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  • Weld Truck for Work, Weld Trailer at Home

    Here is a picture of the rig I put together last year at work.

    The first picture shows the 4 door wagon I started with, and what I turned it into. Even did the camo myself. And that is the official camo pattern BTW.





    Here's a couple of the trailer I'm putting together for myself.

    I'm just finishing the fenders and will mount the air compressor soon. I reworked the tongue jack yesterday for proper travel and powdercoated it black.



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  • #2
    Very nice work. The first picture and its instant welder is cool too.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Old Sporty View Post
      Very nice work. The first picture and its instant welder is cool too.
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      • #4
        Looks like nice clean work and the appearance is awesome. How long you been "in"?
        Originally posted by Number 1 View Post
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        • #5
          Originally posted by turbo38t View Post
          Looks like nice clean work and the appearance is awesome. How long you been "in"?
          Never.

          I'm a civillian.
          Last edited by Number 1; 01-16-2009, 05:48 PM.
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          • #6
            Hey #1 what ya going to do with that mess if cables????

            reels are the way to go.........

            i have Shell-ryn's and Aluma's i love them both the Aluma's have the slight edge to being better..

            so if you are looking for a set I could sell ya a set since i am going to start building my own for now.

            PM me if you are interested?

            Railmen

            P.S. spools are the way to go you can store 100'+ in such a small space.
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            • #7
              Old Sporty,

              That first photo doesn't look like a long range welder at all.

              More like a long range "Plasma Cutter". Tests have shown it to be very effective on thick metals, but the edge is somewhat jagged. Also leaves behind a fair amount of slag.
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              • #8
                Number 1,

                Those photos look like some of the creations that came out of Ft. Lewis, WA back when the Army was developing the conceptual "light division".

                Good friend of mine Col. Paul Cerjan, was Director of the High Tech Test Bed back when Gen Sy Myer was Chief of Staff of the Army. They were mounting some high power weapons systems on some highly mobile vehicles. Kind of a step around the Army's normal R&D process.

                Your mobile welder would have fit right in.
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                • #9
                  Neat rigs!
                  How do you get the bottles in and out of the Hummer?
                  I was thinking that louvered sheet metal sides,(like the hood) around the bed would keep criminal minds from seeing the equip. And still give ventilation.
                  Might even work on the trailer as well???
                  Just a thought.
                  I would still like to have them like they are!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Railmen View Post
                    Hey #1 what ya going to do with that mess if cables????

                    reels are the way to go.........

                    i have Shell-ryn's and Aluma's i love them both the Aluma's have the slight edge to being better..

                    so if you are looking for a set I could sell ya a set since i am going to start building my own for now.

                    PM me if you are interested?

                    Railmen

                    P.S. spools are the way to go you can store 100'+ in such a small space.
                    That mess of cables was on my floor, and driving me crazy. They're sitting on the trailer for now. That is where my compressor is to be mounted.

                    Reels? Yes.

                    My primary cables are 75' of 2/0. That mess is my 100' 1/0 extensions. I have some reels in mind, but shoot me what you've got, and I may consider them.

                    Most everything will be on reels.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fendermender View Post
                      Neat rigs!
                      How do you get the bottles in and out of the Hummer?
                      I was thinking that louvered sheet metal sides,(like the hood) around the bed would keep criminal minds from seeing the equip. And still give ventilation.
                      Might even work on the trailer as well???
                      Just a thought.
                      I would still like to have them like they are!!!
                      We get the bottles in and out using our forklift.

                      See those black knobs on the side cover, in front of the bottles? Unscrew those, and that side cover swings forward on hinges allowing complete access to any of the 4 bottles in there.

                      As for criminal minds being tempted, we're on a secure military base. Armed guards at the gate and such. Very little to worry about. However, since there is no key needed to start and drive the HMMWV, she is garage kept.....parked inside our shop over night and on weekends. Worst we have to worry about is the teenagers from base housing, and from what I've seen they cause very little trouble.
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                      • #12
                        Number1...What happened to your sig?? It was quite impressive to say the least. Nice pics too. Cool stuff

                        Also I sure hope you are planning on bracing that trailer tongue better
                        No matter how thick the material it can still "wag" like that. BTDT

                        BTW...would your real name be Lt. Ryker??

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                          Number1...What happened to your sig?? It was quite impressive to say the least. Nice pics too. Cool stuff

                          Also I sure hope you are planning on bracing that trailer tongue better
                          No matter how thick the material it can still "wag" like that. BTDT

                          BTW...would your real name be Lt. Ryker??
                          I try to keep my sig in my original post in any thread.

                          Once is enough. Don't need the same thing post after post clogging up a thread.

                          Anyway, the tongue, no. My tongue weight is 160 lbs, so the maximum stress on that weld joint is 160 lbs. What you don't see is that the tongue extends 3-4 feet into the trailer bed. If that won't support 160 lbs I need to find another profession. She tracks straight and true up to 75, no hint of any sway at all.

                          However, once I add the compressor, additional bottles, reels.....in other words once the trailer is fully complete, I will add whatever is necessary to the tongue. But regardless of what I do add, my goal is to keep the tongue weight around 150-160 lbs through selective positioning of the equipment yet to be added.



                          Thanks for the kind words from everyone. I'm just like you all, I love what I do and came here to help others and learn a thing or two myself. (I had to edit (remove) one of your smilies so I could insert my picture)
                          Last edited by Number 1; 01-17-2009, 10:20 PM. Reason: Additional Thought
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                          • #14
                            wow. that is to cool. the first pic is cool. was it hard to get the timeing to snap the pic?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by migwelder05 View Post
                              wow. that is to cool. the first pic is cool. was it hard to get the timeing to snap the pic?

                              I didn't take that picture.

                              During testing, nobody would be allowed that close to a live fire exercise.
                              During combat, there is much more to do than stand around snapping pictures. You're firing because someone is potentially firing at you.

                              During testing, high speed cameras are utilized to capture EVERYTHING, to be evaluated, re-evaluated, and evaluated some more at a later time.





                              Here's links to grainy video.....

                              http://www.truveo.com/LOSATLineofSig.../id/1091605309

                              http://www.metacafe.com/watch/439458/losat/

                              And some of high speed video.....

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ke8X...eature=related
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