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What welding rod is best on a frame?

  • 6011

    Votes: 2 8.0%
  • 6013

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 7018

    Votes: 20 80.0%
  • 7024

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • others: spit it out.

    Votes: 3 12.0%

  • Total voters
    25
  • Poll closed .
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I'm going to be doing some frame mounts for my 4BT soon, just wondering what a good rod would be. This is an old skool Lincoln stick welder.
 

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ROD !!! do you really need ROD to stick some brackets on ???
seems a bit over kill if not TOO HOT.
 

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Well don, what do you recommend? I thought welding rods where the only thing you can use in a stick welder??
mig, but im an amateur welder, and it wasnt presented as a option.
What would YOU USE Aaron ?
 

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Im a big 7018 fan and would recomend it. If you had a decent size mig welder it would be fine too.
 

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All I have is this Lincoln welder. I do have a ton of 1/8" 7018.:thumbsup
 

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I'm no pro welder either, but I've had this welder since 1995. I made a winch bumper for my Jeep Cherokee with 7024 so it would look perdy, and welded a 76 dodge colt wagon to an 83 S10 frame with 6013.

 

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This may be for a couple other swaps too. My nephew wants to put his 72 F100 on a 94 Dodge/Cummins chassis. Then another guy wants to put either a DT360 or Ford 6.6 in his 85 F350 mud monster.
 

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7018 is what I would use. But I am more favorable to a 6011 on most projects.
 

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You should try 7024, it flows like butter, and looks real nice.
 

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First choice would be a Mig but since its not a choice use the 7018. I have used that to splice together the frames of a Dodge 500 front half frame with a rear half of a Chevy C60 dump truck frame. It hasn't broke yet :thumbsupafter some 20 years of use.
 

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I kinda like 6013 and 7014 rod depending on the angle that I need to weld. I would just use whichever rod you tend to weld best with. Sounds like a fun project, good luck:thumbsup
 
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