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Old 07-06-2010, 09:40 PM
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Got some gussets made this evening, and started mocking up the center link. Also primed the frame yesterday, and painted today

Here is the mocked up idler, and a shot showing how I cut off the bracing:





And, I added some new bracing in:



Primed the frame yesterday:



Next it was on to mock up:

First I lined up a stock arm for reference:





Then it was on to the new arm:

Parts I'm using:





Mocked up, extended 1/2" to account for the extra steel on the frame now:





I spent the rest of the evening making gussets. I still have a few more to go:





I'll be using a piece of tube as shown to tie gussets into on the front side of the arm. Still have to make those though.



Also still have to drill holes in the main tube so I can rossette weld along the length of the tube.
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Were you having issues welding to the Cromo? It looks like it was spattering on you?

I've never had the pleasure of welding cromo
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Were you having issues welding to the Cromo? It looks like it was spattering on you?

I've never had the pleasure of welding cromo
I don't think that part is cromoly.

However, is there some way to make it NOT spatter? EVERY one of my welds has TONS of spatter, and I hate it! I just assumed other people used some sort of spatter spray, but if there is something I'm doing wrong, let me know.
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Were you having issues welding to the Cromo? It looks like it was spattering on you?

I've never had the pleasure of welding cromo
Cromo is actually very nice to weld with! Since it essentially pure steel it beads and flows smoothly and consistently!

Isaac, when sleeving you always want to cut the sleeve at an angle so you don't create a shear plane when you weld it together.
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Cromo is actually very nice to weld with! Since it essentially pure steel it beads and flows smoothly and consistently!

Isaac, when sleeving you always want to cut the sleeve at an angle so you don't create a shear plane when you weld it together.
AH! Great to know! Thank you! is the best way just to put two V notches on opposite sides?

Also, any thoughts on the spatter, fab-man?
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You running straightCO2 or 75/25?
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:28 AM
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What welder? I just switched to a MM250x and that helped a ton. They also make spatter spray/coating.

The newer millers are even smoother from what I've experienced.
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