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    1. Member cabrlicious's Avatar
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      05-21-2010 08:18 PM #1
      What welder do you use to make stuff, and what stuff have you made with it?

      a la show and tell...

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      05-21-2010 09:13 PM #2
      If you weld, and live in jersey, and are bored.. I have all sorts of ideas for things you can build.



      I only *wish* I knew how to weld..

    3. 05-22-2010 08:16 PM #3
      I've been using a Lincoln 175, no pulse, for 11 years. Works ok




















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      05-22-2010 11:50 PM #4
      mad skills you have there bud.
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      05-25-2010 02:39 PM #6
      and what kind of welding equipment do you have over at nothing leaves stock?

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      05-25-2010 02:43 PM #7
      miller 250 syncrowave 250 tig
      miller 110 mig
      snap on plasma cutter
      coat hanger and torch
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      05-25-2010 03:44 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by nothing-leaves-stock View Post
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      coat hanger and torch
      :p, that's old skool right there. Been there

      I also have the Syncrowave 250, but have a SnapOn 140Mig.

      Not showing any of my stuff after California Jay's pics :p
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      05-25-2010 04:31 PM #9
      your not a real welder till you have welded with a coat hanger and a torch
      bend it , cut it , grind it, weld it....... drive it! ..... break it........

    10. 05-25-2010 08:42 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by sdezego View Post

      Not showing any of my stuff after California Jay's pics :p
      Dont be afraid to... I may have a few more hours seat time compared to others.. I'm sure people can consider that.

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      05-26-2010 12:56 PM #11
      I have a lincoln 140, and the stuff I make is best put under a car where it won't be seen .

      I use it for myself, exhaust work, brackets, getting snapped off bolts out of their holes, etc.
      1987 GTI 16v, no build thread.

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      05-27-2010 08:23 PM #12
      miller 110 = 110v welder, or 110 amps? and if its 110v, how many input amps does it need?

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      05-27-2010 08:34 PM #13
      What welding process / welder do ya'll use for light guage steel and car bodywork?

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      05-27-2010 09:04 PM #14
      I used an old-school 110v Marquette MIG with .023" wire, then I upgraded . Worked great doing the resto work on my 82 Rabbit.
      1987 GTI 16v, no build thread.

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      05-28-2010 10:51 PM #15
      sorry for the Iphone pics..... they finally let me weld at work yesterday, so i snapped these for you guys.... Miller 350 squarewave....



    16. 06-01-2010 11:49 AM #16
      I'm using a Lincoln Precision 185. It works good, but I'm having trouble with the A/C. When trying to weld at 185A, it often cuts out and won't go past ~100A. I've used it A LOT though. It works great on DC.
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      06-02-2010 02:12 AM #17
      Lincoln square wave tig and i live in nj and am bored
      custom fabrication available

    18. 06-03-2010 11:32 AM #18
      Miller syncrowave 180SD tig, Weldtec air cooled torch. I am going to be building a liquid cooling system for it and use a nice micro torch with it soon.

      Millermatic 180 MIG. Best MIG I ever used for under $1000. Autset works fine and I have yet to need to max it out, and I welded up some 3/8's stuff just fine. Will also go right down to sheet metal for body work like a champ.

      Miller 375 plasma. Cuts like butter, even 1/2" plate and rusty dirty frame rails are cake.

      BLUE FTW!

      I dont have many pics at all for some reason of my welding. lol I will have to see if any are online.

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      06-10-2010 01:05 AM #19
      personally I prefer ballingwire over coathangers. As far as wilders goes my main welder is a WWII vintage shipyard welder (AC buzbox), we also have a high frequency box hooked up to it for tig welding aluminum. Other than a oxy/settling setup we have a newer Craftsman AC buzbox, and a newest welder a Hobart Handler 140 MIG welder (only set up with flux core. ). We have built things from heavy duty trailers, to small delicate repairs. One of the things we did was build a reciever for my rabbit.
      Travis

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      06-25-2010 01:26 AM #20
      hitch for rabbit? trailers? pics!

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      06-25-2010 06:38 PM #21
      I'm considering getting my hands on this: harbor freight gas welding outfit

      I can actually afford it, vs. a good mig

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      06-27-2010 02:08 AM #22
      Ill try to get some pics tomarrow. This is what I have for now:

      Well, maybe I just parked it in front of our trailer while we were camping. But seriously, ill get some pics tomarrow.
      Travis

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      06-28-2010 02:42 AM #23
      got a couple more pics for you:



      My grampa built that trailer years ago, the box is 3' by 5.5', and the trailer is overbuilt. (as ushal with things we built.)


      probably our most used welder, and its WWII vintage. vintage ac buz box

      How many of you know how to change the amperage on this welder? probably mostly just oldtimers.


      High frequency box for tig welding aluminum. (with aformentioned buz box)

      Hobart Handler 140

      latest project: rebuilding a free boat trailer to fit my boat. (and be roadworthy )
      Thats about all for now.
      Travis

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      06-28-2010 07:06 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Byramtra View Post
      Ill try to get some pics tomarrow. This is what I have for now:

      Well, maybe I just parked it in front of our trailer while we were camping. But seriously, ill get some pics tomarrow.
      Travis
      can your rabbit actually tow that monster?

      props on a unique piece of equipment.

    25. 06-30-2010 12:33 PM #25
      my old rig. Airco 300 amp ac/dc welder. from the 70's and a freekin tank. My first tig welder and it payed for itself ten fold.


      my new rig miller syncrowave 250 tig and miller 212 multivoltage mig. More expensive but the weld quality is second to non over the old machine.



      down pipe for a vr6 turbo corrado.


      short runner for the same turbo corrado.


      16v and aba short runners



      A couple turbo manifolds.


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