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      05-21-2010 09:18 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 10:13 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 09:16 PM #3
      I've been using a Lincoln 175, no pulse, for 11 years. Works ok




















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      05-23-2010 12:50 AM #4
      mad skills you have there bud.
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      05-25-2010 03:39 PM #6
      and what kind of welding equipment do you have over at nothing leaves stock?

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      05-25-2010 03:43 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 04:44 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 05:31 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 09:42 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 01:56 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.
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      05-27-2010 09:23 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 09:34 PM #13
      What welding process / welder do ya'll use for light guage steel and car bodywork?

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      05-27-2010 10:04 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.
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      05-28-2010 11:51 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 12:49 PM #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 03:12 AM #17
      Lincoln square wave tig and i live in nj and am bored
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    18. 06-03-2010 12:32 PM #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.

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      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 02:05 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.
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      06-25-2010 02:26 AM #20
      hitch for rabbit? trailers? pics!

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      06-25-2010 07:38 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 03:08 AM #22
      Ill try to get some pics tomarrow. This is what I have for now:
      Ya, its a diesel.
      Well, maybe I just parked it in front of our trailer while we were camping. But seriously, ill get some pics tomarrow.
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      06-28-2010 03:42 AM #23
      got a couple more pics for you:
      rabbit rear and hitch
      rabbit rear and hitch
      rabbit and trailer
      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.)
      rabbit and trailer
      old westinghouse ac welder
      probably our most used welder, and its WWII vintage. vintage ac buz box
      old westinghouse ac welder
      How many of you know how to change the amperage on this welder? probably mostly just oldtimers.
      self axplanitory
      add on high freq. box
      High frequency box for tig welding aluminum. (with aformentioned buz box)
      Hobart handler 140 mig welder
      Hobart Handler 140
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      latest project: rebuilding a free boat trailer to fit my boat. (and be roadworthy )
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      06-28-2010 08:06 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Byramtra View Post
      Ill try to get some pics tomarrow. This is what I have for now:
      Ya, its a diesel.
      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 01:33 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.
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      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.
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      down pipe for a vr6 turbo corrado.
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      short runner for the same turbo corrado.
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      16v and aba short runners
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      A couple turbo manifolds.
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      07-03-2010 03:05 AM #26
      actually, ya, its just parked there. the tongue weght would be a problem. the biggest trailer I pulled was identicle to this one:
      http://www.truckpaper.com/listingsde...d=1611811&nh=0
      It is really stout (ie heavy), so i only took it next door back to its owner. Nice work on the tube, and aluminum, I need to work on that myself.
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      07-06-2010 09:29 PM #27
      cebora 250
      150 amp

      Works great on aluminum
      have problems getting pretty colors on my stainless.Tried a new glass line too

      Only like 4 months in so..





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      07-06-2010 11:02 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Daskoupe View Post
      cebora 250
      150 amp

      Works great on aluminum
      have problems getting pretty colors on my stainless.Tried a new glass line too

      Only like 4 months in so..





      whats one of those run?

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      through Matco alot kinda.But its only 50 bucks a week lol(and a credit builder)
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      07-07-2010 10:29 AM #30
      can anyone give me some input on this welder? Ive emailed the seller but no response yet. I thought maybe somewhere here could ID it from the pictures as to a brand/ possible model.



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      11-19-2010 12:06 AM #31
      maybe ill take pics of the exhaust bit I did, maybe I will save my embarrassment. well, I got this far (lousy camcorder pic): MAF / Air filter bracket (installed)

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      11-28-2010 07:21 PM #32
      Miller Dynasty 350. Just got it, cool stuff to come...

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      12-31-2010 05:03 PM #33
      What, no Chinese welders off eBay??

      On a more serious note... beautiful welds, Jay! I hope some day I can learn to weld like that.

      He didn't post pics in this thread but Markku@Agtronic does awesome fabrication and welding too. I just love TIG welded stainless.
      Last edited by Angular; 12-31-2010 at 08:49 PM.

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      01-02-2011 07:41 PM #34
      At home i have a miller Diversion 180 tig. havn't done a whole lot with it yet since my gas company sold me a contaminated bottle again

      at work we have a miller syncrowave 200 tig, Miller Millermatic 212 multivoltage mig, Miller Millermatic 135 mig, Miller Passport mig (SS wire welder), Miller Plasma Cutter.

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      02-07-2011 12:09 AM #35
      I use a Miller Dynasty DX.Photobucket

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