I posted this on another forum also:
Anyone do much of this?
I was being a good neighbor and volunteered to help fix a guy's battery trays in his electric golf cart.
Originally I was going to use my first class Millermatic 252 to repair this, but after trying to clean some of the frame I was going to weld to, I realized that wasn't going to happen. Except for building the trays using the Mig, I had to weld them into the frame using my Miller Maxstar 150S stick welder.
Using 6011 rods, I was able to burn through the crap I wasn't able to clean off, and make a solid repair. Since the thickness of the material varied, due to varying degrees of rust, I would very occasionally burn through, and I would think, geeee..... what a POS this cart is......... and I know there are those on this forum who hate 6013 rods, but I was able to go back and fill those burn-thru's very nicely with those rods.
Sorry I don't have any pictures, but just wanted to share this experience. I personally would have trashed this cart, but my friend asked to do the best I could.
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08-29-2012, 07:54 AM #1
Repairing rusty golf cart battery framesSyncrowave 200
Spoolmatic 30A aluminum gun
Miller Spectrum 625 X-Treme
Maxstar 150 S
Sketchup 8 Pro
A huge Dewalt angle grinder for huge bad welds
Two big fire extinguishers
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