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06-08-10, 07:41 PM
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Posted By Mathius

You're going to need a welder. You can pickup a...

You're going to need a welder. You can pickup a used arc welder off craigslist for around $100 if you have access to 220v. If you're stuck with 110v you're probably better off with a mig, and it's...
07-02-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 63,988
Posted By Mathius

Oh ok. No, no concerns of it getting repo'd. I...

Oh ok. No, no concerns of it getting repo'd. I actually took out this loan for two reasons... Obviously I needed better transportation, that's why I bought another vehicle, but also because I...
07-01-07, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 63,988
Posted By Mathius

Not sure what falls under "positive...

Not sure what falls under "positive circumstances" ? If it's an issue of me just needing the money is that something I should hide from them?

I honestly can't see why they should care about my...
07-01-07, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 63,988
Posted By Mathius

So basically, first step before even putting a...

So basically, first step before even putting a sale sign on it is call the bank?

Mathius
07-01-07, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 63,988
Posted By Mathius

So what happens if I have 5k left on my my loan,...

So what happens if I have 5k left on my my loan, I ask 7 or 8k for the vehicle, because I want some negotiating room (In case someone tries to talk me down. I'm just throwing numbers out btw, these...
06-30-07, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 63,988
Posted By Mathius

Selling a car under lien

I bought a truck a year ago, of course I had to take out a loan, it's a nice vehicle. Now I'm having to look for an apartment and finances are becoming issues.

Is it possible to sell my truck...
Forum: Employment
06-10-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By Mathius

No such thing as a welder apprentice (at least...

No such thing as a welder apprentice (at least not around here). I'm in the process of trying to get into the sheetmetal workers union as an apprentice. That's as close as I can find, but that's...
Forum: Employment
06-08-07, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By Mathius

Changing fields

Anyone have any advice on getting into a new field?

Here's my situation... I'm really struggling financially because I just don' t make enough money where I'm working. It's really trickling down...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,526
Posted By Mathius

FYI whenever you are going to weld a tank that...

FYI whenever you are going to weld a tank that had some type of combustible in it , take a piece of hose and attach it to the exhaust pipe on your car. Start the car. The carbon monoxide wil remove...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,442
Posted By Mathius

You'd have better luck with a spool gun. Part of...

You'd have better luck with a spool gun. Part of your problem may be the liner in your MIG. Did you change liners when you changed to aluminum wire?

Aluminum is highly susceptible to...
Replies: 8
Views: 5,935
Posted By Mathius

What about a fuel tank? How can I neutralize the...

What about a fuel tank? How can I neutralize the vapors inside? I've heard that sometimes you can rinse them out and let water sit in them and still have a flash. I've also heard that if the gas...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,104
Posted By Mathius

Powdercoating

I didn't find a single hit with a search, and couldn't find a more appropriate place to put this. Does anyone do any powdercoating? Is it really possible to do a good job with just an old home oven...
Replies: 6
Views: 3,220
Posted By Mathius

Sounds like you don't even know the basic terms...

Sounds like you don't even know the basic terms yet. That's ok, I'm not putting you down. I'm with GregH on this one. Find some books first, then worry about what welder.

Mathius
Replies: 6
Views: 3,220
Posted By Mathius

The intial response you're probably going to get...

The intial response you're probably going to get from most people is to get a wire feed flux core, because they're the cheapest and possibly the quickest.

Truthfully though, you'll learn a lot...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,685
Posted By Mathius

Emissions is not an issue, this car is far too...

Emissions is not an issue, this car is far too old to have emissions testing in my county, or any of the surrounding counties.

I am determined to remove it. The bracket the vacuum is attached to...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,685
Posted By Mathius

welding cast exhaust manifold

I'm work'n on an exhaust, and I have to remove a small block that's part of an emissions setup. The emissions is no longer going to be used on this vehicle. From what I can see it's about a 2"...
Replies: 103
Views: 232,348
Posted By Mathius

Plastic Welding?

Has anyone done any? I've only been welding for a year, but I've got 4 certifications, and I've used every common form of welding there is (acytalene, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, flux core), but I bought this...
Replies: 10
Views: 4,805
Posted By Mathius

Re: Fuel

WeldGod,

We're still dealing with a terminology issue here. Does that site mean tank or cell. I didn't think there was a difference, but apparently there is.

Anyways, perhaps you can answer...
Replies: 10
Views: 4,805
Posted By Mathius

I checked both Summit and Jegs web sites, and...

I checked both Summit and Jegs web sites, and they both have versions that come with 0-90Ohm GM sender so it can be used in street applications, and Summit even lists 10-20 gallon aluminum TIG welded...
Replies: 10
Views: 4,805
Posted By Mathius

Re: Fuel Cell

Uhm. This is all very confusing to me. I've seen fuel cells all over Car Craft and Truck'in magazines.

Also, you seem to state that the foam in the fuel cells is beneficial to preventing gas...
Replies: 10
Views: 4,805
Posted By Mathius

Yes, I'm talking about gasoline. Is this why...

Yes, I'm talking about gasoline. Is this why Weldgod suggested it might not be legal, because he thought I was running some other fuel? I am confused, I had thought that the fuel cells at Jegs and...
Replies: 10
Views: 4,805
Posted By Mathius

Fuel Cell

I'm going to lower my truck over the summer hopefully. I have a buddy who has some steel available to build a custom bed (I posted on this before), so I'll be doing a floor lift. I'm doing this to...
Replies: 5
Views: 9,144
Posted By Mathius

Ok, I wanna dredge this one back up.... I...

Ok, I wanna dredge this one back up.... I abandoned the project because of what sberry said about the cost not making it worth it, but what about a hydrolic shop press?

These things are going for...
Replies: 16
Views: 12,650
Posted By Mathius

Billet Aluminum steering wheels all cost more...

Billet Aluminum steering wheels all cost more than I'd like to pay.

They don't really have an abundance of styles that I like.

The satisfaction of making my own and possibly coming up with a...
Replies: 16
Views: 12,650
Posted By Mathius

'76 Chevrolet Chevelle/Malibu Was hoping to...

'76 Chevrolet Chevelle/Malibu

Was hoping to get 3 done though. I told a friend I'd try one for him if I could get someone to bed the rod for me, and I'll probably make an extra for the camaro I...
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