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Old Black Cat 10-11-2008 05:16 PM

new welder and cart..... update.
 
ok update.

heres the cart ive been making for my 2 month old millermatic 180 welder. been takin my time last few weeks and working on it when i get home from my night job.

its suprizeingly stable very hard to tip over even with that tall c-25 bottle and the welder. the frame is made of 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 1/8" steel angle, the shelfs are 12ga sheet metal. the steering knuckles i bought from a barstool racer website. wheels n tires are good ole 5 dollar harbor freight. i have yet to do is make a better handel for it bolt the welder to the cart. and bolt on 2 ratchet straps to the channel iron to keep the tank very tight to the cart. some cable hooks to hank the mig gun and ground on. and various other little nick knacks to store crap i need. oh and paint it haha:wink:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...forsale001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...forsale002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...forsale004.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...forsale006.jpg

and the temporary welder cart.... lmao pos chinaman waggon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...forsale005.jpg

RangerJustin 10-12-2008 10:18 PM

Very nice setup Justin!

Alon 10-14-2008 08:51 PM

awesome! Its funny how with all our projects we had to find welders to use, now we'll each have our own.

RangerJustin 10-14-2008 09:42 PM

ill have one soon too...haha

04blackedge 10-14-2008 09:51 PM

I want!

FRXLT 10-14-2008 10:04 PM

Great little setup. Now let me bring you my 8.8 axle to you; and you can weld on them darn spring mounts! :biglaugh:

Old Black Cat 10-15-2008 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by FRXLT (Post 1088709)
Great little setup. Now let me bring you my 8.8 axle to you; and you can weld on them darn spring mounts! :biglaugh:



ill be damned!!! i was in san jose for 2 monthes july 25 to september 15th workin at walmart on monterey road.

"Welcome to walmart get your **** and get out

"Walter"
Jeff Dunnham

Trigger01 10-15-2008 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by 04blackedge (Post 1088698)
I want!

Me too!

FRXLT 10-17-2008 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Black Cat (Post 1088950)
ill be damned!!! i was in san jose for 2 monthes july 25 to september 15th workin at walmart on monterey road.

"Welcome to walmart get your **** and get out

"Walter"
Jeff Dunnham


LoL yea that walmart sucks. Too damn small and too many people!

Old Black Cat 12-23-2008 09:18 PM

so a small update...

welded on some flat stock to the bottom shelf to sorta enclose it. bolted on a ratchet strap on to the 4" channel iron to hold the tank very firm. i also welded on a small chain as a back up to the strap. also bolted the welder to the cart. i also welded on a semi truck u bolt i found in a scrap pile to the 4" chennel iron riser. its purpose is a lifting eye. the welder tank od sheilding gas and welding wire adds up quick. im guessing 250lbs it weighs in this picture.

one of theses days ill get to painting the cart. just keep adding crap to it so why paint it yet.

heres my way of load testing:cool:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...222081645a.jpg

99ranger4x4 12-23-2008 09:29 PM

Very nice! great looking cart.

i need to hurry up and buy a welder.. I'm just gonna start out with an old fashion arc welder, but i can weld decent w/ it so w/e..

Old Black Cat 12-23-2008 09:34 PM

i had a stick welder. a 1982 copper wound transformer miller buzzbox. wish i never sold it. couldent use it at the house my 240V circuit is not heavy enough to run it. so i bought the little miller matic 180. my 240V circuit can run it with ease.

99ranger4x4 12-23-2008 09:43 PM

I'm just gonna go buy a 220v Lincoln or Hobart stick welder in a few weeks... No need for a fancy MIG welder when i can lay a perfectly good bead with a stick welder. (even tho i want a fancy little MIG welder, a TIG would be nice too)

let the projects begin ha

Old Black Cat 12-23-2008 09:50 PM

yea i sure wouldent mind a nice miller inverter based powersourse... but one of those and a wire feed adds up FAST!

hell that 180 was tough on the pocket book.lol

TrucknGolf 12-23-2008 09:52 PM

yea your cart looks alot better than mine... I wantie...
http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r.../garage013.jpg
BAd pic

Old Black Cat 12-24-2008 12:45 AM

next is get the handel done better. its kinda loose and crude. it was i need a handel and grabed a bunch of scraps out of my scrap pile....

BTW other than the wheels and steering knuckles the whole cart is built from stuff in my scrap iron pile.

Gearhead61 12-24-2008 12:09 PM

I like your old cart better! My Lincoln 140 spent a couple of weeks in an old Radio Flyer red wagon special, so I feel ya there!

Old Black Cat 12-24-2008 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Gearhead61 (Post 1151736)
I like your old cart better! My Lincoln 140 spent a couple of weeks in an old Radio Flyer red wagon special, so I feel ya there!

lol that wagon is a pos chinaman type. did not help that jose striped all the screws out putting it togeather.... mi paid to much for it.:headache:

i need to make a real wagon...that will hold one ton:scool:

Old Black Cat 03-06-2009 05:26 PM

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so yea did a little more work on the cart. made a new and better handel for it. with a stop so it dont wipe out the mig gun control plug on the front pannel. also added 2 small gussets to the underside for the knuckles.

next important thing im going to add is a fire extinguisher. hope to never need it but if i do it will be close.

pics.

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INT3RC3PTOR 03-06-2009 07:47 PM

lift it and get some 12" rubber

Old Black Cat 03-06-2009 07:52 PM

its Rollin on 10's and is doing rather well. stable as a goat tho.....

INT3RC3PTOR 03-07-2009 08:04 AM

Are those A/T's or M/T's?

Old Black Cat 03-07-2009 07:09 PM

a/t


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