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Racing, Customizing, Restoring

Passionate about modifying or customizing your car, bike or truck? Whether it's for off-road, racing, or cruising, find welding tips and techniques here.

How-To Videos

Josh Welton Completes COE Patch Panel Repair with Millermatic 211 MIG welder

In this video, Josh Welton of Brown Dog Welding completes a patch panel repair on friend Max Grundy’s COE using the redesigned Millermatic 211 MIG welder and Digital Infinity™ Series welding helmet. At 38 pounds, the redesigned Millermatic 211 weighs nearly 50 percent less than previous models — with no loss of output power. Inverter technology produces a faster-reacting arc that’s able to weld up to 3/8-inch mild steel in a single pass. Advanced Auto-Set™ capabilities allow a user to select from five wire and gas combinations and the Multi-Voltage Plug (MVP™) allows easy no-tool selection of either 120 V or 240 V power.

Final Assembly; Finish Welds & Bolt-ons

Leavitt Racing Components adds the finishing touches to the chassis and wraps up the assembly with the addition of the rear-end, steering column, front sway-bar, suspension and wheels.

Chassis Assembly

With the sub-chassis, front clip and roll cage welding complete, team Leavitt brings all three components together giving shape to the car. Rodney and Colton MIG weld at the same time to increase production while keeping a close eye on the heat input and metal draw, (which is also an important step in choosing where to sit)!


Buying Your First Welder: A Practical, Informative Guide for Do-It-Yourselfers

Regardless of your interests, needs, or motivation, you're a do-it-yourselfer interested in buying your first welder. Whether you already have previous welding experience, or, you're a welding novice, you are likely here because you need some help getting started. Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is dedicated to providing objective, informative and practical information to assist you in making the appropriate choice. Relax and read on. You've come to the right place!

Let the Brown Dog Weld

Josh Welton is a welder by trade. He struck his first arc in November 2002, when he served as a millwright apprentice for Chrysler. “I never grew up thinking I was going to be a welder,” says Welton. “I hired in as a millwright, went through the training, struck an arc and was like ‘This is what I want to do. I want to weld.’”

The Fab School: Training Tomorrow's Welders Today

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were 337,000 jobs for welders, cutters, solderers and brass workers in 2010. By 2020, that number is expected to increase by 15 percent. Every day, skilled trade workers are retiring, creating an unmet demand for a new skilled workforce. With many skilled welders retiring at twice the pace of new welders coming into the field, it's anticipated that in the years to come, we'll have a significant shortfall of qualified welders.