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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

OK mine have holes in the middle ,and of course battery tray has rotted.,...thanks for the reply beetlenut
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:32 am    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

I think I have a sheet of 20 gauge somewhere so I'll test my welding.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

Well I did the thing with the jack, a few popped, but most stayed strong. I had some 22 gauge that I tested welding together and it looked horrendous, I really need a gas machine.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

Good to hear most of them stayed put.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

Did you look at the images in this thread?

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=624774&highlight=

I did not have the process down quite as good as it gets but it's pretty close.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

Yes I looked at the thread, what settings were you using? Mine even at like 2 and low is making holes and looking bad I'll post a picture of my tests on 22 gauge soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

Here's the 22 gauge. The settings ranged from .5-3.
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The weld in the top pic all the way up and in the center is all the way down in the center in the bottom pic.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

I highly doubt that you are getting that "frying bacon sound" or the sound of a correct arc sound.
It looks like the wire is melting off in globs. A wire welder sets the arc length for you but the STICK OUT has to be maintained which is the distance the contact tip is from the metal. 1/2 inch is a lot and it's nearly impossible to choke out a wire welder arc so 1/4 - 3/8ths is good with maybe 1/8th inch as close as you should go. You have to be careful not to short out the contact tip while flux welding if using a flux nozzle or no nozzle. The shorter the stick out the more control you will have over the weld pool.

Usually if anything excessive STICK OUT is the problem.
Flux core uses spray transfer as far as I know but you should still only see small to tiny globs going into the weld pool and not a big glob being dropped from the wire into the pool. You should not be dropping off a glob that is the size of the weld pool.

If your still melting off pool sized globs with the correct stick out ,your wire speed is too slow but I don't think that is the issue.You should probably set up on 16 gauge steel and get good at that first because it is harder to set up on thin stuff. You should be able to do a continuous bead with 16 gauge.

I don't have an old test piece handy but it should be impossible not to get some sag on the opposite side of the steel you are welding if it's thin.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

I've got some 16 somewhere, and that's my problem, I have at least a half inch out of the gun at all times, guess I'll work on that tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

stay away from WW pans. i installed their floor pans on both my 72 and 68. both sets had very poor fit requiring more cutting and welding than others i have done. not to mention the shipping damage. pans thinner than i expected as well. one more WW part to avoid...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

Interesting, that's the first I've heard of that. I've heard the best reviews are from people who use WW pans.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

Yes, I usually do have to trim WW pans. It takes about 15 minutes per side to mark and then trim with a metal cutting disc on a 4" grinder. And I like the fact the crossbraces are not attached ... the originals on the car are better than the replacements so I like to keep them when possible. More work, yes, but it makes for a better job overall.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

I used WW cross braces as mine were rotted. They were good, not as sturdy as the originals, but they're good.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

I recently used WW pans on a 65 Bug and the fit was perfect.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

Well my floors are already rusting which is my fault. I bet you once I get it all put together again, I'll redo the floors. Whatever, live and learn. Next time I'll go Wolfsburg West.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

Brush on www.MasterSeriesct.com silver and/or black & finish them!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

I've talked to the master series guys at the Stafford swap meet. I've got to weld the pans more and remove sealer because some of the welds popped and I'm just annoyed with them. This bug will be back together for April though. Not painted and perfect but one piece once more.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

Have you put the body on yet to see how the nutplates line up with the floor pan holes?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

No, I need to do my channels. Which means I need to do the floors.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Floor Pans Reply with quote

I'm so stupid.... in the process of re-replacing the rear cross brace, I have messed up the back of the pan enough that i don't think i can fix it. I think I'm going to get a half pan and weld it in. Any advice? The pan right now is super distorted on the part the channels bolt to so it won't sit on the cross brace.
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