We've got gas.
Shielding gas that is! For Brian's birthday this year, I got him the tank and accessories to turn his wire-feed welder into a MIG! We had to add a solenoid to the internals, but otherwise his welder was ready for a mig setup.
Brian has been dying to try the 'new' welder out, and yesterday he finally had the chance. We installed the hinges on the driver's door (had to drill holes for the semi-hidden hinges and make dimples for the bolts), and we copied our passenger side a-pillar hinge support for the drivers side. This required cutting a long piece of thick steel to width (here is the obligatory 'throwing sparks' pic):
We got the door into place (gap looked great after some effort) and Brian was able to weld the a-pillar door support in place:
Finally got it :)
For the sake of not feeling defeated, we plan to work on something different this weekend - maybe the steering column so we can actually steer it :) And make vroom vroom noises :)