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working on an old mustang...wire line welder tips requested.

hey I just logged in to listen in on some tech stuff so I could at least ask a reasonably framed question....I am restoring, a 89 Mustang 5.0 convertable and joined here to get some tips on using my wire line welder in doing some body work...anyway howdy from Houston Texas....James

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What do you need to know? There have been a BUNCH of discussions on that subject over the years here. Do a topic search with the search feature shown on the tool bar above. In summary, for sheet metal work you DO NOT want to use the self fluxing wire. Get some 0.023 solid wire and the gas kit for your welder and use CO2/argon mix shield gas. Spot the joint together with tack welds 1" apart. The fill in the joint with 1/2" long beads alternating at various places in the seam so no spot is heated very hot. A little grinding and hammer dolly work directly on the bead to re-stretch the inevitable heat shrinkage will get the joint in shape for a skim of bondo and paint.
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