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  1. #26
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    Re: The Welder Restoration Thread.. Post 'EM UP!

    My buddies 650 amp 1ph Airco Bumblebee. He paid 250$ for it on ebay. Name:  14461378524251897770334.jpg
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    Not the Airco Orange he was wanting but hes happy with it so far.
    Also have to say wow! There are some Beautiful restored machines on here! Nice work guys!!
    Airco 300
    Miller 330A/BP with Miller Radiator 1 cooler.
    RFC-23AG to share with both machines..
    Snapon YA 212
    6x10 burntable cutmaster 82
    Protools HD 105 turned vertical
    Two Big Jeeps 1 black dog and a mean wife!

  2. #27
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    Re: The Welder Restoration Thread.. Post 'EM UP!

    My dad bought this old Forney at an auction sale in 1974 (I'd have been 8 years old), took it home and put it in the shed. I brought it home with me on the weekend, he's still never plugged it in.
    Electrician wired me in a 220v 50 amp receptacle in my garage today while I was at work, I went out after supper and gave it a go.

    Much to my surprise, it works like a charm. Work cable in high ground and positive in 120 and ran a few beads of 6013 1/8 on a piece of scrap. Seems to be easier to strike and hold an arc than the Thunderbolt I've been practicing with in the shop where I work. (I'm very much a beginner)

    Won't be much of a restoration though other than a wipe down, although the battery charger that chme with it needs new clamps.

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    Last edited by Cam Stromstedt; 01-19-2016 at 11:03 PM.

  3. #28
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    Re: The Welder Restoration Thread.. Post 'EM UP!

    Quote Originally Posted by mxpapa View Post
    that is a gorgeous restoration i might have to do that to mine
    Lincoln Pro Mig 180T
    Lincoln Weldanpower 225 AC/DC
    http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php...Em-Up!!/page14

  4. #29
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    Thanks, It was fun and learned a little.Name:  00A0A_h83ddj5Z4QJ_600x450.jpg
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    Thermal Arc 210, Tweco 211I, Cutmaster 52

  5. #30
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    Code #8399
    SA 200 Blackface Code #7307
    80's model Lincoln Weldanpower AC/DC
    Keep Calm and Weld On!
    Oklahoma State University - The STATE'S University

  6. #31
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    Re: The Welder Restoration Thread.. Post 'EM UP!

    The bar is set high , thats for sure . hope to get started on mine later this summer .
    Lots of inspiration here , thats for sure.

  7. #32
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    Re: The Welder Restoration Thread.. Post 'EM UP!

    Some of us get a real charge seeing this old stuff look brand new again. Is it because when we were young we had to use worn, broken stuff all the time?

  8. #33
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    Re: The Welder Restoration Thread.. Post 'EM UP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cam Stromstedt View Post
    My dad bought this old Forney at an auction sale in 1974 (I'd have been 8 years old), took it home and put it in the shed. I brought it home with me on the weekend, he's still never plugged it in.
    Electrician wired me in a 220v 50 amp receptacle in my garage today while I was at work, I went out after supper and gave it a go.

    Much to my surprise, it works like a charm. Work cable in high ground and positive in 120 and ran a few beads of 6013 1/8 on a piece of scrap. Seems to be easier to strike and hold an arc than the Thunderbolt I've been practicing with in the shop where I work. (I'm very much a beginner)

    Won't be much of a restoration though other than a wipe down, although the battery charger that chme with it needs new clamps.

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    I love running 7018 on my old Forney C-5 arc welder.
    Forney C5 Arc Welder
    Lincoln Idealarc 250-250 Ac/Dc Arc Welder
    Miller Bobcat 225g Plus
    Lincoln Power Mig 200

    Forney O/A Rig

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    any idea what year?
    thanks dave
    michigan

  10. #35
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    Re: The Welder Restoration Thread.. Post 'EM UP!

    I have 1958/59 Sears catalog that has this welder in it $199!
    Century AC/DC 250 Amp & Midstates 300 Amp Industrial AC stick welders, Century Flux core 80 amp. wire feed welder Harris Oxy-Acet. cutting & welding outfit:
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  11. #36

    Re: The Welder Restoration Thread.. Post 'EM UP!

    great, thanks for the info

    dave
    michigan

  12. #37
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    Re: The Welder Restoration Thread.. Post 'EM UP!

    [QUOTE=leightrepairs;6425681]Not to hijack this thread but Everytime i see Ceps pictures of his welder sitting on the stack of pallets i think of a jobsite i was on last year and here are a couple of pictures of the work area built by the iron workers on the job.Attachment 1252431Attachment 1252441Attachment 1252451. Always seemed odd that iron workers fab so much out of wood.

    Mike[/QUOTE

    Yeah, I see what you mean
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  13. #38

    Re: The Welder Restoration Thread.. Post 'EM UP!

    i just picked up an sa250 with the perkins for real cheap but it was a rear main seal leak. I have been looing all over and cannot find any documentation on how to split the genny from the rear of engine and I don't want to mess it up because I really love this machine but not enough to have to spend a lot of money replacing parts that I screw up. I just started a welding business so funds are a little tight until I get my tools and gear all purchased or paid off. So any assistance on this issue would be much appreciated.

  14. #39
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    Re: The Welder Restoration Thread.. Post 'EM UP!

    Quote Originally Posted by CEP View Post
    I got a couple.
    If I ever make it back up to Washington I want to burn some 5P's with those machines just to see!

  15. #40
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    Re: The Welder Restoration Thread.. Post 'EM UP!

    Sat in a buddy's pasture for 30+ years. Love this noisy thing. Lays a hell of a 7018 bead.
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