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Old 11-24-2021, 07:50 PM
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I use my Miller 252 mig for everything and only use solid wire. The gasless wire sucks, you might as well be arc welding, having to chip off flux, not to mention the mess and lots of toxic fumes. The lift should make a good frame table, now I'm jealous
What do you use for gas? Argon? CO2? A mix? I've never welded with gas but my MIG is compatible. I might need to get a better machine for my plans. I'm better at welding with the stick than the MIG at this point, but MIG is a lot more forgiving, I find.

Haha yeah the lift makes so much a lot easier! I'm thrilled to finally have a garage that sparks envy in the hearts of others Several of my friends that come over have said exactly that "I have garage envy".

I'm slowly getting the right tools to fill it to make the envy worthwhile
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:25 PM
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Got the front crossmember sorted out and made it from 1/4" plate, same as the yellow car, the whole front end and rad core support mount to it so it needs the beef. Put the front end under it and got the rear end in place, nothing welded at either end, waiting for my angle finder to show up on Friday. I think this is the first time I've not had to grind off old mounts on a differential - playing with new parts is fun

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Old 11-24-2021, 08:34 PM
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This looks sweet! Nice work!
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:35 PM
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What do you use for gas? Argon? CO2? A mix? I've never welded with gas but my MIG is compatible. I might need to get a better machine for my plans. I'm better at welding with the stick than the MIG at this point, but MIG is a lot more forgiving, I find.

Haha yeah the lift makes so much a lot easier! I'm thrilled to finally have a garage that sparks envy in the hearts of others Several of my friends that come over have said exactly that "I have garage envy".

I'm slowly getting the right tools to fill it to make the envy worthwhile
I use what they call steel mix, 75% C02 and 25% Argon. I've even even used it for stainless, though it spatters like crazy. Once you use solid wire and gas in your Mig, you'll never go back to flux core, it's just so easy to lay down a nice weld.
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Old 11-25-2021, 11:23 AM
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I use what they call steel mix, 75% C02 and 25% Argon. I've even even used it for stainless, though it spatters like crazy. Once you use solid wire and gas in your Mig, you'll never go back to flux core, it's just so easy to lay down a nice weld.
Thanks ZZ. I know what I'm going in search of this weekend
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Old 11-25-2021, 11:43 AM
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Very nice work ZZ!
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Old 11-25-2021, 02:20 PM
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Go man go, ZZ.
I have been using solid wire mig for a few years, but my welder is old and I think it hesitates electrically quite often. This makes me look like an even poorer welder than I really am. Anyhow, after a lot of whining in the right area, I now have a Christmas gift box lying on the shop floor. I haven't opened it yet, [I don't want to ruin the surprise], but [spoiler alert] the box has pictures on the side of a mig/stick welder.
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