"Chad" 1989 toyota pickup

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Those look good but the welds appear to be fluxcore which doesn't used shielding gas. Is that what those are or some different mig welds??? Also grind the tips of the notch off so the material thickness is the same all around to get a strong weld joint. If not the tips are only welding to thin metal not the thickness of the tube and creates a weak spot.

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Those look good but the welds appear to be fluxcore which doesn't used shielding gas. Is that what those are or some different mig welds??? Also grind the tips of the notch off so the material thickness is the same all around to get a strong weld joint. If not the tips are only welding to thin metal not the thickness of the tube and creates a weak spot.

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My housemate used up the rest of the gas for the welder so I just tacked it in with flux, I'm going to finish it off with gas.
 
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It’s been a while since I had actual time to work on my truck but I have gotten started on my control arms. It is 2 inch steel tube that is going to be plated with 1/4 inch plate. They will probably be too heavy but I’ve never built a long travel kit and I’d prefer to have control arms that are too heavy than control arms that break.
 

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What wall thickness is the 2 inch square tube? Is that an upper or lower arm?
 

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