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I just picked up a TIG welder today, it is an AC/DC machine with squarewave, which means I can weld aluminum too. What should I build?, what does the mk3 comumity need?.

I am currently working on a custom tubular manifold to mount my TO4E, I already have all the flanges made, and I am just waiting for the U bends to come in. And I am making a Stainless steel version of my downpipe for a friend.

Feel free to say any ides you might have.
 

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yah jz style manifold
 

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Front-Face intake manifold, exh manifold(s) for ct26 and maybe others, dp/w elbow .. again, full exh(?), IC pipes for stock intercooler/and others ... all in SS . Do whatever you want. Best regards. Cool purchase.

Multi-point strut-bars. <---Thank you Schmleff.:D

Maybe all inds of other bars to like sway/various brace like Targa/rear-cross etc too.
 

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ma70-7m=1JZ
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I think I will build a JZ style intake manifold next spring.
 

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Where do you reccomend getting a welder from for someone just wanting a home/hobby unit? 220V would be great.. and the ability to do aluminum would be a bonus. Would a MIG probly be my best option? Ive done lots of gas and arc welding, not much with wire feed though. I dont want to spend too much, maybe even go with a good used unit. Any suggestions?
 

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stonedworm- For most jobs a 110 volt wire feed welder will work great, it can weld up to 3/16"-1/4" in one pass. You can find them at Lodco and weld shops for around $400-600.
I also have a Miller 180 amp, 220 v wire feed that I have done all my welding with. The miller 180 was about $1000 cad, and the spool gun to weld aluminum is about $1000 on top of the welder. If you want to do aluminum it is very expensive. I know they make mig welders that can do aluminum but they are around $3000, and a good TIG is about the same.
 

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Build a truckasaurus type thing like they have at monster truck shows, but out of a mkiii! :D Full exhausts, ic pipes, jz style intake mani, and tubular exhaust mani would be my choices.
 

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Build me a free downpipe. HA HA HA. Ignore my post, i'm high on permanent marker
 

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becauseican said:
stonedworm- For most jobs a 110 volt wire feed welder will work great, it can weld up to 3/16"-1/4" in one pass. You can find them at Lodco and weld shops for around $400-600.
I also have a Miller 180 amp, 220 v wire feed that I have done all my welding with. The miller 180 was about $1000 cad, and the spool gun to weld aluminum is about $1000 on top of the welder. If you want to do aluminum it is very expensive. I know they make mig welders that can do aluminum but they are around $3000, and a good TIG is about the same.
Cool thanks for the advice. Maybe a 110 will work for my needs.. I didnt know they could do up to 1/4". I think ill pick one up next time they go on sale.
 
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i have a tig w/ square wave as well i have only made 3in exhaust so far... but if you get any ideas out of the ordanary let me know about them.

p.s. isnt it fun?
 

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Hardpipes, hardpipes, hardpipes, hardpipes!

oh, and I forgot to mention......hardpipes!:D

Keep up the great work Randy! Your downpipe was awsome!

Jason
 
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i think a jz style manifold with hardpipes, so it will bolt right up

but you should make 2 different for the intercooler outlet, so if you sold them, you could have 1 pipe for the people that have an intercooler that has the inlet and outlet on oposite sides, and a different pipe for people who are using a stock or similar intercooler that has the inlet and outlet on the same side
 
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