Bull Bar Cowboy Posted August 30, 2006 Share Posted August 30, 2006 Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm……………. I suspect that Dan or Jez will provide an answer to this. At the moment during my axle building, I noticed that the rear casing really requires a new diff pan. Welding is not a problem for me, however, this weld needs to be oil tight, and I only want to do it once……… so, what’s the preferred methodology, 1) I am more comfortable with a continuous weld bead to ensure that its oil tight, so ……….. to avoid distortion can I tack the new pan every ¾ inch and then run one continuous bead ………. or, 2) weld it the same as a thin panel and put in say 2 inch beads 180 degrees apart to avoid the distortion problem. This seems messy to me. My preferred method is the first, and probably I will go back to the old fashioned circular motion of the torch rather than the normal saw tooth stitching pattern. Just so you can all have a smile, I’ll post up the job when finished. Ian Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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