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Vinnie’s garage
Hey that’s one hell of great job you have done! Congrats Vinnie thumb

run_horse Run Horse Run!
John 72 Q Code
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And now there’s a fence too so you actually have to put in some effort to fall down :-)

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This weekend I tried to learn mig welding. These are my first few steps:

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I bought a cheap machine, it welds fine and quality is good but it did not come with a diagram explaining what power and wire speed to use so figuring that out was a bit of a challenge.
Nice shoes Vinnie  Tongue

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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The heat and speed you need to use will come with practice. You'll look at what you want to weld and at least know approximately what settings to start at.

Practice welding two pieaces together, butt welded, overlapped and perpendicular. Start with pieces that are the same size and then different thicknesses. Try to break them apart, to see iff you're getting good penetration and where the failure occurs. If they don't easily break apart cut them perpendicular to the weld to see how the penetration is.

Try different techniques like a fillet weld and then the same configuration but chamfer the edges.

If you're like me, and don't weld very often, it's a good idea to run a couple of practice beads to check out yourself and the equipment.

Some of your beads look pretty good, for just starting.

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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@Don C resumed pretty well

Looking good!!
The hard part is getting started and dare to bring that torch on your mustang.
You're just few cm's of wire away from doing that!

[Nice shoes Vinnie]
+1 welding in style! Big Grin

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
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