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    After spending 11 hours welding today I would like to remind everyone on the benefits of adjusting your mask properly.

    My eyes hurt like hell.
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    Not suprised!

    Stings like a ******* doesn't it? My brother once got it a lot worse than me... had to go to the docs for some drops.

    Look after your eyes, mate. You only get one pair.
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    Hang on... I made a patch for the front sill end plate on my Jag the other day and welded it on... took me about 45 mins... what the hell were you doing that took 11 hours to weld!!!!

    More to the point, how much gas did you get through!!!! :eek:
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Hang on... I made a patch for the front sill end plate on my Jag the other day and welded it on... took me about 45 mins... what the hell were you doing that took 11 hours to weld!!!!

    More to the point, how much gas did you get through!!!! :eek:
    Replacing pretty much a whole sill and floor pan with patches, patching up two wheel arches, and a bit of bulkhead. Plus welding in some scaff bars under the engine bay to replace the missing sump guard.

    Gas wise somehow we are still on the same CO2 bottle. My welding guru suggests with pub gas to turn it down till you can barely hear it, then turn it up a little bit. I'm tempted to try turning it up a bit more today though. I have another bottle ready to go, and at £15 a pop its not too savagely priced.


    My eyes are feeling fine now, we only have one patch left to weld (we managed to tack it in last night) so hopefully today shall be relatively pain free.



    Todays tasks, cover all yesterdays work in a thick layer of black tar paint, drill holes to mount seatbelts into, put car back the right way up, (put it on its side with a ratchet strap and a bus stop), apply filler to non structural holes, re wire rear loom, rebuild rear right drum brake. Hopefully an MOT will be gained next week.
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    I've never welded anything before.... would like to try tho.
 
 
 
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