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    I figured I would post some photos of my skid. Next project is to repaint the welder black. Positive and negative comments welcome...
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  • #2
    looks good did you build those reels yourself? im really tired of rolling mine up all the time by hand.
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    • #3
      nice build. nice and compact.
      i called about a price on a skid from ACE manufacturing two months ago and still haven't got one. ( so i won't be buying from them)
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      • #4
        Originally posted by vin-man welding View Post
        nice build. nice and compact.
        i called about a price on a skid from ACE manufacturing two months ago and still haven't got one. ( so i won't be buying from them)
        Wow.... That is not like them. Fire a PM over to CWagner on here - Clay is a Product Co-ordinator (or something) at ACE, and I am sure he will take care of it for you.

        Mr Dowdy - Very nice skid. Clean, Compact, and Simple. 10/10.
        Later,
        Jason

        Professional Spark Generator by Trade.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by vin-man welding View Post
          nice build. nice and compact.
          i called about a price on a skid from ACE manufacturing two months ago and still haven't got one. ( so i won't be buying from them)
          I'll send you a pm with my email address, send me an email at your earliest convenience and let me know what you have for a truck, a welder and any options in specific that you are looking for. I'll try to get you a price by the next business day. I'm not sure who you spoke with but my best guess is it got lost in the shuffle, my apologies.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by BryanDowdy View Post
            I figured I would post some photos of my skid. Next project is to repaint the welder black. Positive and negative comments welcome...
            Why do you want to paint the welder black? It looks pretty good, di you slope the oxygen bottle because of space requirements? Nice job on the reels as well!
            at home:
            2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
            2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
            2008 Suitcase 12RC
            Spoolmatic 30A
            WC-24
            2009 Dynasty 200DX
            2000 XMT 304
            2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
            Sold:MM130XP
            Sold:MM 251
            Sold:CST 280

            at work:
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            Millermatic 350P
            Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

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            • #7
              Very nice! I like the bottle racks. Hard to tell how balanced it would be hanigng on a hook, does it stay level when you lift it up?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by strictlycarved View Post
                looks good did you build those reels yourself? im really tired of rolling mine up all the time by hand.
                Yes I built them. They are the second set I have made. The first set used trailer hubs and the current set I used sealed bearing.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by c wagner View Post
                  Why do you want to paint the welder black? It looks pretty good, di you slope the oxygen bottle because of space requirements? Nice job on the reels as well!
                  I just want something that will go with the truck better than blue.

                  I sloped it so the whole skid would be around the same height. I did not want anything sticking up taller than the cab either.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Desertrider33 View Post
                    Very nice! I like the bottle racks. Hard to tell how balanced it would be hanigng on a hook, does it stay level when you lift it up?
                    The sq tubing going around the welder with a hook on top is where I pick it up. The placement of the hook is dead center for balance. The sq tubing is part of the skid, so the welder frame does not have to hold any weight.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BryanDowdy View Post
                      I just want something that will go with the truck better than blue.

                      I sloped it so the whole skid would be around the same height. I did not want anything sticking up taller than the cab either.

                      Thanks
                      Painting the welder will likely kill the resale value of the machine, but if that is not a concern the have at it.

                      Now I understand about the oxygen bottle, I was thinking about it being laid completely down as opposed to standing straight up. I agree, I don't like having the valve on the oxygen bottle as the highest thing on the truck either.
                      at home:
                      2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
                      2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
                      2008 Suitcase 12RC
                      Spoolmatic 30A
                      WC-24
                      2009 Dynasty 200DX
                      2000 XMT 304
                      2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
                      Sold:MM130XP
                      Sold:MM 251
                      Sold:CST 280

                      at work:
                      Invision 350MP
                      Dynasty 350
                      Millermatic 350P
                      Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by c wagner View Post
                        Painting the welder will likely kill the resale value of the machine, but if that is not a concern the have at it.

                        Now I understand about the oxygen bottle, I was thinking about it being laid completely down as opposed to standing straight up. I agree, I don't like having the valve on the oxygen bottle as the highest thing on the truck either.
                        Yeah. It will prob never be sold, it will just get moved to the older rig.

                        The bottle is also sloped to clear the tailgate.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BryanDowdy View Post
                          I just want something that will go with the truck better than blue.
                          You know they sell red welders right. All tho I prefer stainless myself. Your skid looks nice. What kind of work do you do?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rig Hand View Post
                            You know they sell red welders right. All tho I prefer stainless myself. Your skid looks nice. What kind of work do you do?
                            Haha I'll keep that in mind.

                            I do everything from heavy equipment repairs (Farmers, Construction business, etc) to steel building to fencing. Pretty much anything people call for. I don't do any oil field or pipeline, if I did I would not have a bobcat. I did think about going in to oil field, but it has slowed down so much here I just kept doing my own deal.
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                            • #15
                              Duh

                              My bad. I just now realized you have a website that probably would tell me would kind of work you do.
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