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    hey all, im new here. been reading on here for awhile and theres some good info on here. i weld for my job but not too long ago i bought my first tig welder. it is a 99 model syncrowave 350lx. i was looking at new welders at first but for a machine that would do what i wanted i couldnt pass this one up for the money. i paid 3000. for the welder. it is has all the options and it came with a watermate 4 cooler,foot pedal,2 tig torches,arc welding stinger,hand remote switch, smith flometer,and a nice homebuilt cart.

    for my first project i decided to build a fuel cell for my car. i still have to order the cap and bungs but basic structure is built. thought id share some pics for you guys.
    Last edited by spence648; 05-12-2009, 07:51 PM.

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    I'd like to see them!
    Miller Syncrowave 200
    Homemade Water Cooler
    130XP MIG
    Spectrum 375
    60 year old Logan Lathe
    Select Machine and Tool Mill
    More stuff than I can keep track of..

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    • #3
      i think i got it.
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      Last edited by spence648; 05-12-2009, 08:02 PM.

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      • #4
        finally figured it out
        Last edited by spence648; 05-12-2009, 09:37 PM.

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        • #5
          and heres some more



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          • #6
            Holy he11 man...those are some nice looking welds. Whats it going in?
            Precision is only as important as the project...if you're building a rocket ship...1/64" would matter. If you're building a sledgehammer...an 1/8" probably wont.

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            • #7
              Wow that's really nice, what gauge and alloy of AL is that made from? I had an order for one here local and the guy said "i'll supply the sheet aluminum and cut it" well turns out the stuff was anodized, talk about a b*tch to weld ... it was a night mare bump welding all the way around the seems of a rather large cell

              Yours looks great though, makes me wanna trash the one down stairs and go get some 1/8th 5052 and start over
              Dynasty 200DX
              Hobart Handler 135
              Smith MB55A-510 O/A setup
              Lathe/Mill/Bandsaw
              Hypertherm Powermax 45
              Just about every other hand tool you can imagine

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              • #8
                the cell is going in a 91 mustang bracket car.

                the aluminum is 5051 and is id say 12 guage, pry in the .090-.100" range in thickness.

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                • #9
                  Nice. Any internal baffles, or just the sump?

                  Definitely looks nice. Any pictures of said 91 Mustang bracket car?
                  Precision is only as important as the project...if you're building a rocket ship...1/64" would matter. If you're building a sledgehammer...an 1/8" probably wont.

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                  • #10
                    no internal baffles or anything. i was just going to stuff some foam in it. thanks guys. heres a couple pics of the car.




                    Last edited by spence648; 05-14-2009, 05:18 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Looks nice, but you probably could of saved a heck of a lot of work and time if you bent some of those angles rather than welded in pieces everywhere. .090 isn't that tough to bend with a piece of angle iron, a few "C" clamps and a rubber mallet.
                      Miller Syncrowave 200
                      Homemade Water Cooler
                      130XP MIG
                      Spectrum 375
                      60 year old Logan Lathe
                      Select Machine and Tool Mill
                      More stuff than I can keep track of..

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                      • #12
                        You definitely put money in the right places...that looks really nice.

                        Job well done sir!
                        Precision is only as important as the project...if you're building a rocket ship...1/64" would matter. If you're building a sledgehammer...an 1/8" probably wont.

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                        • #13
                          Beautiful Welds !
                          DAVE Dynasty 200DX with Coolmate 3
                          Millermatic 212 Auto Set
                          Millermatic 140 Auto Set
                          Hobart Airforce 400 Plasma Cutter
                          JD2 Tube Bender

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                          • #14
                            Looks good. What times that thing run?

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                            • #15
                              wow looks great.
                              thanks for the help
                              ......or..........
                              hope i helped
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