Best Resources For Welding Classic Cars, Motorcycles and Off-Road Vehicles

Welding Resource Guides

While Weld My Ride was created for vehicles of all shapes and sizes, we understand that welding a motorcycle can be significantly different from a classic car. Because of this, we’ve compiled a list of incredibly helpful articles for specific categories. These include pro tips, step-by-step guides and great ideas for future projects.

Off-road vehicle

Off-Road Vehicles

Welding Your Own Roll Cage

Roll cages are the perfect summer welding project for any off-road enthusiast. While they might not be the most flashy addition to your vehicle, a roll cage can save your life if you ever find yourself upside down.

Best Welding Machines for Under $1000

A lot of off-roaders have a lightweight stick welder they can throw in the back of their vehicle before heading out on a trip. That way, they can make repairs if something should happen, without having to limp all the way back to their workshop or garage. We’ve created a list of the best portable machines that cost under $1,000.

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Winches and Winch-Related Projects

A winch is the ultimate get-out-of-jail card if your vehicle ever gets stuck. But mounting and using your winch correctly isn’t as simple as you might think. If done improperly, you can cause extensive damage to your vehicle. Check out our complete guide on winches and winch-related welding projects here.

Building Your Own Bumper

Bumpers are a perfect project for just about any welding skill level. Whether it’s building your own from scratch or repairing a damaged bumper, we’ve put together the top tips from professionals.

The Unusual History of Off-Road Vehicles

Whether you're a history buff or not, the origins of off-road vehicles is one of the most interesting and unusual stories you’ve heard in a while. From the frozen tundras of Russia to the wartorn battlefields of Europe, see how off-road vehicles have altered the course of history.

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Motorcycles

Essential Motorcycle Welding Tips

Reading this post should be made mandatory before you ever start welding on your own motorcycle. Whether you're creating a bike from scratch or modifying one you already have, these professional tips will make a world of difference.

Common Chrome Moly Myths

Chrome Moly is a common material for higher-end motorcycles, allowing for a lighter frame without sacrificing strength. But the amount of misinformation being spread about this material will make your ears bleed. That’s why we’ve set the record straight on some of the most common myths.

Best Options for Planning Out Your Projects

Modifying or building your own motorcycle can present some serious design challenges. Being able to see your finished build before you even start offers some huge advantages, allowing you to fix issues before they happen. In this post, we cover the best ways to plan out your project, with several options to fit your preferred method.

Classic Car

Classics

MIG vs. TIG: Which is Best for Classic Cars

When it comes to classic cars, the MIG vs. TIG debate makes the Hatfields and McCoys look like best friends. This post lays out the facts, covering the pros and cons of each process and some key points that many welders don’t consider.

Pro Tips for Repairing Car Panels

Panels can be one of the hardest parts of a car to repair properly. An uneven surface can instantly distract from a classic’s sleek form, meaning that any work shy of perfection will leave a noticeable scar. Luckily, there are a number of key steps that you can take to make sure your panel repairs are seamlessly smooth.

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Is Sandblasting the Best Option?

Rust, grim and old paint are common obstacles when restoring a classic car. Sand blasting can seem like the ideal solution, especially with large projects (like removing paint from an entire panel). In this article, we dive into the pros and cons of sandblasting.

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