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Old 04-07-2016, 03:03 PM   #121
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Nobody pays someone to do the wrong thing for 30 years. If someone has been doing a job 30 years, they're probably pretty good at it. Few things frustrate me more than a green engineer with no real-world experience who thinks that their degree gives them carte blanche to tell experienced veterans how their jobs should be done.
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Old 04-07-2016, 03:07 PM   #122
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I have to say I don't mind this welder. The welds are all extremely ugly as its Flux core, but it seems to be getting decent penetration. These are some brackets that I welded up for the seats. I know these aren't very safe as is and plan on making a non half assed version in a little bit. Safety is one thing I do value in vehicle.

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the bird poo is engineered to reinforce the structural integrity of the professional grade reinforcement orifice

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Nobody pays someone to do the wrong thing for 30 years. If someone has been doing a job 30 years, they're probably pretty good at it. Few things frustrate me more than a green engineer with no real-world experience who thinks that their degree gives them carte blanche to tell experienced veterans how their jobs should be done.
I disagree with that wholeheartedly. I have seen in many places someone doing their job wrong for 30 years. I also agree that green engineers with no real-world experience are frustrating too. But it is impossible to judge someone without working with them IMO.
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Metal is not clean. thats one of the reasons there are so many holes in the weld.
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I actually agree with Aidan on the 30 years thing.

I can think of at least a dozen of places where total morons work for dozens of years doing the absolute worst job possible, yet they will likely work there till they die because either they do just enough for no one to care, or their boss is just as terrible
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I have to say I don't mind this welder. The welds are all extremely ugly as its Flux core, but it seems to be getting decent penetration. These are some brackets that I welded up for the seats. I know these aren't very safe as is and plan on making a non half assed version in a little bit. Safety is one thing I do value in vehicle.

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What are you doing for back brace?

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get some gas?
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Can't add gas to HF welder.
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Can't add gas to HF welder.
1. Yes you can. Lincoln parts, google.
2. Buy a real welder
3. Weld in a temp and humidity controlled CO2 (or inert gas of your choosing) filled room. Probably the best, easiest option TBH.
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sean is right, my dad actually added gas to both of his LIncoln 120's
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Nobody pays someone to do the wrong thing for 30 years. If someone has been doing a job 30 years, they're probably pretty good at it. Few things frustrate me more than a green engineer with no real-world experience who thinks that their degree gives them carte blanche to tell experienced veterans how their jobs should be done.
Who wouldn't be pissed off at that? That's a lack of respect and professionalism. I'm not sure who would condone that type of behavior.

Being a small company, I'm sure TSE wouldn't keep someone as an employee if they were terrible at their job. Large companies, such as tier 1 aerospace companies, will keep someone on their payroll who flat out sucks forever because their boss also sucks like Vlad mentioned. It's called poor management.

Those welds look better than my welds
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Being a small company, I'm sure TSE wouldn't keep someone as an employee if they were terrible at their job. Large companies, such as tier 1 aerospace companies, will keep someone on their payroll who flat out sucks forever because their boss also sucks like Vlad mentioned. It's called poor management.
QFT. This is the basis for why the postal service is upside down.
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This was done with the 90amp flux core HF special after some practice. I learned to weld with that machine.
It looks like you're moving way too fast. You need to build the puddle and let the flux dissolve into it for the welds to work right.

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Agreed, it looks like your weld is sitting on top of the metal.
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OP- You can do decent welds with a flux core. You need to try though. Clean the metals you're going to weld, setup the wire speed and power correctly, use flux core wire if you don't use shielding gas. Make sure you have good power going to the welder since it's probably 110V, if you plug that into a crap extension cord it's not going to get full power. I run a 10 gauge power cord that cost as much as your welder.

This was done with a flux core. Welds on left done with a cheap flux core that had automatically-varying (read-broken motor controller) which caused wire speed to randomly go too fast (thus spots where weld builds up). Weld on right with new flux core welder that's not broke.




This with new flux core welder too.
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I've gotten some pretty good welds with the hf welder. I can assure you that in this case the metal was clean. It wasn't able to get enough power from the extension cord and power strip it was plugged into. That, and the tip was filthy so it would slow the feed unexpectedly.
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Does anyone know what's behind the seats, in the middle? Going to run a bar across for seat support and hoping to be able to drill and tap into that middle section. Wondering if there's anything important there. Thanks
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Not only is his manifold going to break in several places, but so will his spine if he ever crashes. YIPPEE!!!!
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