Arc welding

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by Gregory Cummings, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. Gregory Cummings

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    So I think I need to do some welding. See pic. arc welding. Do you Ranchero fans think I might damage any electrical components putting that many amps on that cross member. Don't worry, I got a giant size steele washer I'm gonna use to cover that whole.
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  2. pmrphil

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    Nope, welding won't bother the electrical equipment, just the resulting fire might, though. :eek:
    Good luck.
     
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    When you put the ground clamp on, pay attention to the ground path. Learned that lesson when I welded some brackets on the rear axle housing and I put the ground clamp on the class III hitch receiver. All went well until I tried to move the truck when I was done. Seems that I had melted the plastic liners in the parking brake cables. Lesson learned. Now I always put the ground clamp as close as possible to the weld area.
     
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    Remove your rubber insulators from the shaft and I would use an extra thick washer 1/8 inch or thicker.
    Greg
     
  5. Gregory Cummings

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    Next picture shows weld with washer I will use.
    weld n washer.jpg Part two.
     
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  6. Gregory Cummings

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    Part 3 shows weld washer and bushing.
    w w b.jpg
     
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  7. pmrphil

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    Needs a hell of a lot more support than you're showing. That washer WON'T do the trick. How do you plan on "filling" the space and welding the cracks around the broken out area? That area is subject to some pretty good impacts.
     
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  8. Gregory Cummings

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    I know. I plan to weld the large washer to the torn metal of the frame and then form and weld other steel metal plates under the bottom of the metal washer and along the frame itself where there are many cracks and splits. steel plate 2.jpg
     
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    65restomod In Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    If that is galvanized (which I think Simpson ties are) be careful of the fumes Toxic

    And it is wise to disconnect the battery
     
  10. wdfp

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    Get non galvanized if thats what it is unless you can be sure it is removed before welding, not only for the toxic smoke but the shitty weld quality that stuff will give you..
     

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