which welder do you prefer?

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  1. Taranis

    Taranis New Member

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    Hi guys
    I wast Tearing down the mustang today and when I ripped out the carpet I saw that I need new floor panels...great. Then looking up underneath the dash....leaky cowl vent, too. Double great. I already knew that I needed to replace the torque boxes, front cross member, and radiator support. Up until now, I was just going to take it in and have those components replaced. Now, I'm thinking that having a shop replace all those parts will cost me bukoo bucks.

    I have limited welding experience but am not afraid to learn how to do it. I think I have access to an arc welder (just have to ask grandpa if I can borrow it for "extended use") but am unsure if welding panels on a car is the best application for it.

    Before I go out and borrow, rent, or buy a welder, what type of welder do y'all prefer? Any feedback in this regard would be most helpful.
     
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    Realmongo I prefer to be called "Evil Genius"
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    I have the standard Lincoln wire-feed MIG. Miller makes an excellent rig too.
     
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    t_chelle16 Keeper of the closet key
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    I've got the Lincoln MIG as well. Love it.

    We didn't have the MIG kit to start with (was just flux core) and I did some practice with it like that and it pretty much sucked. But after we got the MIG kit, I went straight to my floor pan and was turning out some nice, pretty looking welds w/o too much effort.

    -Chelle
     
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    Taranis New Member

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    Sweet. I was looking at either the Hobart Handler 125, the Lincoln weld-pak 100, or the Clarke 130EN Mig.

    Looking at other posts here, it looks like my grandpa's stick welder would not be a good choice....as far as novice operation goes.
     
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