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  1. #1
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    Default Hey Andy - Got a question

    If you are at liberty to discuss this, what Miller Mig and Tig welders are preferred by Nascar teams? I understand if this is propietary info.

    Do they mig the chassis and tig the roll cages or some of both?

    No real reason for asking, just curious.

    Thanks.

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    Actually, it's really not proprietary.

    With NASCAR, the main chassis/roll cage is mild steel DOM tubing.

    Teams can MIG or TIG these.

    Most teams MIG weld the main roll cage center section and TIG weld the critical suspension geometry.

    Some teams MIG weld the entire chassis and only 2 teams TIG weld the entire chassis.

    As far as suspension components, most of that is TIG welded except the rear trailing arms. They are MIG welded.

    Rear ends are TIG welded.

    I am putting together some chassis building projects that will be put up on the site soon.
    Also, we will be doing a complete chassis build, along with one of my chassis customers, at the PRI show in Florida. Some of that will be cataloged for our project section too or even our Youtube channel.

    So if you are bored, slide out to Orlando this December.

    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASKANDY View Post
    Actually, it's really not proprietary.

    With NASCAR, the main chassis/roll cage is mild steel DOM tubing.

    Teams can MIG or TIG these.

    Most teams MIG weld the main roll cage center section and TIG weld the critical suspension geometry.

    Some teams MIG weld the entire chassis and only 2 teams TIG weld the entire chassis.

    As far as suspension components, most of that is TIG welded except the rear trailing arms. They are MIG welded.

    Rear ends are TIG welded.

    I am putting together some chassis building projects that will be put up on the site soon.
    Also, we will be doing a complete chassis build, along with one of my chassis customers, at the PRI show in Florida. Some of that will be cataloged for our project section too or even our Youtube channel.

    So if you are bored, slide out to Orlando this December.

    Andy
    Hey Andy,

    Nice to see you're still around here. I'm still hanging in here, taking it one day at a time. Some days are better than others and even the bad ones are better now thanks to a Miller Big Window Elite which I think of you every time I put it on!!!

    Have you heard anything from Hawk lately?

    Later and thanks a million again
    Blondie

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASKANDY View Post
    Some of that will be cataloged for our project section too or even our Youtube channel.
    I didn't realize you guys had a YouTube channel.
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    Andy - Thanks for the info on the PRI show. Where's it going to be held? I'm close enough that if the wife is doing ok, I might slip over for the day.

    As for my original question, specifically what machines are the NASCAR guys using in their shops primarily? Do they get to choose what Miller provides, or do you set them up with what you feel they need the most?

    Thanks - Later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Sporty View Post
    As for my original question, specifically what machines are the NASCAR guys using in their shops primarily? Do they get to choose what Miller provides, or do you set them up with what you feel they need the most?
    Here is an interesting video link as far as one of the machines they use, I must admit I was a little surprised when I saw it! :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygTfsMxUpko

    I remember hearing that they use lots of Dynasty 200's and Millermatic 180's at the shop and some Passports at the track. I imagine the new "hot ticket" would be the Millermatic 211's, they don't really do much welding on heavy materials so they don't need large machines.
    at home:
    2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
    2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin FOR SALE
    2008 Suitcase 12RC
    Spoolmatic 30A
    WC-24
    2009 Dynasty 200DX
    2000 XMT 304
    2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
    Sold:MM130XP
    Sold:MM 251
    Sold:CST 280

    at work:
    Invision 350MP
    Dynasty 350
    Millermatic 350P
    Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

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