I drilled the thirty spot weld holes along the pinch weld. That about wore me out! It’s three layers thick by the rear wheel.
Enough whining, I also fitted the cs back in and marked the sfc for weld cleaning. I also marked the cs for the pinch welds. Then sprayed weld thru primer and cleaned the immediate weld area clean on the jr.
Then I fit it back up for the last time and threw a few welds on it to keep it there.
Ok, I thought I would throw all of my brain at this problem.........it bounced back at me and poked me in the eye.
Here's what I was thinking, some garbage between the inner and outer rocker was outgassing when heated up by the welding.
What if that stuff had already been precooked? Bernzomatic to the rescue!
So I take that little blue flame and heated the next area to be welded. Smoke was coming out and I'm thinking, "Yeah baby". Surely we just have a dust between the two panels now, right?
Ah no........so, screw it. I'm just going to give the old overlapping spot welds a try. And it's a popcorn fest still! DAAAAAAMMMMMMIIIIIITTTTT!
Luckily this came to a grinding halt because I ran out of wire. Off to the store. Got the wire, ran it through the machine and was ready to give it a go again.
Same thing! DAAAAAMMMMMMIIIIIIITTTTT! Then i noticed the brown residue around the welds, I started crying here.......I shut the gas off when I ran the new wire and forgot to turn it back on. Weep for me Argentina.
By this time I had already welded the tubes and was just working on the pinch weld. So I finished off the overlapping spotweld thingy.
Then I ground a small area of the gasless spot weld area (wife's home, no long term dressing now!) just to be sure it bonded to both sides. I'm good luckily.
Today I came close to working my fat as* off. I'm way too tired to work on Booger.
The Snap-on guy came by though.......
I've been borrowing other guys carbide tips for cleaning welds in tight areas. I haven't wanted to pony up the cash for my own. Today I went crazy.
That little bit cost $69 with tax. It's mine though!
Tomorrow night I will fire up the compressor and test it out. I want the cs to look really nice. I will probably even go after the MM seat brace since it looks like I painted over several raisins there.
Honestly, this won't be a show car, but it's got to look good though, right?
I've been doing a little here and there today between foot ball games. Sooners lost to Texas.....oh well, it was a fun game to watch in the end though. My Iowa Hawkeyes are winning
I finished getting all five rungs made and tack welded on. I got a couple of the cross brace pieces, but then it started pouring down rain. Rain and electric tools don't mix too well so I'm taking a break.
It's finished except I still don't have my new countertop/sink yet. Lowe's said it would be in next Saturday.........it was supposed to take two weeks six weeks ago.
Actually, I could have worked on Booger last night. All I had going on was drinking a couple Imperial Stouts and talking to Mike.
Oh well, I did something tonight though.
I finished the last diagonal bar of the cs! Well.....not "finished"......kind of. I got the bar cut and shaped to fit between the rung and the sfc. Then I cut out the section needing to fit around the rear torque box. Pictures.
Tomorrow, if I have time at work I'll trim out the little filler pieces for it and weld it all up. Dressed and welded into the cs. Then I'll cut off the spot welds and finish it up like the other side.
MAN! I like working on Booger! Working on a bathroom has given me new appreciation for being in the garage, lol.