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  • wildfire
    started a topic Dynasty 200 DX Crazy Cart

    Dynasty 200 DX Crazy Cart

    Well seeing I got my new Miller Dynasty 200 DX and the Coolmate 3, I decided to build a cart for both components. We have a small automotive repair shop and also do some welding and fabrication for a side line. For a hobby I restore old vintage gas pumps, Coca Cola Coolers and other items and customize some of them so when it came to building a cart I wanted to do something a little different and to fit into what I really needed while having a bit of fun doing it.

    I decided to go with the automotive theme while making it a practical cart. The cart is built all out of 1/8 th steel. It's total weight is 210 lbs making it a good sturdy cart with no flexing and feeling very sure footed when moving it around. To keep with the automotive theme I added the following:

    Mag wheels.
    - Custom built fenders.
    - Tail lights.
    - Custom front and rear bumpers and the rear bumper is a step bumper. I machined a trailer ball for it as well and added a small license plate representing our province of Newfoundland, Canada
    - I added the exhaust.
    - A spare wheel in the back that can be moved up to where the tank is when the tank is not on the cart (The tank is also used on my MM251).
    - A dashboard looking feature on it to store the Tig rods. Just on top of the dash is a windshield and by that is a removable rod to hang my Miller helmet on.
    - I made another small compartment by the windshield to put gloves in.
    - Extension cord reels on the rear and to dress them up we went with the NOS decals.
    - Just above the Coolmate 3, I integrated a full sliding drawer that's a must for all your incidentals.
    - A special hanging bracket for the foot control pedal.
    - I painted the cart with Base coat clear coat paint as well.

    To add the finishing touch to the cart I asked my buddy Brian who is about the best there is when it comes to graphic design to come up with a design for the cart. We tossed around a few ideas and he ran with it. My wife came up with and made the tank sock to hide the ugly tank as well to give it a cleaner look. I think the cart compliments the Dynasty 200 and making it a matched set.

    I think it turned out nice but I'll let you be the judge of that. Some ask why and my answer is why not!
    I call the cart "Crazy Cart" . If you want to see some more of my work you can see some of it here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/15602393@N05/

    Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy seeing it. Paul
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  • Bert
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    shucks thought I could get some side business going modeling the covers you made for me

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  • fun4now
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    LOL , thats not yours. that one is at mahanys in rochester. its part of there class room welders.

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  • Bert
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    James, glad you posted, 'cause I was going to for you I that the cover you made for MY Dynasty? Do I get a royalty fee? I don't remember my cover signing a modeling fee???!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • fun4now
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    we were but the matereal is expensive. we had a suplyer for a wile getting us carhearrt fabric. no way to make the cover profitable and still afordable without that fabric conection.
    we have still made a few TA-185 covers as we still have a little bit of the black fabric left.
    probley our best seller was the MM210/250 actualy. but without a decent suply of quality blue fabric we are out of the Miller cover buisness.
    we were getting fabric at holesale prices in 100 yard amounts, noit easy to do.
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  • tigman250
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    Originally posted by rbertalotto View Post
    Someone could make herself a few extra bucks (loonies) making those covers for our welders.

    I want a cover for my Millermatic 185 that covers the welder, bottle and hooked up cables, all at the same time.............

    And the same thing for my Syncroweld 180SD............

    Oh, BTW....Great looking cart! You obviously have a lot of time on your hands during those cold NF winters......:-)

    pm fun4now, i believe him and his wife still make custom covers

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  • wildfire
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    Originally posted by rbertalotto View Post
    Someone could make herself a few extra bucks (loonies) making those covers for our welders.

    I want a cover for my Millermatic 185 that covers the welder, bottle and hooked up cables, all at the same time.............

    And the same thing for my Syncroweld 180SD............

    Oh, BTW....Great looking cart! You obviously have a lot of time on your hands during those cold NF winters......:-)
    The meterial is expensive to make those covers. I checked on it. Glad you liked the cart. After I punch in my 50-60 hours a week I use up all my extra time doing things like this cart

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  • rbertalotto
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    Someone could make herself a few extra bucks (loonies) making those covers for our welders.

    I want a cover for my Millermatic 185 that covers the welder, bottle and hooked up cables, all at the same time.............

    And the same thing for my Syncroweld 180SD............

    Oh, BTW....Great looking cart! You obviously have a lot of time on your hands during those cold NF winters......:-)

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  • wildfire
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    Anyone who has purchased a Miller cover for the DX200 will already know that you can't use the cover with the lines and cables hooked up to the machine making the cover only good for transporting the unit. Well I wanted to use the cover with all the gear still attached to try and keep the dust off the welder so I asked my wife to modify the cover so it would slide on over with all the lines and cables attached so that's what she did. Now the cover is much more functional in my opinion. Maybe Miller should look at this simple modification.
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  • wildfire
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    Originally posted by welderman23 View Post
    best cart ive ever seen
    Hey thanks welderman23 but you didn't tell just how many carts you've seen

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  • welderman23
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    best cart ive ever seen

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  • wildfire
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    Originally posted by Bert View Post
    Paul,
    Like everyone else, OUTSTANDING job on the cart and all your other rest work! Tank cover was excellent, I can't find that exact color match for the material over here! Was the paint # from Miller or did you just match it yourself? Question: On the top, is that a bin/tray for your tips/collets/cups?
    Glad you put that spare wheel in! Saw that expansion joint on your floor, so the spare is handy if you get a flat!!!
    bert
    Thanks Bert. Glad you like the cart. The tank sock was made to cover up the ugly tank. First I tried to go with a carbon fiber look but the material was over $30. a yard and I would have needed two yards to do two tanks so I said no to that idea and went on over to Wal-Mart. I bet I looked like some kind of nut case going around feeling the material but hey, I got no pride and after all this was for my Crazy Cart.

    Anyway as I was looking around I came across the blue material as seen in the picture. It's like the long john's material and got the same feel to it and it stretches the same as well. When I asked the lady working there how much for a yard of it she replied "$2.49". I knew it was close to the Miller color so that's how I found the stuff. Gee I even got some left over so I might end up with Miller long john's yet Na I better not. I'd end up looking like a smurf

    As for the compartment on the top. Well I had the extra space so I wanted to us it for something so now I use it to store my gloves in. The cart was never meant to turn out like it did it's just as I got into it I started coming up with different ideas. Might be the medication Thanks again. Paul
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  • Bert
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    Paul,
    Like everyone else, OUTSTANDING job on the cart and all your other rest work! Tank cover was excellent, I can't find that exact color match for the material over here! Was the paint # from Miller or did you just match it yourself? Question: On the top, is that a bin/tray for your tips/collets/cups?
    Glad you put that spare wheel in! Saw that expansion joint on your floor, so the spare is handy if you get a flat!!!
    bert

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  • wildfire
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    Well I finally got my Coolmate 3 hooked up to the Dynasty. Took some doing to get it all together but remember, I live on an island. My supplier kept seding me the wrong hook up stuff. Now that it's done it makes a Hugh difference now when using the thing. The torch stays cool and that's perfect. You'll notice that the Argon tank is removed in the last picture. I removed it to place back on my MM251 for the spool gun but when designing the Crazy Cart I allowed for the removal of the tank and made the spare tire so that it could move up on the back to cover the hole in the back of cart when the tank was removed. I'm really impressed with that Coolmate 3.
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  • wildfire
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    Originally posted by BDJ View Post
    Wildfire, slick cart for sure, nice form and fuction with attention to detail. The graphics really set it off oh yeah the color is cool too, man I wish I had the time and imagination for something like that.
    Thank you BDJ. Glad you like it. Here's a few pics showing the color going on.
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