Brought to you in part by:

M&M Restoration & Tool Supply Store

Great deals on auto restoration supplies!

.


NOTICE! The old Mustangsandmore.com is a read-only archive.
Currently the Search function is inoperative, but we are working on the problem.

Please join us at our NEW Mustangsandmore.com forums located at this location.
Please notice this is a brand new message board, and you must re-register to gain access.

  Mustangsandmore Forum Archive
  Tool Time
  used mig welder?

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   used mig welder?
trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 08-19-2005 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
I know this isnt the clasifieds, and this isnt the WTB section. but since it is not ford related i dont want to put it in the classifieds.

I could really use a welder. I cant afford new but I can afford used for the right price. I dont need wire or a helmut just the welder.

This would really help me out I want to finish my floors and my uncle fell thru with his old mig. I looked on ebay but they are to much. Age doesnt scare me as long as I wont get killed using it and I can make descent welds with it i will be set. thanks guys

------------------
88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
66 mustang 200ci 3 speed
68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
79 f150 300 3 onda tree

67stang
Gearhead

Posts: 2687
From: Panama City, FL
Registered: Jun 99

posted 08-19-2005 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang        Reply w/Quote
Hey, just to make you feel beter on the age thing... I still use a welder that I was told is 40+ years old... (and it looks it too)

steve'66
Gearhead

Posts: 9835
From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 08-19-2005 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66        Reply w/Quote
Bet it's not a MIG welder.

SteveW

mustangs68
Moderator

Posts: 27681
From: Hampton Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
Registered: May 99

posted 08-19-2005 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68        Reply w/Quote
I dont need one,,I don't have a MIG that needs welding

sam

Twirly Bird
Gearhead

Posts: 226
From: Central PA
Registered: Aug 2004

posted 08-22-2005 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Twirly Bird        Reply w/Quote
Unless somebody cuts you a deal, you'll get what you pay for... I have a Craftsman I'll sell you cheap (that is what I could afford at the time). But, in the end, you'll be in the market for a new one that can hold an arc on thin metal without blowing thru.

I'm switching to one with shielding gas that can handle smaller wire - not to mention one that has a stronger power supply.

senzstang
Gearhead

Posts: 530
From: perry, oh, usa
Registered: May 2002

posted 08-22-2005 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for senzstang        Reply w/Quote
Have you looked into renting one? Some weld shops will rent. Tool rental companies generally carry some too.

Phil

trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 08-24-2005 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
but renting i thnk would be a waste as I wont be doing it in a weekend probably voer a long period of time. but i am still looking.

------------------
88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
66 mustang 200ci 3 speed
68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
79 f150 300 3 onda tree

lonewolf
Gearhead

Posts: 419
From: Colorado; M&M #3117
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 08-24-2005 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf        Reply w/Quote
Just a thought but what about calling one of the guys with a mobile welding truck and having him weld it up after you get the new one in place and fitted? Most of those guys are pretty reasonable.

Cheers,

Rick

senzstang
Gearhead

Posts: 530
From: perry, oh, usa
Registered: May 2002

posted 08-24-2005 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for senzstang        Reply w/Quote
Good thought Rick. Just for reference -There is a guy in my neck of the woods that charges $40 and hour.

More food for thought.

lonewolf
Gearhead

Posts: 419
From: Colorado; M&M #3117
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 08-25-2005 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf        Reply w/Quote
I am going to use one of those guys for welding up my cage. There is one locally that has a TIG on the back of his truck and he is running around $40 an hour. By the time you consider the costs associated with equipment, learning, screw ups, etc., it's well worth it.

As a sidenote, I had the pivot on my homemade rotisserie professionally machined (it was too tight). It took him an hour per pivot and it cost me a whopping $60. He left it at 0.050" clearance and polished it so it would turn easily. Well worth the $60.

Cheers,

Rick

sigtauenus
Gearhead

Posts: 3969
From: Va Beach
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 10-01-2005 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
Rick, any chance of emailing me some pictures of your homemade rotisserie?

[email protected]

lonewolf
Gearhead

Posts: 419
From: Colorado; M&M #3117
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 10-02-2005 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sigtauenus:
Rick, any chance of emailing me some pictures of your homemade rotisserie?

[email protected]


Sure thing. Let me dig around and see what I can find. It might take a couple of days, so please be patient with me.

Cheers,

Rick

Dusty Kiser
Gearhead

Posts: 191
From: Bethel,Oh USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 01-22-2006 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dusty Kiser        Reply w/Quote
Just a thought, but you might check some of the production shops in your area. A few years ago I bought a much used Miller 250 amp 230v single faze MIG with suitcase wire feed on a 15ft lead and a 15ft production gun for $500 . It needed some tlc,but with less than $200 dollars in parts I dismantled, cleaned contacts and fan, renewed liner, contact tips and nozzles, and bought a new flowmeter. I then built a custom cart with storage cabinet for all my welding related stuff and have used it happily for many years. The best part is the versatillity. It has a long reach and will weld anything from 22ga to 1" thick steel and with a change of gun and gas will weld stainless or aluminum. At todays prices the suitcase alone would cost $1800 or more.

68 S-code GT
Gearhead

Posts: 3835
From: Sayreville, NJ, US
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 02-02-2006 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT        Reply w/Quote
did you read this one?

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum11/HTML/000408.html

There are a few of these stores in your area!

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/retail_stores.taf#PA

Guess you did!

[This message has been edited by 68 S-code GT (edited 02-02-2006).]

pmhvps
Gearhead

Posts: 734
From: Burlington,ON,Canada ,in the heart of the Golden Horseshoe.
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 02-08-2006 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pmhvps        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lonewolf:
Sure thing. Let me dig around and see what I can find. It might take a couple of days, so please be patient with me.

Cheers,

Rick



Rick, if you find them could you please send some my way.....almost ready to flip this '68 Coupe.
Mike.

68 S-code GT
Gearhead

Posts: 3835
From: Sayreville, NJ, US
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 03-26-2006 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT        Reply w/Quote
Good info here!

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/basic-basics-welding-how-do-i-repair-body-panels-44009.html

Jimmy Ray
Gearhead

Posts: 274
From: Ozark MO
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 05-08-2006 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jimmy Ray        Reply w/Quote
Rick,
I also would like some information on the rotisserie... I am ready to buy one or build it so I can continue on my 67 FB project

lonewolf
Gearhead

Posts: 419
From: Colorado; M&M #3117
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 05-10-2006 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf        Reply w/Quote
Jimmy,

Yep. I will send them your way.

Rick

------------------
Lonewolf
1968 Coupe in Pieces
99 1/2 F250
FFR MkIII

lonewolf
Gearhead

Posts: 419
From: Colorado; M&M #3117
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 05-18-2006 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf        Reply w/Quote
Hey Jimmy,

Sorry about the delay but I have been travelling for work and am away from my other pc that has the pics. I will get them to you this weekend when I get home.

Thanks for your patience,

Rick

------------------
Lonewolf
1968 Coupe in Pieces
99 1/2 F250
FFR MkIII

lonewolf
Gearhead

Posts: 419
From: Colorado; M&M #3117
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 05-21-2006 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf        Reply w/Quote
Jimmy....they are on their way. Let me know if you need more info.

Rick

------------------
Lonewolf
1968 Coupe in Pieces
99 1/2 F250
FFR MkIII

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2006, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[Posting Pictures]

[About M&M][Members' Pics]

[M&M Conventions] [M&M Mug Shots] [Tech Articles]

[M&M Bookstore] [M&M Restoration & Tool Supply Store]