Runabout engine cover

Discussion in 'Materials' started by LKJR, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. LKJR
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    LKJR Junior Member

    building an 87 vindicator.

    to the point of building the engine bay cover and rear seat. I didnt' like the old closed up crowded style and 3 part cover so I"m looking at building a frame out of tubing and incorporating the back of the seat.

    I wanted to used aluminum but I'm having a hard time finding anyone out here in lubbock that can weld it.

    should I keep hunting or should I give up and use light gauge steel? and have it powdercoated.
     
  2. longliner45
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    what about stainless steel?
     
  3. LKJR
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    still the same problem of getting someone to tig weld it
     
  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    You can weld stainless with MIG. It only takes a different wire alloy.
     
  5. LKJR
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    If I go the stainless route, how much of an issue am I going to have with coorosion if I skin the underside with aluminum?
     
  6. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Put tape in between to avoid corrosion.
     

  7. JonH
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    JonH Junior Member

    Bond it with VHB and kill two birds with one stone.
     
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