Welder wanted - in Blue Mountains NSW

bgpzfm142bgpzfm142 (@bgpzfm142) near Katoomba NSW
in Wanted 1836 / 105joined Feb 2014
"When you say you want a welder, do you mean a MIG or an oxy, or a person who can weld?"

Glad you asked that question.

The answer - Yes!
(both welding equipment and a person who can do it, wanted)

I have a floor pan and a battery tray that needs welding. and I know enough to know that I don't know enough about how to do it without it looking like the product of Wayne & Arthur (the Dodgy Bros).

For risking their very lives while working with hot things and GAS and dicing with bits of molten metal, this highly skilled person can be rewarded with copious amounts of beer or cider or $BEVERAGE_OF_CHOICE plus pizza, and / or a modest amount of dollars. And my everlasting gratitude of course.

But since the car can't be moved, Mohammad (ie the welder) must come to the Mountain(s).

Any takers?
Vee_Que
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74 142 (x 2) | 74 145 | 79 242GT | 87 745T | 88 780 | 93 945T | 71 1800E

Comments

  • 8558 / 73joined Jul 2013
    Why cant car be put on trailer?
    I think you need to add i was in an s80 with three wheels getting pulled backwards and was told to "hold on shit is about to get real".
  • bgpzfm142bgpzfm142 (@bgpzfm142) near Katoomba NSW
    1836 / 105joined Feb 2014
    Why cant car be put on trailer?

    Well, it could. But renting a trailer to drag it plus fuel is $300 which might be better off in the hands of visiting welder.
  • 8558 / 73joined Jul 2013
    Effort to load up my welder and gear into trailer + time spent on road > level of interest

    If car was here with a case or 3 of beer
    @VolvoHordz and i could probobly be convinced
  • bgpzfm142bgpzfm142 (@bgpzfm142) near Katoomba NSW
    1836 / 105joined Feb 2014
    Okay... that sounds both fair and awesome.

    Would, say, four cases of beer move the convincer-ometer up to positive interest level?

    And if so, when would a delivery to Tentacle Towers be convenient?
  • 195 / 7joined Jul 2013
    You have pics of what needs welding? Ive got a mig and may be up for it although don't want to get into something to time consuming or where I have to weld from the underside of the car because there's nothing fun about overhead welding.
    Vee_Que
  • bgpzfm142bgpzfm142 (@bgpzfm142) near Katoomba NSW
    1836 / 105joined Feb 2014
    You have pics of what needs welding?

    No, but I will take some in the morning, when there's some light.

    Basically, it's a floor pan section in the LHF footwell in a 745T, and the battery tray (LHF in a turbo) in the same car.
    Vee_Que
  • bgpzfm142bgpzfm142 (@bgpzfm142) near Katoomba NSW
    1836 / 105joined Feb 2014
    Pix.

    Floor pan.
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    Battery tray
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  • 8558 / 73joined Jul 2013
    You already have a replacement section of floor or need one?
  • bgpzfm142bgpzfm142 (@bgpzfm142) near Katoomba NSW
    1836 / 105joined Feb 2014
    I think I have enough replacement floor section from The ex-Porno-Lemon needed for a patch, because it appears from a Google search that the bit of floor over the chassis rail is a popular rust spot.

    Is it easier to do an 8 inch by 8 inch patch there, or do you need a bigger sized panel? If the latter, then no, I don't have one.


    However, I do have a good, solid LH battery tray, as The PL was a NA car and had the battery on the RH side.
  • 8558 / 73joined Jul 2013
    I've got a white 940 at my place you could cut a section from

    Floor plans generaly require welding from the underside of the car
    Vee_Que
  • bgpzfm142bgpzfm142 (@bgpzfm142) near Katoomba NSW
    1836 / 105joined Feb 2014
    Thank you - I may take you up on that, if the floor section of the PL is inadequate.

    Also
    Floor plans generaly require welding from the underside of the car

    Damnation. That news will not please Mister Hordz, who wrote...
    ... don't want to get into something [...] where I have to weld from the underside of the car because there's nothing fun about overhead welding.

    If said offending vehicle were taken to Tentacle Towers, do you have ways and means of elevating it and thus making it easier to work upon?
  • 743 / 11joined Jun 2014
    ^^^^you not seen the forklift thread :)
  • 195 / 7joined Jul 2013
    Patch size doesn't matter to much. Just needs to be big enough to reach 100% solid metal. Keeping the patch to reasonably straight lines obviously also makes the process of cutting the rust out and cutting a patch to size simpler.

    So how far are you able to prep it in terms of getting everything cleaned up and patches cut to size? Whats your time frame for getting it done? Both don't look to bad to weld with at least some done from the above so I should be up for the task. My welder is portable enough so could come to you.
    egadsbgpzfm142
  • bgpzfm142bgpzfm142 (@bgpzfm142) near Katoomba NSW
    1836 / 105joined Feb 2014
    So how far are you able to prep it in terms of getting everything cleaned up and patches cut to size?

    I will need to engage in some cutting and grinding of the malignant panels, and then cutting out a suitable patch from the spare floor pan which I have here, to fit. Hopefully I can have it at the stage where you can walk in, set up, do your magics, and then collect and enjoy your beverages.
    Whats your time frame for getting it done?

    Depends on your timetable. Presuming all the metal is cut to shape and is ready to roar, what is a ballpark estimate of your time needed to work your magic?

    S'pose we ought to talk dates, and what can work for you. What works for me is Sunday the 30th if you need one day, or the weekend after (which is August 5/6) if that swap meet in the Hunter isn't happening, if you need two.

    Ideally I'd like to have it done sometime before the weekend of August 12/13 if humanly possible, so I can make some car room by gittin' that varmint outta here. If that's not possible, I'll have to bump a Canberra retrieval trip presently planned for that weekend, to the weekend of August 19/20.
    Both don't look to bad to weld with at least some done from the above so I should be up for the task.

    Gratitude! Please to advise of beverage type and quantity.
  • 195 / 7joined Jul 2013
    Sounds good. The welding side of things should be the quickest part, cant imagine it would take more than a couple hours. Just in case it does take longer we can plan to start it in the morning sometime and leave the rest of the day open.

    30th should be fine. I'm off skiing/snowboarding the 5th/6th. I could probably squeeze in on the 12th, I'll be at the Shannon's Sydney Classic on the Sunday.

    A 24 case of Canadian Club and Dry ought to see me right if it only takes a couple hours.
    bgpzfm142Vee_Que
  • bgpzfm142bgpzfm142 (@bgpzfm142) near Katoomba NSW
    1836 / 105joined Feb 2014
    A 24 case of Canadian Club and Dry ought to see me right if it only takes a couple hours.

    You're a man of good taste as well as talent! :)

    Allrightie, the 30th looks like being a goer, weather permitting. Once I've done some grinding and slicing, I'll PM the pics of the results early next week along with my address, and I guess then you can let me know if I need to do more, Just so you're not having to waste time when you get here.
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