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    Hi, I live in a place called Savannah, just north of Dallas, and east of Denton.
    I just bought a Hobart 140, today. I had a Miller at one time, about 15 or so years ago, and used it to weld floor pans in a 67 Mustang, Make Frame rail connectors and many other things.

    I figure it'll take me a little bit to get used to doing this again, but once I get going the first thing I'll be doing with it, is putting front quarterpanles on a '66 VW bug, and a front apron. Should be fun! I'll also be filling in the trim holes and fixing some small rust holes.

    I'll be looking on here for tips, and other ideas once I get this project far enoug along.

  • #2
    Welcome to the Forum. I'm sure that you will find things that help with your welding.
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Lincoln LE 31 MP
    Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press


    • #3
      Well, you picked exactly the right machine for those jobs. I've welded on a couple VW's of that vintage, and found the steel suprisingly easy to blow-through. I highly recommend backing strips wherever possible to give you as bit more meat to weld.

      Last edited by Hotfoot; 12-01-2008, 09:56 PM.
      "Good Enough Never Is"


      • #4
        Originally posted by Skalywags View Post
        Hi, I live in a place called Savannah, just north of Dallas, and east of Denton.
        Never too many Texans! Bienvenidos, amigo.
        Trailblazer 302 * Millermatic 212 * Syncrowave 180SD * X-Treme 12VS Feeder * Spoolmate 3035
        Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma * Lincoln 175 MIG

        Victor Superrange II * Victor Journeyman

        Hobart HH 125EZ


        • #5

          The Handler 140 is the same machine I used on my Baja and my 63 bug. Even welded in a cage with it. Sounds like you'll have a fun project on your hands.
          Millermatic 135
          Miller Thunderbolt XL

          "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough" -Mario Andretti