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Old 06-08-2019, 06:31 PM
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Default Bodyshop hack uses MIG

Here are a some things I have done with a MIG welder, attaching parts I made. Never used anything else. Roast me.






















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Old 06-08-2019, 07:24 PM
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Looks OK to me....sorry, no roasting.
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:30 PM
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I’m not going to knock it because that’s the way I used to do it and it’s structurally sound. However I don’t miss for one second all the grinding, the grinding dust & grit all over the shop & on my clothes and in my hair plus the smells of carbide discs attacking my sinuses. The fact that gas or tig welds are softer so therefore more workable is another big plus as well. Just a more healthy work environment……… I WILL NEVER GO BACK . ~ John Buchtenkirch
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:47 PM
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no roast here, but you seem awfully defensive before anybody said a word.



Anyway, there's some technical differences, mainly added carbon in the shielding gas which makes hard welds which are a pain to grind and flatten with a hammer.



If you are happy with the results and process, that's all that matters. I prefer the other route because it gives me softer welds i can hammer flat, and i can minimize abrasive time.



keep on keeping on.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:01 PM
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MIG is all we can afford, and I am from a collision repair background so never did much planishing. Grinding is unpleasant work, no doubt about that. I just wanted to dip a toe in the shaper's pool, this is the first pics I think I have posted. Roast me just means all comments need not be supportive and that I have some idea where I stand. I visit here to pick up on shaping info occasionally and am not looking to debate anything, just showing what I do. To me, those were each fairly difficult projects. Thanks for the comments!
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Old 06-08-2019, 11:03 PM
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MIG is all we can afford, and I am from a collision repair background so never did much planishing. Grinding is unpleasant work, no doubt about that. I just wanted to dip a toe in the shaper's pool, this is the first pics I think I have posted. Roast me just means all comments need not be supportive and that I have some idea where I stand. I visit here to pick up on shaping info occasionally and am not looking to debate anything, just showing what I do. To me, those were each fairly difficult projects. Thanks for the comments!
Well keep at it, because you certainly have talent!
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:15 AM
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Looks good to me. You have to work with what you got and you’re doing it well.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:41 AM
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Thanks.

I am pleased that nobody really assumed I was not aware of TIG, and the differences between it and MIG. Place I work has hack in the name so I am comfortable with that term. Good to know I can post a shaping question or pic here without an automatic TIG sales pitch.

Any other MIG-only users here?
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:56 AM
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Thanks.

I am pleased that nobody really assumed I was not aware of TIG, and the differences between it and MIG. Place I work has hack in the name so I am comfortable with that term. Good to know I can post a shaping question or pic here without an automatic TIG sales pitch.

Any other MIG-only users here?

hmmf... Yer examples are very nice - and Not Easy.
I'm glad you joined the gang, "hack."
Out here in the West, "hack" is sorta like "schlock" and is considered less than "stellar." I'd be glad to have you working on my crew, if you put up with our stick and gas on the bodywork. We usually save tiggy for the ag work -
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:52 AM
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Thanks.

I am pleased that nobody really assumed I was not aware of TIG, and the differences between it and MIG. Place I work has hack in the name so I am comfortable with that term. Good to know I can post a shaping question or pic here without an automatic TIG sales pitch.

Any other MIG-only users here?
Mig is the only way I know
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