Weld first or lay out holes

Ask your build questions here. Welding, assembly, etc.
longshot762x51
Friendly New Guy
Friendly New Guy
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:38 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

Weld first or lay out holes

Postby longshot762x51 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:20 am

This is my first m53 build so I'm differing to the experts as on how to proceed. Should I weld the 2 halfs together first or lay out the rivit holes and cam cuts first. This is a brp reciver repair kit with a serges m53 parts kit.
Thank you all inadvance.
Attachments
15342527728621872998525890078260.jpg
15342524805748367712690796947845.jpg

42rocker
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 3130
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:03 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42
Location: Florida

Re: Weld first or lay out holes

Postby 42rocker » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:00 pm

Most of the builds weld the rear halfs together first then plan out and weld the front and rear together then finish out from there.
Several plans that might help

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=12689

Good Luck

Later 42rocker

longshot762x51
Friendly New Guy
Friendly New Guy
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:38 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42

Re: Weld first or lay out holes

Postby longshot762x51 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:30 pm

Thanks I tracked it together then ran out of argon.

42rocker
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 3130
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:03 pm
Anti-spam: Mg42
Location: Florida

Re: Weld first or lay out holes

Postby 42rocker » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:41 pm

Quick someone pass the Argon. As you know you need Argon to make good strong welds. Remember as they say small area then move to another small area. Don't try to weld up long stretches as distortion happens. Small areas work great.
Good Luck

Later 42rocker


Return to “MG42 Build It Yourself”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

cron