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  • blazehaze69
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    Nice rig, RAD!

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  • joshua27818
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    Just thought I would leave this, it is a website for miller decals for your trailer and machine. Later Josh



    http://www.decalshoppe.com/miller_welders_decals

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  • spursjingles
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    welding trailer

    Originally posted by RAD View Post
    I pulled the trailer yesterday to a small job. I took it about 60 miles round trip and the trailer pulled very good. I was impressed with how well it pulled being it only has a 6ft long deck and 4ft wide with 30" of tongue.

    I will keep an eye on that. Thanks for the heads up!
    I agree with RAD completely, I made the first trailer same way, I've been there. It will bend where the deck meets the tongue, this is only intended to save your welder. When you hit a big pothole the stress will be too much for the neck, the tool box won't help it any depending on weight. It does look nice. P.S. put some Miller Decals on it.

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  • mwccwi
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    RAd- where's the torch?

    "In the box" good place for it. Less mischif makers se, the less they are temped.

    Very cool- kudos to you, dude

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  • MilwaukeeMike
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    Very nice, I would have used a different beer to power it;
    But other than that... Perfection!

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  • HMW
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    I like the rails up front and the tool box as well....Course can't forget all the blue. Nice looking

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  • Anti-GMAW
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    Originally posted by RAD View Post
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    Thanks for the compliment! I do the the same exact thing you listed above. This is what I Love About Welding and All Metal Work! So many routes to choose when making something!

    Street signs are pretty cheap! Two to four bolts and they're yours, cough, cough..., ah'em, I mean two to four bucks and they're yours$$$ No really I work for a highway construction outfit and signs are readily available. Too much damage on them and they cannot be used, I grab the best damaged ones before they are thrown into the recycling bin.

    I have used signs to make motorcycle parts, designs and such. They shine up real good with rouge, pedestal polisher and some elbow grease, lots of elbow grease. Though I did learn real quickly "when polishing wear thick welding gloves and hold on with a death grip" after ducking "shiny" aluminum projects flying at my head at 300mph and suffering 3rd degree burns on the palms of my hands!!! People thought I purchased the parts instead of making them, so it was worth it.
    You know what they say. Theres more than one way to skin a cat.

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  • c wagner
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    Looks awesome, I'd be proud to park that in my garage!!! (Might get stolen in my driveway!)
    Keep us posted with any changes you make and why you make them, I always like to hear what works and what doesn't.

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  • RAD
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    Originally posted by Anti-GMAW View Post
    I realy love the way you reused the old street signs. Every time I see something original from somone I try to scrutinize every last inch of it that I can for possible ideas.


    Thanks for the compliment! I do the the same exact thing you listed above. This is what I Love About Welding and All Metal Work! So many routes to choose when making something!

    Street signs are pretty cheap! Two to four bolts and they're yours, cough, cough..., ah'em, I mean two to four bucks and they're yours$$$ No really I work for a highway construction outfit and signs are readily available. Too much damage on them and they cannot be used, I grab the best damaged ones before they are thrown into the recycling bin.

    I have used signs to make motorcycle parts, designs and such. They shine up real good with rouge, pedestal polisher and some elbow grease, lots of elbow grease. Though I did learn real quickly "when polishing wear thick welding gloves and hold on with a death grip" after ducking "shiny" aluminum projects flying at my head at 300mph and suffering 3rd degree burns on the palms of my hands!!! People thought I purchased the parts instead of making them, so it was worth it.

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  • Anti-GMAW
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    I realy love the way you reused the old street signs. Every time I see something original from somone I try to scrutinize every last inch of it that I can for possible ideas.

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  • Craig in Denver
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    Originally posted by RAD View Post
    Hi, Everyone. Some of you guys are nuts!!!
    I think so, too.
    Well I finally decided on posting something I have been working on. I guess I'm just shy.
    When a quiet man does quality work, it speaks for him.
    I would also need a means for transport. As I'm hoping to get some more "mobile" side work.
    Good luck, small business makes the world work.
    I decided on building a trailer instead of mounting in my truck. The primary reason was I like too fish and sometimes leave truck sitting at boat landings for extended amounts of time. I would hate for someone to wreck/steal my machine or kids to play with it and get electrocuted or something.
    If a parent can't keep their kid away from another man's tools...... I'd leave this option open.

    Most of the materials I had laying around and modified them. The toolbox is off of an old tractor trailer I cut off the steps and such. The aluminum floor is cut up street signs. Steel from an old pressure washer and some freebie hubcaps I found. The reel is a aluminum homemade reel. You get the idea, I like freebies!!!
    Sweet, another pack-rat.

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  • grnxrymnky
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    Nice Job!

    Man, That Is A Nice Trailer! Hide-away Torches, Recycled Materials, Nice Blue Paint Job, Etc...on And On! I'm Gonna Start On A New Trailer For My Stuff, Soon, I Hope. Again, Good Job!

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  • RAD
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    Originally posted by gnewby View Post
    Very nice, I made the tongue on my utility trailer very similar to what you have made yours and I have had an issue with it bowing up some I just wanted to mention that as something you might watch for.
    I pulled the trailer yesterday to a small job. I took it about 60 miles round trip and the trailer pulled very good. I was impressed with how well it pulled being it only has a 6ft long deck and 4ft wide with 30" of tongue.

    I will keep an eye on that. Thanks for the heads up!

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  • RAD
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    Originally posted by mwccwi View Post
    Where's the torch, how ya gona cut stuff???
    A small set of torches is inside the tool box.

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  • gnewby
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    Very nice, I made the tongue on my utility trailer very similar to what you have made yours and I have had an issue with it bowing up some I just wanted to mention that as something you might watch for.

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