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MillionDollar Belt Sander

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Welding!
« on: 27 Feb 2013, 19:37 »

Not much call for writing in molten metal,  directly overhead,  using an arc-welder...   But class was boring tonight and I watch lots of Star Trek and this happened.


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Re: Welding!
« Reply #1 on: 28 Feb 2013, 04:11 »

I need to buy a welder. No real reason; I just like welding stuff.

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Re: Welding!
« Reply #2 on: 28 Feb 2013, 05:43 »

I welded this beastie up....

It had been in a field for 25 odd years...



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Re: Welding!
« Reply #3 on: 28 Feb 2013, 05:47 »

That's a pretty cool looking car. What model/year is it and are you going to do a complete overhaul or just have it working?
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Re: Welding!
« Reply #4 on: 28 Feb 2013, 05:58 »

Morris Minor 1000 Traveller - my first car was one of those.  It was dark green, and needed some welding (the floor had rusted through above the insulation panel over the exhaust), but never got it...
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Re: Welding!
« Reply #5 on: 28 Feb 2013, 06:14 »

I love cars with wood paneling/framing. Looks so cool.
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Re: Welding!
« Reply #6 on: 28 Feb 2013, 09:54 »

Now that is an interesting car!

...and good to see I'm not the only welder out and about.   I'm scrounging up some metal for a couple of projects.       Plan to make a table out of angle-iron -- that's one of the standard "weld class" projects.   Ms. Beltsander buys/sells/trades/makes "vintage bras and other fine undergarments (*)",  I've sketched out a couple of display-racks/photography stands for her. 





(*) yes this is actually a thing and there are times where she makes more money with the "hobby" than her real job.
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Re: Welding!
« Reply #7 on: 28 Feb 2013, 11:41 »

Now that is an interesting car!

The Morris Minor was designed by Alec Issigonis, the man who a few years later designed the original Mini (originally called the Morris Mini Minor, in fact).  The initial plan was for it to have front-wheel drive, but materials for good-enough constant-velocity joints were not readily available that soon after the war, so the plan was shelved - and came back for the Mini, of course.  But the "Moggie", as it was known, became a truly classic small car, perhaps second only to the Beetle.  It's the only car I can think of whose front suspension is held up, not by coiled springs, but by straight torsion bars.
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Re: Welding!
« Reply #8 on: 28 Feb 2013, 12:09 »

I think I posted about this before, but I have a project that's going to need some welding...



1967, sat in a shed since 1984.  Given to my daughter for her 18th birthday by the person who found it, and hadn't had time to restore it. 

It's a bit of a rustbucket...



But the engine turns (with a wrench), so there's hope! 



So, any advice on the type of welder I need to get to put this little beauty back on the road? 

Or to at least give it a floor...
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Re: Welding!
« Reply #9 on: 28 Feb 2013, 14:36 »

That's a pretty cool looking car. What model/year is it and are you going to do a complete overhaul or just have it working?

1971 Morris Minor Traveller, one of the last 300 to leave the Factory.  I dont own it any more.  I sold it for approx 20 times what I paid for it and bought a different one...  a 2 door Saloon in Maroon.  Planning on selling that this summer for something wholly different.


Carl-E for car work a MIG welder is probably the easiest.  TBH you describe that as a rust bucket but the beetles over here have pretty much rotted away entirely for the most part
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Re: Welding!
« Reply #10 on: 28 Feb 2013, 18:43 »

Yeah you posted it before,  what a cool gift it will be.

Have a professional do it -- your spawn-unit deserves no less.   You do not want her falling out of the car because the floor came off.    Thin sheet-metal is tricky to weld especially for beginners.    Anything load-bearing or safety-related have an expert do.  :)

As for the engine -- You can rebuild that yourself.   There are TONS of how-to, tutorials, and guides out there for all skill-levels.   Parts are easy to locate too!


I think I posted about this before, but I have a project that's going to need some welding...



1967, sat in a shed since 1984.  Given to my daughter for her 18th birthday by the person who found it, and hadn't had time to restore it. 

It's a bit of a rustbucket...



But the engine turns (with a wrench), so there's hope! 



So, any advice on the type of welder I need to get to put this little beauty back on the road? 

Or to at least give it a floor...
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Re: Welding!
« Reply #11 on: 14 Mar 2013, 02:46 »

I'm going to be learning some basic welding this year, but it's not very common in gunsmithing as a field. (Over all). I would however like to get fully certified once I have the time, just another tool for the box. My sorta girlfriend's a skilled welder though. I keep trying to get her to do metal art, but she gets shy.
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