Thursday, September 28, 2006

Getting lighter

Well, it is getting lighter...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


OK, I knew this thing would way over-built, but it was material I already had. However after welding the two halves together, it went from over-built to retarded! Time to lighten the load. This could actually end up looking really good because of this. I'll cut some material out and drill some holes to lighten the heavy parts.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Putting the cart before the horse

Between the body work on the truck , redesign on the backhoe forks, and the new box scraper I plan on making for the ATV, I must have dragged my welding sh!t in and out of the garage 20 times. Time to build a welding cart that carries the welder, the tha Argon tank, the TIG torch, grounding clamps, filler metals, helmet, glasses, clamps, ... and anything else I can fit. Using a mix of old and new, this baby will be an All Terrain cart that is so over built it's not funny.

The bars in the back will be the handle for the cart , the bars up front will hold the welder at an angle that nake it easier to read the display, and there will be 1 or more drawers underneath withe side access.Oops, ran out of Argon...

Monday, September 11, 2006

Time to do a little bodywork. Hell it can't look any worse than it is...

Just throw on new rocker panels... Oops, the underbody they mount to is gone too! No prob, I'll just fab some new stuff, although it is so rusted I can't even tell what shape it is suppose to be.
After finding a large enough solid area was able to use the cross-section below to get the measurements I need.
Basically everything black, below the blue line has to be replaced in order to have something solid to mount the new rocker panels(red) .