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replaced MII control arms

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oldspert, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. oldspert
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
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    oldspert
    Member
    from Texas

    If you have read my post on the crappy MII control arms I got, then this is an addendum. The replacement arms are supposed to be TIG welded, says so in their magazine ad. The ones I received are MIG welded. I know this because there is a short piece of wire still attached. Question is should I grind them down and TIG the joints or just leave them. Remembering the quality of the last set I got, I'm tempted to grind them down to the base and TIG them back to a nice fillet. Welding is no problem, I have been welding over 50 years.
     
  2. The Law
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 248

    The Law
    Member
    from N. AZ

    Well if it were me... I would send em back if I was concerned about the welds. Grinding the weld down and TIGing over the MIG will do nothing other than make it pretty. The initial penetration into both pieces was MIG... I vote against welding over them. Send em back or run em as is.
     
  3. oldspert
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
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    oldspert
    Member
    from Texas

    Can't send them back, this is the second set of crap I received. And as far as welding over the MIG, I disagree because pipe lines are welded in multiple passes with different types of welding rod for each pass.
     
  4. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
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    zman
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    from Garner, NC

    why not? they're not what they said they were, you've had nothing but problems. Did you pay with a card?
     

  5. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    49ratfink
    Member
    from California

    did you mention where you got them in the other thread? if not you should to warn others. when I buy something I was to get an as advertised usable part with the first shipment. I don't want to ever have to call the manufacturer.
     
  6. sloorider
    Joined: Oct 9, 2006
    Posts: 277

    sloorider
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    your a welder so you know best but grinding them down is a must anyways...
    I followed your original post, sad tale for sure...
     
  7. Dragons
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
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    Dragons
    BANNED
    from Topock,AZ

    Is the mig weld on them bad? Or just not what you ordered? If they are welded up corectly, what are you really gaining other than a spent afternoon?
     
  8. oldspert
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,259

    oldspert
    Member
    from Texas

    I did ID the company in the first post. They are Helix parts. Wouldn't recommend anyone buy their products.
     

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