Welding aluminum

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Welding aluminum

Post by sergeant diessel » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:13 am

I had some work done on my mule (a5) and a hole got drilled into the deck about .5 to 1 inch hole. How much roughly will it cost to fix it

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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by muleman7 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:43 pm

A welding shop if able to get the mule in position to weld $75-$150 is only a guess.

You could try epoxy and fiberglass cloth on the bottom then fill from the top and sand/paint.
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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by major519 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:04 pm

Find a buddy who can TIG weld and has access to a machine.
A job like this I would do for free but unfortunately I am all the way up here in Canada.
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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by sergeant diessel » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:09 pm

Thanks

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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by Gunslinger1$ » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:02 pm

There is a body filler called Allmetal by USC. It looks just like aluminum, you can even tap it if you need to. You can get it a most auto paint suppliers.


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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by major519 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:55 pm

Devcon and LPS make similar compounds as well
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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by Grummanflyer » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:44 am

Did you get this fixed yet? I am real close and can fix it for you.

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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by W. Winget » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:08 am

Insert hole cover and paint, easiest way, and cheap.
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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by sergeant diessel » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:06 pm

Sorry yes I did the person made the hole fixed it I haven't been on in a bit it rides and look very nice put it in a car chow last week and drove it off the trailer foot slipped off clutch that got interesting couldn't lift it or jack it had to use a lot for leverage lol tmrw going to camp and go cruise around on it. Where at are you located?

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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by Grummanflyer » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:49 pm

Madison, In. I have a tig welder in my Airplane Maintenance hangar at Madison Municipal Airport.
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Re: Welding aluminum

Post by sergeant diessel » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:44 am

Wow u are close I've been there several times with civil air patrol and a few recreational flights go hiking about once or twice a year at clifty falls

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