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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 01-30-2005 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I want to design a cart to mount my arc welder, MIG welder and argon bottle. Does anyone have any blueprints I can get ideas from?

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senzstang
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From: perry, oh, usa
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posted 01-31-2005 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for senzstang        Reply w/Quote
Steve,
I don't have plans but what size welder and bottle? That will make a difference of somebody has plans.

Not to be a smart guy but, there are pre-made ones that are relatively cheap when you consider the time you will put into one. Have you checked Harbor freight or other places? Just food for thought

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-31-2005 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I want a custom one. It won't be hard to buzz out some plans, I was just looking for ideas. Besides, no more China crap for me, I've learnt my lesson with that junk.

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

senzstang
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From: perry, oh, usa
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posted 01-31-2005 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for senzstang        Reply w/Quote
Here is a neat website for ideas.

http://www.frugalmachinist.com/mc.html

You are so right on the China stuff. I fall into that trap also. I need to adopt your attitude. Buy or build quality once.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-31-2005 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I tell you, I thought I got a great deal on my $99 bead blaster from HF, until I started using it.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-31-2005 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by senzstang:
Here is a neat website for ideas.

http://www.frugalmachinist.com/mc.html

You are so right on the China stuff. I fall into that trap also. I need to adopt your attitude. Buy or build quality once.


That looks like a good setup. I'll just make mine a little taller so I can mount the arc welder below the Mig.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

lonewolf
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From: Colorado; M&M #3117
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posted 01-31-2005 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf        Reply w/Quote
Mine is similar to that unit without the holder for the gun. I am going to look into adding that. On my cart, I also added a quad power box (my welder is 110) with a long heavy extension cord. That way I never have to look for an extension cord and I have power right there for grinders and such.

Cheers,

Rick

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-31-2005 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
That's a great idea.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

senzstang
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From: perry, oh, usa
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posted 01-31-2005 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for senzstang        Reply w/Quote
try this link. drawing and dimensions about 3/4 of way thru thread.

http://www.hobartwelders.com/mboard/showthread.php?t=10751&page=3

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-31-2005 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
That looks cool. I can see elements of each that I'll incorporate.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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