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Old 06-11-2012, 05:56 AM
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Default Re: Old dog learns new trick...Welding!

Thanks for the encouragement. I understand now that for one thing I was being too worried about heat. Too much and weaken the frame by making it brittle, too little and there isn't enough penetration for the welds to flow into the metal. So, once I have ground away some of the weak weld, and after I've done some practicing on a donor frame laying a corkscrew line I'll try it again. I think it best if I remove some so that I can still maintain close to the same profile of the tube... if I had clearance issues before it won't help if I add to the problem, so best I subtract before I add.

The advice you guys are giving me is much appreciated. I'll make it better.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...
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