how much do you think the materials would cost?
To build this?
If I were in chicago obviously it would be cheaper to buy it but the cheapest I can find is 277.00 for a similar model locally and I have been looking for a welding project-
I guess you could figure roughly
40' 2" square tubing
8' 2.5" rectangular tubing
3' 1/4" or 3/16" flat stock
12' 1" round stock
1.5' 2.5" rectangular tubing cut and fit for locks
50.00 in miscellaneous grade 8 hardware (though those are probably grade 5)
Not sure where to get the plastic end covers
2 giant washers for the ends (not sure where to get those)
And whatever the machine shop would charge to bend the round stock and drillpress the several 1" holes or 1 1/16" holes for a little clearance
4 cans of spray paint
I already have a thermal arc 185 tig/stick welder and a lincoln buzz box. I will probably need a new tank of argon but should have the filler I need.
Is it worth it?
Last edited by hpfiend; 12-31-2010 at 11:23 AM.