First off a split rear bumper build with side protection
that looks pretty cool!
i bet a lot of work went into that
And another few of the exhaust system
Superb piece of work, I imagine superbly strong & don’t want to rain on your parade but aren't all towbars required to have to have type approval to comply with both the law & ergo insurance liabilities?
It looks like its a rear winch bumper (handy to have), not a tow bar: so should be ok.
I’m going to be critical here. The tig welding on those exhaust flanges is way too cold and too slow. It almost looks like you’ve melted filler across the arc and allowed it to drip into the joint.
90% of the issues will immediately go away by simply turning up the current.
“It looks like its a rear winch bumper (handy to have), not a tow bar: so should be ok.”
What’s the bit below the winch for?
Ha I was waiting for that one ☺ the tow bar has not been touched this time but the vehicle age and the fact that it is registered as a commercial make a big difference yes the bumper is very fit for purpose I think I am pleased with the way it has turned out
Thanks Richard for the criticalness ☺ some of those welds were just fusion welds and strangely enough the pics were posted to other welding groups and received a positive responce as been practical and fit for purpose but not weld porn from my previouse post you will know I am a tig novice but putting practice time to good use making things for my self I now believe the welds would of been better if they had been back purged ☺ in addition I had been advised that previous welds were to hot because of there dark colour but the coulour in those welds was looking mutch better every one to there own
Ron A there is a towbar there bellow the winch the rear winch is mounted independently to the bumper and has been on quite a while now but I changed it slightly then made two half bumpers with side bars to try and stop the back corners being damaged .
I’m not into the weld porn thing personally just welding properly. but if others say they are ok then they must be.
I know you are learning which is the whole point of my post. (Give you pointers to improve)
Now I cannot say for sure if those welds are going to last or fail but I can say they will be lacking penetration, they will be lacking fusion and they will of been applied with excessive heat input.
I don’t do critical to put people down I do it because it’s of far more use to people than just credit alone. You don’t have to take the advice.
Richard I don't do weld porn either and admittedly it can make things difficult when you receive totally opposite comments from different sources on the same pictures if the welds do fail due to lack of heat and penitration I will be the first to know and will of learnt by my mistake othough looking from the inside they had penitrated the tube well I am not knocking the advice you tendered but was just saying like ☺
Ok let you off this time
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