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    Can't wait to see it up close!

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    Finally finished mounting the doubler and transmission. Used the tube bender for the first time making a transmission support bracket.

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    And then I made several newbie mistakes. I cut out some nasty looking fish plates to install where I cut the frame. First mistake: I couldn't get the weld to work at all. I kept changing, wire speed, heat, angle and I should have just stopped and asked for a little guidance. But, no, I kept going. Second mistake: After I brought the frame down to bare metal I sprayed it with weldable primer (so I thought). After all said and done, I went back out to the garage this morning and looked at the can I used and it was just regular primer. Paint and mig don't mix very well. So now I'm just going to box in the frame, hide me mistake and and weld new fish plates on the outside of the frame and move on.

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    On welding most anything, I like to run as hot as I possibly can. On my Miller, on anything that isn't Sheetmetal, I run the heat all the way up to the max. Then I adjust the wire speed to match my desired gun travel speed. In my opinion, I would remove the paint around the existing weld and burn in a hot weld to tie in the existing weld and the plate and base metal. That will save your pride. A plate to tie in the outside of the C to form a box will help the strength a great deal, along with another fish late on the outside.

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    Project has been put on hold for a while. We are in the process of getting our home in GA ready to sale. Since I'm working from home now my wife wants to be closer to the grand brats so, it looks like we will be moving closer to Nashville TN.

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    Let me know if you need any help. I'm not too far away.

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    I was told once that the best welders have the best grinders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiemark View Post
    I was told once that the best welders have the best grinders.
    I'm a better at grinding right now lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmwillys View Post
    Let me know if you need any help. I'm not too far away.
    I think were good lol, but thanks for the offer.

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    Any recent update with regards to this build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgrtt123 View Post
    Any recent update with regards to this build?
    No. It will most likely be a few months before I get back on this. We are still looking for a house in TN.

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