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Old 01-13-2008, 04:18 PM   #91
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Hey does anyone know a place that is really good at welding titanium in Orange County Ar.ea???? I have something that needs to get repaired. If it was steel I would just do it myself.

Hey luke your weld lock version 2 is still holdin up mayne! It's got about 50k miles on it now.
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:30 PM   #92
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pure tungsten electrode, it is ground to cone (lengthwise) with a small flat end. then an arc is started and it forms a small balled end. metal is cleaned ( sanded with 320 sand paper then hit it with break cleaner and wipe it down.
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:08 PM   #93
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S13ap. Great! Glad to hear that.

Xracer: Sounds correct. If you are blowing through the metal then try to add a glob of filler metal just to bridge the 2 pieces, one you get it started it will be easy to continue the bead.

Also search on google abut tig welding aluminum tips.
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:34 PM   #94
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a tip for aluminum and cast iron welding is to heat up the pieces your welding with I guess propane or something and then weld...
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:40 PM   #95
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really? I didnt know wyotech did anything cool.

any other cool stuff they do?

Majors include chassis fabrication, high performance drive train and street rod.
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:58 PM   #96
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Just a few photos. I don't document our day to day fabrication too well so I have a few of our older and longer term projects.

240 rear LCA

EJ22 Impreza, 593 dyno dynamics whp

Titanium 240 exhaust, 3.2 lbs turbo back

EJ25 circuit engine, T04Z


Evo 7 Heatshield

FD Upper Intake Manifold on FC with Triangular TB to 3" round adaptor

V mount for same car w/ oil cooler as well (w/ out schrouding, its in the process now)
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:56 PM   #97
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Bill I had no idea id find someone from DentSport here. I love the work your shop does. Hell, id pay you guys to let me work for you. hahaha
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:51 PM   #98
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Race seat mounting

removed floor, made subframe for seat to sit ultra low



copied design on passenger side, w/out removing floor, no need to there.



Fabricated back braces for Kirkey Intermediate road race seats.

Design is to distribute loads across the upper shoulder area, not center of back, in the event of emergency only of course.




Made bash gaurd for old V-mount setup, dont want one small off track excursion ruining a weekend of fun.


Also the V-mount




New FMIC setup pics comming soon, custom IC pipes and all.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:18 PM   #99
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Man im glad somebody made a fabrication/welding thread on this forum.

here is my small fab project i did today, nothing to big.

Problem was that the flex section of the down pipe was hitting my floor board and that got annoying quick.

Sorry i dont have any pics of the before. I started then realized that i forgot pics, but you get the idea.

my solution to this, cut and weld!!



you can see in this pic where the flex pipe was rubbing, the shinny area.


here it is all tacked up.


first weld



Second weld



Because i didnt back purge, which doesnt matter on this part(i dont think), i got a little bit of sugaring. Which means i need more practice


you can see in this pic where the flex pipe used to rub on the floor board, and the gap that i always wanted.


and the finished product, underneath the car and inside the engine bay view.


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Old 01-15-2008, 09:27 PM   #100
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you will get sugaring no matter what unless you purge it. unless you dont penatrate that is. but those look pretty good! did you just fuse that or use filler?

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Old 01-15-2008, 09:36 PM   #101
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Thanks,

I just fused it, filler was not needed, It was only 16 gauge thickness i believe.

some areas looked a little sloppy, because there was some gaps after cutting and grinding and i got it best i could, to fit up tightly. i didnt use a band saw or a table saw or anything like that, all i had was a sawzall. getting a band saw will probably be my next investment.

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Old 01-15-2008, 09:55 PM   #102
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Great stuff everyone. What type of welder were you using? Feel free to post up some pics of your fab tools as well.

Here are some of my fab tools at my old shop.



Great pics Bill.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:57 PM   #103
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Looks good brent..Where did you end up finding the stainless at? Did you ever finish that breather you were working on??? How can i talk you into building an intake manifold for my ka?
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:59 PM   #104
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handmade brake adapter brackets







As far as i know the only set of vh45de s14 chassis headers in existence lol
Lincoln mig welder etc








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crazy stuff guys, looks good. Aluminum is still kicking my ass.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:50 AM   #106
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can you post up some pics of your messed up welds? That would tell me alot of what could be wrong.
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Looks good brent..Where did you end up finding the stainless at? Did you ever finish that breather you were working on??? How can i talk you into building an intake manifold for my ka?
Thanks matt,

My brother told me that a guy had some in norman, so after class on monday i went down there to pick it up. yea i finished the breather tank and its on and running good, dunno if im allowed to post it in here since all i have is finished pic's. About the custom KA intake manifold ill have to get back to you on that some time, hehe
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i tried my had for a while at aluminum with the mig, it was very hit and miss , here are one on the better results i had




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Old 01-16-2008, 10:27 AM   #109
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Luke,
That fab station is really sweet (and clean!). That car in your first post is really crazy.

Also GSRACER, that Q45 engine looks really sweet (I'm sure it will sound badass as well)

Here is our welding station. Our welder is a Linde 350, old ass TIG. Very basic, but works really well. If you can learn to weld on this thing you can weld with anything! Its 30+ years old and works great, all 1100 lbs of it.
We only have a few other tools here but the neighbor we share our complex with is a sheetmetal worker and has every mechanical metal working tool imaginable. He is barely ever here so I can use the lathe, bridgeport, brake, shear etc.

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great job everyone nice to see evryones work and people helpin to make it better.....This is the last thing I did for my budy...sorry dont have a close up.....um I have miller econo tig, want to get a linc percision tig though..what do you guys think of the machines?
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great job everyone nice to see evryones work and people helpin to make it better.....This is the last thing I did for my budy...sorry dont have a close up.....um I have miller econo tig, want to get a linc percision tig though..what do you guys think of the machines?
is that an external gate on a T2 turbo setup i see there if so shoot me more info on that, i'm tired of my ka-t overboosting and would rather just run an external gate, if possiable and weld the flapper close
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Nice work everybody.


nissan240sxkid:

I have a miller econo tig, and a lincoln precision tig 185. I prefer the lincoln any day. It seems to be much more stable with current, and has more features.

driftstyre: Thanks.

You setup is badass as well. That tig is freakin huge. Must be easy to weld thin material with that one.
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Ok. So I had a buisy day at work today and thought I would share it with you guys.

Well after finishing the rack and pinion conversion on the shops car it was time to finish the passenger side header by making the last runner.




Gangster welds.

4th runner completed. Woot

Then it was time to weld the runners to the head flange.
I grabbed an old BBC head and bolted it up to prevent any warpage.

Yup.

O the gangsterness never ends.


Then it was time to pull of the collector and weld up the pipes.

Finished product. Turned out awesome!



Woot.

Then Rich brought back some radiator and asked me to put a temp sender in it for some reason. So I did that too.

Make sure to clean the area being welded.


Fin

Woot.

Then Paul asked me to make some gangster ass endlinks for his camaro racecar (not the orange one)

the one he made on the left.

ooooooooo the gangsterness is overwhelming.

Cant beat that.

Woot...

Then it was time to do some guages in a trans am.

I started by removing the stock guages and used the stock bezel as a template.



Drilled out the rivits holding it together.


Bead blasted it and mounted some guages.


Got some abs plastic and made a cover. Turned out factory looking.

One of my pet peeves is messy wiring. So i took extra time to make the wiring as close to factory as possible.


OMG the gangsterness will not end.


Then I decided since I hadn't done much work today that I would mock up the new GP sports body kit on my Turbo Ls1 FC




What a gangster day.
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Very nice work blu808, what kind of filler rod did you use on the header?

here is my machine from when i got it and my set up in the garage.









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Thanks. It would be cool if more people posted replies about my work. Its not exactly easy to stop and take pics all the time while doing this stuff.
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Are you running back purging on those headers? are they stainless? they look it. There are a few things i would try to change on the last runner on the pass header, mostly alignment and fitments of the pipe segments, its hard to explain over the net, that and the second runner, it looks like you could have used a 45deg bend instead of the section of a U bend on the middle of the runner, i'm a stickler about matching up bends to make them a smooth flowing as possible aesthetically as well as physically. i will waste bend after bend if i have to to get the proper "look" i'm going for. Over all though they look good!

a Tip for getting good cuts in the bends i use either masking tape or electrical tape and wrap it around so its straight and then make my cut to give my self a visual cut line. I don't have a good vertical Bandsaw, so i have to use a PortaBand or sawzaw when i cut Ubends in the bend areas.

here is a Turbo setup i build last year for a Grandam Drag car. T4 turbo 44mm WG.




And here is my Current Tig Setup Lincoln Precision Tig 275 with water cooler No pulser panel, but i dont like using a pulser. I just grabbed myself a bigger table, i just have to get some plate steel for the top. I love this welder! I hear people complain alot about lincoln welders, but i cant say that i have much to compare against i havent used other brands enough, and this is just easy for me to setup and configure. Its always worked never had any down time.



Haha here is a Aluminum Dash board i started building one night while i had nothing to do, i never finished it.

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Of course it was back purged.

If you viewed the header in person it is actually alligned very well. As for the cuts we have an automated bandsaw.
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I cant wait to get a Automated bandsaw, the shop next to us has a giant DOALL vertical with hydraulic feed and if he moves out im picking it up for a good price from him, along with a 3 axis prototrack CNC.

What kind of rollcage Tube bender do you guys own? Im in the market for one this week and im leaning towards a JD2 model 3, but they are on back order for the next 2 weeks.

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Well i originally wanted to get a tubeshark since they are badass. But I was not approved for the funding. So I got the next best thing It is listed here.

http://www.pro-tools.com/302.htm
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Thanks. It would be cool if more people posted replies about my work. Its not exactly easy to stop and take pics all the time while doing this stuff.

Anyways. Is that the precision tig 185? Or the newer 190?
Whatever model it is, looks just like mine and brings back memories from 2 years ago when i got it, unpacked, and setup at my house.

I got the 225 version (ready pack and go package deal)

slw240sx - nice work also, how much did that cover for your tig torch hose line cost, or did it come with it?
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