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ShawnB
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From: Broken Arrow, OK , USA
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 06-09-2001 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShawnB   Click Here to Email ShawnB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello again. I am a little bit of a tight wad, I do not want to pay $100 for a welding cart for my Mig welder. Does anyone have a good design for a welding cart that I can put together from 1 1/2 inch angle iron? What are some of your ideas to improve the cart that you have?

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cpmaverick
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From: Auburn, AL.
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 06-11-2001 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the miller welding cart we have at work, it has no handle at waist level or higher, you have to bend over to push/pull it- what a pain in the butt (literally!) We welded a handle on it but you might want to keep that in mind.

As far as the design, just copy what's out there. Shouldn't be too hard.

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tjbatzli
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From: mississippi
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 06-12-2001 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tjbatzli   Click Here to Email tjbatzli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See if you can find an old scope cart, like
for a tecktronic 542, big wheels, a drawer,
works neat.

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jimb
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From: s. holland, il usa
Registered: Nov 99

posted 06-14-2001 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jimb   Click Here to Email jimb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used 1 inch angle steel to make my cart. I made a rectangle of a size that allowed the welder to slip inside the sides of the rectangle. I made another the same size for the base and then 4 pieces of the same material that I welded between the two rectangles raising the welder to a good working height. I then used 1/4 inch plywood to form panels on the 4 sides and 3/4 inch for a shelf in the middle and the bottom. I made two doors of the 1/4 inch plywood on one side for access. The welder forms the top of the cabinet when it is in place. I can lift it off to move it up and down stairs as I do welding both in my basement workshop and in the garage. OF course it has wheels. I also added an extension to the bottom retangle to form a shelf to hold the CO2 tank. Two of the wheels are attached to this shelf to support the tanks weight. I was able to have the whole thing powered coated for free at a shop who i was doing some work for at the time.

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ekbeanctr
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From: Middlebury, IN USA
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 06-21-2001 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I made mine out of angle iron. Made the base large enough to hold, MIG Welder, Lincoln Arc Welder & Acetylene torch set. Used 5/8 Plywood base inside the angle for a floor. 1 Wheel at each corner, 2 on one end also swivel. Then welded uprights approx 48" tall in the middle of each end and a cross brace connecting the two uprights. 1 Upright has chains to hold acetylene & Oxygen tanks, Other end has chain to hold MIG Tank. Both uprights & Cross bar have J hooks made out of rod to hold all cables & Helmets. All my various clamps also clamp to uprights and crossbar. Built a box to set the MIG welder 24" high off of base with shelf for supplies. I can roll it anywhere I can get Power. Very Handy because it has everything I need on it when I start a project.

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ShawnB
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From: Broken Arrow, OK , USA
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posted 07-08-2001 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShawnB   Click Here to Email ShawnB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all of the help guys, I now have a welding cart. Now I have to weld the repair panel I am fabricating into my 75 F100. It is too bad that noone makes a patch panel for the battery area of the inner fender. Oh well, just something else I can say that I did myself.

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