Well, had very little time for my car this month. Had to emergency fix some drainage that flooded after installing our new washing machine. Work was too busy as well. And then I thought I’d start on the plug welds joining the floor to the rocker and I was not happy with them:
So I figured I’d get more practice and find a better setting. I’m using 6mm (1/4”) holes here so I drilled a whole bunch and welded them. Started top-right, ended left-bottom:
These were horizontal and went fine in the end. Then did vertical ones too and they went alright as well. The trick seemed to be to keep the wire in the middle and only move around a little bit, NOT touching the edges of the top metal or it would either burn a hole or creep out.
So I figured I’d give the rocker another go with this knowledge:
Still not great! The next one was even worse! I was so pissed off I went home…
I think with the last and worst one, I accidentally moved the wire too much.
Fabrice has been giving me a lot of great feedback already but from a distance which is not always easy. I’m trying to find as many tips as I can. Any other tips on vertical welding are appreciated!