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  1. #1
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    Default my stink on a welding cart.

    lurk mostly round here, so i figured id post up some pics of my latest project.

    in September of 08 i had enough cash rounded up for a MM180. got the welder and the fun hasn't stopped. posting pictures of my on going project a off road ish stink on a mig welder cart.

    its surprisingly stable very hard to tip over even with that tall c-25 bottle and the welder. the frame is made of 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 1/8" steel angle, the shelf are 12ga sheet metal. the steering knuckles i bought from a barstool racer website. wheels n tires are good ole 5 dollar harbor freight. i have yet to do is make a better handel for it bolt the welder to the cart. and bolt on 2 ratchet straps to the channel iron to keep the tank very tight to the cart. some cable hooks to hank the mig gun and ground on. and various other little nick knacks to store crap i need. oh and paint it haha





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    and the temporary welder cart.... lmao pos chinaman waggon. and yes the co2 tank is straped.



    and a few weeks later. welded on some flat stock to the bottom shelf to sorta enclose it. bolted on a ratchet strap on to the 4" channel iron to hold the tank very firm. i also welded on a small chain as a back up to the strap. also bolted the welder to the cart. i also welded on a semi truck u bolt i found in my scrap pile to the 4" channel iron riser. its purpose is a lifting eye. the welder, sheilding gas and welding wire adds up quick. im guessing 250lbs it weighs in this picture.

    one of theses days ill get to painting the cart. just keep adding crap to it so why paint it yet.

    heres my way of load testing



    next is get the handle done better. its kinda loose and crude. it was i need a handle and grabbed a bunch of scraps out of my scrap pile....

    BTW other than the wheels and steering knuckles the whole cart is built from stuff in my scrap iron pile.

    well there is my stink on a first mig welder project.

  3. #3
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    I'd give you full marks on the cart.

    Simple and functional.

    I will admit that I was getting really jazzed over the steering knuckles until I read they were out-sourced, but still, I very much like your project.

    It should do it's job well for a long time to come.
    Later,
    Jason

    Professional Spark Generator by Trade.

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    lol from now on though ill be making them. easyer design that i thought they were.

  5. #5
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    thats great, i'm a big fan of the off road carts.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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  6. #6
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    yea ground clearance and easy rolling wheels were a must for the build. my yard is all dirt and crappy asphalt.
    78' Miller AEAD-200LE
    08' Miller Matic 180 Autoset.

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    Nice job on the cart.

    Now you need a seat and a little motor on there, then you could ride it instead of pulling it around, kinda like one of those bar stool motorized carts.
    Ken

    What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

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  8. #8
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    hmm the gears are grinding.... dont give me any ideas
    78' Miller AEAD-200LE
    08' Miller Matic 180 Autoset.

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    Joey,
    got a pic of the center underneath??
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Joey,
    got a pic of the center underneath??
    no i do not. want to see how i did the steering?
    78' Miller AEAD-200LE
    08' Miller Matic 180 Autoset.

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