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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:55 AM

Hi Ladies and Gents! Can someone please tell me what type of welder I could use that is capable of welding up the Torana top to bottom? Wondering if a mig would be fine? and if I can do it all gasless? Thanks :driving:


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:54 AM

Mig will do most welding jobs, good for thin panel steel and most car sized metals,  unless specifically set up for it  wont weld aluminium 

Tig more specialised than Mig requires a bit more skill can get very neat results on this panel steel

 

 

I have 2 migs  1 set up gasless  ideal for me to take to work sites to weld up steel frames etc would probably work on panel steel but never tried it   The other set up for Gas, you get a much cleaner and neater job with Gas, 

 

 



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:45 PM

Hi Ladies and Gents! Can someone please tell me what type of welder I could use that is capable of welding up the Torana top to bottom? Wondering if a mig would be fine? and if I can do it all gasless? Thanks :driving:


I have always just used a mig & "definitely" use gas, .6 wire, .8 tip ! Test weld a shit box first is my advice & get a variable shade auto darkening helmet, say shade 11 - 13 for in the shed. Gary.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:19 PM

Mig will do most welding jobs, good for thin panel steel and most car sized metals,  unless specifically set up for it  wont weld aluminium 

Tig more specialised than Mig requires a bit more skill can get very neat results on this panel steel

 

 

I have 2 migs  1 set up gasless  ideal for me to take to work sites to weld up steel frames etc would probably work on panel steel but never tried it   The other set up for Gas, you get a much cleaner and neater job with Gas, 

Thanks for that MrFX

 

 

I have always just used a mig & "definitely" use gas, .6 wire, .8 tip ! Test weld a shit box first is my advice & get a variable shade auto darkening helmet, say shade 11 - 13 for in the shed. Gary.

 

Awesome thanks Gary. Don't worry I wouldn't try welding on the Torri straight up!



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:39 PM

I have always just used a mig & "definitely" use gas, .6 wire, .8 tip ! Test weld a shit box first is my advice & get a variable shade auto darkening helmet, say shade 11 - 13 for in the shed. Gary.

 

Hmmm got me thinking now  im not sure what size wire i use LOL but definately a size bigger tip  stops a lot of blockages, get a few spare tips as well

i could be wrong but .8 wire .9 tip rings a bell



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:55 PM

Hmmm got me thinking now  im not sure what size wire i use LOL but definately a size bigger tip  stops a lot of blockages, get a few spare tips as well
i could be wrong but .8 wire .9 tip rings a bell


Yeah mate, I've always used .8 panel steel, .6 wire .8 tips to stop the bind, that you get with the rapid expansion in small gauge wire. Seems to work.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:25 PM

I have a Lincoln 180c mig which I picked up for a few hundred bucks off Gumtree. It can do both gas and gas less but gas less for panel steel was useless. I buy my gas from Bunnings as there are no hire fees. I use .6 wire and works well.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:44 PM

I use gasless all the time on panel steel, because its much cheaper. It is hard to get a nice clean weld, but I grind every weld flat though. 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:24 AM

Same as Brett.these lincolns are friggen
awesome. also using .6 wire.never had a
problem.
I purchased my size D i think it was for 475.
seems pricey but.my brother rents his at 20
bux a month.it pays for itself after couple
yrs if you buy outright..i wouldnt mind a tig as half the time my panels butt up with no gaps and ive seen guys Just using the heat created from
torch with no wire to melt panels together leaving hardly nothing to grind at all.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:53 AM

Ive played with the full range of stuff over the years.

First MIG I bought to play with myself was a cheap gas/gasless unit.

Tried it gasless, but it needed to be fairly thick steel to get a good weld.

Went and bought gas cans from the welding shop and the weld quality improved greatly.

But there was only around a minute or so of gas in the cans.

Bloody expensive exercise.

I now have the MIG setup on Bunnings Gas.

Have just bought an AC/DC Tig to play with but havent got around to that yet.

The idea is to tack things in place with the MIG then finish off with the TIG.

TIG welds arent as hard as MIG welds so are easier to grind and hammer if needed.







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