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Old 03-06-2006, 07:07 PM
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Talking I'M BACCCK....New Welding Rig...Part 2

Howdy Y'all....I know I aint been around recently but that dont mean I have forgotten y'all...I just been busier than a one legged man at an a$$ kickin contest. Well fer those of you that know me y'all know that my first welding rig I made was destroyed when I rolled my truck 2 weeks after puttin the welder on her (see this link fer the gory details http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...ead.php?t=5828 ) but I gave it another shot and this is what I came up with. I went out and got me a 2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty with the 7.3 liter Powerstroke motor with only 70,000 miles on her. Then I built a new mount fer the welder and tanks and also built a lead rack fer the stinger, ground, torch and extension cords. Now mind ya that when ya look at the pics she aint completed yet...as soon as I can get the money together I'm puttin 2 diamond plate side mounted tool boxes on her...thats why the lead rack is all the way at theback of the bed instead of on the side. Then I'll put a ladder rack on her and will also fab a 1/4 plate work surface with vise that rolls out of the back of the bed when needed and rolls back into the bed fer storage. However...with in a year I'm planning on taking the bed off completely and making a true welding bed fer her....I have to do this one step at a time....money dont grow on trees ya know...lol..AND..provided I dont roll this truck too The first pics are of the fabrication of the welder/tanks mount and the lead rack and the set on the next post are of the welding rig herself....and before ya ask..YES THE WELDER AND TANK PLATFORM ARE BOLTED TO THE BED...lol. The last one I built saved my a$$ and kept me from being crushed so I built this one twice as strong...just in case...hehehe. Hope y'all enjoy the pics...if y'all got any ideas on how I can make it better please speak up and let me know. Y'all take it easy.
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:10 PM
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Default The Welding Rig Herself

Here are the pics of the welding rig herself with everything mounted.
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:39 PM
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Great to see ya back and MOBILE again.Rig's looking good can't wait to see the final product.Hey remember no power napping so you wont have to try out the anti crush value of the new rig.
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:43 PM
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rod,your trucks seem to be getting bigger so dont wreck this on or you will have to get a tractor trailer next lol thanks,john
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:43 PM
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Man it's good ta have ya back,that is one good looking rig ya got there The last one was purdy but I've alway's been a silver (gunmetel gray) guy Like I said glad ta see yer doing good westside
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:50 PM
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Nice rig, need to ditch the yellow extention cord, I make my cords out of SO cable, buy it at the electrical warehouses. Much softer and rolls up alot nicer, plus I can buy nice plugs and put on them.
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:31 PM
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Very nice, Rod
It's good to see you are back up and running.
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:34 PM
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Looks good Rod, did you put in a safety belt for the pooch? NAAAAAAA, just kiddin', keep it dirty side down and you'll be fine. TURN TO ! RED
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:35 PM
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Welcome back Rod! Really like the new rig- the other truck was sure pretty but I like this one better. Keep the pics comin as you go along- remember we're waiting!
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:37 PM
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Good to see you back, Rod...

and the rig is looking fine... nice to see you getting back on track again...I know it's been a struggle...

question??? tell me how you're gonna work the welding table. Slide it out of the bed on rollers ?? I've seen the "shelves" that roll out of a truck bed for carpenters, etc... but didn't know if they were heavy enough for hammerin and weldin..

would be slick if you could rig the welding platform to have that slide out table... out of the way when not needed and ready when you are...

sounds like a good idea

this time around you might want to laminate a small pic of the last rollover and put it on the dashboard as a memory jogger...

stay safe..gud luck

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