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complete suspension restoration of my 72 mach 1
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well its going to depend on how much penetration your welds have, but usually its a good idea to hit both sides of a weld if you have access you might as well do it. when you dress the welds with the grinder your bound to find pin holes and bad welds so you can just keep going back and re-hit an area. you may want to invest in copper sheets they sometimes come in weld tool kits, since the weld won't stick to copper you put the sheet down with magnets over the area you want to fill then go to town with the welder it will keep once side pretty smooth and then you can have a better time dressing it with the grinder and it supports your work as you weld.
its good if you find pin holes or thin metal as it will help keep your weld from blowing through the sheet metal.

you can use a bunch of things to hold the piece in place the best would be magnets or cleats. you don't want the part you cut to fit tight you want a 1/32 gap all around the part that your but welding you fill this little gap with the weld, practice first.

i found i'm a pretty awful welder mostly due to lack of practice so i farmed out my major welding work because i didn't have time to do it.
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Wow that is so awesome work and post 😎 Regards Lars

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73 😎

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73whistling
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hi 72HCODE,
I know it is an old thread - but would it be possible to upload photos again, please.
I am getting ready to do suspension and photos would be very useful Smile
thanks
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