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    Welding upper case

    Any thing I should be aware of with welding on a upper case. When I was cleaning it up I found a crack.
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    Just make sure you preheat the area prior to welding the aluminum. It is important to prevent any welding cracks when the repair cools. Take a straight edge after the repair to ensure the mounting surface is still straight after the repair to make sure no warping or distortion has occurred. This should be a straightforward repair just from looking at the pics.
    Also, make sure you clean the aluminum very well prior to the work. Use a stainless brush and acetone to clean everything. Clamp and secure your work well to the bench. Wear all your proper PPE.

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    also bolt the case halves together and torque to correct specs to help prevent any warping

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    also bolt the case halves together and torque to correct specs to help prevent any warping
    absolutely great point!

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    you can preheat it with your oven or your tig torch

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