Project Daily Driver

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  1. Dubs

    Dubs I'm Awesome

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    Well, started with the rust clean up. POR metal prep did a pretty good job. Didnt get all the rust off but neutralized what's left. Now I need to get a welder to fix the hole and make seat brackets. Been looking at the Forney easy weld mp140.

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    Dubs I'm Awesome

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    Well pulled the trigger on a welder. Went with Forney. Good reviews and called them. Good support friendly staff. Made in USA. Now to learn how to weld.

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    Erik the Awful I'm Awesome

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    A few quick rules for welding:

    Take your time.
    Prep your metal.
    Use squares, magnets, and a flat surface to get everything square.
    When in doubt, add more metal.
    The more carefully you weld, the less you have to grind.
    A close fit makes for prettier welds and less you have to grind.
    Don't spend too much time in one area or the heat will make your project warp.
    Tack first, and don't finish weld until you've trial-fitted.
    When you shut off the machine, close the bottle. Every time.

    The most important thing is practice. The more you weld the more you will get to know your machine and what to do to get the best welds from it.
     
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    24 Karat Brown Completely Broke

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    What is the paint color called? looks very similar to what I need to refresh my interior
     
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    Dubs I'm Awesome

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    Sorry for the late reply. Not getting notifications for some reason. Desert sand is the color. Its dupli color at Autozone. It was on the shelf. Vinyl and fabric spray.
     
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    Dubs I'm Awesome

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    Well rust was worse than I thought. Time to order a floor pan.

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