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  • 8 months later...
You are patching over a unibody... there is no such thing as overkill.

Yes, there is. If the two pieces aren't at least similar in thickness, you don't get penetration on the thick piece without burning through the thin piece.

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I had to cut out about a 16" section on the bottom of each frame rail, right about where the driver and passenger's butt sits. I used 3/16" mild steel plate and I had no problems burning through the existing, good steel on the frame rails. I concentrated the heat on the edge of the 3/16" plate and would drag the weld over to the thinner steel on the frame rails. Worked great and got excellent penetration. Went over it with a flapper sanding disc and contoured it into the frame rail so it looks like it was never touched.

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