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  • #16
    Your Machine Looks Great. I Guess I Missed An Earlier Thread. How Did You Come Upon This Machine?

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    • #17
      DON,

      Excellent job. You da Miller Man. It's like total night and day! I'm sending al my junk your way

      A-

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      • #18
        Originally posted by aphexafx
        DDA52,

        My God, it looks brand new! When I first saw the thing in your original pictures I though, "Heh. Good luck..." I've wholly eaten my thoughts. That's brilliant. Good job!

        P.S.> How did you restore the unit's face? In the original it looks completely weathered and washed out. Cheers!
        Thanks. It came out way better than I had hoped for. The new engine made some of the diff. The old one wouldn't have cleaned up near as well. The face plate was replaced as a unit. All I had to do is give Miller my serial # and they had one in stock. Probably one of the last ones, too. If they hadn't had one, I planned on painting the face and having decals made. Replacing the face plate was WAY easier and better! The newer ones have a UV resistant paint that came out after mine was made. Figures.....
        Don


        '06 Trailblazer 302
        '06 12RC feeder
        Super S-32P feeder

        HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
        Esab Multimaster 260
        Esab Heliarc 252 AC/DC

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Kelly Aitken
          Your Machine Looks Great. I Guess I Missed An Earlier Thread. How Did You Come Upon This Machine?
          Thanks. I didn't happen onto it, I bought it NEW in '88. It was my main machine until '98 when it locked up. Thought it was the engine, turned out to just be the starter. Sadly, a $150 fix got misdiagnosed as a major rebuild. I shelved the machine until this Feb. I just figured I would rebuild or scrap it. It sat outside uncovered for all this time. Didn't figure it would hurt since the engine was supposedly locked up. Boy was I wrong. Had a few choice words for myself when I saw the starter locked! The weather killed the engine completely...almost. It could gave been rebuilt. It would have run about 4-600 more than a new engine would have cost, which was still too much.. I haven't figured it up yet, but I think I put about $1400 in it. I ran into some unexpected costs. ( UPS destroyed the new starter by dropping the new engine and the rebuild cost about $200 more than they quoted. So, I am about $450 over budget. )
          Don


          '06 Trailblazer 302
          '06 12RC feeder
          Super S-32P feeder

          HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
          Esab Multimaster 260
          Esab Heliarc 252 AC/DC

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          • #20
            Originally posted by ASKANDY
            DON,

            Excellent job. You da Miller Man. It's like total night and day! I'm sending al my junk your way

            A-
            Thanks Andy. Funny that you should say that... I had a lot of fun doing this. I have been toying with the idea of finding another one. The wifley unit ain't too thrilled about that one. Time will tell.
            Don


            '06 Trailblazer 302
            '06 12RC feeder
            Super S-32P feeder

            HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
            Esab Multimaster 260
            Esab Heliarc 252 AC/DC

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            • #21
              Nice job DDA52!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Mike W
                Nice job DDA52!
                Thanks.
                Don


                '06 Trailblazer 302
                '06 12RC feeder
                Super S-32P feeder

                HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
                Esab Multimaster 260
                Esab Heliarc 252 AC/DC

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