So I decided to cut the frame of my project truck to make it a short wheelbase. I cut the frame, welded it back together and then make some fish plates to put on the inside of the frame. This is a 1985 Chevy 1 ton 4x4 frame (1/4" thick). I Welded the plates on thought i did good. Few days later I was looking at the roll cage of my Dozer at work and seen that on those fish plates the ran the weld bead about an inch past the plate and flared it outward away from the plate. Why is this? also I did not do this, should I? Can I(now that i have already stopped the bead of weld)? any insight would be greatly appreicated. Thanks, Pat.
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