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Old 12-06-2013, 12:03 PM
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Default Re: frame stretch ~my way insert slugs welded inside in

Wow! It came out looking awesome! I really like the looks of that frame.
That is the way I was taught to do it too, but I have never seen full length slugs used. Usually they extend an inch or so either side of the butt weld area.
Did you grind off the galvanization before welding? For your health, I hope so. The zinc fumes that get created while welding are nasty health hazards.

I look forward to watching the rest of your build!
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