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    Overhead welding

    For all you master welders, what's the secret to welding upside down. like laying on your back welding overhead. I started welding up the frame in the CJ and apparently its paper thin. I kept burning through it even after I turned the heat way down. Got most of that filled in, but now I have to grind it all out and re weld it. true booger welds for the most part. I managed a couple of decent beads but had trouble with it puddling and dripping down.

    So what's the best way?
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    flip it on its side
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    MIG?
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    Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourwheelerjeff View Post
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    This ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvreddog View Post
    This ^
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    I heard that flex seal flex tape works wonders.
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    Ok, just heard back from one of my pipeliner friends. 6010 5P+ would be the easiest but 7018 would be the best but is a bit harder to do upside down.
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    I dont have a a stick welder.
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    What if I take the Rat over and hook my winch to the top of your cage and lean it over enough for you to weld it ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj7 View Post
    I dont have a a stick welder.
    Sorry I misread. With a MIG the tack, tack, tack method works the best for me. I set the power right before it burns thru then turn the wire speed up a bit until it fills before it burns thru. It takes me a few burns to get it set just right but it works.

    Or you could run the old San Angelo trail and look down on it to weld. Lol
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    You can do like stick mentioned. Blowing thru. I would lower the heat for sure....as for speed. With all the rust i saw and knowing you.....didn't clean it mmhmmm. Turn up the speed. If you feel it kicking back the fun. Slow down the wire speed.
    Maybe tack tack away. Hit it in some with a hammer and plate it. That's what I would do.
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