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Old 10-21-2018, 07:39 AM
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How would you guys weld the long join on this panel I would normally mig it to keep the distortion down but wondered if gas welding would be ok or would it be to hard to control
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:09 AM
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Is that a butt weld or an overlap seam?
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:15 AM
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Itís a joint
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:16 AM
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Itís a butt joint
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:45 PM
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I generally TIG weld the long-side sections on Buses. I can tell you from experience that the repair you are doing is one of the most difficult to do correctly.

I always remove the floor as it usually needs replacement and it's the only way to access the back of the weld. Also, it's a good idea to planish as you go. That big, flat panel doesn't take heat well. I tack it up. Do a light planish then weld and dress as I go.

Here is the latest one I've done on my personal project. Not a split, but a similar process: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/vi...=asc&start=100

Cool Mango, semaphore Bus, by the way...
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:26 PM
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Itís not mine itís a mates I welded this one up a few years back the whole side was a mess but was on a tight budget so we just did what we had to I ended up tigging it it turned out ok but would like to get it a bit better
Itís actually the yellow bus in the back found Iíve got to do now
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