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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 19:43    Post subject: MOT ? Reply with quote

Hi well it is mot time again thought it was next year too busy with other things  Sad but having a look around have found it has rusted through at back of sills into rear wheel arch about an inch one side and two the other was hoping for another year out of it, so how serious do I weld it up and then take it or take it and see what else they find before spending any more? Been one hell of a truck had it for 12/15 years.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 17:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that's the only holey rust you've found, then smile and get it fixed. If you can't weld, cut out the rust until you've got solid steel to weld to, then take it to a man/woman who can. They all go here, - even my L300, which has passed it's MoT for the last two years with a piece of plastic damp proof course material 8" x 2" glued over the hole! Mainly to keep the water out of the sill.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 17:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks andyman have done a lot of welding but not for ages bought a Cosmo gas/gasless mig ages ago which was useless jammed up all the while paid somebody to add a extra power supply haven't used it. Anybody had any success with a gasless mig?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 20:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody had any success with a gasless mig then, what about the small bottles are they any good ?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 21:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

The small bottles run out very quickly. †Sad

I outlaid around £70, possibly four years ago for a big argon, c02, bottle and £40 for the appropriate regulator.

Welds better than just c02, and just c02 welds a lot better than gasless anyway, so worth a thought.

I've welded tons of stuff and the bottle is still 3/4 full. †Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 13:36    Post subject: Gasless MIG Reply with quote

I use the gasless wire in my Clarke MIG - got fed up buying the little bottles. Much messier welds but does the job. For the couple of vehicles a year I need to weld for MOT a few minutes extra to grind back / clean up isn't an issue. If I was welding more often I would definitely get some inert gas.

I've read that swapping the positive and negative can give cleaner welds without gas but I haven't got round to trying that. Also considered buying Lidls bargain basement MIG welder as mine is getting on now - it even comes with a small reel of welding wire.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 13:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

0.4Kg reels of flux cored wire, for the gasless ones, are quite cheap, at £6.45 each.

See:- .9mm flux cored wire


When running gasless welding wire Ė connect the Earth to +Pos and the torch to the -Neg terminal, (DC electrode negative, AKA:straight polarity).

When using gas you use the torch to +Pos and earth to -Neg.

I got a small bottle of Argon, for my Clarke gasless one, for doing stainless steel. I don't use it much but it's lasted me around four years so far and is about a third full.

I bought one of their stick welders, with a kit to convert it into a tig welder and that is much easier to use, especially as I'm not an experienced welder, but okay for repairing the odd bits that need sticking back together! Smile

But I've got quite good at plastic welding, after breaking the wheelarch retaining lugs off my Deli's front panel, which was a case of neccesity for learning, rather than shell out a few hundred for a new one. Smile
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