Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Another cast alum project.

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Another cast alum project.

    This is a cast alum front grille from a 1940's or so bumper car from an amusement park. It was "fixed" years ago with some screws and sheetmetal. I will remove the sheetmetal and screws, vee everything out, straighten where needed and fill it with my 3035 spoolgun with 4043 wire. The holes will be welded shut and everything sanded flush. But i can't do it today so tomorrow i will have some finished pics...Bob
    Attached Files
    Last edited by aametalmaster; 04-04-2011, 01:44 PM.
    Bob Wright

    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

  • #2
    Hey Bob,
    I'd wager that you used your "3035" spoolgun with 4043 wire.....

    Denny
    * Complete welding, machine, & fab shop *
    * Mobile unit *
    * Finally retired *
    ____________________________________________

    * A man's word is his honor..... without honor, there is nothing. *
    * Words are like bullets..... once they leave your muzzle, you cannot get them back. *
    * I have no reservation to kill nor hesitation to die for the U.S. Constitution & the American Flag. *
    * Age is a state of mind..... at my age, you cannot fathom what is in my mind. *

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by yorkiepap View Post
      Hey Bob,
      I'd wager that you used your "3035" spoolgun with 4043 wire.....

      Denny
      Good catch Denny. I was wondering a few hours later when i got to thinking about it in my head...Bob
      Bob Wright

      Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
      http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

      Comment


      • #4
        Well it turns out the part is magnesium. 4043 and 5356 wire looked real bad on it. But i gave it a try. I can get it to hold but if he wants to polish the part someone else needs to do it...Bob
        Attached Files
        Bob Wright

        Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
        http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

        Comment


        • #5
          Bob,

          Well Done !

          Seems that you practice a dying art.

          That is to do a good job and do it correctly without taking shortcuts.

          Today most jobs of this type would be pop rivets and bondo.

          Denny, you are also also in this league.

          Am I the only one lamenting the loss of craftmanship and pride in a job?

          There is a television show showcasing a restoration company which rebuilds/restores old vintage items similar to this.

          If the quality of work wasn't so bad today, maybe this show wouldn't exist.

          Please continue your work gentlemen.
          Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:

          Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

          Comment


          • #6
            Thank You. I love the TV show. I tested the metal tonight (what i should have done first) and its not alum or magnesium so it must be good ole pot metal zinc based. So tomorrow i will grab my torch and use Crown Alloys Royal KirkRod on it. I had to wait for the owner to call back to see if he was going to leave this part natural looking or paint it. He said he is painting it. But i bet it will look good enough to clear coat...Bob
            Bob Wright

            Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
            http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

            Comment


            • #7
              What TV show is that? I'm rather TV retarded, I probably only get to watch 2 hours of TV per month. Bad thing though is I still haven't had time to touch any of my projects that I've been wanting to do for years now.

              All work and no play makes Blondie a boring welder/fabricator/machinist
              Blondie (Owner C & S Automotive)

              Colt the original point & click interface!

              Millermatic 35 with spot panel
              Miller 340A/BP
              Victor O/A torches
              Lincoln SP125
              Too many other tools to list

              03 Ram 1500
              78 GS1000
              82 GL1100 Interstate

              Comment


              • #8
                This show. http://www.history.com/shows/american-restoration I record it and watch when i can. He is the guy that restored stuff for Pawn Stars...Bob
                Bob Wright

                Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
                http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

                Comment


                • #9
                  All of these new fangled electronic toys I don't know how to work. I have a dvd recorder but haven't a clue how to use it, it just happened to be included with the DVD/VCR combo I bought on sale. For that matter I can't figure out how to record on the VCR either. I will have to try to check the show out sometime sounds interesting.
                  Blondie (Owner C & S Automotive)

                  Colt the original point & click interface!

                  Millermatic 35 with spot panel
                  Miller 340A/BP
                  Victor O/A torches
                  Lincoln SP125
                  Too many other tools to list

                  03 Ram 1500
                  78 GS1000
                  82 GL1100 Interstate

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Looks like a fun project Bob.
                    Miller 350P
                    Miller Econotig
                    Milwaukee Dry saw
                    Evolution Dry saw (for sale)
                    Scotchman 350 cold saw
                    7x12 bandsaw
                    1910 ATW 14 x 72 lathe
                    fridge full of adult beverages
                    Sirius radio

                    www.snpequipment.com
                    callouses and burns a plentysigpic

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X