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Beginner oxyace welder

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  • Beginner oxyace welder

    Hey people how you doing?...... Anyways I really wanted to get into fabricating my own parts for my car and my car club members. Dont worry i dont plan on welding the frame or anything extreme, but making parts like stress bars, tie bars, mid braces. Basic stuff with a center peice and end peices welded, then bold it to the car or weld it in.

    My first attempt was really messy, it took me a while to get the right mix and heat that i needed to weld my Xbrace into the trunk.

    I have read online how to's for oxyace welding, most places agree its better for a beginner to learn it. The Xbrace i welding in hold really well, i cant break the welds , i tryed with all my 6'4 290lb might, so even though its sloppy it came out pretty strong.

    My next project will be a rear lower tie bar, which will consist of a 15" long 1/8" thick by 1.5" wide bar welded to 4" long 1/8 x 1" end peices which will be bolted to the A arm links.

    From what i've read about aluminum is that it melts quick and will solidify quick. And that it should be warmed up to about 600-700 degrees prior to cranking the oxyace to high.

    Any pointers would be so extremely welcome.

    Please check out my crappy 1st ever welds at and click on the cross bar links towards the bottom. I really enjoy working with metal. Thanks.
    Pictures of the current welding stuff for my car
    Pics of my car in general