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Old 10-18-2006, 11:32 AM
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Stripping the paint from the engine mounts for my Top Gun exposed some corrosion between the main plate and the stiffining flanges. There was also some mild surface rust that needed to be removed.
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:38 AM
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I decided that the only way to remove the rust completely was to cut off the flanges, clean up the edges of the plates, make new flanges and weld them on.
Here are a couple of pictures that I took of the process.
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:42 AM
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After I removed the flanges. I cleaned up the plates and started bending and fitting new flanges.
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as always a class job.........from a class guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.........m.m..........
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:45 AM
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Using an old block as a fixture to prevent the plates from distorting during the welding process, I tack welded the new flanges in place.
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:52 AM
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I finished the welding with a continuous bead around both sides using the ''TIG'' process, to prevent water from entering the joint and causing any future problems.
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:56 AM
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The next step is to clean up the factory welded area around the mounting pads and then on to paint.

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Thanks Mark.
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Nice welds, beautiful job.
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Nice work Roger! Now you need something to put ON those!
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