54 Hudson coupe

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You're makin' it look real easy mate!
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Great job, looking excellent.

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Top job on the headers.
I was thinking of making my own until my brother gave me a set, now I just have to fix them up where they warped due to welding. :roll:

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Some progress on the right side.

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Progress has slowed a little bit, but I’m working on the last tube now. I found a reasonably priced tig welder on Craigslist. I pick it up tomorrow. Hopefully I can catch on to this welding process quickly.
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If you have done oxy welding before, you will find tig similar.

Biggest tip I can give is match the filler rod and tungsten to the metal thickness where you can.
I use a lot of mig wire as a filler rod, it is the same type and harness, when it matches the panel thickness.
For tungstens I always use Lanthanated and works perfectly on stainless as well.
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Gojeep wrote:If you have done oxy welding before, you will find tig similar.

Biggest tip I can give is match the filler rod and tungsten to the metal thickness where you can.
I use a lot of mig wire as a filler rod, it is the same type and harness, when it matches the panel thickness.
For tungstens I always use Lanthanated and works perfectly on stainless as well.

Thank you Marcus. I value your input.

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Here it is. I put it all together, and messed around a little bit with it yesterday, burning holes in tubing, and welding them up. I need to buy 1/16 tungsten, and more 1/16 filler rod. (The machine came with 3/16 tungsten). Now, I need to be patient, and practice. Based on my limited success yesterday, I think I can grasp this.

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Good job mate. Wow that welder has just about as many - maybe more dials as my guitar Amp !!!

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Glad to hear you are getting a good start at it. :)
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Mudgy wrote:Good job mate. Wow that welder has just about as many - maybe more dials as my guitar Amp !!!

Cheers, Mudgy
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Kind of like the dash of the Missus new car, my ass puckers just looking at all them buttons and switches with meaningless squiggles :? :lol:
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Twin Spinner wrote:Kind of like the dash of the Missus new car, my ass puckers just looking at all them buttons and switches with meaningless squiggles :? :lol:
and so say all of us well i do anyway i have things on my car that are on it i would never use well nothing i would admit to on a forum :shock: :lol:
eg,,launch control,,,,track mode etc etc
when others fiddle with it and remove my USB stick with all my JOK and others of that era music on it takes me a full day to get it going again :D
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pilot Dave wrote:
Twin Spinner wrote:Kind of like the dash of the Missus new car, my ass puckers just looking at all them buttons and switches with meaningless squiggles :? :lol:
and so say all of us well i do anyway i have things on my car that are on it i would never use well nothing i would admit to on a forum :shock: :lol:
eg,,launch control,,,,track mode etc etc
when others fiddle with it and remove my USB stick with all my JOK and others of that era music on it takes me a full day to get it going again :D
True Dave, same with yer missus, never let anyone fiddle with her because she will never be the same again :lol:
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I’ve got the hang of this enough to start welding up the tubing, and I think I see some improvement every day. Anything I can call progress is good.

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