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latest welding project

well for Christmas my dad wanted one of those baskets that slide into your reciever hitch and i'm taking a welding class that i needed to do a project in so this is what i came up. it was almost dark here when i took the pic so other then that what do you think




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From what I can see, looks good! I have GOT to learn to weld.
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awesome, looks great, we made on of those for my dads f150, but we had taller sides
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well he just wanted angle turned up he is a plumber so his bed is always full and when he needs to haul a waterheater he has to strap it to the top of his toolboxes and wanted something a little lower to the ground so i decided to build one rather then buy it and saved a lot of money and gave me some good practice
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From what I can see, looks good! I have GOT to learn to weld.
You don't "learn" to weld....you are born to weld. HAHA....hitch rack looks good. Mr. Griggs, you da man.
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looks VERY good for a school project. kinda surprised it would hold a water heater though, but i can believe it
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me and my roommate got on it and thats about 450 lbs so a waterheater should be ok the angle is 1/8" thick
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Looks great, but I would highly recommend a center cross brace.
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i was thinking about adding a brace from the 2" tube to each side but it has to be graded tomorrow so that can come after the grade but before i give it away
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cross brace is a must
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Nice work
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nice work. how long did it take?
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looks good.
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Looks good but lets see the close-up pictures of the welds!
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looks good.

we have one for the f250, and i will say one thing that has come in handy on it:

d-rings. so we can tie off straps around the things we load up in it.

ours has taller sides. about 3-4" tall, to keep the ice chests from sliding out... it has a big center brace, too, like the guys mentioned.
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nice work. how long did it take?
well it took about 30 mins to cut the angle and a couple of hours for the welding then i painted it in an hour or so so that about 3.5 or a little more to fab it up i also had to do some cad work on it so add in about 2 more hours and thats about it


"ours has taller sides. about 3-4" tall, to keep the ice chests from sliding out..."

the angle i use is 1.5 so after the mesh is laid in there it still has 1.25" of a side so its not like its flat or anything

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Looks good but lets see the close-up pictures of the welds!
here are some the pics didn't turn out that great but

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using all the weld....nice work

for some reason i had problems with the mig welding...i couldnt get the temperature or gas right.

im taking a welding class tho soon so maybe i can get better.

good welds tho
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nice job for starters, but it needs higher sides and tie offs
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using all the weld....nice work

for some reason i had problems with the mig welding...i couldnt get the temperature or gas right.

im taking a welding class tho soon so maybe i can get better.

good welds tho

I was going to throw gas in there just for kicks but there wasn't a place that would benefit from it
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Wouldnt the back of it need some reflective tape? I am not sure how that stuff works, according to the law, i mean.

Looks good. I have a friend who welds and a friend of my step dad welds. I need to learn too. Then i would build a miniture Eiffel Tower and move to Paris, Texas.
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damn that looks quite professional! well done
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Wouldnt the back of it need some reflective tape? I am not sure how that stuff works, according to the law, i mean.

i'm going to put one of those brake lights that go into the hitch in the hole of the 2" tube so i don't think i need the relective tape, i just haven't got the light yet
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All in all looks great! I weld a good bit too! pending on how much weight and how big of something you will put on it, it will be fine. welds are great! nice job
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Looks real good-what are the dimensions? i think im gonna build one for my dad too
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