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Old March 17th, 2013, 05:50 PM
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So today I was all set to start repairing the rear cargo floor of the RRC. It had two rust holes that I cut out yesterday, with the idea of repairing it today...done.

All was going well, I had the panels cut and laid down a bead of panel sealer then put the panel on top and started welding. NOW...I am a learner when it comes to mig welding, but figured this would be a good chance to learn.

One of the patches was over the gas tank filler neck, so I stuffed some rags between the filler neck and the floor boards to stop heat. Yep...you know where we are going.....

Away I welded....I was only doing spot welds. Not seaming it. Well I guess I didn't read the seamer warnings...the shit is flammable!!!!

Yep - one spot weld, two spot welds and up she went. Luckily of course I had a water container and a fire extinguisher at the ready. Didn't need the extinguisher....but had to go change my underwear!!!! A fire over the top of the gas tank was something that really made me scramble.

Anyway - finished it up fine - but jeez!
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Old March 17th, 2013, 06:03 PM
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Old March 17th, 2013, 06:20 PM
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Holy shit dood.

Glad to see that nothing happened to you.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 07:08 PM
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Going to burn down Paul's new bays!? Glad you and RRC are okay.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 08:28 PM
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I was in the driveway at home.

All is good though. Got it all finished.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 08:36 PM
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