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  1. #1
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    Let's see the welding rigs

    Show off your trucks and beds. Pipeliner, oilfield, trailers, I just want to see what you got.
    "I'd rather be careful a hundred times as killed once"

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Well........ Since ya asked

    It's in the partial completion stage

    I'd say closer to partial
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    "Any day above ground is a good day"

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Samm - Wait ‘till you see there eyes, when we roll into the streets of Bakersfield!

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Don't forget to paint it Miller blue Sam.
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    MUTT Suitcase Wirefeeder
    WC-1S/Spoolmatic 1
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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Did pretty good on it actually. Got a good tranny case out of it, rebuilt the insides. AND I got a good set of hangers for clutch, and brake pedals. And a good floor opening cover thingy where the transmission goes. I may have to use the tunnel too. Great swap for 7 bales of hay.

    I have a really good body that had an automatic in it. So I'm hoping that I can rebuild the auto cab to accept manual trans. stuff. GOOD LUCK TO ME SAYS I.
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    "Any day above ground is a good day"

  6. #6
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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    here's a couple pics of mine set up for plow duty. the other one is the day after I got the machine mounted in the bed. It sure is nice to have the machine in the truck for plowing, the extra weight allows me to plow in 2wd and I even got to use it when another guy backed over a sign.





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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Here's my trailer
    machine comes in and out for welding



    Trailblazer 302 Airpak
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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Here a few of mine most have already seen it here,but you asked.
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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Here a few more,Nothing to fancy but i can get the job done.
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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Ok, I guess I'll post mine just to cheer you guys up.
    Everyone needs a laugh at my expense to day...Go ahead...I know what ya'll are thinking but times are tough here.

    So remember what I have the next time you think about complaining about yours.
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    Welders:
    Esab Migmaster 250
    Penncraft 230 (oldy but goody)
    HF Plasma 30 (Italian)
    Lincoln Ranger 8
    Smith Oxy/Acetylene/Propane
    Lincoln SA200
    Everlast Power Tig 250 EX
    Everlast PowerUltra 205

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Lugweld isn't that truck a little overloaded?

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    It sits fairly flat. Its a Mitsu...It has REAL springs. The frame is boxed and super heavy. But it is sluggish on the take off.
    Welders:
    Esab Migmaster 250
    Penncraft 230 (oldy but goody)
    HF Plasma 30 (Italian)
    Lincoln Ranger 8
    Smith Oxy/Acetylene/Propane
    Lincoln SA200
    Everlast Power Tig 250 EX
    Everlast PowerUltra 205

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Well Lug don't feel bad... You have a truck
    I work out of a VW Jetta... It amazes me how I can fit my Dynasty, all the cables, Oxy / Prop torch, 40ft argon tank, grinders, hand tools and usually a few small pieces of steel in there and still get down the road making money... I may move up to a Ranger one of these days ...mmmm.... a real truck...mmm

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    VW Jetta...one of the best cars I ever had. Maybe you could trade it for a Rabbit Pickup...Had one of those too.
    Welders:
    Esab Migmaster 250
    Penncraft 230 (oldy but goody)
    HF Plasma 30 (Italian)
    Lincoln Ranger 8
    Smith Oxy/Acetylene/Propane
    Lincoln SA200
    Everlast Power Tig 250 EX
    Everlast PowerUltra 205

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Lugweld, I have practically the same truck here, an '87 Dodge Ram50 longbed 4cyl/5spd. I have been using it lately with my portable generator to get jobs done while my usual welding truck is at the mechanics. Normally it's my run-around truck, but was my makeshift welding truck before I got serious about mobile welding and set up the F350 to do the job. Generac 4000XL powering the Millermatic 175 in the back of the little Dodge is what I used on my first mobile gate repair. The little trucks are tuff and seem to last for decades with only minimal maintenance. I brought my Bobcat home in the little truck and kept it on there till I transferred it to the big truck for it's permanent home. That little truck was riding low in the back with the Bobcat in it, but it handled it fine.
    MM350P/Python/Q300
    MM175/Q300
    DialarcHF

    HTP MIG200
    PowCon300SM

    Hypertherm380
    ThermalArc185
    Purox oa
    F350CrewCab4x4
    LoadNGo utilitybed
    Bobcat250
    XMT304/Optima/Spoolmatic
    Suitcase12RC/Q300
    Suitcase8RC/Q400
    Passport/Q300

    Smith op

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    "VW Jetta...one of the best cars I ever had. Maybe you could trade it for a Rabbit Pickup...Had one of those too."

    Yup it'll be real hard moving from 50MPG of the lil TDI but, after 300k she has paid her dues. I'm planning on keeping her as my daily driver just taking away the heavy work. I do have my eyes open for a rabbit diesel truck too,.. just real hard to find these days.

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    There ya go Lugweld, That's how to do it ABAC style if I've ever seen it! Here's a couple of mine. Not good ones, but the only ones I can find on the hard drive.

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    I'm a Lover, Fighter, Wild horse Rider, and a pretty good welding man......

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Mobile Welding at your worksite or place of business. Serving Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding metro areas.
    AWS Certified Welding Inspector (#XXX10731) and Certified Welding Educator (#XXX1008E)
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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    I don't have a dedicated mobile rig, with everything (or anything ) set-up nice. That should go on the to-do list!

    Meanwhile, if I have to, here's how I'll roll:
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    I lifted the tarp and touched the starter button, the Lincoln fired right up. So I guess I'm ready.
    The dog was worried about being left behind!

    Here's the tool box:
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    What would they say if I rolled into the streets of Bakersfield... Not only lengthwise but squeezed left too!


    PS - MAC702 - If #10's designated driver split, she can climb on the back.
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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    heres mine. Slow but does the job
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    Vantage 500's LN-25's, VI-400's, cobramatics, Powcon inverters, XMT's, 250 Ton pacific 12' press brake, 1/4" 10' Atlantic shear,Koikie plasma table W/ esab plasmas.
    Lincoln idealarc tig 330A with bernard cooler Sync350LX. Miller migs, marvel saws

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    I even run bakersfield fabulous when the welders on the trailer.

    I think im going to change my sig to "I dont care how they do it in the oil patch."

    Or "i dont care how they do it in Wasco"
    Vantage 500's LN-25's, VI-400's, cobramatics, Powcon inverters, XMT's, 250 Ton pacific 12' press brake, 1/4" 10' Atlantic shear,Koikie plasma table W/ esab plasmas.
    Lincoln idealarc tig 330A with bernard cooler Sync350LX. Miller migs, marvel saws

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Dualie - I think that's a '69 Caprice parked there... with spark burns in the vinyl top.

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Quote Originally Posted by lugweld View Post
    Ok, I guess I'll post mine just to cheer you guys up.
    Everyone needs a laugh at my expense to day...Go ahead...I know what ya'll are thinking but times are tough here.

    So remember what I have the next time you think about complaining about yours.
    Laugh? I think not. My father, who is 83 and still works each day is an electrical contractor.

    He did not have the newest trucks. Other guys always had the newest and most shiny trucks out there. BUT, his trucks always made money..not cost money. Basic oil/filter and maintenance and no high costs for insurance and truck payments. When others laughed at him, he laughed, too...they did not know WHY he was laughing, though. Most all of the laughers have been gone for a long time.

    When I first got out of school, and they did not pay me while in school, I had no money. Just a new building, new equipment and many bills. I drove an old red pickup with terrible paint, a, a, a hoopty! Others told me what I should be driving. Oh well. My first responsibility was to the bank for my notes. They got paid first. I am driving a 2003 truck that was paid off long ago. Again, it is zero cost, but gets me to the place where I can make money, not spend it.

    So, no laughing here. Nice setup! Gets the job done. The most important thing is not how you get to the job, but what you do when you get there. Keep on truckin' lugweld!

    btw-loved all the rigs!

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    Re: Let's see the welding rigs

    Looks like a vinyl top but on closer inspection that's just bondo and krylon
    Vantage 500's LN-25's, VI-400's, cobramatics, Powcon inverters, XMT's, 250 Ton pacific 12' press brake, 1/4" 10' Atlantic shear,Koikie plasma table W/ esab plasmas.
    Lincoln idealarc tig 330A with bernard cooler Sync350LX. Miller migs, marvel saws

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