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    Hello- My name's Ray, and my son is Brian.
    We just got an HH 140 for Christmas, at Tractor Supply, nice kit for $479.
    My son has taken a welding class, offered by our local Vo-Tec, at night for adults, and I've taken Auto Repair, including some welding. We figured that this size machine should be good for what we need to do to our Jeep Cherokees, mostly repair/replace sheet metal. We're not into fabrication yet, but I secretly look forward to when I outgrow this size of welder.
    Nice Board here, looking forward to learning a new craft.....Ray
    HH 140
    HF Cart
    Four XJ Cherokees

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    Welcome to the forum. It's nice that the two of you are both working on learning about welding together.
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    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
    Bridgeport

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    • #3
      Hh140

      Welcome to the forum! Congrats on the Hobart Handler!

      Post some pics of your projects if you get the chance!

      Take Care,

      John

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      • #4
        I welded on the lower quarter in night class, just below the crease, and the wheel opening up to the rear door using a Miller- not sure what size, maybe 252? We replaced the outer skin, inner piece up to the floor, and the inner fender, more than half way around the wheel. The left side I did the same, but used panel adhesive. The adhesive (expensive, $35 a caulk-size tube) is easy to use, but in a cool garage, takes up to two hours to set, and twenty four to cure. The weld tacks are right now, speeding up the process. I've also used construction adhesive, like Liquid Nails, in non-stress areas, with good results. But, welding is the way, if I can just stop blowing holes through stuff!
        HH 140
        HF Cart
        Four XJ Cherokees

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        • #5
          Looks great. I think that you are hooked.
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          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
          Bridgeport

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          • #6
            Nice JEEP. I am in the process of a custom groud up project hopefully it will be done in another year or so. Its been 2 since I started. You got the bug now prepare yourself for long nights in the garage. If you want details on my build PM me. Greg
            MM211 MVP/AS
            lots of hand tools
            few power tools
            all my toys

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