Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:30 PM
Haven’t bought the gas yet so just been practicing without it. Pretty ugly so far
Looks like a trip to Bunnings sometime?
Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:47 PM
You need different wire for gasless don't you, doesn't it have some kind of flux coating?
I know it's basically impossible to weld with normal wire once the gas runs out!
Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:17 PM
Go to Bunnings and get the bottle.
Some of the gas suppliers are selling bottles too, so there may be some competition now.
For panel work get 0.6mm wire,
For most everything else you will find 0.9mm will be better.
Your first welds with gas will renew your faith in your abilities.
Gasless has its place, but Ive found that its not much good on anything under 3mm.
You seem to need to get more heat into it to get the best out of it.
Just my opinion. Others may find it different.
Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:10 PM
Got a new boot floor from rare spares but don’t need it all. Hoping to use some bits of that for the rear floor as I can’t find anyone who makes them. The only other bit is the air duct under the dash on the passenger side. The flange is rusty. Anyone know who makes that bit? Or is it a case of do your own?
Appreciate the advice
Moving along ok so far
Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:06 PM
Only lots of years of work left
Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:37 PM
An inside photo
Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:51 PM
Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:58 PM
Thanks Toryman. Will be calling for advice
Posted 12 April 2018 - 08:04 AM
Posted 12 April 2018 - 12:10 PM
Keep us updated champ. Onwards and upwards....and lots of cash too :-)
Posted 12 April 2018 - 06:24 PM
Pictures to come
A good bit. Note where I had drilled out the battery tray and stuffed my first welding attempt.
Front floor came up really nice
Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:17 PM
Rear floor needs replacing
Dog legs pretty good
Posted 12 April 2018 - 08:35 PM
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 09:01 PM
Here’s the photo
Posted 29 April 2018 - 08:52 PM
Replacement floor looking real good.Here’s the photo
Good to see the replacement boot floor fit well and that your happy with it. I’m about to tackle this job next. I’ve been staring at it for a while now haha but seeing yours in has given me some motivation.
Posted 30 April 2018 - 06:00 PM
Whilst it is looking good now i needed a professional to get it to fit. Needed massaging around the wheel arch.
I didnt like the overlap on the spare wheel well either and got that put right to match the orginal. Not a perfect fit by any means as supplied but it can be made to fit.
Good luck. Let us know how it goes
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