Anyone good with welders? They have Lincoln machines at Lowes for about 400 bucks.
Wondering if I can use a stick welder to do this panel repair.
It's awfully thin metal to stick weld. I would think just a light weight MIG or even a Flux Wire Welder would work best. You're just going to spot weld it in anyway, right? Then again, I guess to do it right you spot weld first and then fill in between the runs with a solid bead once all is stable. Like this guy did... I like his technique. The video is over 10 minutes, and he doesn't really get into the butt welding segment until about 7 minutes in. Pretty nice work!
Wow, I don't think you could go wrong there. Looks like very nice equipment. With welding, practice makes perfect. You just have to follow good examples and try to replicate. Fortunately, with the net it's not so hard to see those examples as it was way back when I was learning. I had some good welding instructors, but I never became an artist at it.
1994 D21 2.4, 2wd, 5spd XE
Last edited by TheRepairMan; Feb 27th, 2013 at 08:16 PM.
I was thinking JC Whitney ...but I digress! I searched around a little and it looks like body kits are getting hard to find for our D21's. Probably because they haven't been in production for so long. I got nothing.
Getting all that stuff to line up perfectly probably isn't as easy as it looks. I've never done it, but I've seen it done, and it's an art. Skills I don't have. I'll stick to turning wrenches. Keep us posted on your progress!
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