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Old 08-09-2013, 06:31 PM
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I have used the easy grind wire ,the main draw back TO Me it is or was only avalible in 023 wire size you have to burn it at a lower temp ,which I don't like to do,,and when you weld something grind ir and prime as soon as possible ,it rust in a hurry ,,I will try to see if I have any left ,if I do Brian I will send it to you you can try it.

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Old 08-09-2013, 08:11 PM
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just knocking em out. A prime once daily driver getting fully restored to original.

Anyhow, it's single stage and will get Glasurit clear with the black bottom and stripe. It's gonna look cool with the new rims. All stock. Great change of pace car for sure.











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Old 08-09-2013, 08:52 PM
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theres a softer welding wire out there I think its called" EZ grind" has anyone used it? I'll bet it makes hammer and dollying the welds a lot easier.. I'd try it but I havent seen it here..
I have an 11 lb spool of EZ Grind wire lying on the table right now. Have not put it on the welder yet. A couple of things here:

First, it has no WS Classification. (not rated by the Welder's society)

Second, it is unbelievably expensive regular spool of .024 wire is about 26 dollars. The EZ Grind is about 69 dollars.

I have had several people say they would not use it without a certification, One said it did not like rusty metal. Of course no MIG welder does.

I thought I would do a test. I will butt weld a couple of 2 inch wide strips of 18 ga metal with my regular wire before I take it off the machine and then weld a couple of pieces with the EZ Grind. Then I will bend them back and forth and see how many bends it takes for them to break. See where they break and of course compare grinding.

I will give you guys an update in a few days.

John


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Today I got to spend a few hours working on the convertible, I have the toe board, front body mount, and corner piece of the floor board ready to weld together in then weld the assembly in the car. Tomorrow....maybe.

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Old 08-09-2013, 09:01 PM
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I have an 11 lb spool of EZ Grind wire lying on the table right now. Have not put it on the welder yet. A couple of things here:

First, it has no WS Classification. (not rated by the Welder's society)

Second, it is unbelievably expensive regular spool of .024 wire is about 26 dollars. The EZ Grind is about 69 dollars.

I have had several people say they would not use it without a certification, One said it did not like rusty metal. Of course no MIG welder does.

I thought I would do a test. I will butt weld a couple of 2 inch wide strips of 18 ga metal with my regular wire before I take it off the machine and then weld a couple of pieces with the EZ Grind. Then I will bend them back and forth and see how many bends it takes for them to break. See where they break and of course compare grinding.

I will give you guys an update in a few days.

John
Thanks for being the "tester', John...
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:07 PM
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Today I got to spend a few hours working on the convertible, I have the toe board, front body mount, and corner piece of the floor board ready to weld together in then weld the assembly in the car. Tomorrow....maybe.

John

Looking good, how many pairs of vice grips do you have?

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Old 08-09-2013, 09:22 PM
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Looking good, how many pairs of vice grips do you have?

Brian
I think 4. I also have 4 or 5 welding vice grips. I use a lot of magnets to hold panels flush until I tack them too. Shoot, I'm not proud, I have been known to tape something in position to tack it.

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tape works great. No need to be ashamed of that.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:45 PM
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I've been known to hold it with my bare hand and burn the living crap out of my finger because a metal ball stuck to my wedding ring.

Anything that works is how I roll, but I wish I had more vice grips!

Tonight I made up the piece to fill in the passenger side gap on the roof.

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Old 08-10-2013, 12:02 PM
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Today I am off to San Fran to get my wife's anniversary bracelet that we had a diamond added to. Then off to my niece's wedding up in the hills overlooking the bay. The location looked amazing so I am excited to see that.

This morning I welded a brace on the bottom of my brothers trailer. He had two nailheads in it and heading back to his house 150 miles away and all of a sudden after pulling this trailer thousands of miles with more weight than this he can't move it another foot until the tongue was strengthened. I know how that is, you get it in your head and just can't get it out.

Anyway, off to SF with the wife!

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Old 08-10-2013, 03:35 PM
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Today I am off to San Fran to get my wife's anniversary bracelet that we had a diamond added to. Then off to my niece's wedding up in the hills overlooking the bay. The location looked amazing so I am excited to see that.

This morning I welded a brace on the bottom of my brothers trailer. He had two nailheads in it and heading back to his house 150 miles away and all of a sudden after pulling this trailer thousands of miles with more weight than this he can't move it another foot until the tongue was strengthened. I know how that is, you get it in your head and just can't get it out.

Anyway, off to SF with the wife!

Brian



Brian he can drop one of those Buicks off at my house. I'll find something to do with it.

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Old 08-10-2013, 04:34 PM
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And there was another on in the bed of his truck! Do you ever see a chopped and channeled little flat black Fortyish Ford with a Nailhead in it around town? It's his son's

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Old 08-10-2013, 05:17 PM
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Just found out my buddy sent a '97 Tahoe to the crusher with the 5.7 engine still in it. It had a knock, but was perfectly rebuildable. I am crushed.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:58 PM
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There was just enough shop,time tonight to plug weld my pieces together. I took some pictures as I did it I can post over on my rust repair thread. I just could not make myself get up and get started today. At least I did a little.

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Old 08-10-2013, 07:09 PM
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I completely understand John, for some reason I couldn't get a bunch done today either...Even Chuck Connors couldn't motivate me. Probably only John would understand that...LOL

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