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Stephen Burke kartbuilding at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 18:49:55 IST 2006


Initially I wouldnt think its a great idea.
In order to weld aluminium - you need special "welding rods" for aluminium
- so you'd have to go and buy these - which are pricey enough.
Also - believe it or not - its much more difficult to weld aluminium.

Also - it would depend on whether you got the "correct" aluminum tubing to
weld. Modern aluminium tubing is a much stronger alloy and cannot be
welded with a simple butane-propane torch.

By all means - give it a go and test. You can test the strength of it
also. If you were making a light kart which would get NO bumps or crashes
- then it may be successful.

Best of Luck,

On Tue, 5 Sep 2006, james paley wrote:

> Hi, I have never welded before and don't have any welding equipment. However
> I do have a "GoSystem" blow lamp which uses a butane-propane mix. THe box
> says it is suitable for welding aluminium. I wondered whether it is possible
> to make an aluminium frame for this go-kart and use the blow lamp to weld it?
> What would you advise?
> Thanks
> James

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