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Welder & trailer progress (oh noes! dodge!)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by botboy, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. botboy

    botboy 1/2 ton status

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    Just thought I'd post up a few pics of what I got done between last weekend & this weekend:

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    Still "under construction", Not quite road-ready yet, still gotta:
    - weld seams where frame rails were notched to be bent in
    - add jack in front
    - Find a couple of taillights for it (others were sold before I got the truck)
    - wire in a 4-pin connector for hooking up to tow vehicle
    - get registered so I can take it on the roads
    - Weld in some threaded steel plates to secure ranger down.
    - weld in oxy/acetyl/argon tank mounts & securing mechanism
    - weld in some toolboxes for holding torch, regs, plasma cutter, etc
    - fire extinguisher, electrode case holder, wire boxes/holders
    - going to put some 1000W lights on the back of the trailer for working at night
    - remove the vapor canister from the side of the frame, cap vent holes in gas tank, add hose for filling & switch for turning on fuel pump for additional fuel carrying capacity

    Here's a pic of the ranger in the back of the trailer. With the ranger about 1.5' back from the front of the bed weight distribution is about 50/50, so moving it all the way forward with some additional toolboxes on the back should put it closer to where it should be. As is, at least I can move it around the farm easily behind a truck or tractor and it doesn't try to tip backwards and dump all my stuff when pulled off the ball.

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  2. RustBuket

    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    Thats a beefy welder! Mig? Arc? Both?
     
  3. Winter Hill Gang

    Winter Hill Gang Registered Member

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    for sure mig, as you can see the spool of wire in the picture. ;)

    looks like it might be dual tho'
     
  4. botboy

    botboy 1/2 ton status

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    Everything :D

    Seriously though, its a multiprocess machine that does AC/DC constant current (stick/tig) & constant voltage (mig) as well as a 10kw generator W/taps for 120 & 240 volts.
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    are you going to use the truck/trailer gas tank as a back up for the welder unit?
     

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