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6 minutes ago, dt36 said:

Cracking on there, fair play.

Keep the pics coming and stop leaving us in suspenders so long. :-)

It feels like I've hardly done anything though so i feel like itsย not worth posting! Just a few dodgy welds and alot of grindingย ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚

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Please don't take this the wrong way but are you really happy with your 'dodgy' welding? You can weld heavy gauge steel - the bracket / captive nut proves that, but the pigeon poop strings don't look strong, lack flow and/or penetration. If you can't grind back the weld flush to both jointed pieces where the joint is invisible, i'd be wary trusting it - this is structural stuff and your life may depend on it - lots of rusty metal in that B post repair. I can weld in a fashion but I wouldn't do panelwork as i'm just not good enough!

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31 minutes ago, katana said:

Please don't take this the wrong way but are you really happy with your 'dodgy' welding? You can weld heavy gauge steel - the bracket / captive nut proves that, but the pigeon poop strings don't look strong, lack flow and/or penetration. If you can't grind back the weld flush to both jointed pieces where the joint is invisible, i'd be wary trusting it - this is structural stuff and your life may depend on it - lots of rusty metal in that B post repair. I can weld in a fashion but I wouldn't do panelwork as i'm just not good enough!

๐Ÿ˜‚ the welds are fine, just donโ€™t look pretty, and like I said before I posted the pics that they need grinding back and finishing, only reason theyโ€™ve been painted is to prevent further rust. But thanks for your concern! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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Great work mate, and to be learning the welding on the job, fair play to you. Looks to be coming along great. Keep the great work and pics coming. I keep toying with getting a welder, i will keep up with what you are doing and i may just grab myself one eventually. Top job.

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