Fender Bottom Replacement Auto Restoration

Replace the fender bottom on your restoration project.


12 Comments/Reviews

  • slapoutz says:

    i wouldve used the old peice of the fender welded, grinded and bondo’d it

  • kutafon says:

    WeIl it depends from couple of factors.. Your amp setting, wire speed, type of weld you’re doing, gun travel speed.
    If working on car sheet metal DON”T do straight beads, just tack weld. If the metal is getting red it’s flowing and acting like water drops, that’s wwhy you’re burning thru. cool down your welds with a blastoing gun conected to your air compressor.. Practice, practice practice.. G luck

  • kutafon says:

    Well I use a 240 amp mig welder. I do work on panels. No problem for me to weld a 1mm gap between panels without burning thru. It’s all the matter of setting your welder, and you can use a backup plate from copper when doing butt welds

  • HayateAce says:

    Oh yeah, 90 amp is way too high to be welding auto body panels. You should be down in the 25 to 40 amp range.

  • HayateAce says:

    Don’t mess with the Harbor Freight type wire welder crap. Ok, MiG welding stands for Metal Inert Gas. Unless the welder you have or buy has a gas bottle connected with C02 or Argon/C02 mix, you are simply working with a “wire fed welder.”

    Wire welders use flux core wire, somewhat like is done with soldering wire. Think about trying to solder with flux wire. It’s messy and it really doesn’t work all that great. Same thing with wire welding.

  • RUMBLEINN says:

    I have found a couple of tricks that help with the Easy Mig 100. First, buy wire from Lincoln or some other name brand manufacturer. Also, you may want to buy wire in a smaller diameter for sheet steel or body panels. Second, You have to work real slow. It does weld the hell out of heavier steel 1/8″ and up. This should work for the patch panels I will be putting on my car. How’s the Lincoln welder working and how much did you pay for it?

  • novabrian says:

    No I didn’t get an answer.but I did realize it was a shitty welder.I bought a Lincoln Handy Mig instead

  • RUMBLEINN says:

    Dude, don’t tell me that. I just bought the Easy Mig 100 to do patch panels. It’s a 90 amp machine. I am jut starting to practice with various thicknesses of steel. Did you ever get an answer to your question?

  • novabrian says:

    I have a 90 amp 110 mig welder from Harbour Freight and it burns through the metal on the lowest setting. Why does this happen?

  • KFCHambone says:

    so u basically butt weld the two pieces together and leave a gap? you dont overlap the two pieces and drilled holes to plug weld them? thanks

  • CoolasIce2 says:

    Definately use gas w/110V welder.

  • JB403yea says:

    I am new to this. When welding in patch panels will a simple 110v mig welder do the trick? And is there a preference between gas or wire?

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