Welding on the Classics

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Interested in learning about restoring classic cars? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

The folks over at Second Chance Garage have given us a step-by-step guide to choosing the right welder for the job:

Selecting the Right Welder for Classic Car Restoration Projects

What Welder To Use?

The most common welders used in auto restoration, therefore, are MIG (metal arc welders, gas or flux-cored), TIG (tungsten arc welders using shielding gas) and Arc Welders (the traditional “stick” electrode).

To choose the most appropriate one for your needs, you have to consider the following parameters:

* What is the maximum and minimum thickness of metal to be welded? Fortunately, automobiles use metals that fall into a relatively narrow range.

* What is the metal type? Again, automobiles generally are made of steel and, rarely, aluminum.

* What is the normal position the welding “head” will be put in? Do you need to do a lot of welding overhead? The answer is usually no here.

* How much current is available in your shop and do you have 220 volts? Check your circuits.

Let’s be frank. Our overwhelming favorite type of welder is the MIG. We’ll explain why shortly, but first we’ll give an overview of the other contenders. Here we go!

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  1. Patricia Hansen

    When it comes to auto-restoration – you have to consider the Multiplaz 3500. Eddie Paul uses it in his auto-restoration and likes it so much, he wants to replace all of his other tools that the Multiplaz 3500 makes obsolete. It only runs on water and alcohol and you can fit it in a portable bag that weighs less than 30 lbs! Welders use it on farms, ships, and artists like Phil Morse use it to make beautiful, unique metal sculptures. Check out the review by Eddie Paul here: http://www.multiplaz.com/review_014 and find out more about this technology that’s changing the auto restoration world today. It’s available at http://www.multiplaz.com or 855.314.5551 for only $2495.

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