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Old 01-02-2014, 11:24 AM
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Look at the photo series "details, details" to see the start of welding up the seam and the finished work on Snakebit. Personally I would lay a length of 1/6" tig welding rod in the seam so as to not need as much heat and filler wire, especially if welding with MIG. Note how they are doing a seires of tack welds a distance apart rather than a continuous bead. They may look like a continuous bead in the picture, but they are a series of short overlapping tacks.
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I highly recommend using 0.023 ESAB Easy Grind wire for MIG. See my welding tutorial:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...-practice.html
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