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Unread 07-23-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
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What are you working on?

post up current fab projects in your shop right now.

most recent in mine is a cage in an autocross 350Z




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Unread 07-24-2014, 08:52 AM   #2
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Business as usual. Winch bumper ready to ship and parts for a rear ready to cut.
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Unread 07-24-2014, 04:15 PM   #3
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Working on my aluminum TIG skills today. after just over an hour behind the torch today, i came out with a much improved weld, but hardly a good weld.

Corner butt weld



fillet weld, where i need more work for sure
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Unread 07-25-2014, 09:46 AM   #4
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I like these types of threads! :-D

Haven't actually started cutting yet, but here's the rough plans for my new welding cart. I have two welders and two bottles now, so I need a larger cart. I'm also going to put air-filled tires on it, so it rolls around over cracks and cords better. And there will be some drawers above the welders. I measured it all out last night and thought about it for a bit, and this is what it's roughly going to be. Only thing I don't have yet is the plate metal for the top, I'll pick that up later after I have the frame all made up.

The section marked 18" are the drawers, hard to tell in the drawing, it's real rough, haha

I've modified my mig welder to open up downwards, instead of upwards, so that I can put shelves above the welders. the TIG welder will go to the left of the MIG. (that's my old car in the photos) No clue why they open upwards, it's anoying that way, you can't put anything directly above the welder. So, putting hinges on the bottom of the door worked perfectly





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Unread 07-25-2014, 03:34 PM   #5
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a welding cart is something that i really need to build.
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Unread 07-25-2014, 03:45 PM   #6
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a welding cart is something that i really need to build.
I'll give you a tip from what I learned on my 1st one. Don't use small casters, it makes it difficult to roll round on surfaces that are even slightly rough. I'm going to use air-filled tires on this one.
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Unread 07-26-2014, 10:47 PM   #7
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got most of the frame on the welding cart done! The top is a little larger than 2'x3', which is considerably larger than my old welding cart.

In the last image, you can see the two welders (the bottles will go behind the welders) and the drawer above the welders. Originally planned on stacking another set of drawers under those drawers, but then I realized I wouldn't be able to get any long clamps in towards the middle of the table. So, I'm going to lower the drawers and just use one set. However, the cart is wide enough that I could put the other set of drawers on the opposite side. Would be a little odd having drawers on both sides, I may forget which side things are on. We'll see, if the single set of drawers isn't enough, then I'll put the other set on the opposite side as well.

Man, it rolls so much better with the larger air filled tires. The tires aren't even all that soft, but it rolls so much better.

Tubing is 1.25x1.25" .120 wall. Top is a bit more than 2'x3' 1/4" plate.









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Unread 07-27-2014, 08:36 AM   #8
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I'll give you a tip from what I learned on my 1st one. Don't use small casters, it makes it difficult to roll round on surfaces that are even slightly rough. I'm going to use air-filled tires on this one.
yeah i currently have an off the shelf cart and it is not made for anything other than concrete. when i build one, it will have larger pneumatic tires for when i am welding outside of the garage.
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Unread 07-27-2014, 10:10 AM   #9
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even inside the garage, if I hit a small screw or bolt on the floor, the cart came to a hault, haha! This one now rolls right over bolts, pliers, power cords, and cracks in the concrete just fine These are fairly small pneumatic tires, only 6 inches tall. But I think just the fact that they are a little bit squishy really helps. Kinda like airing down offroad haha! They really aren't that squishy though, they don't bulge on the bottom. But I could always let out a bit of pressure if I needed them more squishy, but they are pretty good so far.

We'll see how it goes when it's fully weighted down with everything. Probably going to be 200 pounds of stuff on there, haha The tires themself say 300 pounds at 30psi, so I could probably drop the pressure since it'll be alot less than 300 pounds on each tire.
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Unread 07-27-2014, 03:12 PM   #10
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today... rust repair on an 89 Fox body Rustang





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Unread 07-27-2014, 05:29 PM   #11
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Test fit of the large components, everythign fits fine, ACCEPT for one of my bottles. Apparently not all bottles are the same diameter. One of mine was slightly larger. So.... I had to notch one of the tubes a bit to get it to fit.

So, here's another tip. Don't assume all bottles are the same diameter


Now to figure out how I want to mount the drawers, and where to put the hooks for all the stuff that will hook onto the cage (cables, helmet, gloves, and so on)



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Unread 07-27-2014, 06:54 PM   #12
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Don't have anything right now but for the past few months was a bumper/tire carrier build for a friend, some shelves for my Toy Hauler and the only pictures I took was of a winch plate I built.

I have bent two winch plates so I built a flat plate out of two pieces of 1/4" welded together.




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Unread 07-27-2014, 07:58 PM   #13
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Don't have anything right now but for the past few months was a bumper/tire carrier build for a friend, some shelves for my Toy Hauler and the only pictures I took was of a winch plate I built.

I have bent two winch plates so I built a flat plate out of two pieces of 1/4" welded together.
Tip, for a winch plate, you need to have something other than just flat plate. the edges need to be bent up to add rigidity across other axis, the flat plate is only really strong across a single axis, and not the axis in which you are pulling. Bend up the sides or weld Ribs both laterally and longitudinally to add the extra rigidity needed to withstand the forces places upon it during winching.
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Unread 07-27-2014, 08:18 PM   #14
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built a bumper top plate is 3/8 all the others are 1/4 please don't mind the mess





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Unread 07-28-2014, 12:36 AM   #15
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Tip, for a winch plate, you need to have something other than just flat plate. the edges need to be bent up to add rigidity across other axis, the flat plate is only really strong across a single axis, and not the axis in which you are pulling. Bend up the sides or weld Ribs both laterally and longitudinally to add the extra rigidity needed to withstand the forces places upon it during winching.
Have you ever glued two pieces of metal together and tried to bend it?
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