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April 21, 2005
2.0 Hours

Body Mount Rebuild Final

To answer several E-mails that I've received on the Twenty Gauge welding wire--yes, you need to use shielding gas. Twenty Gauge is NOT flux core wire (if you're using flux core wire on your sheet metal, you'll never get decent results). I use what is commonly called C/25, which is 75% CO2 and 25% Argon, and that's what is recommended with the Twenty Gauge. Hope this clears things up.

Tonight I finished that last patch on the passenger's side body mount. As I expected, it was the toughest of the three to fabricate, but I prevailed and got it welded into place. A little hammering, a little grinding and the mount is as good as new. I'm fairly pleased with the results.

After some grinding the welds down, the repair looks pretty darned good.

I'm on a roll with the repairs, so I'm going to tackle the driver's side front corner next. I also received my leading kit from Eastwood, so I'm going to try that out this weekend and see what happens.

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Thanks, Fidget!