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5 Post subject: Building a naerc chassis??Welding newbie??Possbile??  PostPosted: Nov 01, 2015 - 01:21 AM
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Hello To all,

I havent been around for a while,recently got married bought a house and now have a son.I have some free time on the weekends and I'm considering a build either diablo or a murci.I'm a auto technician by trade, very handy with just about any tool.I have never welded never needed to as I work for a dealership.I am curious if its possible to a newbie to welding to build a strong chassis??How to tell if the welds are good vs not strong enough.The last thing I want is to build a paperweight with wheels on it.Anyone have any insight??
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 01, 2015 - 10:15 AM
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Hi
I'm not a welder by trade but I have built my own chassis. It does take time to learn how to weld with a mig welder but it can be done. All you need is a lot of off cuts to practice on and go for it. Start at around 180 amps and wire feed set so it sounds like frying eggs. The weld should be almost flat with only a small crown.
You could have a problem though getting your car certified without a welding Ticket. It's getting harder in New Zealand to get a car on the road.
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 01, 2015 - 12:55 PM
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What kind of machine Is needed to weld the naerc chassis??I was looking at a hobart handler 140 but that might not be enough as it only goes up to 140amps.Any suggestions??
 
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I would go up to something in the 175 range. MIG type.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 04, 2015 - 06:06 PM
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I love my Hobart 180. Both of them! Don't build a lambo dude! Just build a Factory five or a RCR.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 06, 2015 - 05:39 AM
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EuroXS4,
I have a new tubeframe chassis for sale, not sure how to post a picture. It is my old style steel tube chassis and is new, but since I went to the aluminum composite monocoque, even though it is new, it is scrap to me. $1,000 takes it, you will easily spend that on tubing to build one. A-arms and uprights go with it, the new one has aluminum billet ones.
 
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