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Old 08-05-2009, 02:44 PM   #71
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had practice with the welder tonite after I cleaned the scrap bits of floor I'd cut out. Was quite fun and went pretty good when it was on good clean metal. even the not entirely shiny stuff penetrated OK tho spattered a lot. Going to try some 4mm stuff to see how much balls my little welder has
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I had fun today removing my rear valance!
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It really is good and solid isn't it dude

Are you just practicing welding without gas then?
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I had fun today removing my rear valance!
I take it was rather well attached to the inner wings and didn't wish to part company? Once my spot weld drills come thro from the UK, cos they're extortionant in Oz, I shall have battle with mine too. Can straighten the panels up too from where it fell off the jack getting it in the garage

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It really is good and solid isn't it dude

Are you just practicing welding without gas then?
When the guy said solid body, surface rust only I really hoped he wasn't lying and so far its been great

Been practicing without gas for now. Just to get the hang of it again. Been 7 years since I welded but will practice more when I have the gas as I know this makes a difference as will the thinner wire, 0.6mm.
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I take it was rather well attached to the inner wings and didn't wish to part company? Once my spot weld drills come thro from the UK, cos they're extortionant in Oz, I shall have battle with mine too. Can straighten the panels up too from where it fell off the jack getting it in the garage
YES! I didn't have the heart to tackle the other bumper mount. I'll go and brave the garage now and take some photos to update my thread - It might help you a little when you remove your valance.
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Hiya all,

I got meself a job probably be a few weeks before I start, being as its a government dept but means I can veg a bit more. With work in sight the boredom doesn't seem so bad tho I'm not sure I can get my wife to agree to the welding gas before we have the first paycheck coming in

Still, well chuffed. Oh and I managed to get $5k out of my old boss for being an arsehole. Straight to the world travels fund that is going
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Nice one on the job front.

I spent the weekend in Sydney with the wife soaking up some Autumn sunshine as she was over there with work at a conference. Guess when next years conference is........yeah you guessed it.........Brisbane.

Reckon it'll be finished by then so you can pick us up from the airport??
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I got meself a job probably be a few weeks before I start, being as its a government dept but means I can veg a bit more. With work in sight the boredom doesn't seem so bad tho I'm not sure I can get my wife to agree to the welding gas before we have the first paycheck coming in

Still, well chuffed. Oh and I managed to get $5k out of my old boss for being an arsehole. Straight to the world travels fund that is going

Nice one mate, that's made my day and it's only 9.30!!!

Now kick back and enjoy your free time. and I expect plent of updates now
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Nice one on the job front.

I spent the weekend in Sydney with the wife soaking up some Autumn sunshine as she was over there with work at a conference. Guess when next years conference is........yeah you guessed it.........Brisbane.

Reckon it'll be finished by then so you can pick us up from the airport??
Thanks dude.

Good thing you weren't in Brissy this year cos at present it been pissing down for 3 years solid and has been declared a national disaster area. Most the main highways/roads into Brissy are impassable.

As for next year give me a holler and I should be able to take you for a good piss up in town but don't think the bug will have the luggage space or will it???

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Now kick back and enjoy your free time. and I expect plent of updates now
Glad it's made your day. Strangely it made mine too.

Now I need chassis paint, welding gas + wire, IRS brackets from Moler and a large dakari
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Glad to hear you've got a new job dude

IRS brackets should be in the post by Monday
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