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05-01-2009 07:27 AM
deadbodyman Here it is: The swing arm and the cart made from old bed frames found at an illegal dump site out in the woods,(one of my favorite places to go hunting with Boo Boo the great squirel hunter)
05-01-2009 06:43 AM
deadbodyman bugg,you mean THAT is a welder?look at the tip it has a number on it,does it have a tank? does it have a place for gas to go into the liner?once you've found the number just match the wire to the number: example:.030 tip use .030 wire if its gasless I think you'll need something differnt ,however most of them little lunchbox welders have tweeco liners from migs that can convert over easily,you just have to get the gas to the liner.but first pull the nozzel off and unscrew the tip the number will be stamped on the side. BTW I finished my swing arm holder
05-01-2009 04:46 AM
buggmann
buggmann

hey that is what it looks like

hey what kind of wire would you
use in it my dad told me he thinks it
has the wrong wire in it but not sure
never had to deal with that???

i did not think walmart would mind if one
of their carts went home with me i know i didn't
and it works just fine for what i need it for
04-09-2009 06:06 PM
buggmann
buggmann

i think that will be a need on the one i will be building
this week end
04-09-2009 05:58 PM
deadbodyman the gun holder is one of the coolest things I've seen so far and so simple too.for what its worth ,I'm impressed ,must have one
04-09-2009 07:40 AM
buggmann
buggmann

i might just do that this weekend
and the gun holder was a cool idea
also
04-09-2009 06:41 AM
deadbodyman
Quote:
Originally Posted by buggmann
hey that is cool but the only prob i would have
is the shop i have the floor is still dirt so i don't
know about the wheels if they would hold up
in and around the dirt
use air tires from HFor old rider mower tires I put them on my torch set up,they roll through dirt and stones great
04-09-2009 03:31 AM
Rambo_The_Dog
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadbodyman
a swing away gun holder? now thats cool just what I need.Great idea I'm making one first thing tomorrow.
Dang - I can't take credit for the idea...I saw Jesse James slap one together for his Mig welder on a Motorcycle Mania installment...seemed like a good idea at the time - and it is!
04-09-2009 03:14 AM
buggmann
buggmann

hey that is cool but the only prob i would have
is the shop i have the floor is still dirt so i don't
know about the wheels if they would hold up
in and around the dirt
04-09-2009 02:43 AM
deadbodyman a swing away gun holder? now thats cool just what I need.Great idea I'm making one first thing tomorrow.
04-09-2009 02:34 AM
Rambo_The_Dog I bought this cart from Boeing Surplus a couple of years ago for 25.00

Cut a hole in the top shelf to slide the tank into and there's plenty of room for extras.

I recently added the swing away gun holder - I got tired of always having to pick the thing up off the floor ~ it's also nice to have someplace to put the thing when it's hot

04-08-2009 04:49 PM
deadbodyman
Quote:
Originally Posted by 302 Z28
Harbor Freight $49.00, hardly worth trying to make one IMHO.

Vince
This is the best advice I've heard yet,that is unless you like building stuff in the first place,If thats one of the main reasons you got the welder then go to HF and copy theirs,you'll get some welding practice to boot.welcome to the world of fabrication,good luck
03-30-2009 04:26 PM
302 Z28 Harbor Freight $49.00, hardly worth trying to make one IMHO.

Vince
03-30-2009 07:56 AM
jetnow1
mig cart

Use the biggest casters you can- it will be much easier to move around- small
casters hang up on everything- ask me how I know! Good luck with the new
toy. Jim
03-30-2009 07:55 AM
pepi you can check out the Miller site, welding projects and see some carts built by the hobbyist and pros for some suggestions .. Another idea buy a cart 50 too 100 and modify it for your needs, like adding wheels that will actually roll over crap on the garage floor, and adding a chain to hold the gass tank on the cart .. little convenience items ..

Why reinvent the wheel, building a little common item like a welding cart could and most likely cost more in the end, not to mention the time wasted solving fitting up problems ... the industry has already done the homework on this, now just like a hotrod buy something close and make it your own..
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