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I have been doing little stuff to just about every vehicle except getting the Corvette back on the road... :(

I have to fab some brackets to put the new to me Corbeu seats in the jeep.
I will take pictures but I mocked up this in solidworks to make the fab easier. what is not shown are the chunks of angle to bolt to the studs on the seat riser. 
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this is what the factory riser looks like
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One of my calipers was sticking so I just upgraded to a powerstop set up.
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This was the seat replacement we did today.
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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #425 on: September 22, 2017, 08:18:34 AM »

Today 10JULY13, I did a few things. I got a new sign for my shop entrance.





I used my mobile abrasive cut center. I repurposed a $10 yard sale school media cart. It has plugs and a cord, and I can roll it outside when the weather allows, to keep all the grit out of the shop.





Despite being a decent welder for over 10 years, I took a MIG welding class at Lincoln electric about 2 years ago. I purchased a big MIG welder direct thru them at dealer cost. The welder sat unused until today. I needed to repair a gas pedal on my son’s go-kart and I haven’t MIG welded in two years. I wanted to run a few beads before I started the repair. I got the setting off on the first bead, but this is bead #2. Not perfect but I think pretty dam good for a second bead after two years away from welding.





As paranoid as I am about fire now I can’t believe I actually set something on fire! My welding area is not set up yet but this is inexcusable.





Nice post Fflintsone

As a relative newbie to Mig welding, (less than a year), could you recommend a good online supplier of mig wire?
I'm using 1mm in the garage.

MY local supplier is over an hour drive away. 

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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #426 on: September 28, 2017, 03:41:19 PM »
One of the ones I used didn't come up in a Google search. one of the big ones is cyberweld and I also used welders direct for reference purposes.

I use 11lb spools in my small welder and  huge ones in my big welder. I haven't changed the big welder yet.....
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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #427 on: September 28, 2017, 03:45:30 PM »





Nice post Fflintsone

As a relative newbie to Mig welding, (less than a year), could you recommend a good online supplier of mig wire?
I'm using 1mm in the garage.

MY local supplier is over an hour drive away. 

Cheers, Chase.
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also if you are not yet signed up for my buddy Jodys weekly welding video, here is this weeks video. find a link to get on the mailing list.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaLa8A5qwm8&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #428 on: September 28, 2017, 06:44:22 PM »
+1 on Jody's welding vids! The man has forgotten more than most people ever learn.

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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #429 on: September 29, 2017, 08:30:25 AM »
Thanks fflintstone.  BRILLIANT video!  I'm following now on youtube. 
All the help much appreciated.

On the wire front... i found a UK supplier with good prices.  It's all unbranded though.  You think that's ok for mig wire?
https://www.greasemonkeydirect.com/collections/welding-general

They come in kg not pounds.  5 kg probably good for me.
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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #430 on: October 04, 2017, 11:06:41 AM »
Thanks fflintstone.  BRILLIANT video!  I'm following now on youtube. 
All the help much appreciated.

On the wire front... i found a UK supplier with good prices.  It's all unbranded though.  You think that's ok for mig wire?
https://www.greasemonkeydirect.com/collections/welding-general

They come in kg not pounds.  5 kg probably good for me.
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5KG is 11LB. that is the common big size for smaller welders.

welding wire is rated just like stick electrodes.  the first alpha numerals are usually Er60 or Er70 sand I believe that is tensile strength of the base metal. the all the other numbers or letter mean something as well. IN THEORY an ER70S-6 should be the same whether it is from Lincoln or joe blow. However that is not always the case. sometimes the coating can be thin, and in a moist environ like the UK the wire at the bottom of the spool can start to rust if it sits in the welder for a long time.
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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #431 on: November 07, 2017, 09:38:08 AM »
Thanks fflintstone.  BRILLIANT video!  I'm following now on youtube. 
All the help much appreciated.

On the wire front... i found a UK supplier with good prices.  It's all unbranded though.  You think that's ok for mig wire?
https://www.greasemonkeydirect.com/collections/welding-general

They come in kg not pounds.  5 kg probably good for me.
:)

5KG is 11LB. that is the common big size for smaller welders.

welding wire is rated just like stick electrodes.  the first alpha numerals are usually Er60 or Er70 sand I believe that is tensile strength of the base metal. the all the other numbers or letter mean something as well. IN THEORY an ER70S-6 should be the same whether it is from Lincoln or joe blow. However that is not always the case. sometimes the coating can be thin, and in a moist environ like the UK the wire at the bottom of the spool can start to rust if it sits in the welder for a long time.

Great insights. It would never occur to me to think of the moisture in the air.

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Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
« Reply #432 on: November 21, 2017, 07:45:22 PM »
With the help of my nephew and BFF we put a trans in my Matrix. with the help of my son we put new brakes all the way around on it. I now have what I hope will be a fun reliable winter ride.
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« Reply #433 on: November 21, 2017, 07:47:23 PM »
I was supposed to buy a new to me car today, unfortunately the guy never showed up at the bank wit the title  :( :(
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