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Any good experiences welding Al armour here? The rear sponson on my CVR(T) was quite badly damaged plus somebody patched it with some 6061 or something and the patch just rotted out in a most impressive manner. I wound up cutting it off entirely. Now I need to find some compatible material for a replacement as well as some filler. It's about 7'1"x6"x.25" but larger would be fine (up to a point of course). It's 7017 so I believe I can use any of 7017, 7018, 7020, 7039, 5059, 5083. The documents I can find give instructions for MIG so I'd have to find some wire as well.
I feel I first need to put things into context, so please bear with me. My father, now in his mid 70's has had 'in his care' a Russell Newbery D2 diesel engine since 1960. He is a member of the Russell Newbery register (owners club, really) and they have dated the manufacture of the engine to 1940. These engines were primarily used in narrow-boats (and still are). They are a a low revving high-torque twin cylinder unit. The main focus of the register is for boat-owners - although these engines have been known to be used, attached to generators, as auxiliary or emergency power supplies.