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Old 07-25-2020, 10:22 AM
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When I did the wheeling course with Geoff at MPH panels part of it was gas welding aluminium.
He used an off cut of the aluminium sheet for filler rod but rarely used it.
It was easy to get the idea and was many times quicker than tig.
He tacked it up, had the torch angle very low and just flew up the panel.
He was Aston Martin trained coach builder and his work is a thing of beauty.
His lightweight E Type bonnets are made in 9 pieces if I recall correctly and all welded with gas.

He uses the same technique as David Gardiner (who frequents this very forum) shows on steel in his excellent DVD, which was the best 30 I ever spent.
Great stuff, would love to meet Geoff , hes old school no messing about 🇬🇧, have seen one of has Alloy bonnets close up .... very very nice.

You were talking about Geoff not using offcuts of the parent metal..... Does he prefer proprietary Brands..... 1100 or 4030 ?.
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Old 07-25-2020, 10:47 AM
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Geoff does use an off cut, just he rarely needs to dip it, as far as I could tell he only used it for the tacks.

Proper autogenious welding.
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Old 07-31-2020, 04:50 PM
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As we seem to opt for the TIG welder when welding Aluminum .... are there any Fans of this older style here in the U.K.
when l did some work on a 1958 Aston Martin we tried some Gas welding because it is a Softer weld and is easy to work with and Grind and finish etc.

Cheers Matt.
Most the guys i have come across old and young gas weld alloy just as kent does i really enjoy gas welding and get better results not that they is anything wrong with tig.
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:52 PM
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Yes Matt, I am a fan of gas welding thin aluminium 1-2mm. Getting the flux cleaned off fully is very important though. I use a Meco Midget torch from Kent.
i do have TIG but as stated the gas weld is much softer and easier to wheel/planish.
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:53 PM
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With the gas going nicely on the alloy, there is no bother from an open door or window inviting nice breezes into the shop!

My tiggy gets SO fussy with any little draught ....
I've welded alloy water pipe in the fields, with my hat blowing away ... and not a problem laying down Leak-Proof welds, time after time.

A student gas welding his artwork:
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George is an outstanding student. He wanted to make his first car body a GT40, and it turned out really well.
(new fab is a lot easier to weld than welding up old wrecks for primo restoration work ... according to me. )

I see more than a few frustrated tig-boys trying to make repairs on oily old aeroplanes .... .
*** Torch welding is practical, and can be a very good appropriate technology. ***
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:30 AM
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Hi Kent, would you export your Gas welding goggles and Torch etc.

I believe John from CKL developments buys from your Company.
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Hi Kent, would you export your Gas welding goggles and Torch etc.
Kent has all this stuff on his Tinman website Matt.
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:05 AM
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Hi Kent, would you export your Gas welding goggles and Torch etc.

I believe John from CKL developments buys from your Company.

Hi Matt,
Yes, we started selling overseas (approx. 17 countries) in 1996, after our website went up, a few years after we opened TinManTech.
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