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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2002, 08:36 AM
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OT: Mig Welding

I just got my new MIG welder that I eventually want to use weld new panels on my Bronco. But first I need practice and I thought my first project would be a welding cart. Anybody out there built any cool looking carts that holds the CO2 tank? Have any digital pics you can share? What other cool things can I make for my truck/shop??????

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Re: OT: Mig Welding

What other cool things can I make for my truck/shop??????
How about a long travel ramp to check your suspension/flex?! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Don't have a picture of any welding carts, but I bet if you search some tool sites you might get an idea.
Here's a couple.
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I built one out of a shopping cart that was left out by my shop. Hacked it up and welded it back together to make a great cart for a mig welder. Sorry, no pics [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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I made my welding cart too, but dont have any pictures. I also build a metal work bench since my wood one kept catching on fire [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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speakin of mig-welding.....how hard is it to do and where can i get mig-welding utilities if not a whole setup?
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I would highly recomend taking at least one welding class so you know what to look for and the different styles and metals used. If you throw caution to the wind then be extremely carefull when welding galvanized metal. The fume's will kill you if you inhale enough of them. Never weld in an area that isn't ventilated. Good luck. NORM
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JC i work in south amboy and man there are tons of places around us that deal in welding equipment and theyre all run by competent HELPFUL people. i would definately try to sign up for a class or two at middlesex county vocational school or i think the local community college might have one i havent called them yet, cuz i too am looking for a class. anyhow off the top of my head theres a place called industrail welding supply in sayreville that wont be too far from ya if ya need directions i can get em for ya, check the phone book too there will be a lot of listings in the back for suppliers and such. ill get back to ya on this as far as classes though uz im really itching to get in a class but monmouth couny doesnt offer a beginner course till sept again [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Where to buy mig's
http://www.welders-direct.com/merchant2/merchant.mv
(cheapest out there)
For learning stuff, like others said, either enroll in a Local JC class, or get a good book and read it, just buy a mig and teach yourself
Here is some good online mig help info
http://www.lincolnelectric.com/
But go to your local welding shop, find out what size/brand you need, from them, then look up the price on the welders direct site and see if they can match it
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Re: OT: Mig Welding

Your only limitation is your imagination .
Thats the first thing I wanted to build is a welders cart and went to Home Depot to get an extension cord and seen HD carts there ( 250lb. capacity) on sale for 35 bucks so bought that to use . I put the time instead into making custom bumpers (front & rear ) . Some welders have mixed opinions on this but I would invest in a good helmut with the auto-darkening lense . It cannot be beat when your doing panels on a vehicle .

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