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Old 05-10-2012, 09:12 AM   #31
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^ as long as you have enough solid metal there and not rust...
If you don't have a welder available to you, I've found that the panel bonding epoxy you can get at body shops works well, just make sure its clamped well.
Since he said he was thinking of but welding it first I was assuming that he will be cutting out the rust until he is left with solid steel.

Even easier and cheaper would be to leave a 1" lip and just drill and rivet the panel in place. Slap some sealant on it and you're good to go.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:14 AM   #32
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Do POR first then seam seal any cracks. After that you can spray high build guard on it to blend it in to the rest of the underbody... after a few days of driving you won't even know it's there.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:33 PM   #33
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Do POR first then seam seal any cracks. After that you can spray high build guard on it to blend it in to the rest of the underbody... after a few days of driving you won't even know it's there.
Ok this is what I wanted to know.

Weld > POR 15 the whole area (both sides) > seam sealer the seams > high build rocker guard the bottom of the car
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #34
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Yep that'll work for sure.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:40 PM   #35
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Okay, 1) I'll lend you a steelie for a spare lol, unfortunately I dont have an actual "spare" in any of my cars..

2) I have a mig welder that plugs into a wall outlet, only thing is I dont have a gas tank attached so the welds aren't the best. You can use it if you want.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:01 PM   #36
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2) I have a mig welder that plugs into a wall outlet, only thing is I dont have a gas tank attached so the welds aren't the best. You can use it if you want.
Just get some flux core wire, no shielding gas required
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:11 PM   #37
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Oh really? I'll try that out, people told me flux wasnt good, but flux core wire hmm, I'll give it a shot lol.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:38 AM   #38
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If you're not using gas, you HAVE to use flux core or the weld doesn't work at all. It's the flux core wire that makes the weld all dirty and causes splatter.

If you bought a welder without a tank and it came with wire, it came with flux core wire already.
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I speak from experience:

You "can't" weld sheet metal with fluxcore. It needs too much heat, and you just burn through the metal.

For thicker stuff, flux works great.
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You could just do spot welds with it and seam seal it with flux. Drill a small hole in the one layer and just plunk a bead of weld in the hole. Seam seal it to keep the water out. Marginally better than rivets.
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Ahhhh I see, so yeah I have flux core wire, and yeah it splatters everywhere lol. Shitty but it'll do for now!
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Flux core can work - just did this with the floor on a late Altima. Not as easy, but take your time and it'll be fine.
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Great, I'll probably just use Everlast's if possible. Since I'm already familiar with O/A welding.

Question regarding the blower not working.

Fuse 20 blows if I turn on the fan, regardless of temp control setting. The higher the fan speed I set it to, the faster the fuse blows. (on fan speed 4, it goes instantly!) I've traced some of the wires, but haven't found any shorts.

All the A/C shit is gone, could that have something to do with it?
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You could just do spot welds with it and seam seal it with flux. Drill a small hole in the one layer and just plunk a bead of weld in the hole. Seam seal it to keep the water out. Marginally better than rivets.
Airplanes use rivets though! :p

Look on Kijiji, sometimes theres ad that people will come over to your house and weld for the cheap side. Might be something to look at.
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Great, I'll probably just use Everlast's if possible. Since I'm already familiar with O/A welding.

Question regarding the blower not working.

Fuse 20 blows if I turn on the fan, regardless of temp control setting. The higher the fan speed I set it to, the faster the fuse blows. (on fan speed 4, it goes instantly!) I've traced some of the wires, but haven't found any shorts.

All the A/C shit is gone, could that have something to do with it?
Sounds like the blower motor to me. It's internally shorted.
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