Also, any engineers on here that could weigh in on building an engine mount from 2024 aluminum? Wondering if that would save some weight. (plus it would let me practice with my new TIG welder)
as previously stated, you CAN NOT weld 2024 T3, it will just crumble away, or slump, or NOT be right... there are a few things in life that perhaps should not be changed... this is one of them. Another way to look at this, Look at what all the others have done before, and go with it. There is no better practice than welding up a 4" block of metal of 6 different thicknesses. starting with .032 and up .125 or a bit more. When the entire block is covered with weld bead, and you have experienced the "zen of welding" (google it) by my friend Budd D, then you have done some serious practice. And it will be worth every minute of it. Everyone I have taught, have had to do it. Those that refused or did not want to do, really were not that serious about learning the power you have over the puddle.
you cannot weld 2024 aluminum (normally anyway) so if you were making it out of that would have to bolt it together. I think I would just go with 6061T6
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