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  1. #1
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    Cool 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
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    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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

    Denny
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    Cool

    Quote 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, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    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
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    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    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.
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    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, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    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

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    78 GS1000
    82 GL1100 Interstate

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    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, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    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

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    Looks like a fun project Bob.
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    Scotchman 350 cold saw
    7x12 bandsaw
    1910 ATW 14 x 72 lathe
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    Sirius radio

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