Finally got around to trying out my Harbor Freight spot weld cutter. I've had this thing for a while, just haven't had the desire to get into the spot weld drilling business yet.
They've gotten mixed reviews, but at $5.00 bucks a pop, there's not much to lose if it turns out to be junk.
We'll be removing the front frame rails / pan supports and running a sold connector from the front frame to a new narrowed rear frame,...not frame connectors, but a solid connection, front to rear.
There are about 10 welds on the outer support side, 10 on the bottom and another 10 on the inner side. The hardest part of drilling welds is keeping the bit from running, having my punch would have made things easier. There is a pointed center bit on the cutter, but it does still walk at times.
Like all things Mustang, the first few are the hardest, how much pressure and how far to cut into the metal are the biggest learning curves.
After 29 3/4 welds my new tool breaks on the last weld on the inner side. The tooth section breaks clean away from the bit, not from faulty import construction, but from me using to much pressure. Note to self, let the tool do the work. Fortunately I'm able to pry up the last weld and call it a day in the Mustang Garage.
So all in all, Im happy with the HF spot weld cutter. It easily went through 30 welds on one side of the double headed bit. I'll swing by HF, replace the broken one, pick up a few new ones and keep drilling. I've got the driver's side to do and then remove the support from the trans hump.
I can't imagine working without a rotisserie, this thing just makes it soooo much easier, drill, flip the car, continue drilling!
This Harbor Freight $5.00 tool gets a thumbs up from me.