Mig Welding Automotive Sheet metal from How to ASAP

MIG Welding Automotive Sheetmetal This clip from howtoASAP.com is from a 52 minute video featuring nationally recognized automotive builder, Craig Hopkins. Whether you are a novice or a professional, this video will help you get professional results as you learn the tricks to welding automotive sheet metal. Muscle cars, classic cars or trucks use the same welding techniques. Save yourself money and do it yourself or see what your builder should be doing!
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25 Responses to Mig Welding Automotive Sheet metal from How to ASAP

  1. glblb3030 says:

    nice tip

  2. MrSmackhappy says:

    @GTXfj5 he would have to be cooling it the instant the metal became molten for the air to stop the piece from warping the moment you start welding the parent metal reacts with the new metal fusion and slightly pulls no matter what you do. rapid cooling of the weld is usually not a good thing and although not crucial in this application it can cause the new metals not to bond right and can fail you for certification type weld on thicker material.

  3. fmn716 says:

    Thanks really informative

  4. 20rich02 says:

    For people who dont realy know how things go. Never on a car repair make a weld to long at once to avoid the metal of warping on you. Seconds like shown on the vid it also helps with an airgun to keep the temp of the welding that was done down.Also be careful that there arent any materials that would go up in flames. Which id advise people to keep some water around or something to put the fire out just in case something should happen.

  5. vikingskipdotcom says:

    Interesting. Thanks!

  6. MyUnderSlungLink says:

    Finally!!! A video that actually explains something. Thanks!

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  8. ndenn002 says:

    great vid

  9. BittingerMovies says:

    Hey, I own a 1995 Ford F150 normal cab. Now it needs body work I found two new fenders but I can’t seem to find a 8ft bed with duel fuel doors. The only bed I found that was a 8footer was off of a 1995 F250, Now my question is, Will the ford F250 bed fit on a f150?

  10. pineappleisawesome1 says:

    im learning arc welding, gas, mig and tig in my high school auto shop, funnest thing ever 😀

  11. jacfly911 says:

    Short weld bursts, layering, heat sinking,are all techniques that prevent warping and burn through on light gage sheet metal. Weld at multiple location to allow cooling. Work short don’t over heat. BE PATIENT!

  12. jacfly911 says:

    Short weld bursts, layering, heat sinking,are all techniques that prevent warping and burn through on light gage sheet metal. Weld at multiple location to allow cooling. Work short don’t over heat.

  13. matthewmarrs123 says:

    i could never seem to keep a good ark or keep it going enough to start a good weld.

  14. svedr says:

    man your weld are pure awsomenes, im restoring my dads old vw van atm but my velds are shit compared to this:)

  15. Veikra says:

    you weld good buddy

  16. ADOPTmeBITCH says:

    i like this old guy

  17. BitchGoHome1 says:

    i like wat ur doing this is really helpfull. but i have a question to ask. what speed are u welding at?

  18. MrNonzerogrunt says:

    @faffaflunkie ok. thanks for the help. your have been very help full

  19. faffaflunkie says:

    @MrNonzerogrunt If you can bend it you can use it. Although if its galvanized I wouldn’t try to weld it.

  20. MrNonzerogrunt says:

    @faffaflunkie i have a big peice of sheet metal. can i use it?

  21. faffaflunkie says:

    @MrNonzerogrunt You can buy pre-stamped floor pans. Floor pans are also easy to make. Just get light gauge (non-galvanized) mild steel. You can construct a bender easily with door hinges. The problem with either approach is the heat from an electric welder warps the thin sheetmetal used to repair floors in automobiles. To weld sheet metal on cars you have to use gas or develop some real skill with an electric welder.

  22. MrNonzerogrunt says:

    @faffaflunkie can i just use a peice of metal i have as floor pans or do i have to buy real floor pans

  23. faffaflunkie says:

    It’s not the burn through (that can be fixed), it’s the warpage.

  24. kilodiamond says:

    Beautiful Weldeing job .

  25. JCVDFan1 says:

    Gotta love that guitar tune at the beginning

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