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03-18-2004, 06:30 AM
Hello I am new to this site and would like some feed back if possible. I am a journeyman pipe welder and I am about to rig out my Dodge 1 ton, and I am looking for ideas on a the fabrication of the welding bed. Any input would be helpfull. Thanks in advance.
08-27-2005, 02:56 AM
i have done extensive fabricating in this area, i ahve a lot of pics and info for you. Get back to me and i will forward some pics for you of the fabrication of my deck!
08-27-2005, 06:36 AM
Or you could put 'em up and let us all see. I'd definitely be interested.
08-27-2005, 06:59 AM
This is my rig
08-27-2005, 07:00 AM
Here's her south end looking north.
08-27-2005, 07:14 AM
The rear box under the bed runs from side to side. That's where I keep stuff like shovels, bars, etc.
The square tubing in the corners are reciever hitches for stuff like pipe notchers, vises, and a Hossfield style mini-bender.
The welder's a Trailblazer.
Under the welder lay two large oxygen bottles (you'll use two oxygen bottles per acetylene if you're primarily cutting) and there's an acetylene standing vertically in front of the welder. The oxygen bottles are on roller bearing trays so changing them out is nothing but a thing.
In the tool box there are cordless drills, three to five four and a half inch grinders, a seven inch grinder, and a nine incher. There are two Hilti concrete drills and a DeWalt half inch drill. I usually carry two portabands too.
On a 3500HD (Chevy overrated one ton) truck and bed weighed twelve five. On the C5500 (real truck) the combination weighs about fourteen five.
The advantage of moving up to a bigger truck is I can carry a twenty thousand pound trailer with a backhoe on it and I know I have a load behind me. With a one ton I can tow it too. But the difference is comfort. The eight hundred pound gorilla is still in the room. But we have an understanding. :laugh:
08-27-2005, 10:29 AM
wroughtn_harv those are some great looking and thought out rigs, Im in the process of planing a rig and those are a big help.
08-27-2005, 10:46 PM
Wow, that's a nice rig.
08-27-2005, 10:52 PM
thats also quite the wall yer hanging off of too!!!!
08-29-2005, 10:40 AM
Looks like you carved that red truck out of a battle ship.
08-30-2005, 10:31 PM
Woe harv NOW thats what i call a welding rig!
08-31-2005, 01:23 AM
a few more pics to add!
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