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#16 geordie_aaron

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 04:07 AM

im a trained welder, but not MIG, just tig (HELL of alot easier lol)


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#17 Mike C

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 05:39 AM

Wanna buy a Mig welder? :D

got one for sale :baby:
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#18 Ex-Finesse

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 05:57 AM

Finesse can you use a Mig welder? Cut the underlight bits off a Mk5 and just Mig weld them on. Would take approx 5 mins to do lol.

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Nope, can't.

I saw they were welded on....... do you reckon it's possible to replace them without too much mess? IE affecting local paint? I'll then cover the whole car except these bits and repsray them. Just unsure if it could achieve anything like factory look quality X(
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#19 geordie_aaron

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 06:36 AM

should do any damage to local paint m8, BUT ther is the chance that it may, did when i done my lcoks


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#20 Ex-Finesse

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 07:26 AM

Would it be possible to just spot weld them in place? Just don't want a load of heat distorting the surrounding area / paint. I'd prefer to weld rather than fibreglass them in! 8o

I'm thinking I'll just cut and drill the metal work behind the lights. Ideal would be to weld in the mk5 metal work, but welding not an option! Think sorting the lower piece of metalwork will have to wait until I can get it welded in.
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#21 geordie_aaron

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 07:30 AM

could spot them (1" though), then fibre it just for that added lil strentgh, but youd have to be real careful with the boot ETC, although spots are v strong they wont take the 'hammering' but if u dont use ya boot thn ya laffin :S


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#22 Ex-Finesse

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 09:15 AM

Welding sorted! 8) :cheers:

Will be heading to the breakers armed with a hacksaw Saturday morning :jaw: :roll:

Edited by Ex-Finesse, 27 October 2004 - 09:15 AM.

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#23 geordie_aaron

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 10:01 AM

whos doin the weldin then?


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#24 Cyrix

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 08:04 PM

It wont distort if you use a Mig welder, Gas welding unless you seriously know what your doing could distort the metal as its not that thick. So long as the heat isnt sustained it will be ok.

Reminds me of what I cut a rear quater off with a Ocetelene torch :P

#25 geordie_aaron

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 08:41 PM

LMAO, i got pissed off with a teacher at college, so i put the 'fire cutter' cant remember the name now lol:S

put it on the safety flame and held it over the hole car and watched it turn BLACK with sut lol was class,


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#26 Ex-Finesse

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 06:45 AM

LOL @ aaron :roll:

Welding being done at my Dads place. Shouldn't think it'll be done this saturday! Next Sat hopefully. Just get the thing on it this weekend and lights watertight :thumb:

Unsure at exactly what the breakers will say 8o
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#27 Ex-Finesse

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 11:59 AM

Ok, managed to go to the breakers Friday afternoon.

Bad news, the metal work underneath the clusters is part of the bodywork! Its not a little spot welded thing :(

A setback, just means will have to use more force! :O Will have to cut the whole section out, and weld it into mine! Goes over a join between the rear arch and rear panel 8o X( :D

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Got a pic from the mk5 in breakers. Compare to vvvvvvv.............

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Bit of cutting here, bit of drillin' there..... and I'm sorted :drunk:

So I could have the tailgate and lights on in a weekend easily. But then my car wouldn't be able to have mk6 lights....... which it might need when the tailgate gets sent off for smoothing.

Tried to take the spoiler off earlier! No chance what-so-ever! Area which it is bonded on is massive. So, when other tailgate ready, will angle grind round it (ruin tailgate!) and then remake the very bottom of the spoiler to get rid of the metal.

Shame I won't have a mk5 clustered mk6 by end of this weekend...... but good things come to those with patience :) ;)

Will get on the blower to scuzzie's bloke for a price for smoothing. 8)

I'm getting bonnet / bumpers / doors and mk5 tailgate sprayed up this winter, will wait and do them all together! Also spray the welded in bits at the same time. :drunk:

Dunno what I enjoy more........ driving the car or this planning / modding :cheers:
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#28 K3V HA

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 09:05 PM

Looks like a lot of good effort on this one matey, but i just cant see why you would want a square back end on a car with a round front end?? You going for smoothed boot sill? Ive got a pic of a black mk5 with smooth boot ill try and dig it out mate!
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#29 K3V HA

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 09:10 PM

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There ya go matey!! :cheers: Its from mansfield!
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#30 sortedford

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 09:24 PM

should deffinatly be interestin ralph :)
i still want frosted mk6 lights :D
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