flexing when the trailing edge of the hood was removed.
It cut out fine with the sawzall, and once I make up the edge material to provide a raised lip on the new opening I'll tack that on also. That should dress up the hole and get rid of the raw edge.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:53 PM
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I rarely use my torches either Brian, but happy to have them sitting in the shed for those few times I really need them!

I mustered up my nerve anf finally cut a hole in the Falcon's hood today. It's been marked out for a month, and I just wanted to ease into the cut. I welded boxed tubing (cut in half to make lightweight channel) all around the marked out opening first. My plan was to retain the shape, and keep things from flexing when the trailing edge of the hood was removed.
It cut out fine with the sawzall, and once I make up the edge material to provide a raised lip on the new opening I'll tack that on also. That should dress up the hole and get rid of the raw edge.
When I am into a project like this I find that I use it all the time especially with the body, I actually plan on doing some of this truck gas welding, just for old times. I have a "Jewelers torch" that is amazing, using .023 mig wire as rod you can weld some beautiful stuff, I call it a poor man's TIG.

Today making this cart, it really came in handy.

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Nope.

Gas welding body panels is the best there is. Of all the different methods, gas welds are the most pliable and less prone to cracking.
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Nothing major to report today but my A pillar grew a couple of inches.

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Nope.

Gas welding body panels is the best there is. Of all the different methods, gas welds are the most pliable and less prone to cracking.
Have you ever used a Jewelers torch?

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Please don't look too close at the hitch arrangement, I used up a bunch of junk around the shop so it isn't pretty. I can't believe how this was like therapy for me. I was high today working on this stuff. I thought I would "start" the cart project, I got it done, with the cab on and mounted, along with two trips to Harbor Freight and two trips to the hardware store in just the afternoon. Oh yeah, and a hair cut too.

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Even got my son out "Cutting steel with fire".

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Please don't look too close at the hitch arrangement, I used up a bunch of junk around the shop so it isn't pretty. I can't believe how this was like therapy for me. I was high today working on this stuff. I thought I would "start" the cart project, I got it done, with the cab on and mounted, along with two trips to Harbor Freight and two trips to the hardware store in just the afternoon. Oh yeah, and a hair cut too.

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WHOOO HOOO

Even got my son out "Cutting steel with fire".

Anytime you can make it a father ans son project it is good. Don't forget to brag on him.

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Nope.

Gas welding body panels is the best there is. Of all the different methods, gas welds are the most pliable and less prone to cracking.
I saw a man weld a crack in an old jeep fender with a clothes hanger and a torch.
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I chopped the top on my original cab all with coat hangers and a torch.

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