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  1. srcarr52

    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    I fixed a bunch of 394/5 cases, one in particular was pretty badly damaged but turned out really well so I thought I would share it.

    A large chunk of the case is broke off including the upper starter asm mount, carb shelf and rear left AV mount.

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    Welded up!

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  2. srcarr52

    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    With the welds ground back and bead blasted they have almost disappeared.

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  3. srcarr52

    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    Grinder and paint!

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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    A couple of bonus case halfs I did at the same time but I didn't get finished pictures.


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  5. srcarr52

    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    The hoard getting ready for cleaning or shipping for powder coating.

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  6. rocketnorton

    rocketnorton Pinnacle OPE Member

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    what's a job like that worth to you. 394 case?
    recently did one, makin one good case from 2 broke ones. was remington, unobtainium.
    lotta cuttin n grinding to make pieces fit.
    turned out pretty nice, tho.
    even after knocking some time off, wondering if i over charged...

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  7. srcarr52

    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    Yes, it was a 394 case.

    It would probably around $75 to weld the case back together and make it all pretty again but this was for a friends saw that I'm building him so it was no extra charge. I've been told that I don't charge enough.
     
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    jacob j. Mastermind Approved!

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    The local guy here with his own shop charges $75/hr., so what you guys are charging is very reasonable in comparison.

    Plus my local guy won't do saw cases anymore - he hates welding Mag.
     
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    Canadian farm boy 10,000 "likes" and still a fart knocker.

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    Try bringing him donuts and/or beer next time. He’ll weld it.
     
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    jacob j. Mastermind Approved!

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    Actually, I took him a couple crabs last time. He's not a drinker and doesn't have a sweet tooth - but most people here on the coast like crab.

    In fact some of the local businesses will barter in crab and rockfish.
     
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    hseII AKA - Kim's Husband

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    Shaun,

    Is that with a spool gun?

    Little 1-2 lb spool Like we can do with Aluminum?


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  12. srcarr52

    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    Nope, it’s tig welded with magnesium filler.
     
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    Pm sent.


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    What rod ?
     
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    Damn fine work as always Shaun.
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    There are really only two rod alloys readily available. AZ92A and AZ61A, on dirty old cases I can’t really tell the difference.

    You set the tig welder on AC with setting similar to welding aluminum. Cleaning and prep is everything.
     
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    Nice!!


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    Well yeah.
     
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    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    Awesome work Shaun!
     
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    +1

    might add that "cleaning" w/fiber grinder wheels leaves chit embedded in base metal, contaminating weld.
    carbide burrs/die grinder is cleaner. or wire brush...

    my rate is $50./hr., btw.
     
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