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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






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


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Very nice setup Justin!
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awesome! Its funny how with all our projects we had to find welders to use, now we'll each have our own.
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ill have one soon too...haha
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Great little setup. Now let me bring you my 8.8 axle to you; and you can weld on them darn spring mounts!
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Great little setup. Now let me bring you my 8.8 axle to you; and you can weld on them darn spring mounts!


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

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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

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

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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..
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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.
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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
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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
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yea your cart looks alot better than mine... I wantie...

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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.
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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!
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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.

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

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lift it and get some 12" rubber
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its Rollin on 10's and is doing rather well. stable as a goat tho.....
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Are those A/T's or M/T's?
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a/t
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