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    im butt welding some 2" 16g exhuast pipe that is mid steel is there any tips one how to make a jig or someway to keep everything in line and stright for welding im building a custom turbo kit for my race car and i want the pipes to line up as close as i can so there is no lips for the exhuast to not flow well. ill be using .023 wire and c25 its just the jig or ways to line them up that i need tips on
    have
    hobart handler 187
    lots of hand and air tools
    motor lift,motor stand
    2 tall tool boxes
    lots of shop lights
    2 wood stoves "still not enough heat for my 6 car shop"
    6" ginder
    hand ginders
    2 work tables
    14" chopsaw
    drills
    3 floor jacks from 3000 pounds to 33,000 pounds and countless jack stands

    need
    more clamps
    more cutting tools like torches

  • #2
    NewWelderGuy,

    I simply took a piece of 1/4"x 2" flat stock and tacked a piece of 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1/8" angle to it (the V facing up). Then took the portaband saw and cut out a notch about 1 1/2" wide (out of the angle). Couple of strongarm pipe clamps and it holds my tubing in perfect alignment.
    SundownIII

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    • #3
      Hey n-w-g,
      Yes, SundownIII's fixture will work quite nicely to align tubing. I have used that method many years for both tube & solid round stock. Here's a jig I made to butt weld small tube/solid up to 1.5" dia. that will show you what Sundown is indicating.

      Denny
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      • #4
        Hooker Headers Alignment Weld Sleeves

        http://www.jegs.com/p/Hooker/Hooker-...63776/10002/-1

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        • #5
          http://www.vansantent.com/welding_ac...ice_clamps.htm



          http://www.vansantent.com/welding_ac...ipe_pliers.htm
          Last edited by Dan; 01-23-2010, 08:48 AM.
          MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
          Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


          PM 180C



          HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

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          • #6
            thanks for the info the jig done seem like it would to bends as well i as i need the clamps dan linked are super nice but very costly if i had a full fab shop those would be great but just to make one turbo kit i think the clamps would cost more then all my tubing
            have
            hobart handler 187
            lots of hand and air tools
            motor lift,motor stand
            2 tall tool boxes
            lots of shop lights
            2 wood stoves "still not enough heat for my 6 car shop"
            6" ginder
            hand ginders
            2 work tables
            14" chopsaw
            drills
            3 floor jacks from 3000 pounds to 33,000 pounds and countless jack stands

            need
            more clamps
            more cutting tools like torches

            Comment

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