Weld a Truck Mounting Bracket in X minutes or less.
Wear appropriate safety equipment throughout welding.
- Welding Helmet
- Long-Sleeve Shirt and/or Welding Sleeves
- Welding Gloves
Gather the appropriate materials to weld a Truck Mounting Bracket.
- Aluminum Bracket Wall
- Aluminum Bracket Base Plate
- Hose Clamp
1. Prepare Bracket for Welding
Insert the Base Plate into the Bracket Wall. Ensure that the embossed holes in the Bottom Plate are facing down and align the holes to the center of the Bracket Wall opening.
Place a hose clamp around the base of the Bracket Wall about 1/4" from the bottom and tighten until snug.
Inspect the Bracket Wall lip and Base Plate to ensure there are no gaps in the seam. Use the dead blow hammer to close any gaps.
2. Welding Set-Up
Set up the welding machine with appropriate settings.
Miller Syncrowave 250
- Amperage Adjustment:115 - 125 (1)
- AC Balance: 9 - 10 (2)
- Crater Time Switch: Off (3)
Use a #5 gas lens cup, a 1/8" gas lens collet body, and 1/8" 2% lanthinated tungsten.
NOTE: Keep tungsten sharp to avoid melting the Base Plate.
3. Orient Bracket
Orient the Bracket with the bottom of the Base Plate facing up and the Bracket Wall opening facing away.
4. Weld Bottom Seam
Begin filler weld on bottom seam, starting left of the opening, for approximately 5/8" - 1".
Repeat weld right of the opening to alleviate heat buildup.
Then repeat 3 additional welds equally spaced apart on the Base Plate.
5. Inspect Weld
Inspect the top of the Base Plate for any burn-through. Grind down any extruding material.
6. Fit Bracket
Remove the hose clamp and manually expand the Bracket Wall to fit a drip torch (approximately 6-1/4" diameter).