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    • Hi there, I've been watching this thread closely for ideas for my own welding cart. I figured I'll post up my progress.

      Ultimately I wanted my cart to be able to hold 2 machines and 2 80 cu/ft cylinders. Right now all I have is a MM211 but I'm planning on adding either a diversion 180 or a dynasty 200DX (if I can find one for the right price)










      The panels need ground a little bit and they'll sink in further. Other than that my design plans are pretty much used up and I'm kind of playing it by ear right now. I have 3 slots for tanks and I think I'll use one for TIG rod holders.

      I am a ford tech by trade so don't mind the tool boxes. Welding is just a hobby. I also made that light weight rolling work table in the back ground. I use it like a big tool cart for some of the larger diesel jobs.



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      Last edited by m-saunoras; 10-20-2012, 04:50 PM.
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      • Painted the cart last week. Also picked up a dynasty 200dx to compliment the MM211 I've had for several years.




        I will find some pics of the tank strap I found and am using for this setup. The only thing left I want to add is some rubber mat to keep the machines from marking up the surface or sliding around.

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        swiped this tank strap from a cylinder rack that was no longer being used.


        edit again - today I ordered a 3'x3' sheet of diamond plate 1/8" thick rubber mat. If like the way it looks I'll cut it into sections and glue it down to the panels.
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        • Cut and glued the diamond rubber mat today. I really like the way it came out.



          Also set the machines in place. I'm still waiting on my 80 cu/ft tank of argon to come in before i strap the cylinders in. The little 40 in the back is going to be my back purge/spare.



          Dynasty 200DX
          Millermatic 211

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          • well.... here is one cart I made for the diversion 180. NOt as pretty as some others here, but it serves its purpose well.
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            • From a hand truck too a tig cart, ruffed out, inspected by the shop Forman, mocked up waiting for weather to paint. It will be black, have a shelf under the machine .
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              • exoskeleton h-freight cart

                I had one of the cheap h-freight welding carts for my old Lincoln WeldPack but when I got the Miller 211 it was a bit flimsy. Had some stuff laying around...wheels, casters, square tubing so simply started welding a skeleton around the existing cart. Made it sturdy and wider and way better bottle mount. Enough room on the bottom shelf for the Powermax 30 when it gets here. Not the best cart but cheap. Painted it with Rust-olem Safety Blue which matches the Miller Blue not bad. Hopefully the pictures come through...just on my phone.
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                • Originally posted by gsims View Post
                  I had one of the cheap h-freight welding carts for my old Lincoln WeldPack but when I got the Miller 211 it was a bit flimsy. Had some stuff laying around...wheels, casters, square tubing so simply started welding a skeleton around the existing cart. Made it sturdy and wider and way better bottle mount. Enough room on the bottom shelf for the Powermax 30 when it gets here. Not the best cart but cheap. Painted it with Rust-olem Safety Blue which matches the Miller Blue not bad. Hopefully the pictures come through...just on my phone.
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                  Nice mod. What size bottle are you using on the cart? The height looks like its right at the limit of almost too big (too tall) but definitely a ton of gas available for long projects. With the tank looks to make a nice hood holder.

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                  • I'm not sure of the size of the tank but its as big as you can buy. Anything bigger is a lease and was trying to avoid that. I had a shorter one and when I picked up the new 211 they swapped me the bigger tank for the price of the extra gas only.

                    In fact I went in to simply refill my tank and came out with a larger tank and new welder. Funny how that happens. Tank is tall but straps down nice and tight and with the rear wheels moved back and further out very stable. And yes...good helmet holder.

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                    • 1st project (in school) welding cart.

                      Wanted to get some feed back on my welding cart. Going to make another for a MIG machine I want to buy. Thanks!!
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                      • welding cart.

                        This I is my first project at school for my everlast 160sth. Getting a miller 250 MIG so gotta make another cart. Can't wait!!
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                        • Originally posted by layinbeads79:302635
                          Wanted to get some feed back on my welding cart. Going to make another for a MIG machine I want to buy. Thanks!!
                          Very nice job on the cart. It looks like not only a stand for the welder but also a small weld table and turn table. My only concern would be welding sparks falling from the work surface onto the welder but that's minor and a simple shield would fix that.

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                          • Originally posted by Sberry View Post
                            Its got a "home", rides its spot behind the bench, parked in this format for years and is super handy, made 1000's and thousands of welds like a pit stop over the years and rasy to roll right over to the hoist for car work. You can see in the 3rd pic I screw a sheet to enclose the drawer and create a shelf.
                            It was a cart for some kind of instrument, all custom aluminum
                            Looks like an old Tektronix O-scope cart
                            nice find.

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                            • thanks for keeping this thread going... I need to make a new cart
                              and there is a wealth of ideas to be found within.

                              decisions decisions....

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                              • Finished the hand cart conversion, finally got the weather I needed to paint it.


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