Badly mig welded car/partsparts

  1. spencer 427 Member

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    Evening all.just a post to see how many of you guys have seen welds like this on cars/parts..I am not slaging over people's work not at all.but find it intresting that this sort of quality exists and how many of you have had the pleasure of cutting it out for a customer ect.. SPMiata16.jpg
     
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  2. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    He would be putting it back on the trailer if it was presented to me at a MSA event, & a large note in log book if applicable.
    What is the rest like :o is it a banger racer, still some out there for Darwin awards.
    Have seen welds like that before & filler made to look like weld especially between main hoop & roof connections:dontknow:
    It appears to be in front foot well Big shunt breaks loose jagged bits of tube etc
     
  3. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    I've seen it a lot like that on Lambretta scooters, especially at the bottom bend in the frame, just where it needs to be strongest.
     
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  4. spencer 427 Member

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    It is rather shocking to say the least...and the fact it's found on a regular basis. .
     
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  5. pondy

    pondy Member

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    How did you get a hold of my pictures?:scared:
     
  6. spencer 427 Member

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    Really......:)
     
  7. PhillipM

    PhillipM Member

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    Often.
    Very often.

    Usually by people that can't see anything wrong with it.
    On occasion I've seen that quality from some fly by night firms too, which is even more worrying.
     
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  8. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Bodger in chief

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    I was once asked by someone to build up the teeth on a bike sprocket with weld. It was on an r6...........
     
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  9. dannyp Member

    i've seen worse than that on a headstock of a trike
     
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  10. bc30se Member

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    I have seen so many of them on farming equipment made by our forefathers on old stick welders. Ugly - judging by the look, but hard to find one that failed... of course no safety issues here, what's broken is just left behind but it doesn't change the fact that they have been there for more than 20 years now...
     
  11. Would anyone who rides a trike care much about a badly welded headstock?
     
  12. Kent

    Kent Member

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    I see far worse regular see things regular farmer welded that I can't even believe have remained fastened long enough for rust to form
     
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  13. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    It looks like TVR chassis a friend of ours had :D
     
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  14. dannyp Member

    i've never actualy seen what i would call a well made trike, at best they are usally questionable rangeing all the way down tot he point youd rather be run over by it than try and ride on it.
    the odd thing is most people who ride trikes do it because they've allready had one really big accident so you'd think they be quite keen not to encorage another. tho they do also tend to the most confident in there skills but actualy the most lacking .... that proably explains the state of siad trikes and the reason for them in the first place
     
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  15. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    google boom trikes they are well made :D
     
  16. Tino

    Tino Member

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    Trikes. All the disadvantages of a car and a motorcycle in one machine.:clapping:
     
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  17. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    There's a VW powered one down the road from me and the bloke needs a step ladder to get onto/into it. I always thought they are a waste of space but as I get older they seem a bit less ridiculous, the smaller bike powered ones do anyway. Probably because I have a Reliant axle in the shed doing nothing.
     
  18. owas

    owas Member

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    On my engine crane
     
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  19. spencer 427 Member

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    Just had a look at my engine crane..not much different to be honest..
     
  20. Kent

    Kent Member

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    That's what happens when you cut back on ppe and tell your staff "just shut your eyes"
     
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