Re: Old dog learns new trick...Welding!
You are quite right as that's what I'm doing. I started this morning pretty early and have been at it in little spurts since. Initially I used small bolts to give me something to weld to. Now the end is in sight and it should be done with pictures to follow this evening.
Yes, I just let it air cool and never did let it get very hot. Then I'd work on stripping the frame of paint or go work on the gas tank for awhile. Then back to clean it up and give it a few more zzzts. I'm very pleased actually. Looked kind of hopeless when I started. This welding thing is a kick!
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...