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      03-01-2011 08:02 PM #36
      you all are some skilled welders. how about the efforts of some newbies, and their newly purchased welders? bonus points for $100 welders

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      03-01-2011 08:43 PM #37
      ^^

      i like that idea man. no one should be afraid to post there welds up here as its the only way you will ever better yourself.

      heres one of my more recent ones with the miller diversion 180 Chromoly subframe for a mk3 GTI


      this welder works great for its price and portability. incredible quite when welding on DC and tolerable while welding on AC. I would recommend it to anyone
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      03-01-2011 10:24 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by cabrlicious View Post
      rs? bonus points for $100 welders
      Find me a $100 welder and i'll post up pictures all day long
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      03-01-2011 11:45 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by J.Owen View Post
      Find me a $100 welder and i'll post up pictures all day long
      harbor freight has one that goes on sale all the time lol
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      03-03-2011 01:01 AM #40
      Here you go a $100 welder...

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      03-03-2011 01:10 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Byramtra View Post
      Here you go a $100 welder...

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    7. 03-03-2011 04:01 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by yellowrocco87 View Post
      ^^

      i like that idea man. no one should be afraid to post there welds up here as its the only way you will ever better yourself.

      heres one of my more recent ones with the miller diversion 180 Chromoly subframe for a mk3 GTI


      this welder works great for its price and portability. incredible quite when welding on DC and tolerable while welding on AC. I would recommend it to anyone
      Little help on that weld. More heat and thicker filler rod to give it a larger bead. Also focus the arc like you did mostly on the tube, but wave it up to the edge of the flat stock for a sec, then dab filler, focus on the tube, wave up, dab,.... the weld you have there only penetrated that flat plate a c-hair it looks like.


      Also I like the diversion too for a beginner tigg'r. i used my 180 syncrowave for a few years, then tried a diversion a buddy got. inverter was so much easier; arc focus was much better, and it kept a pointed tungsten much better, and even on aluminum it stayed sharp for a while! If you accidentally wack the tungsten in the puddle, it sort of "blows" the tungsten clean (into your work so its not very good for it) so you can keep going 9 times out of ten before needing to resharpen.

      turn it on, choose polarity and heat... weld. doesn't get any easier than that. As soon as i used that diversion my syncrowave was in craigslist and I bought a Thermal Arc Arcmaster 185 a week later!

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      03-03-2011 06:49 PM #43
      yea i should have walked the cup while welding that but since i am building braces on the underside i wasn't to crazy worried about it.

      I weld with a syncrowave 200 every day at work. i bought the diversion simply because it was the best bang for the buck i looked at the dynasty but for what i use tig for it didn't seam like something i really needed at the time. maybe in another year or so.

      This was welded on 80-90 amps thats what the guy who taught me to build roll cages told me to weld chromoly with. This would be the first time i've used such a large plate though and i only had some smaller filler rod otherwise i would have used the bigger stuff i usually have.

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      03-04-2011 06:30 PM #44
      Hey how much does that diversion 180 run?

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      03-04-2011 06:33 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by MKIGTITDI View Post
      Hey how much does that diversion 180 run?
      anywhere from 1800-2000 i believe
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      03-04-2011 06:34 PM #46
      Hers fit up with a millermatic 140 running a spool gun.(made with a portaban, file, eyeballed.. and hammer..LOL)

      And weldout with a syncowave 250.

      and finally in the car

    12. 03-06-2011 01:24 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by yellowrocco87 View Post
      anywhere from 1800-2000 i believe
      Quote Originally Posted by MKIGTITDI View Post
      Hey how much does that diversion 180 run?
      NO WAY. thats dynasty prices.


      the 165 diversion can be found for around $1200 or less. I found used ones for $600 on craigslist here and there.

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      03-06-2011 10:29 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by kkkustom View Post
      NO WAY. thats dynasty prices.


      the 165 diversion can be found for around $1200 or less. I found used ones for $600 on craigslist here and there.
      In what world are you living? the Dynasty is a $3000 welder for the 200DX machine

      the 165 can be had for so cheap because its not a digital interface set-up and doesn't come with a foot pedal and a few other options. The 180 is anywhere between 1800-2000 just like i said look it up
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    14. 03-08-2011 03:35 PM #49
      AEB custom intake manifold with 75MM cable tb for my drag car.














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      03-08-2011 04:58 PM #50
      one question on the intake manifold. What made you make the top section out of two pieces as opposed to one? and why did you feel the need to weld the interior as well?

      other than that stuff looks great
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    16. 03-09-2011 09:01 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by yellowrocco87 View Post
      one question on the intake manifold. What made you make the top section out of two pieces as opposed to one? and why did you feel the need to weld the interior as well?

      other than that stuff looks great
      I cut the plenum in half so I could get in there with a die grinder to port match the runner entrances, and radius them in smooth. A lot of builders just make a plenum floor with the round ins, then weld the other C shape that's left to the plenum along the bottom edges. Which is what i will be doing instead because its a lot easier to jig into the mill like that! I also wanted to taper the plenum down in the back after runner 2 so all I needed to do was cut a a horizontal pie cut off each side, and a pie cut vertical on the back piece to match it all back up nice to weld.


      The inside was welded for a little extra security in strength. The outside was beveled properly, and it was all preheated evenly in an oven to 400 deg prior to welding, on my 185Amp tig, with only 20% cleaning so a lot more heat went into the weld than back to the torch... plenty of penetration, but the inside I just mostly fusion welded the seems flat-ish and used very little filler. And when you look inside you don't see a bunch of ugly seems inside.

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      03-10-2011 07:47 AM #52
      This guy http://www.rcdon.com/html/gr-5a_turboshaft_engine.html builds tubroshaft and turbojet engines. what does he do it with?



      Quote Originally Posted by rcdon.om FAQ
      Q: What kind of welder do you use?

      A: I have a Lincoln Weld Pack 100 MIG welder. I use .035 Innershield flux core wire in my welder because I am too lazy to fill an argon/co2 tank :0) This welding setup has served me well for almost nine years! You can buy this same welder at the Home Depot.

    18. 03-11-2011 08:45 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by cabrlicious View Post
      This guy http://www.rcdon.com/html/gr-5a_turboshaft_engine.html builds tubroshaft and turbojet engines. what does he do it with?

      We also built one. We really havent done anything with it yet. We just built it because we could


    19. 03-12-2011 12:58 PM #54


      Miller Invision 456P.

      I also use a Syncrowave 250 for all my tig work, no current pictures.

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      03-16-2011 04:07 PM #55
      I'm going to build a turbine engine one of these days with used turbo. I've been eyeing ebay for a cheap generator turbo or a cheap semi engine turbo. Something that is big so I can maybe strap it to the back of a go cart and actually get some thrust.

    21. 03-16-2011 11:31 PM #56
      i have a quick question about the Diversion 165 , it says the max thickness for alum is 3/16" , what does this stands for ? what if i wanna weld a 3/8" TB flange to a 1/8" thick plenum ?

      or it stands for 3/16" max penetration or something? or just does not put out enough heat to weld thicker plate ? im on the hunt for a used TIG welder on a 1k$ budget

    22. 03-17-2011 10:29 PM #57
      it means max thickness is 3/16. 3/8 needs about 29 volts.

    23. 03-17-2011 10:35 PM #58
      so , in order to weld an intake manifold with this machine , all the parts must be 3/16" or less in order to weld ?

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      03-18-2011 12:18 AM #59
      I'm not eduacted on how they spec out welding machines.......but you should be able to weld more than 3/16 with that machine with a few tips/tricks with prep and preheat

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      03-20-2011 02:34 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by PeOpLeG60T View Post
      i have a quick question about the Diversion 165 , it says the max thickness for alum is 3/16" , what does this stands for ? what if i wanna weld a 3/8" TB flange to a 1/8" thick plenum ?

      or it stands for 3/16" max penetration or something? or just does not put out enough heat to weld thicker plate ? im on the hunt for a used TIG welder on a 1k$ budget

      It will weld thicker metal... but your gonna over heat it real quick... You might get 6" of weld then have to stop for 5 mins.... If its me im getting no less then a 180 machine.... I over heat my 225 2 or 3 times on a big project, then i have to wait for it to cool down, i hate it!

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      03-21-2011 11:49 AM #61
      I have a 165 and it usually has enough amps to get the job done. When using rmr intake stock, which is 1/4 inch, I had to preheat everything. But once you get going it melts like butter. I just hate the torch that it comes with. I ordered a different one and now I find my welds to be more consistant. But all in all for 1000 dollars with a foot pedal, I couldn't pass it up.

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      i'm curious about the rear of this cage, any tie-ins to the rear strut towers?

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      04-03-2011 11:06 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by bmxdarcy View Post


      i'm curious about the rear of this cage, any tie-ins to the rear strut towers?
      no theres no tie-ins to the rear strut towers. That isn't needed being that these rear bars tie into the OEM frame of the car that sits right behind the tail lights. We built the cage to utilize full interior being the car is raced in a street car class.
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      04-04-2011 04:39 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by kkkustom View Post
      AEB custom intake manifold with 75MM cable tb for my drag car.














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      loving the ranger bro how come no stock floor bd im building a 97 dak with a irs rite now

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      04-05-2011 09:53 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by AHKustomz View Post
      loving the ranger bro how come no stock floor bd im building a 97 dak with a irs rite now
      kill yourself for quoting all of those pictures......geezes christ
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      04-05-2011 11:14 AM #66
      Agreed. Please don't quote other people's post with the pictures. It just makes it that much more annoying to go through the thread.

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      04-05-2011 08:32 PM #67
      Im going to agree with everybody above. But i think this should be a rule of courtesy on all threads.

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      04-05-2011 10:12 PM #68
      http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...ed=0CBsQ9QEwAQ

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US...sea_trials.jpg

      Both of these are what I build using Esab equipment some of which is older than most of you here. Looking at some of the tig skills here if anyone wants to get involved in building either of these let me know.

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      04-05-2011 10:20 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by big65 View Post
      http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...ed=0CBsQ9QEwAQ

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US...sea_trials.jpg

      Both of these are what I build using Esab equipment some of which is older than most of you here. Looking at some of the tig skills here if anyone wants to get involved in building either of these let me know.
      where in the world do they build those things? i'm sure the pay is intense too. where do i sign up
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      Wheres the job at and how much is the pay? Im game!!

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