Welders (and seam welding cars)
tquattroguy at yahoo.com
Fri May 18 13:31:12 EDT 2001
All this talk of welders got me thinking. I am building a
20vt ur-q right now and the further I get the more I want to do.
I wanted a newer more reliable engine that was powerful.
So....20vt is going in. New engine means new suspension and
brakes to handle the power. If I'm making it this nice I want
to drive it a lot. SO I've decided to upgrade fusebox to
underhood style and upgrade dash and wiring harness to 85+
THEN...I rode in Jim Haseltine's BEAUTIFUL Ur-q in London. IT
was SO quiet, hmmm....I'm copying him and putting in all new
sound insulation. Which means I have to strip the inside. What
about seam welding it.
Racers do this to make the car much stiffer. Stiffer cars
flex less which means better handling, and a better feeling car
IMHO. So, whats involved. I'll have a car with no
interior/engine/tranny in it. Just a rolling CHassis. Once the
interior has the sound insulation stripped away, whats involved
to seam weld it and how. I have some welding experience (mostly
big stick welders) form a class in College. Can I do this
myself? Should it be stick welded or Mig welded? Or TIG
$$$$$$. Do I need to strip the underside as well? Do you weld
from both sides or just one side? How many seams are there to
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