Welding / welder recommendation?

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  1. storymitchell

    storymitchell Member of the proletariat

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    I need a rear subframe fabricated for my /5. Nothing exotic, and I could prolly do it myself but as it is going to hold the rear of my bike (and me) up I figure I'll find someone that knows what they are doing.

    Any recommendations for a welder that won't rape me, pricewise?
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    Talk to Mike E on the BMWBMW Forum. He has a friend who does welding for a reasonable price.

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    If you have the parts and a drawing showing how you want them welded I can have it done for free by someone who knows what they are doing.
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    You know not what you are offering! :D

    By the way, where is Bland, VA?

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    Well within reason anyways :lol3

    It's in the middle of Tazewell / Wytheville / Bluefield and lives up to it's name.
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    I can point and explain, but detailed drawings might be tough. I have a copy of AutoCAD somewhere - I'll see if I can find it and get what I need put together. Whether I succeed or not, though, thanks for the offer!
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    A hand drawing would probably do it if you can mark the pieces, you know the old Insert Tab A into Slot B kinda thing. Anytime, just one of the benifits of working at a place with a full metal/weld shop. :evil
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    PM 2ndspace. He knows a bunch of HD ridin redneck guys that have a welding shop on the north side of Woodbridge. I took the trailer down there at his recommendation and they did some neat shit, for less than I expected in a day. Don't know the name, only how to ride there.

    Warning, get there before three, thats when the beer comes out - these guys are cool :thumb
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    storymitchell Member of the proletariat

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    My tack has changed. It turns out my father has a wire welder he doesn't use. I'm going borrow it to do this project myself to get comfortable with the welder so I can move on to making a complete motorcycle frame.
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    So, you changing your name to Paul Teutel then?:rofl

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    storymitchell Member of the proletariat

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    I'm in the process of acquiring the parts needed to build a furnace that will melt aluminum (and brass and iron), and allow me to cast engine parts (up to heads and cylinders). I might as well spin up my welding skills. Parts for prewar BMWs are hard to find, and are even more expensive. To the degree I can fabricate parts for less than I'd pay for them ...
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    Any chance you have site of pictures of furnace for melting? I do all the welding and fab.But would never try casting aluminum myself .What would the alloys and tempers be from melted scrap?
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