And now the welding process with the welder setting at 90 amps
Allowing the cast to cool very slow is the key in preventing cracking when welding cast iron. Sometimes packing it in sand allows the cast to cool at a slower rate but was not required with this base. Here is the finished product, ready for sandblasting, a little grinding ,primer, and a small amount of body filler
One of the most important requirements for this job is to have a good friend (who also is my cousin) with great welding skills to achieve results like this.