<VV> Welders

Frank DuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Wed Feb 4 00:37:36 EST 2015

Interesting description of work to be done.

It is easier to install a whole quarter panel with a crappy welder than 
do a neat job of patches with a good welder! A patch is all butt welded 
and the welds needs to be smooth when finished. Most of a factory 
quarter is plug (spot at the factory) welded along surfaces that are not 
on the surface of the car.

I agree you need to buy a welder you can get the consumables for later. 
Torch tips, liner, etc.

I have both a Millermatic 35 from 30 years ago and a Solar 120V unit 
from 20 years ago. Both work great.

Check Craiglst for local used units you can go see work.

Frank DuVal

On 2/3/2015 8:34 PM, Bryan Blackwell via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I think it's time to get a MIG welder better than the really crappy one I picked up 20 years ago.  Still need to obxerve the budget, has anyone used the $300 job from Eastwood?  I could go $500 but really not any higher.  Not going to weld on a quarter panel, more like for palm sized patches and a late model lower windshield panel.
> --Bryan

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