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Offline duTch

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Re: Frame dent repair
« Reply #15 on: 09.06. 2018 22:19 »

 Which is the brazed bit ?  *smile*
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Re: Frame dent repair
« Reply #16 on: 09.06. 2018 23:14 »
That looks great Richard. I used to have an oxy-acetylene kit; very useful. It wasn't getting used much and the gas cylinder rental was just too expensive to justify. I gave the hardware to my sister, who restores vintage cars, and I ceased the gas account. I have a cheap MIG set now but rarely use it.
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Re: Frame dent repair
« Reply #17 on: 10.06. 2018 00:38 »
I haven't tried brazing since high school metal shop (1971). If you were closer I'd ask you for lessons. Looks good!

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Re: Frame dent repair
« Reply #18 on: 10.06. 2018 17:26 »
Based on the replies from folks I respect (all of you), I guess I did OK. To be honest, I'm pretty happy with it, though it must be told that it was a braze-grind-repeat process that wasn't particularly fast.

Anyway, we have a vintage-centric forum here, so I figured, "Why not show the vintage welding gear?"

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Re: Frame dent repair
« Reply #19 on: 10.06. 2018 20:30 »
This is the sort of set I had.
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Re: Frame dent repair
« Reply #20 on: 10.06. 2018 20:53 »
Très moderne.
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Re: Frame dent repair
« Reply #21 on: 14.06. 2018 01:01 »
Could I do this to a heavily pitted frame? Wondering if I could get away with doing this or chop the section out and weld a new section in after having the difficult task of bending it to the correct angle.

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Re: Frame dent repair
« Reply #22 on: 14.06. 2018 01:51 »
G'day bd.
If it's BADLY pitted on the outside I wonder what it's like on the inside! Rust pits I just hit with converter and then bog and sand. Wait a week or so before painting. If not the bog will show through a few months later, it has to be dead dry. Super bad pitting I'd cut and shut.
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Re: Frame dent repair
« Reply #23 on: 14.06. 2018 01:58 »
Got a picture?
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