My newest/oldest equipment acquisition - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Fabrication Shop > My newest/oldest equipment acquisition

Ruffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!ROCK BOTTOM prices on LIFT KITS at Rockridge4wd!! WANT TO Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Reply
Unread 11-07-2008, 07:49 AM   #1
springover87
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 72
My newest/oldest equipment acquisition

Here is the newest piece of equipment I picked up for my many projects that I constantly have on the go or planned for the future..

Now I know what you are going to say - "What is it?" and "Why did you get that?"

Well it is an old Forney 220 Arc welder/ Battery charger/ Soldering unit. I didn't get the soldering wand or the charging cables (must have got lost in the past 50+ years)

Some Specs..
Model: Forney C5
3/16" @ 30amps to 3/8" @ 120 amps
Operating Voltage 230
Range 20 - 180 amp
Rated Duty Cycle 20%
Rod Sizes 1/16" - 3/16"

6v/12v Battery Charging

Now for the reason for purchasing it - It works like new and was $50
It came with the welding cables, 2 brand new pairs of welding gloves, helmet, a 1944 Ammo box to keep all the stuff in and about 20lbs of assorted rod.

Sorry for the crappy picture - the light is poor in my barn!



Only real drawbacks to it are the plug and play selectability and the 175lb weight of the unit - thank god for the wheels...
Now I cannot wait to wire in my 220 plug and get busy...

What do you all think?

springover87 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-15-2008, 08:31 PM   #2
Whackmaster
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Huntsville,Texas
Posts: 126
If it serves your purpose, good purchase......That thing probably has more than $50 worth of copper in it.......
Whackmaster is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.