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Old 09-02-2012, 02:15 AM   #3046
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thanks for all of the replies.

The problem with grinding is that the metal is very thin, (old roofing tin) and I'm afraid I can easily take off more metal then I can afford.

This is for a sculpture I'm working on. I'm planning on cutting out the shapes, shaping them on the english wheel, then attaching them together. I'd love to completely weld every seam, but it'll more likely be several tacks.

if it matters, I'm using oxy / acet for the work.

Please post some photos. I'm very interested to see your scultpture.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:52 PM   #3047
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Thanks Twin Shocker. I just wanted to make sure it was possible before I go down this path. Now I just need to find a machinist and a welder who know their stuff... have not been to this side of the forum much. Anybody here do custom work like this?
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:57 AM   #3048
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Try and find someone who can both machine and weld the sprocket. Easy enough here in the UK, but might be more difficult in the US though.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:49 PM   #3049
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Try and find someone who can both machine and weld the sprocket. Easy enough here in the UK, but might be more difficult in the US though.
He could send it to you and you could fix it up for him...and send it back tootsweet...

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:31 PM   #3050
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I will do the welding. Machine shops around here are all baked up.

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:41 PM   #3051
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I will do the welding. Machine shops around here are all backed up.

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Old 09-05-2012, 04:24 AM   #3052
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Send me the sprockets and I will get the centers EDM Wire cut, and machine them, then I can send them to DavidR for welding.. Problem solved.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:54 AM   #3053
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What size welding stick (7018) should I use to make a 1/4" fillet?
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:13 PM   #3054
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What size welding stick (7018) should I use to make a 1/4" fillet?
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3/32 @ 85 amps many passes

1/8" @ 135 amps less passes

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Old 09-13-2012, 01:00 PM   #3055
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Cracked Tranny Case

Hello All,

My googling didn't turn anything up, so I'm forced to ask a question that has probably been answered.

I have a cracked tranny case on a '95 R1100GS. This is the hairline crack:


Is welding it a good option? It is currently at a local shop. The owner isn't worried about the welding part as much as getting the threading right.

Does anyone know the type of alloy used in these cases?

Would heat treating it be required?

Thanks in advanced!
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:48 AM   #3056
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Welding no problem, (Fill the holes completely).. Heat treat not needed..

I would however make a drill jig using the two good holes, and use the jig to locate the exact centers of the holes that are cracked, for drilling and tapping accurately.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:50 AM   #3057
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here's probably an easy one:

can I weld hot wheels cars together with MIG?
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:19 AM   #3058
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Welding no problem, (Fill the holes completely).. Heat treat not needed..

I would however make a drill jig using the two good holes, and use the jig to locate the exact centers of the holes that are cracked, for drilling and tapping accurately.
Thanks Nitro! Hopefully going over cost and process with the welder tomorrow. I'll be sure to pass along your suggestion.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:55 PM   #3059
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here's probably an easy one:

can I weld hot wheels cars together with MIG?
ProbablyNot..with any degree of real success.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:16 PM   #3060
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ProbablyNot..with any degree of real success.
thanks for your thoughts

what are they made of, cast zinc? I want to make a wall piece for my kid with all his cars that have worn out (many from my childhood that were passed along). I suppose I could use jb weld or some other epoxy.
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