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Old 08-11-2016, 04:07 AM
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hey Marcus, that spot welder looks the same as mine, does it hold up ok on 1mm + 1mm? what size is the contact spot on the tips are you using 3mm?

i only ask as mine seems a little lacking on 1 + 1, it holds but after using the spot welders we have at work (13k amps) it seems useless lol

cab is looking great by the way
I just spot welded 3 layers of 0.9 without problem. I did find a big difference between using a normal 10amp outlet and lead compared to using my 15 amp one and lead.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:32 AM
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Beautiful work as always Marcus. Your attention to detail never ceases to amaze me

Last year Marcus had to leave our meet for an emergency and we promised to get his roof panels ( which he had spent hours getting perfect) back down to him.
When he rang to organise delivery I calmly told him that we had bashed his corners into shape and he nearly had a heart attack


I don't know if you have recovered Marcus, but if you are game for another meet this year, let me know !
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:31 AM
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Beautiful work as always Marcus. Your attention to detail never ceases to amaze me

Last year Marcus had to leave our meet for an emergency and we promised to get his roof panels ( which he had spent hours getting perfect) back down to him.
When he rang to organise delivery I calmly told him that we had bashed his corners into shape and he nearly had a heart attack


I don't know if you have recovered Marcus, but if you are game for another meet this year, let me know !
Ha ha, yes I have recovered John. Might even get to fit those roof panels this year if all goes well.
Please always keep me in the loop if another meet comes up. You do a such a great job hosting them.
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The upper frame work has an extra strap that runs underneath everything. So I first welded this to each side to make sure I could get to it. Level is clamped in to keep everything straight as the glass won't bend!


Made a new upper piece for the window and this was folded over the strap and spot welded to it like factory.


Next was the very top piece that is also part of the gutter that the roof skin sits in. It sits in a channel so I made one for it.


Added the other folds it needed and hammered over the gutter edge over my smallest diameter T dolly.


All three layers are spot welded together and did both rows with the same spacing as factory. I spot welded it in before the inner window frame was finished to be able to get to it.


Inner window frame pieces are all welded in as well now. Actually drilled out the upper factory spot welds and rewelded it as it hadn't been put on level at the factory.


Rear window and wall all finished for now. I'm glad I made the window wider and did not shorten the height at all. Looks nice and chopped as it is and actually have more window area than stock!
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:45 AM
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Great work, Marcus.
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:38 AM
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Hi Marcus

I think you got the proportions spot on.

After all that work the floor is still clean, I like it that way too.

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Old 08-18-2016, 05:50 AM
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Very nice workmanship on the Jeep, Marcus.
Your eye for detail and metalshaping skills is amazing, you have definitely come along way since the salad bowl days.
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:24 AM
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Very nice workmanship on the Jeep, Marcus.
Your eye for detail and metalshaping skills is amazing, you have definitely come along way since the salad bowl days.
Ha ha, thanks John.
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Excellent job Marcus!
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:36 AM
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I just want to say this is by far one of my favorite threads. I'm really diggin this.
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