I learned how to weld so I made an exhaust. (56k beware)

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Over spring break (last week) most college students go to the beach or visit family. Me? Oh, no. I learned how to weld with a MIG welder and I created a 3" exhaust.


A nice view of the muffler.


I used nice 3 bolt flanges.


Oh, no! I'm not running a cat.


Finally, here's what she looks like.

Welding is fun!!! I hope to make a lot of interesting things as I get better.
 

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awesome, welding is one of the things I've been trying to get into, but the lack of a welder and someone to teach me kinda sucks
 

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I understand that. My dad owns the welder and just told me what to listen for. After that, he said "have fun". So, I practiced welding on an old pressure plate.
 

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Pffft...I'd like to weld, but I can barely solder (sp)...

Looks good though. I'd like a three inch..........exhaust.
 

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Looks good, I'd love to learn how to weld. I just need to find someone with a welder and then get them to show me a few things. Maybe someday.
 

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Looks good man. Yeah welding is pretty enjoyable. I just recently bought myself a little MIG machine and welded up my hardpipes and exhaust. A TIG is my next big purchase after paint. I want to try my hand at exhaust manifolds. If you want a really good source of info. get an AMS welding handbook or a welding company book (like Lincoln, Miller etc.) They are pretty spendy new but have a wealth of information. I had two years of MIG and stick welding experience and have learned even more with one of those books.
 

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Looks good, what kind of MIG welder is it? I have a Miller wire-feed arc welder that I mess around with, but I am looking for an upgrade. And yes, welding is fun! :)

-Nick
 

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Well done Drake! (Fun isn't it!)

I started when I was 12>13 and still learn something new everytime I pick up the torch.

I've taught just about every girlfriend I've had to at least make a reasonable tack with the Mig for those times I need extra hands!
 

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IJ. said:
Well done Drake! (Fun isn't it!)

I started when I was 12>13 and still learn something new everytime I pick up the torch.

I've taught just about every girlfriend I've had to at least make a reasonable tack with the Mig for those times I need extra hands!
OMG! Now, THAT's great! Every girlfriend, you say? I think I need to adopt some techniques from you because I love that idea.
 

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Drake: You'd be surprised how many women love to do this sort of thing!

I had my recent one work with me for 3 months and I taught her to use the Drill press the Manual Mill the Lathe and various handtools! (She's an accountant)

In the early days it was the only way a GF ever got to spend time with me as I was under a car 16/7!
 
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looks nice i cant wait until you put some more love into the silver car. i wish i could weld. i just had someone do mine for me (see avatar) good price, great service, great guy to work with!
 

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not too shabby for your first welds...at least from what i can see ;)

welding is fun...i wish i had my own...

however i think i might purchase a plasma cutter first...JUST TO HAVE ONE :D
 

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not too shabby for your first welds...at least from what i can see ;)

welding is fun...i wish i had my own...

however i think i might purchase a plasma cutter first...JUST TO HAVE ONE :D
Oh, I really want a plasma cutter now that I can weld. It would just make life so much easier being able to make my own flanges and what not.

Thanks again guys for all the comments!
 
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