Welding the wastegate shut?

Empty Pockets

New Member
I have a internally gated 3071 i want to fit on a externally gated set-up, Is there a way round this without buying a new turbo or changing the housings, i have heard people talking about welding the wastegate shut and wondered if this is viable? If anyone with experience could point out the pro's and con's to me that would be greatly appreciated. Cheers lads, Russ