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Repairing Grile Parts - Can Anyone Weld Ali Or Make Ali Sections


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#1 aircobra

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 08:36 PM

couple of the uprights are damaged

it looks like a u-channel 0.5mm folded ali section with slots cut out

my understanding is that a normal mig setup won't do ali

has anyone tried making new set?



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 10:09 PM

Got a set here, fabricated, and slitted.
Also incomplete number of horizontal slats ( no f TBA
Sell the lot, $70 includes postage

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 10:13 PM

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 11:24 AM

MIG yeah, not great on thin alloy...

I just picked up this torch. (not the 1 in the help wanted post itself, but the same torch this weekend).
http://www.viczcar.c...ect-and-favour/

Apparently the DHC 2000 / Dillon Mark III / Henrob can do alloy welding. I will be testing it out soon I hope!

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 11:56 AM

Yep, the DHC 2000, etc, will do aluminium no worries. I've done everything from thin sheet up to a cut'n'shut gearbox bellhousing with it.

 

You will need flux, and I would suggest a good set of lenses / glasses specifically made for aluminium welding, otherwise the orange "flare" from burning flux makes it very difficult to see the weld puddle. I got a pair of these, they work great : http://shop.cobrator...5&product_id=61

 

Sorry, a little off topic.....


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Posted 01 August 2016 - 02:20 PM

Only 3 slats, and four slitted vertical pieces.

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 03:44 PM

2 orignals and 2 repaired verticals?



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Posted 01 August 2016 - 05:57 PM

Not sure.
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