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  1. #1
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    Default Gooseneck plate to frame... Stick or Mig?

    I have a MM 175 or Trailblazer 301g

    The plate is 1x8 inches will be welding to the side areas of frame not top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joulian View Post
    I have a MM 175 or Trailblazer 301g

    The plate is 1x8 inches will be welding to the side areas of frame not top.
    No brainer. Stick. You don't have enough machine to wire weld.

    Griff

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    Quote Originally Posted by griff01 View Post
    No brainer. Stick. You don't have enough machine to wire weld.

    Griff

    Yea thats what I was leaning towards. Got everything prepped for tomorrow to weld in-place. What size rods would you recommend? I don't weld 1" enough to be familiar.

    out of curiosity what size mig would one need to weld something that thick and if I had one that big , then which would be preferred mig or stick?

    Thanks for input...

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    Neither one. Weld clips to the 8" flat and bolt it I to the web of the chassis
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    These questions make me wonder if you should be welding to a frame. Why can't you bolt it on? What type of vehicle is this going on?
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    Bolting it would be a better bet

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    Every gooseneck or 5th wheel hitches I've seen are all bolted on. Now if you do weld it on, I would still put a couple of bolts as a mechanical safety

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    Normally some preheat would be part of the plan for one inch. Especially when there is such a disparity in thicknesses. Seems like any amp setting high enough to get good depth of fusion on one inch would be likely to turn the relatively thin frame material to crispy bacon like material.

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    Sound like u have no idea what he doing . Just pay and have the gooseneck plate installed by professional.
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    I got it. I loaded up dump trailer and 5 cubic yards of top soil and went around the block braking and accelerating. Its ok

    Thanks for the input guys. I was intending on sticking it but someone I know mentioned mig and I started questioning myself... anyway..

    The rods were actually burning into the 1" plate faster than the frame.
    Its on a Dodge 3/4 ton

    Quote Originally Posted by eecervantes83 View Post
    Sound like u have no idea what he doing . Just pay and have the gooseneck plate installed by professional.
    Last edited by joulian; 09-21-2014 at 04:42 PM.

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