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  • #31
    It does me to, but I have the bride in the other room that will bail me out.

    Rob

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    Last edited by rubadub; 02-16-2008, 04:24 PM.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by toecutter View Post
      My first gig all, my MM180 worked flawlessly. course, to get my mig working properly at home took some great advice from the guys here. thanks to those for their advice

      A bit shy to post these pics at first due to the caliber of projects posted on this excellent thread. the chevelles are my personal favorite can't wait to post B4 and after pics of my 66 malibu Floor pans project,( which due to work Around the Home) is on hold for now


      http://www.putfile.com/pic/7683360
      http://www.putfile.com/pic/7683359

      http://www.putfile.com/pic/7683435
      my 66
      Go ahead and put your pictures on, I would like to see what your doing.

      Rob

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      "There are questions to be answered, and answers to be questioned"


      Jigs, sandblasting, shop, paintroom, rotisserie, pictures, little bit of everything.
      http://www.1969supersport.com

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      • #33
        will do Rob.

        I'm up against a mountain and a 1/2 with these floor pans, as I said I have not started on them Primarily cos of no time as of yet but also cos I use the chevelle Regularly.

        when I start on it tho it'll be down for awhile. someone welded sheets of metal on top of the actuall Rotting floorpans. so I not only hafta cut thru that, but the floor pans themselfs, A real nightmare under there
        traded the MM180 in for a MM212
        lots room here for more machines like, a Plasma cutter oooohh yeah!
        tinkerer with many talents,master of none

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        • #34
          2 post to 4 post adaptors.

          I made a set of adaptors so my cars can be stored on my 2 post service. Normally the wheels hang and you have to place the lifting arms before lifting the car. With the adaptors you can drive right on and off.
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          Weekend wannab racer with some welders.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Vicegrip View Post
            I made a set of adaptors so my cars can be stored on my 2 post service. Normally the wheels hang and you have to place the lifting arms before lifting the car. With the adaptors you can drive right on and off.
            That is pretty slick.

            Rob

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            "There are questions to be answered, and answers to be questioned"


            Jigs, sandblasting, shop, paintroom, rotisserie, pictures, little bit of everything.
            http://www.1969supersport.com

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            • #36
              Vicegrip.........do the bolts have a head on them and come up from the bottom?
              Nick
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              • #37
                Originally posted by monte55 View Post
                Vicegrip.........do the bolts have a head on them and come up from the bottom?
                Yes they are 1.25 grade 8 150,000 psi each. The heads are shouldered in the box, welded to the box at the head and on the shank, welded to the angle that runs under the box and also welded to the 1/4 top plate. The top plate is also welded to the 1/4 angle to reinforce the rectangular tubing in the bolt area. I use this to lift race cars that are in the 2000 pound range. I would use much heaver stock if i were to build for heaver cars. As it is I purchased the bolts and then used "found" stock (AKA scrap or leftovers) I had on hand after the idea came to me one afternoon.
                Weekend wannab racer with some welders.

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                • #38
                  Here you go....

                  Here are pics of my last two projects:
                  Attached Files
                  Triggerman

                  Ammonia refrigeration tech
                  Trailblazer 302 (yes, it's new)
                  Millermatic 180 w/Autoset
                  CST-250
                  HF-15 High frequency
                  XR15 w/Push-Pull Gun
                  Victor O/A, DeWalt, North mask


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                  • #39
                    New aluminum Kite Buggy made out of 1.5x1.5x.125 and 2x2x.250 5086 square pipe. Can't wait to finish it

                    I made an arm for my flat screen lcd tv . Now it looks like it is floating in air. It swivels away from wall and pivots so you see it anywhere in the room.

                    and for giggles empty and weld beer cans together and to a 1/16 5086 plate( I do it cause I" CAN!")
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                    Last edited by weldngod; 02-17-2008, 11:54 AM.
                    2 TRAILBLAZER 302s AC/DC
                    1 BIG40 DELUXE AC/DC
                    2 MILLER HIGH FREQ. BOXES
                    1 MILLER COOLMATE
                    1 SPECTRUM 2050 PLASMA CUTTER
                    1 SPOOLMATIC 30A
                    1 MILLERMATIC 140
                    1 LINCOLN LN-25 SUITCASE CC/CV
                    INGERSOLL-RAND GAS POWERED AIR COMP.
                    AND 2 BOX TRUCKS FULL OF TOOLS

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                    • #40
                      hey triggerman!

                      the first pic is a tube bender init? if so have ya bent any exhaust pipe on it?
                      is it hard as ****?

                      I wanted to get one but thought, that has got to be a motherhead to get right,
                      bending pipes to go over the Rear axle tubes and all. can that tool make them bends on 2-1/2 dia pipe?
                      traded the MM180 in for a MM212
                      lots room here for more machines like, a Plasma cutter oooohh yeah!
                      tinkerer with many talents,master of none

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                      • #41
                        The bender in the pic you're asking about is for flat and square stock. They can be modified with round face dies to do rounds and heavy wall tube, but nothing like exhaust pipe.

                        If you could put a big enough cheater bar on the handle, and fit your pipe in there, it would only kink it in half. You need a draw type bender for thin wall. A lot of people confuse those with mandrel benders. Mandrel benders have a follow die INSIDE the tube being drawn to retain the full ID in the bend.
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                        • #42
                          Short answer: I don't know.

                          Originally posted by toecutter View Post
                          can that tool make them bends on 2-1/2 dia pipe?
                          Chief, I don't have a clue what it is capable of. I bought it to bend 1" strap and 1/2" rod.

                          Other guys here are gearheads, maybe they know.
                          Triggerman

                          Ammonia refrigeration tech
                          Trailblazer 302 (yes, it's new)
                          Millermatic 180 w/Autoset
                          CST-250
                          HF-15 High frequency
                          XR15 w/Push-Pull Gun
                          Victor O/A, DeWalt, North mask


                          "A professional knows what to do. A craftsman knows why."

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                          • #43
                            thanks triggerman.
                            Fishy jim explained the matter, quite perfect too I might add. thanks Jim!

                            you know us tinkeres trying to cut corners
                            traded the MM180 in for a MM212
                            lots room here for more machines like, a Plasma cutter oooohh yeah!
                            tinkerer with many talents,master of none

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                            • #44
                              Here's a photo of one of my small projects. It is a torque wrench extender that I made, so I could use my wrench with a 150# upper limit to torque the flywheel bolt on a VW engine, requiring 253# of torque. My guess is that some of you will have one of these extenders, but I'll bet some will not. By using the extender one can double the torque provided by a standard 1/2" drive torque wrench. When using the extender, a setting of 125# of torque on the wrench will yield 250# at the socket.

                              I drilled, then filed, a 1/2" square hole to accept the socket coupler on the wrench, and welded a 3/8" to 1/2" drive extender to the other end. The distance between the hole center and extender center should equal the functional length of the wrench, depending on which style is used (beam or clicker).
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                              • #45
                                Here are a few of mine.

                                I'm just a hobby weldor. Mostly self taught. I only have a torch and a little Thunderbolt so the thin stuff is all gas welded. Gas is slow, but I enjoy it. Maybe someday I'll get a mig, but can't justify the expence for now.

                                The work bench tops came from an old modular office cubicle set up that was taken out of our billing office at work. They were free and so cool I took them home and made 4 rolling work benches. I'm still trying to talk my buddy out of the other 4 tops that he got.

                                The wheel base on the burnishing station has the brake rotor welded into it. They are both cast-offs from one of our ambulances. The rotor makes the base very heavy and stable.

                                1) Torch cart (gas)
                                2) Weld table. Plans adapted from welding book. (stick)
                                3) Leather burnishing station. (I make custom holsters and gun belts.) (stick)
                                4) Steel and pipe storage (gas)
                                5) Work bench (stick)
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