Got them old bent tailgate blues....

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Re: Got them old bent tailgate blues....

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Are you welding both sides of the new pipe it looks like?
That could help keep it straighter by balancing the weld shrink.
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Yes, mate both sides. I'll probably tack it up lightly first and check for straightness before I go nuts.
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Welded her up. Just needs tidying up, but she's straight as a gun barrel now!
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Re: Got them old bent tailgate blues....

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Well done. :)
Looks like the welds were central enough in height too to stop it bowing upwards?
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Yes, took my time. (2 1/2 hours) 🤣 I suck at welding, but she'll clean up ok. Never learnt Tig, but good enough for me.
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You've got to be happy with that, looks pretty straight now!
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Definitely, mate. Wasn't expecting it to come up so well.
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Well done. Good save.
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Very nicely done

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Thanks guys! :D
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