I still do some times. I first learned with torches,didnt have the money for a mig. I welded for many years using moms old coathangers from the cleaners & got real good with it. Ive done floors ,trunks, & even quarter on a 68 dart convert. That one came out so good I just primed the car black & left the welds exposed! Nobody thought a 19 yr old kid could do that! It takes alot of patience ,time & a bucket of water with a sponge . Now I have a mig I use everyday ,so gas welding isnt done nearly as much anymore.