This past week went a little like this…
Monday was a bust as it is my wife’s long day at school. Tuesday, I got out and did a little of this…
Wednesday saw me doing this (twiddling thumbs). My wife had foot clinic (she is in PA school) in the afternoon so I watched G-baby. Thursday was laid out to be the day I did work. I had a baby sitter lined up for the morning and Tanya was going to watch Grant in the afternoon.
HOLLA, LET’S DO WORK!!
So, I get out there and cut both front tub areas.
Then, I finish the passenger side tub and fit it up.
Followed by welding?
This is were it goes downhill. I started welding the tub and making beautiful welds all along the top, but it was not to be. I got around the side and the machine started doing weird stuff. I can’t explain how it was acting exactly, but, if you are a welder, you have surely had it happen to you. I checked my C25 supply (shielding gas) and, admittedly, I am low but still have 500psi in the tank which, I would think, is plenty. Then, I moved to my tip and it was a little dirty so I go to remove it – CRAP – the tip is all stuck together. So, I am done. I need to go get a new wire feed tip, shielding gas distributor tip, and outer gas tip. I’m going to take the case off and clean the welder out this weekend, basically give it a tune up.
If these things don’t work maybe I will get a TIG welder…pUH-Leeese. That won’t happen, but I can dream!
*As a footnote to my recent picture taking. I generally forget the camera when I start, so I take cell phone pictures. Then, I get the Nikon D40 out to take finished product pictures.