Thanks!On further reveiw....
The top /bottom.....are fine.
Its the Bird splattter up the sides that makes it All look bad.
I've learned to "stitch" in my vertical welds as taught to me by a pro...it works.
Otherwise I need to position the parts flat/level to get a good result
Seeing is a big issue for me anyway.....the auto hood makes a big difference
The forks were taken off today and I looked close at the back of at least the left? weld from my latest picture, and I could see heat discoloration, like a ford blue oval in the metal. (maybe 1 inch wide). On both sides.
That also proves those, I think most important structurally, are okay. The weld to the top of the square tubing I do not see any discoloration, but I need a better flashlight.
And my stitching the gap is truly ugly and I'll just grind a flat spot on the side and weld a rectangular gusset plate on.
I think I had the welder set at a high voltage (and high current), and at this point that sounds wrong? I'll be using the manual to set the welder before my next weld.
I screwed that up too.