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  1. #1
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    Custom Welding bed pics! LET SEE SUM COOL BEDS!

    Hey my name is Frazier im 18 and welding is my life. I wanna be a welding engineer but for now im just rolling out flanges for a meter run company here in midland texas. I did some contract labor with a truck a just got maybe 6 or 7 moths ago and i loved it but soon im gunna build a complete bed for a new dodge and i wanna see some badass ideas if you guys dont mind. I will get some of my truck posed as soon as i can. LETS SEE THE PICS!!!

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    this is my current truck

    <a href="http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii69/buggy_builder/?action=view&current=PIC-0049.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii69/buggy_builder/PIC-0049.jpg" border="0" alt="the wt 2"></a>

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    See the one in my avaitor? Simple like me.

    Your linky no worky

    David
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    When I grow up I want to be a tig weldor.

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    This is my current truck!





    This is when i first got it. Its a 2001 3500 2wd, with a 12 valve cummins with twin turbos! Its a bad mutha! And a 6 speeder!


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    you are 18 and bought yourself that truck and welding machine?!
    AWESOME
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    Genius is a fire.
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    "Dodge Almighty" How many miles on it?

    That aint a rag sticking out of the fuel filler is it?

    I just want the cummins.

    David
    Real world weldin.

    When I grow up I want to be a tig weldor.

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    yes im just 18 fixen to be 19. I bought the machine my senior year and the truck this summer. Its got twin turbos its awesome! Yea i just put the fender lips on and extended the bed 12". It was a pipeliners truck and it was just to short. I put lead boxes in the side and stainless 3/8 rod around the top just to look cool. ohh yea and a goose neck hitch and the tabs over the rear lights. DODGE IS NUMBER ONE IN MY BOOK! I also have a 1999 2500 cummins! With stacks just put on today! and i prosie i pay for all this crap my self thats why i get to work 7 days a week but its not that bad AS LONG AS IM WELDING!
    2001 dodge 3500 with custom bed, 1995 miller 44dlx welder and all the equipment any welder needs! Soon to come a Miller pipe pro 304 with a 12rc feeder!

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    ya its got like 175,000 on the odometer but the 12 valve on has 48,000 it runs awesome especially with the twin turbos and bigger injectors! LOL ya i had to put a rag in there cuz i kinda melted the plastic piece when i welded in the fuel neck piece.
    2001 dodge 3500 with custom bed, 1995 miller 44dlx welder and all the equipment any welder needs! Soon to come a Miller pipe pro 304 with a 12rc feeder!

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    nice looking truck

    Chuck
    ASME Pressure Vessel welder

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    Nice rig!!!
    I'm still working on mine, it will still have a regular bed though!!


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    I suddenly feel so prim and proper with my pretty little rig.

    Oh Ya the Cummins kicks A$$

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    Ya'll are makin mine look small. V8 Chevy 2500. Chains on the box are temp.

    Going to look at welding machines this Friday, and plan to mount both the box and machine to a skid of some form or another that sits in the box. Bottles to come later, when I have...oh I dunno, money.


    One piece at a time!

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    ya i used to weld out of my 1999 2500 but i got so tired of beating up my bed with my bottlles and leads. but also i sold the little bobcat 250 that i had at the time (big mistake it was a great lil welder!) so i needed to find another truck and my contractor called me the next day and said he found me one bad *** truck and wanted me to come look at it so i did and paid cash for it the next week. Rigged it out and went back to work.
    2001 dodge 3500 with custom bed, 1995 miller 44dlx welder and all the equipment any welder needs! Soon to come a Miller pipe pro 304 with a 12rc feeder!

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    Excellent truck and rig setup. Miller all the waaaaaaaaaaay!

    Can I see a pic of the twin turbos?
    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by buggy_builder
    ya its got like 175,000 on the odometer but the 12 valve on has 48,000 it runs awesome especially with the twin turbos and bigger injectors! LOL ya i had to put a rag in there cuz i kinda melted the plastic piece when i welded in the fuel neck piece.
    That is odd, usually a diesel engine will outlast the truck.

    I have to admit, The F250 in the picture had a fresh 7.3 in it when I bought it with 144,000 miles on it.

    Please get a new filler, You are giving all us weldors a bad name. (UNSAFE)

    David
    Last edited by David R; 01-14-2008 at 05:35 PM.
    Real world weldin.

    When I grow up I want to be a tig weldor.

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    Twin turbos and pretty paint won't make you a quarter more.

    Invest your extra money in tools to ease your workload.

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    These are a couple pics, they arent that great. Thats my 96 F350 7.3(lots of mods), i made the bed thats on it, the hardest thing was mounting the fuel tank filler necks. the last pic is when i first finished it, maby ill take some new ones tomorrow
    -Nate

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    Ya sure man i will post a pic like next week cuz right now im in my personal "crusin" truck. lol. And as far as the twin turbos go they're something that was on it when i got it and i would have never spent 4500 on twind for this truck. Actually what happened is i got for truck for really cheap cuz the 24 valve cummins was driven really hard and eventually chunked a rod. So i did alil searching and about two days after i got the truck i had a friend that lived in alpine tx getting rear ended in his 1997 3500 4x4 by a freakin mack truck seriously and insurance totaled his truck and we bought it back for almost nothing and i swapped out the motor. Its all parts that were previously on it but i did scrounge up a factory box style air filter and i was gunna put smaller factory injectors in it but believe me or not at 75mph with all my equipment on the back i average like 22.5 miles to the gallon! Its better than my 99. The 97 12 valve has industrial injection 120hp injectors and an upgraded p-pump with a custom fuel plate made for towing, also the bd towing twin turbo kit and exhaust manifold plus a south bend twin disc clutch. So far i have towed a backhoe a Case 580K Construction King (that actually belonged to me at the time!) with a 40ft dovetail goose neck and a whole crapload of metal! like 3500lbs worth plus my machine and all my junk and i traveled 120 miles one way in which 35 miles of that were horribly graded dirt road and 2 monsterous hills! And on the highway i could eaisly do 85 which is alil fast with all that equipment and weight but it never got hot and my egt's stayed way down because of the twins, but anyways i got a filler neck and now im just savin alil cash to buy a new paintjob for it! RED ALL THE WAY! And ohh ya HELL YA MILLER ALL THE WAY! My Pipe pro 304 will look great on it too cuz im getting the one with the stainless stell apperance package!
    2001 dodge 3500 with custom bed, 1995 miller 44dlx welder and all the equipment any welder needs! Soon to come a Miller pipe pro 304 with a 12rc feeder!

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    Re: Custom Welding bed pics! LET SEE SUM COOL BEDS!

    Have you ever thought of using a service body? If you plan on carrying around alot of tools and supplies, thats the way to go.

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    It all really depends on what type of work you are planning on doing most of.

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    service bodys are pretty darn expensive, and its hard to find used ones that arent rotted out. id take one in a second if i got the right deal
    -Nate

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    Frazier, Hey man I know how hard it is going out on your own. I am 25 and just went out on my own last month. I've been welding pipe for a refrigeration company here in Hazleton, Pa for the last month. Are you certified? Structural? Pipe? If not, get those certs. What type of welding are you looking to get into? I need to take a couple of pictures of the truck. It's a 2003 F-550 with the 7.3L. I'll post a couple pictures tomorrow.

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    How much manifold pressure are you running on the Cummins? The 12-valve will easily take 40-45 PSI if properly intercooled and fueled. It'll make enough power to pull away from your average early-90s 5.0 Mustang...loaded with tools with the AC on and a trailer behind you! It's just hilarious when you dust some punk that thinks his car's fast with a Diesel pickup.

    I can't wait to get the first one of these in the shop to see what they can really do- www.carbonmotors.com

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    My 7.3 PowerStroke(modified of course) in a 10,000 pound truck is quicker than most wannabe street racers. When I was 17 I had an F-250 and a Linclnwelder 225, thats how I got started.
    Disclaimer; "I am just an a$$hole welder, don't take it personally ."

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    I can peg boost in this truck all the way to well over 55psi but i regulate it down to around 40 because i dont have head studs and im not lookin to win no race (even though this things hauls serious A$$!) But i have passed my 6g on 2" XX and it was pretty easy i thought, next i believe im goning to star practicing on my 1" plate test just to see if i can pass it. I love welding so far but i wouldnt mind being in school but in august i will start my basics here in midland. I like welding on my own because it shows some people that even though im only 18 i can still work and weld like guys that have been on the job for 10 years plus. And not only that but i just love doing what im doing i wouldnt trade it for anything even if the money wasnt as good as what it is welding id still do it just because i have arc fever! lol. this is off the subject but im fixen to get a tatoo of a welder thats all bones welding with a stick and having a pancake hood on and flames all around him. Anyone have any cool tats or ideas? Ohh and ya its pretty funny stompin some **** head kid in his mustang but lol i dont have much room to talk since i own a 1991 GT mustang and its got a 351 in it now but maybe one day a 427 stroker. Plus i just put stcks on my 1999 dodge and wow theyre so bad *** man! one of these day im gunna build me a welding rig with bullhauler stacks on just because they look and sound so dang cool! Thanks guys
    2001 dodge 3500 with custom bed, 1995 miller 44dlx welder and all the equipment any welder needs! Soon to come a Miller pipe pro 304 with a 12rc feeder!

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