here are a few pics of the tube inserts I was having trouble with the threads gauding.....I used the anti splatter spray on em' & it worked like a champ!
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Thread: control arm tube insert welds
04-08-2009, 06:26 AM #1
control arm tube insert welds
04-08-2009, 06:28 AM #2
O! tig welds were done with my Maxstar 200 STR 1/16" root let it fully cool & then a 1/8" cap. As you can see some of the welds aren't capped yet----ran out of Argon
04-08-2009, 06:39 AM #3
Why did you make the arms adjustable?
04-08-2009, 07:14 AM #4
great looking welds. what are you making ? do we get a full pic of the complete toy ??
don't ya hate it when you run out of argon in the middle of something.
i got a backup 80 tank to help keep that from happening. when my big tank is getting close to empty i pull it off and use the 80. this way if the 80 runs out be for i go for a refill there is still a little left in the big one.
although probably not enough to do all the caps.
hope i helped
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04-08-2009, 07:39 AM #5
Adjustable control arms just sounds better I guess? , I will take more pics along the way & post them up.
Dave---not to bad for a "stick" machine hugh? Thanks for all your help BTW getting me all set up to tig on the STR!
04-08-2009, 07:42 AM #6
I am building a 4-link rear & 3-link front coilover suspension on a 79' scout.
04-08-2009, 03:51 PM #7Member
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04-08-2009, 04:17 PM #8
anytime i do a weld like that i use "never seize" or some call it "anti seize"......nice work i have a 1972 scout i'm going to do a spring over axle conversion....
04-08-2009, 06:51 PM #9Member
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The weld shrinking compresses the outer thread. After welding run a tap through it.
04-08-2009, 07:40 PM #10
I had the same problem when I did some on my tie rod and steering link. Ran a tap through them when I was done welding.Miller Syncrowave 200
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