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Update with pics....

Some pics of welding I have been doing along the way..












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Engine back out....







How my car looks right now


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Whats your goal for doing all the seam welding? Strength? Noise? Just curious.

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Forgot to add, I'm about to drop the whole rear assembly as well.....its about to be a shell.

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Whats your goal for doing all the seam welding? Strength? Noise? Just curious.
strength mostly.....most of the interior welding will be dressed up to look better.

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I know why the right side wasn't cathing on fire like the left......I didn't weld up 1 seam on the right side like I did on the left.....sooooo, I need you to come by again today and watch that side so I don't have to keep getting out and putting the fire out.

btw, I got the roof all welded up too, along with the dash....I finally started on the back end.
And I also started grinding in the front wheel well.
Go get you some disposable diapers, use the stuff inside to make a paste. Really cuts down on the fires and what areas get scorched and burned. Protects paint pretty well on surrounding areas too.
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Go get you some disposable diapers, use the stuff inside to make a paste. Really cuts down on the fires and what areas get scorched and burned. Protects paint pretty well on surrounding areas too.

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Forgot to add, I'm about to drop the whole rear assembly as well.....its about to be a shell.
Are you going to seam weld the subframe?

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More than likely....I would like to find some aluminum rear lowers as well.....maybe even an aluminum pumpkin...

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I'm serious.

I made me some a while back to protect some areas where I was using a flame and it kept all the paint underneath nice and purdy.
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I'm serious.

I made me some a while back to protect some areas where I was using a flame and it kept all the paint underneath nice and purdy.
I know you were

I haven't needed that yet though....but I will keep it in mind......

.....what was cathing on fire was the foam crap that is still in the fenderwells...that sh1t stinks when it burns!

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More than likely....I would like to find some aluminum rear lowers as well.....maybe even an aluminum pumpkin...
Im getting ready to weld and detail my subframe and K member. I already have the aluminum pumpkin. I haven't bought the LCA's yet, though I do have the spring perches on the shelf for them.

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Im getting ready to weld and detail my subframe and K member. I already have the aluminum pumpkin. I haven't bought the LCA's yet, though I do have the spring perches on the shelf for them.
cool.....maybe you can send me some dimensions of those perches....should be easy enough to make..

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cool.....maybe you can send me some dimensions of those perches....should be easy enough to make..
Yeah thats no big deal

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Roll bar is on order.

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Roll bar is on order.
Shouldn't this be in the "Weight added" thread?
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Shouldn't this be in the "Weight added" thread?
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Shouldn't this be in the "Weight added" thread?
Yeah, right alongside the 10lbs of welding wire that is now melted into his car.

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Yeah, right alongside the 10lbs of welding wire that is now melted into his car.
its only about 4 lbs right now...

guys, when I started this thread, I didn't know I was going to get this far into it....so, its just a "build" thread now.

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Im getting ready to weld and detail my subframe and K member. I already have the aluminum pumpkin. I haven't bought the LCA's yet, though I do have the spring perches on the shelf for them.
Im in the same boat here .. got a couple subframes on the side of the house for welding, one of them is complete from a Mark with control arms and everything .. just need perches to top it off.

I dont know about pulling apart diapers .. thats not fire retardant, its a water absorbant; but hey I have plenty here. Plus I cant imagine that stuff would be good to breath while welding. That body sealer really can be a pain to work with .. I always keep a fire extinguisher handy while welding - got 3 of them in my garage.
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Im in the same boat here .. got a couple subframes on the side of the house for welding, one of them is complete from a Mark with control arms and everything .. just need perches to top it off.

I dont know about pulling apart diapers .. thats not fire retardant, its a water absorbant; but hey I have plenty here. Plus I cant imagine that stuff would be good to breath while welding. That body sealer really can be a pain to work with .. I always keep a fire extinguisher handy while welding - got 3 of them in my garage.
I've got a few too....a couple Halon ones as well
(I work as a building engineer, and every year, an extinguisher either needs replaced or something..so I get as many as I want)

and you're right...that crap stinks to high heaven!!!
my wife used to complain when I would rebuild a diff or whatever, but now, holy crap...this stuff just stinks when its heated!

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I have one of those also, but all the rest are ABC. My buddy was a fire inspector, so thats why I have so many also.
They used to get recharged once a year, but not anymore .. luckily I havent had to use one yet.
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I have one of those also, but all the rest are ABC. My buddy was a fire inspector, so thats why I have so many also.
They used to get recharged once a year, but not anymore .. luckily I havent had to use one yet.
sounds like the same boat as me!!
free stuff is great!

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LOL no kidding .. even better when your buddies leave tools like a Lincoln Powermig 215 and some more goodies in your garage. Plasma cutter comes in handy.
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damn, I wish I had a plasma cutter right now....would make things so much faster.

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Don't we all want plasma cutters?? Useful buggers they are!

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Here are a few quick pics....gotta run and make some side money to pay for this crap!













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i guess its too late now but what about structural adhesive that the air craft industry uses instead of mig? anyone work with that stuff?
nah, if I was to use that, I wouldn't have done any of this.




update on the car, I've got almost the whole left side under the hood welded up....also the core supprt is getting a makeover as well....I have still yet to start the roll bar, but I should be starting on it this weekend...I needed a few more tools and an nhra rule book.



I'll post some progress pics later.

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Here are a few quick pics...

lots more welding!



smoothing some things out to see how it looks...





changing the look of the core support some..



not much bumper left....I might actualy remove the whole front piece, and make something a little closer to the engine bay..



anyway, lots to do still.

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