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FORD first on race day...Gubi :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
 

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:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:(y)...but i could afFORD the car...lol
 

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ok, tunnel getting done..... need a diff peice of sheet metal for the sides of the tunnel, they will exchange for me on monday.... i drilled holes in the sheet metal parts, to plug weld them... and one thing i have learned doing this...... YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH SHARPEYS........and exhausting work, and yet after meausring 3 times,. i still messed up
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Connect your new tunnel to the right places and you will effectively added a backbone chassis to your Spider (that size RHS was all that my last club car's chassis was made out of. Might have been slightly bigger ... ?). I wonder how this would affect overall chassis stiffness ...

But feeding the loads out to the suspension points would be difficult, especially as the bulkheads on these things are not that thick sheet metal wise
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1/2 inch 13 mm sqaure steel tubing , might pop rivet some extra steel to the fire wall where i can.. welding in such tight areas is hard.. and welding this alfa sheet steel is not, easy, even at low power,, still blow holes in the oem steel....i have a section of a dead spider floor and firewall i practiced one,, tryed all kinds of setting,, too easy to blow holes in the steel.. and i always clean the metal i will be welding and the ground point to shiney steel
 

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a little more work.. can adjust the angle
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and with a coat of clear epoxy over the alfa romeo badge 15 min epoxy..i did smooth it out
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plan to plug weld the sheet steel to the birdcage. then pop rivet the sheet steel to the oem sheet steel.... welding,, even spot welding steel to to the body...is messythe sheet steel around the frame is just a cover..
 

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i am using my CAD system for making parts....... CARDBOARD AIDED DESIGN ... thank alfavulcan for that
 

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You're still using gasless MIG aren't you. I tried to use that on my GTV once, on a rear guard, blew a huge hole ...

The only thing I have successfully welded gasless was my now sister's MGB's exhaust, but the weld looked like dog poo
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..yes..PSK gassless.. can you forgive me? i can weld very nice lines on most steel, and after a few tack welds.. nice running beads on exhaust tubing... the trick there it to have no gaps
 

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the alfa steel does not like the heat...not enough... not a good bond.. a little to much.. burn thru..its a very small window in time and heat to get it right
 

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the alfa steel does not like the heat...not enough... not a good bond.. a little to much.. burn thru..its a very small window in time and heat to get it right
Like PSK said, it sounds like it may be a limitation of the welding equipment. MIG with gas or TIG might give you better results.
 

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the alfa steel does not like the heat...not enough... not a good bond.. a little to much.. burn thru..its a very small window in time and heat to get it right
A small light duty 110v mig welder w/ gas makes thinner metal much easier. I use a small Lincoln handy mig for 90% of my car welding
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thanks ....
 
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