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post #11 of (permalink) Old 10-02-1999, 01:59 PM
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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] The big sticker in all this is.....when you DO break something out in the sticks, and have to weld it up to get home, it is usually some wierd spot where a mere 1" of weld can be applied, and it had better be good. THAT's THE PROBLEM. If you get a dinky, get-by, on-board powerless welder, CAN YOU DO IT? Sometimes it can require some penetration, and you don't have much area to weld around the block on to build up a little heat. PLUS, you need to be GOOD with your welder, whatever you have so you are not experimenting in the dirt somewhere on a critical weld. BELIEVE ME, welding off a service truck (or in this case your Jeep) is not like a bench job in the shop. I have put a zillion hours on portables, welding pipeline as well as under some greasy, dirty, equipment, working hard to get a weld where there was no room, no clean material, crud everywhere, and torn parts to sew back together. If it was up to me, I think I would go for a combination alternator setup and have it high frequency AC (120Hz). I used a Miller Roughneck for years, which was AC hi-frek and liked it for general service truck use. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] Hey Panther, I have the answer to your welder question. Go to robo's site, and click on "portable welder". It's really good, and DIRT CHEAP. On the way home today, look for garage sales...you are going to need another lawn mower.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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But Dave it will need a bigger set of tires and wheels to follow along behind the Jeep.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] That's good....that's very good.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] And to think I almost sold my mower at a garage sale.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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