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Old 09-29-2019, 01:07 PM   #176
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Passenger side rust repaired. Not the best welds, but I got good penetration so I'll live with it.
Garage is too hot to go any further. Supposed to be in the lower 70's by next weekend, then I'll start on the driver's side.



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Old 09-29-2019, 06:32 PM   #177
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Bringing back some memories.....

Glad to see that you're still making progress on it!
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:40 PM   #178
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It's been a long winter full of house projects. Got the kitchen refinished, repainted pretty much every room in the house, and finally finished the basement.
Then, I lost my basement, which was going to be my drum / music room to my son. Turns out my mother-in-law has started to get dementia, so we moved her in with us. She is in the upstairs suite, which has it's own bathroom, that my son was using. He moved to the basement, which has its own full bath as well. I told my wife it is time to allow me to insulate, heat & cool the garage, so I can set up the music room in the 2nd floor.
I have a few more small home projects to finish up, then suspension on my DD E90 330i. After that, it will be back to the floor pan replacement, then painting the underbelly of the 142. Hopefully will have a few progress posts starting soon!
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Old 03-06-2020, 11:10 AM   #179
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Come on, come on, come on..... This thing is clean as can be, looking forward to updates on it.
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Old 03-06-2020, 01:21 PM   #180
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Come on, come on, come on..... This thing is clean as can be, looking forward to updates on it.
Ditto Steve! Sorry to hear about m-in-law.....
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Old 08-15-2020, 06:34 PM   #181
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I finally decided to put some work into the old 142 today.
Let's just say that the available floor pan patch panel IS NOT that close to what is there. If I had bought two, I probably would have been better off. As it is, I'll try to fit it in again tomorrow.
Somebody with more experience that I could possibly get this is in much more efficiently than me. It's a complete pain in the ass!
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Old 08-22-2020, 04:56 PM   #182
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Some floor pan progress.





Rear section is weld in, will mess the the front & sides tomorrow. The area where the front of the floor meets the transmission tunnel is going to be interesting to say the least.
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Old 08-23-2020, 04:28 PM   #183
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Three-Quarters welded in. Need to fit the firewall / floor / tunnel. Then the spot welds.
I'll need to cut out the area marked in black Sharpie & put in new sheet metal. The existing floor was a little thin & I blew thru.


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Old 08-24-2020, 11:56 AM   #184
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A little clean up and it will look good. Nice work, some panel work can be a giant pain in the butt.
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Old 08-28-2020, 11:15 AM   #185
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A little motivation.... The center caps for the VTO wheels I bought from Ken (Redwood Chair).

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Good to see it progressing!
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Old 08-30-2020, 02:14 PM   #187
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I'm afraid this welding is not welding... did you try to hammer it from bottom to see if it is actually holding?
To me it looks like not...
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Old 08-30-2020, 04:19 PM   #188
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I'm afraid this welding is not welding... did you try to hammer it from bottom to see if it is actually holding?
To me it looks like not...
Yes, looks like it's getting good penetration, but I did fill a few pinholes from below. I'll try a hammer on it to see if the beads crack.

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Old 08-31-2020, 02:46 AM   #189
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Can you post settings of your welder here? What are you using? 0,6 or 0,8 wire with co2/argon mix?
I think you are being a bit afraid of making holes :P
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Can you post settings of your welder here? What are you using? 0,6 or 0,8 wire with co2/argon mix?
I think you are being a bit afraid of making holes :P
I'm using a Lincoln Handy MIG, 120V with co2/argon gas. Wire size is .023. Ran out so I ordered a new spool of ESAB "Easy Grind" .023 wire. Not sure, but I believe that would be 0.6.
Settings on the welder are a dial for wire speed, set at approx. 5.25, and two switches for heat range. The switches are set to "High" & "1", per the recommendations on the welder.
And you are correct about being afraid of making holes!!!
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